Outdoor Recreation

WSU's Outdoor Recreation Center promotes self-efficacy, leadership development, positive interpersonal relationships, and environmental stewardship by providing a wide range of opportunities for students and community members to experience the outdoors.

Location & Contact Information

The Outdoor Recreation Center is located across from the student recreation center on North Fairway Drive. For questions regarding equipment and trips, call 509.335.1892.

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Registration Ends July 7

Adult Beginner-Swim Lessons

Jul 7 - Jul 30 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T Th] 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
$38(m)/$48(nm)
 
 
Learning the Basics

These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes.
 
 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class. **Refund Policy: Full refund within 6 days following the first class; 50% refund within 13 days following the first class. No refund will be given after 13 days of the start of the class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information.

Adult Intermediate-Swim Lessons

Jul 7 - Jul 30 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T Th] 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
$38(m)/$48(nm)
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes

You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water.
 
 

Prerequisites

You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. **Refund Policy: Full refund within 6 days following the first class; 50% refund within 13 days following the first class. No refund will be given after 13 days of the start of the class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information.

Registration Ends July 10

Summer Institute (High School Students)

Jul 16 - Jul 19
 
$75(m)/$75(nm)
 
 
The Institute is an interactive, energizing weekend designed to help participants improve in the essential skills of teamwork and communication as well as develop organizational and personal goals. Institute attendees will participate in experiential learning activities, interact in facilitated workshops, and learn about a variety of leadership skills and topics. Topics will include leadership skill, working in groups, and communication but will not be covered or presented in the traditional lecture format. A guiding principle of our programs is “experiential learning,” meaning that programs are designed to help participants “learn by doing.” Attendees will also be participating in University Recreation’s high ropes/challenge course. Here, attendees will understand “learning by doing” and the importance of experiential education. The challenge course will allow for participants to expand the knowledge they have been learning thus far. In addition, the theme throughout this year’s institute is the social change model. The social change model looks at change on an individual level, then on the group level and lastly on a societal level. On the last day of the Institute, attendees will participate in a short service learning project to complete the last stage of the social change model.
 
 

Prerequisites

N/A

Summer Institute (Incoming WSU students)

Jul 17 - Jul 19
 
$50(m)/$50(nm)
 
 
The Institute is an interactive, energizing weekend designed to help participants improve in the essential skills of teamwork and communication as well as develop organizational and personal goals. Institute attendees will participate in experiential learning activities, interact in facilitated workshops, and learn about a variety of leadership skills and topics. Topics will include leadership skill, working in groups, and communication but will not be covered or presented in the traditional lecture format. A guiding principle of our programs is “experiential learning,” meaning that programs are designed to help participants “learn by doing.” Attendees will also be participating in University Recreation’s high ropes/challenge course. Here, attendees will understand “learning by doing” and the importance of experiential education. The challenge course will allow for participants to expand the knowledge they have been learning thus far. In addition, the theme throughout this year’s institute is the social change model. The social change model looks at change on an individual level, then on the group level and lastly on a societal level. On the last day of the Institute, attendees will participate in a short service learning project to complete the last stage of the social change model.
 
 

Prerequisites

N/A

Registration Ends July 12

Day Hike at Elk Creek Falls

Jul 19 in ORC Front Desk
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Come hike to the tallest waterfall in the state of Idaho! You’ll hike the easy 3-mile loop traveling through a dense conifer forest to three short spurs leading to the falls. After the hike, we’ll stop in the town of Elk River where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase some yummy huckleberry flavored ice cream and pie! This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. Sign up today before spots fill up! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation and trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Morning Paddle & Yoga

Jul 18 in Snake River Wawawai
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$35(m)/$55(nm)
 
 
Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus is perhaps one of the most well known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy everything this river has to offer for a relaxing morning of paddling and yoga. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak, and then take a break on the beach to do some guided yoga.

Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; kayak rental, yoga mat, transportation, yoga instructor and an Adventure Facilitator (food is not included so bring a snacks and some water). This is one of our most popular trips- so register early! This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends July 19

Sunset Paddle

Jul 22 in Snake River Wawawai
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends July 21

Adult Crew Camp: 7/13-8/15

Jul 13 - Aug 15 in Wawawai Boathouse
[Sa] 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
[M W] 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
$165(m)/$165(nm)
 
 
Skills continue to be developed in Masters Team Camp. Workouts will continue to be more demanding as the team refines its timing, balance and power. Participants will meet at the Wawawai Boathouse - transportation is not provided. Palouse Rowing participants may opt into racing in Coeur d'Alene for our annual end of the summer race on Saturday, August 15.
 
 

Prerequisites

A basic swim test must be completed before you can start rowing. The test includes treading water for 10 minutes and swimming 4 lengths continuously. The pool is in the WSU Student Recreation Center. If you are not an SRC members, please sign in and inform the front desk why you are there. SRC staff will show you to the locker room. Please shower beforehand. Towels are provided.

Junior Crew Camp (youth 12+): 7/13-8/15

Jul 13 - Aug 15
[Sa] 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
[M W] 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
$165(m)/$165(nm)
 
 
Skills continue to be developed in Junior Team Camp. Workouts will continue to be more demanding as the team refines its timing, balance and power. Participants will meet at the Ken Abbey Boathouse at Wawawai Landing - transportation is not provided. Palouse Rowing participants may opt into racing in Coeur d'Alene for our annual end of the summer race on Saturday, August 15.
 
 

Prerequisites

Youth must be 12 years of age or older to participate. A basic swim test must be completed before you can start rowing. The test includes treading water for 10 minutes and swimming 4 lengths continuously. The pool is in the WSU Student Recreation Center. If you are not an SRC members, please sign in and inform the front desk why you are there. SRC staff will show you to the locker room. Please shower beforehand. Towels are provided.

Registration Ends July 26

Post Falls Climb

[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$55(m)/$85(nm)
 
 
Located east of Spokane, Post Falls is host to a number of great cliffs to climb as well as beautiful scenery. This is a great trip for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for our more experienced climbers to meet some new climbing partners. This fun day trip will begin by learning the basics such as putting on a harness, knot tying, belaying, and general safety.

Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; all climbing equipment such as climbing shoes, harness, ropes, belay devices, transportation, instruction, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack, a lunch, and water).

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Tour de Lentil 150k Ride

[Sa] 6:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$65(m)/$65(nm)
 
 
The Tour de Lentil Metric Century is a 150km bike ride (not a race) through the scenic Palouse. Held in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival, the ride starts and finishes in Pullman, WA. Proceeds benefit the WSU Cycling Club. Registration fee includes dri-fit shirt, ride cue sheet and aid support.
 
 

Prerequisites

All riders must be 18 years or older. It is strongly recommeded that riders prepare for a hilly course.

Tour de Lentil 50K Ride

[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$45(m)/$45(nm)
 
 
The Tour de Lentil 50km bike ride (not a race) through the scenic Palouse. Held in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival, the ride starts and finishes in Pullman, WA. Proceeds benefit the WSU Cycling Club. Registration fee includes dri-fit shirt, post-race bbq and aid support.
 
 

Prerequisites

All riders must be 18 years or older. It is strongly recommeded that riders prepare for a hilly course.

Tour de Lentil Metric Century (100k) Ride

[Sa] 7:15 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$50(m)/$50(nm)
 
 
The Tour de Lentil Metric Century is a 100km bike ride (not a race) through the scenic Palouse. Held in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival, the ride starts and finishes in Pullman, WA. Proceeds benefit the WSU Cycling Club. Registration fee includes dri-fit shirt, ride cue sheet and aid support.
 
 

Prerequisites

All riders must be 18 years or older. It is strongly recommeded that riders prepare for a hilly course.

Registration Ends July 31

All intramural sign ups are through IMLeagues.com

May 11 - Jul 31
 
Free
 
 
This is not the registration page, just an informative link! To sign up for summer intramurals please click the following link for information on how to register: https://urec.wsu.edu/imsports/how-to-register-imleagues/
 
 

Registration Ends August 2

Sunset Paddle

Aug 5 in Snake River Wawawai
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 9

CrossFit, Morning: 6:30am Mon/Wed/Fri

Aug 3 - Aug 14 in Smith Gym Room 21
[M W F] 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
$30(m)/$36(nm)
 
 
CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensities. CrossFit is broad, general and inclusive fitness that seeks to prepare participants for any physical or unknown contingency. You will work on the foundational movements of CrossFit while increasing your knowledge of fundamental CrossFit exercises and increasing your work capacity. This class is a special 2 week, Summer Session III course. This section is designed for those athletes who have previously participated in the WSU On Ramp Class. Participation in the On Ramp class is required for this section.
 
 

Prerequisites

CrossFit On Ramp/Foundations

CrossFit, Morning: 6:30am Mon/Wed/Fri

Aug 4 - Aug 13 in Smith Gym Room 21
[T Th] 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$30(m)/$36(nm)
 
 
CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensities. CrossFit is broad, general and inclusive fitness that seeks to prepare participants for any physical or unknown contingency. You will work on the foundational movements of CrossFit while increasing your knowledge of fundamental CrossFit exercises and increasing your work capacity. This class is a special 2 week, Summer Session III course. This section is designed for those athletes who have previously participated in the WSU On Ramp Class. Participation in the On Ramp class is required for this section.
 
 

Prerequisites

CrossFit On Ramp/Foundations

Registration Ends August 12

Sunset Paddle

Aug 17 in Snake River Wawawai
[M] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Sunset Paddle

Aug 18 in Snake River Wawawai
[T] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 14

Session III Fitness Pass

Aug 3 - Aug 14
[M T W Th F] 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$10(m)/$15(nm)
 
 
Back for Summer 2015! Keep your conditioning levels up and try out some great new Fall classes early, all for one great price! Just $10 for members, $15 for non-members*! Please note that the classes available the week of Monday, August 3-Friday, August 7 will be held in the Shared Facilities Spaces (Physical Education Building, Smith Gym, Yoga Lodge) due to the annual SRC Closed Week. Classes the week of Monday, August 10-Friday, August 14 will be held in all facility spaces.
 
 

Prerequisites

Must be at least 18 years old. Please bring your Cougar Card to check in with the instructor.

Registration Ends August 16

Intro to Slacklining Clinic

Aug 17 in SRC Backyard Slackline Course
[M] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
 
 
Come check out the new slackline course in the SRC Backyard! This clinic will be instructional and have open time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know. We will show you how to set up a slackline on the new course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own.

Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Sunset Paddle

Aug 20 in Snake River Wawawai
[Th] 3:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 17

Intro to Slacklining Clinic

Aug 18 in SRC Backyard Slackline Course
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
 
 
Come check out the new slackline course in the SRC Backyard! This clinic will be instructional and have open time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know. We will show you how to set up a slackline on the new course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own.

Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 19

Intro to Slacklining Clinic

Aug 20 in SRC Backyard Slackline Course
[Th] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
 
 
Come check out the new slackline course in the SRC Backyard! This clinic will be instructional and have open time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know. We will show you how to set up a slackline on the new course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own.

Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Palouse Falls Day Paddle

Aug 22 in Palouse Falls Idaho
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$35(m)/$60(nm)
 
 
Did you know that one of the greatest waterfalls in the Northwest is less than 90 miles away? The Palouse River plummets 185 feet into the river's canyon. Several miles before the falls, the Palouse River meets the dammed Snake River which creates a lake of flat water that is great for paddling.

We will paddle in sea kayaks up the Palouse River and back. This is a perfect opportunity for you to practice and perfect your kayaking paddling and strokes. After paddling the river, we will drive to the Palouse Falls County Park where you will view the breathtaking Palouse Falls. There are limited spots, so sign up today!

Trip rating is level 2 and is a full day paddle trip. Trip cost includes: transportation, kayak rental, and a trip leader (Food is NOT included, so bring snacks, a lunch, and water).

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Salmon River Raft & Camp

Aug 28 - Aug 29 in Salmon River Riggins, ID
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$115(m)/$160(nm)
 
 
Are you ready to rejuvenate your mind with a world class white water adventure rafting on Idaho’s Salmon River? Using a well-established white water company, this trip includes a guided rafting experience on this gorgeous river.

We will start our day with a three hour scenic drive to Lucile, Idaho. Once we arrive, we will set up camp at a campground near the river. On Saturday we will pack up camp and head to the river where we will paddle Class II and III water and have lunch at the river. After a day of paddling we will head back to Pullman where we will arrive at 8:00pm.

Trip rating is level 2. No rafting experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation, raft guides, all necessary group camping gear, rafting equipment, and a gourmet lunch.

There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on August 26th at 6:00pm at the ORC.

Cancelation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 20

Color Me Coug 5k: Volunteer Shift

Aug 23 in Outdoor Tennis Courts Parking Lot
 
Free
 
 
THIS IS NOT REGISTRATION FOR THE COLOR ME COUG 5K RACE BUT IS REGISTRATION FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE COLOR ME COUG 5K. Volunteers are needed in the following capacities: - Course setup - Course management - Course cleanup - Color distribution - Start/Finish Line assistance - Other duties Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and the opportunity to assist with the inaugural Color Me Coug 5k, which will undoubtedly be an awesome experience. Sport Club Members will receive wages toward their Sport Club Federation budget. Please email DJ Mackie at dmackie@wsu.edu with questions.
 
 

Registration Ends August 22

Color Me Coug 5k

 
$20(m)/$35(nm)
 
 
We’re bringing to fun to your run in our Third Annual Color Me Coug 5K! Run, jog or walk your way through a 5K that includes color stations, places where we’ll send a rainbow of colored cornstarch into your path. Start in your Color Me Coug white t-shirt and finish wearing a vibrantly colored masterpiece! This run is untimed, so no worries about how fast your mile pace is - we win because we have fun when we run, skip, jog, walk or hop like a bunny. This run is open to everyone who is 7 years of age and older. Due to large crowds expected and the color in the air, we cannot allow strollers, dogs or ipods on the course.
 
 

Color Me Coug 5k - Youth Registration

 
$20(m)/$35(nm)
 
 
Registration for youth (less than 18 years old). As there will be large crowds and flying colored powder, this run is not appropriate for small children, only those 7 years and older. We cannot allow strollers, dogs or ipods on the course. We’re bringing to fun to your run in our thirs Color Me Coug 5K! Run, jog or walk your way through a 5K that includes color stations, places where we’ll send a rainbow of colored cornstarch into your path. Start in your Color Me Coug white t-shirt and finish wearing a vibrantly colored masterpiece! This run is untimed, so no worries about how fast your mile pace is - we win because we have fun when we run.
 
 

Registration Ends August 23

Priest Lake Kayak Tour

Aug 28 - Aug 30 in Priest Lake Idaho
[F] 1:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$115(m)/$175(nm)
 
 
Come experience the wilds of northern Idaho with a scenic, stress reducing, kayak tour on Priest Lake & Upper Priest Lake! A perfect opportunity to learn the sport of kayak touring, the Priest Lake area is a place where novice and experienced sea kayakers alike come to enjoy the calming waters, miles of pristine shoreline, and fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.

Trip rating is level 2. No kayaking experience necessary!

Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, kayaking gear, transportation, permits, and trip leader (Food NOT included).

The Pre Trip Meeting will be on August 25, at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Before heading out onto the main lake, the following skills will be taught on calm protected water.

• Lifting, Carrying, Launching and Landing • Efficient Forward Paddling • Reverse Paddling and Stopping • Moving the Kayak Sideways • Preventing Capsize • Bracing • Turning • Deep Water Assisted and Self-Rescue

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Sunset Paddle

Aug 26 in Snake River Wawawai
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 24

Intro to Slacklining Clinic

Aug 25 in SRC Backyard Slackline Course
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
 
 
Come check out the new slackline course in the SRC Backyard! This clinic will be instructional and have open time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know. We will show you how to set up a slackline on the new course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own.

Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 26

Intro to Slacklining Clinic

Aug 27 in SRC Backyard Slackline Course
[Th] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
 
 
Come check out the new slackline course in the SRC Backyard! This clinic will be instructional and have open time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know. We will show you how to set up a slackline on the new course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own.

Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 30

Glacier National Park Backpacking

Sep 4 - Sep 7 in Glacier National Park Montana
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$150(m)/$250(nm)
 
 
Join the ORC for an unforgettable experience in one of our nation’s most beautiful National Parks! Encompassing over 1,000,000 acres that holds sections of two mountain ranges and numerous lakes, Glacier National Park is considered the “Crown of the Continental Ecosystem” with its thousands of species of plants and animals. Come with us on a backcountry trek through this incredible northwest park and learn the skill of backpacking in this beautiful and ecologically diverse area. This is sure to be an experience of a lifetime! Don’t miss out!

Sign up early and get $25 off your registration. Participants who register in the first 30 days will pay a discounted price of $150 for members and $250 for non-members. On May 8, registration will return to its original cost of $175 for members and $275 for non- members.

Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and trip leader (Food NOT included).

The mandatory pre trip meeting will be on August 31, at 6:00 p.m. at the ORC.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Sunset Paddle

Sep 2 in Snake River Wawawai
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25(m)/$40(nm)
 
 
Located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, the Snake River is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy this beautiful river as you watch the sun set.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. Paddling down the Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early!

Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Valhalla BC Kayak Tour

Sep 4 - Sep 7 in Slocan Lake British Columbia
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.
$150(m)/$250(nm)
 
 
This multi-day expedition-style kayak tour along the 28-mile, glacially carved Slocan Lake, provides paddlers (novice and experienced alike) the opportunity to experience some of British Columbia’s most stunning scenery from the cockpit of their kayak. This trip will give you the chance to advance your kayaking skills, see new places, and forge new friendships. Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Surrounded by lush, forested hills and the dramatic Valhalla Mountains to the west, Slocan Lake is a top-notch destination without the crowds common in more accessible parks. Most of our paddling will take place along the rugged, roadless, mostly wilderness, western shoreline. The crystal clear waters of this fjord lake allow paddlers to see their shadows 20 feet deep. Ancient pictographs may be spotted along the rocky shoreline.

Participants can expect to learn and practice the following kayak skills with experienced facilitators:

• Lifting, Carrying, Launching and Landing • Efficient Forward Paddling • Reverse Paddling and Stopping • Moving the Kayak Sideways • Preventing Capsize • Bracing • Turning

As we will be traveling through well-known grizzly bear country, we will have ample opportunities to learn and practice Leave No Trace skills to minimize our impact on the environment. Participants will receive an official Leave No Trace Awareness certificate for participation in this program.

For entry into Canada, all participants must have a current passport and no DUI/DWI’s on their record.

On this trip we’ll depart Friday (early afternoon), get on the water Saturday morning, camp along the lake Saturday and Sunday night, and travel back to Pullman on Monday. We may have opportunities for a hike into the Valhalla Provincial Park.

Sign up early and get $25 off your registration. Participants who register in the first 30 days will pay a discounted price of $150 for members and $250 for non-members. After 30 days, registration will return to its original cost of $175 for members and $275 for non-members. Trip rating is level 2. No kayaking experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, kayaking gear, transportation, permits, and trip leader (food NOT included).

The Pre Trip Meeting will be on September 1st at 5:00pm, at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends August 31

Intro to Slacklining Clinic

Sep 1 in SRC Backyard Slackline Course
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Free
 
 
Come check out the new slackline course in the SRC Backyard! This clinic will be instructional and have open time for you to practice the skills you learn and already know. We will show you how to set up a slackline on the new course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own.

Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!

Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.