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College Outdoors

College Outdoors develops students’ outdoor skills through experiential education, cultivates lifelong leaders, supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors, and promotes a healthy Lewis & Clark community.

College Outdoors provides the Lewis & Clark College community with access to the spectacular outdoor environments of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, backpacking, whitewater sports, sea kayaking, and hiking.

Participants find themselves at the mountains, rivers, deserts, and coasts that span across Oregon, California, and Washington. College Outdoors’ trips are open to Lewis & Clark undergraduates, graduate students, law students, faculty, and staff.  Trips promise friendly people, fresh air, and fantastic scenery.

College Outdoors offers practical leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to get involved with College Outdoors by volunteering.  Continued involvement can lead to trip leading opportunities and other staff positions.

To sign up for a trip, visit the College Outdoors office in Templeton Campus Center or call 503-768-7116.

Please click here for our mission statement, and stop by our office to see our official policies and procedures. 

 

The Indigenous Land Our Community Occupies

Lewis & Clark College purposefully reflects on the history of the land it occupies in Multnomah County. Prior to the newcomers coming to this area, the indigenous land of this area was home to many tribal people. We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River.

It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants. 

Events

February 24th, 2020

  • Crater Lake in the snow All Day: Sign Up Now! Spring Break trip to Crater Lake & Mt Bachelor

    Sign up at the College Outdoors Office in Temp. 244

    Trip Dates: Monday, Mar. 23 - Friday, Mar. 27

    Spring break is the perfect time to explore the winter wonderland of Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, and the city of Bend in central Oregon! The east side of the Cascade Mountains features snowy peaks, pine forests, and plenty of spring sunshine. We’ll visit Crater Lake National Park, learn igloo construction, ice skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe (even by starlight), and hike at iconic Smith Rock State Park. Our base will be cozy yurts at Tumalo State Park, just outside of Bend, & close to the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Bachelor. No experience necessary!

    until 5:00pm on February 28
  • Climbing Wall at the Circuit 7:30pm: Climbing Shuttle to the Circuit
    Join us from 7:00 - 9:30pm for this FREE shuttle to the Circuit Bouldering Gym every Monday and Thursday. Climbing Club (climbing@lclark.edu) offers discounts on monthly gym passes. Sign up the day-of in Templeton 244.

February 25th, 2020

  • Crater Lake in the snow All Day: Sign Up Now! Spring Break trip to Crater Lake & Mt Bachelor

    Sign up at the College Outdoors Office in Temp. 244

    Trip Dates: Monday, Mar. 23 - Friday, Mar. 27

    Spring break is the perfect time to explore the winter wonderland of Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, and the city of Bend in central Oregon! The east side of the Cascade Mountains features snowy peaks, pine forests, and plenty of spring sunshine. We’ll visit Crater Lake National Park, learn igloo construction, ice skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe (even by starlight), and hike at iconic Smith Rock State Park. Our base will be cozy yurts at Tumalo State Park, just outside of Bend, & close to the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Bachelor. No experience necessary!

    until 5:00pm on February 28

February 26th, 2020

  • Crater Lake in the snow All Day: Sign Up Now! Spring Break trip to Crater Lake & Mt Bachelor

    Sign up at the College Outdoors Office in Temp. 244

    Trip Dates: Monday, Mar. 23 - Friday, Mar. 27

    Spring break is the perfect time to explore the winter wonderland of Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, and the city of Bend in central Oregon! The east side of the Cascade Mountains features snowy peaks, pine forests, and plenty of spring sunshine. We’ll visit Crater Lake National Park, learn igloo construction, ice skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe (even by starlight), and hike at iconic Smith Rock State Park. Our base will be cozy yurts at Tumalo State Park, just outside of Bend, & close to the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Bachelor. No experience necessary!

    until 5:00pm on February 28
  • Climbing Wall at the Circuit 7:30pm: Climbing Shuttle to the Circuit
    Join us from 7:00 - 9:30pm for this FREE shuttle to the Circuit Bouldering Gym every Monday and Thursday. Climbing Club (climbing@lclark.edu) offers discounts on monthly gym passes. Sign up the day-of in Templeton 244.

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