Trips & Clinics

The ORC offers many trips, classes, and clinics each semester to provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance your knowledge of the great outdoors. Come take an adventure with us, bring your friends, and make some new ones. Check out the options in the sidebar and see where it will take you!

Policies

Members of WSU or the wider community who can meet the physical requirements of a trip and are at least 18 years of age are eligible to participate. WSU students who are 17 years of age or older are also able to participate. Youth, 5-17, are not allowed on regular trips unless there is an exemption.

In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and coordinate transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to six participants with two facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs.

Full refunds will be given for cancellations made two weeks or more prior to the registration deadline. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made within two weeks prior to the registration deadline.No refunds are given past the registration deadline.

Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.

Trip Ratings

The following is a five tiered rating system that includes general descriptions of five levels of difficulties adapted from the American College of Sports Medicine. Certain trips with low technical skill ratings and very high levels of physical requirements could be rated the same as a trip with very high technical skills and a very low physical requirement, so always be sure to inquire as to the specifics of the activity you are participating in. These are general descriptions of the five levels and may differ when applied to specific activities.

Level 1

This activity requires low levels of physical conditioning and no specific experience is necessary, technical skills are not necessary. 

Level 2

Good physical conditioning is necessary, little experience is required, and little technical knowledge is necessary.

Level 3

Good physical conditioning is required, some experience is recommended, and some technical knowledge is highly recommended.

Level 4

Good physical condition is required, experience in the specific activity is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended.

Level 5  

Excellent physical conditioning is required, proficiency in specific technical skill is required, and prior experience is a necessity.

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Participation

The wilderness environments of an ORC trip can be remote, dynamic, and challenging. For these reasons, participants should be committed to take responsibility for themselves, and functioning effectively in a group to achieve trip goals. The Essential Eligibility Criteria is applicable for all participants. A qualified person is one who can meet the EEC, with or without appropriate accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate notification. Please call Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 509.335.9668 for accommodation information.

Section 1:

Section 2:

This section lists the EEC specific to different trip types or activities.  All participants must satisfy the EEC listed in section one, and the EEC in section two that is specific to the trip type they are considering.  If you are attending a day trip, you do not need to satisfy the Outdoor Living Skills listed in section one.

If you have questions please contact Anna Roberts at 509.335.2651 or anna.roberts@wsu.edu

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Registration Ends April 23

Belay Clinic

Apr 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 25

Belay Clinic

Apr 28 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends April 26

Belay Clinic

Apr 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Wilderness First Aid

May 18 - May 19 in ORC Lobby
[Su Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $250
 
 
Come learn Wilderness First Aid instructed by NOLS Wilderness Medicine. This course features hands-on curriculum focusing on real world application/scenarios to better prepare you for your outdoor adventures. This two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never ask, "What do I do now?" On this course, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. NOLS' curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics other programs leave out such as dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, students conducting fieldwork in the backcountry, and individuals in remote locations. NOLS' course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR. Students will be required to sign NOLS' Student Agreement (including Assumption of Risks and Agreements of Release and Indemnity). Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! WSU students and SRC/Chinook members take advantage of early bird pricing! Price returns to $200 April 8th. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 4/3 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made from 4/4-4/17 will receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past 4/17. If you need to cancel, contact orc@wsu.edu
 
 

Registration Ends April 30

Belay Clinic

May 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends May 4

Belay Clinic: All Access Days

May 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends May 5

Lead Climbing Clinic

May 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends May 10

Belay Clinic

May 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends May 12

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

May 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends May 18

Belay Clinic

May 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends May 19

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

May 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends May 24

Belay Clinic

May 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends May 26

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jun 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

May 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends May 27

Eco Adventure: National Trails Day Clean Up & Paddle

Jun 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$25 - $50
 
 
Eco Adventures are the cross-roads of outdoor recreation and civic engagement that provides participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural world, foster a deeper connection with the land, and develop a sense of place. Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience. During this Eco Adventure, participants will be sea kayaking and beautifying the area of Illia Dunes. This is an opportunity to help maintain one of the most popular outdoor hotspots of the Palouse; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome paddling on the Snake River as well! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! This trip runs rain or shine. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is not included so bring a snack and some water). After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. 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.
 
 

Registration Ends June 1

Belay Clinic

Jun 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends June 2

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jun 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Palouse Falls Day Paddle

Jun 8 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$50 - $80
 
 
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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends June 6

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jun 10 - Jun 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 7

Belay Clinic

Jun 9 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends June 9

First Tracks Backpacking Eco Adventure

Jul 8 - Jul 15 in ORC Lobby
[M] 5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$275
 
 
First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program is designed specifically for incoming first-year students to experience backpacking in Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness, just a 1/2 day drive from Pullman. In addition to bonding with future classmates, you’ll learn key wilderness backpacking skills such as how to safely navigate in the wilderness, pack a backpack, set-up a safe and secure camp, purify your drinking water, cook on a backpacking stove, and camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. You'll also be doing trailwork for the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation to maintain and restore their current trail system. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed; no backpacking 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. 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jun 9 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Route of the Hiawatha Bike Tour

Jun 15 in ORC Wallace, ID
[Sa] 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$55 - $90
 
 
Spend the day biking the Hiawatha Trail where you’ll learn bike touring fundamentals and skills. The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is fifteen miles long with ten train tunnels and seven sky-high trestles that follows the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near Lookout Pass Ski Area. The best part is, it's all downhill! Trip Rating is level 2. This trip is designed for all levels of cyclists, but you must be able to ride a bicycle with little effort. Trip costs includes equipment, transportation, permits, Adventure Facilitator and bicycle and helmet if needed (Food is NOT included). The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place June 11th from 6:00-7:00pm 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Jun 12 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 - $50
 
 
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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jun 11 - Jun 13 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TThrs] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 13

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jun 17 - Jun 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 15

Belay Clinic

Jun 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends June 16

Intro to Rock Climbing

Jun 23 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$55 - $90
 
 
Located east of Spokane, Post Falls is host to a number of climbing opportunities as well as beautiful scenery. This is a great trip for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. Enjoy a fun day trip by learning the basics of climbing safety and movement by climbing in a breathtaking area. 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jun 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jun 16 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jun 18 - Jun 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TThrs] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 20

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jun 24 - Jun 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Youth Open Climb

Jun 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 - $10
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This session allows parents to bring their kids to the wall and climb. We will provide all the equipment necessary to learn the ropes! Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Parents or guardians must be present for open climb. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 21

Belay Clinic

Jun 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends June 23

First Tracks: Kayak Touring

Jul 19 - Jul 26 in ORC Lobby
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su M TW Thrs Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$275
 
 
First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program is designed specifically for incoming first-year students to experience a kayak tour on one of the beautiful lakes just a 1/2 day drive from Pullman. In addition to bonding with future classmates, you’ll learn key kayak touring skills such as how to safely exit and re-enter your boat, pack a kayak for touring, purify your drinking water, cook on a backpacking stove, and camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed; no kayaking 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. 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Glacier National Park Hike, Camp and SUP

Jul 4 - Jul 7 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$155 - $260
 
 
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 to explore this incredible northwest park in one of North America’s most 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 $155 for members and $260 for non-members. On May 1, registration will return to its original cost of $180 for members and $285 for non- members. Trip rating is level 3. Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and facilitator (Food NOT included). Participants will need to provide their own backcountry layering system for clothing and appropriate footwear for day hiking. The mandatory pre trip meeting will be on June 25th, 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jun 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jun 25 - Jun 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TThrs] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 27

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jul 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 29

Belay Clinic

Jul 1 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends June 30

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jun 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jul 2 - Jul 5 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TF] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
**Please note, due to the 4th of July holiday, this week's Youth Climbing program will occur on Tuesday, July 2 and Friday, July 5** This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 3

Youth Open Climb

Jul 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 - $10
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This session allows parents to bring their kids to the wall and climb. We will provide all the equipment necessary to learn the ropes! Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Parents or guardians must be present for open climb. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 4

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jul 8 - Jul 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 5

Belay Clinic

Jul 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends July 7

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jul 13 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jul 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Jul 10 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 - $50
 
 
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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jul 9 - Jul 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TThrs] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 11

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jul 15 - Jul 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 13

Belay Clinic

Jul 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends July 14

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jul 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jul 16 - Jul 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TThrs] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 17

Youth Open Climb

Jul 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 - $10
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This session allows parents to bring their kids to the wall and climb. We will provide all the equipment necessary to learn the ropes! Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Parents or guardians must be present for open climb. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 18

Youth Climbing (4th Grade & Up)

Jul 22 - Jul 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M W] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for 4th graders and up to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends July 19

Belay Clinic

Jul 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends July 21

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Jul 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Whitewater Raft and Camp

Jul 27 - Jul 28 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$120 - $165
 
 
Come join us on a white water adventure! Using a well-established white water company, this trip includes a guided rafting experience on Idaho’s Salmon River as well as one night of camping. 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. The next day we will pack up camp and head to the river to 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 around 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 July 23rd at 6:00pm 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Youth Climbing (2nd-3rd Grades)

Jul 23 - Jul 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[TThrs] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$15 - $25
 
 
This course provides instruction for ages 7 to 9 years old to climb, learn new skills, and use our autobelay systems. This is an opportunity for individuals to explore a new hobby and make friends while having fun. Climbing is a rapidly growing sport that encourages problem-solving in an active, engaging way. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds are given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends August 4

Lead Climbing Clinic

Aug 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends August 10

Belay Clinic

Aug 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends August 11

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Aug 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Are you already proficient in Lead climbing, and feel ready to test out on your acquired skills? This is a two-hour block of time we have set aside for you to demonstrate your skills through taking our lead qualification test. The test will take roughly 1/2 hour, and you will need to bring at least one other belay qualified climber with you to complete the lead belay component of the test. If at all possible, please arrive to take the test at least 1/2 hour before the block of time ends. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and be proficient in lead climbing.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 15 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 - $50
 
 
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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 16 in ORC Lobby
[F] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 - $50
 
 
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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP)

Aug 14 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$25 - $45
 
 
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 from their own stand up paddle board. Whether you are an experienced paddle boarder or you have never been on a paddle board before, this trip will be a great experience! 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; paddle board 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 14

Belay Clinic: Week of Welcome

Aug 16 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 14 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course in the Chinook front lawn! 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 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 15

Slackline Clinic

Aug 15 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course in the Chinook front lawn! 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 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 16

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 18 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 16 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course in the Chinook front lawn! 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 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 17

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends August 18

Kamiak Butte Hike and ORC Tour: All Access Week

Aug 23 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Spend a little quality time in the great outdoors of the Palouse! This easy 3.1 mile hike through the scenic landscapes of Kamiak Butte is sure to be an adventure that you will remember for years to come! On this trip we will take you to one of our county parks to overlook the entire Palouse. This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. We'll start this trip with a full tour of the Outdoor Recreation Center, highlighting all of the resources and trips you can take advantage of for the rest of the year. 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak) & Yoga: All Access Week

Aug 21 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
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. Beginning with a relaxing yoga session, participants will take in the beautiful scenery before exploring 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, yoga mat, transportation, yoga instructor, 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 programs are designed 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Sunset Paddle and Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga: All Access Week

Aug 22 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
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. As the sun goes down, come enjoy this beautiful river. Participants will take in the beautiful scenery while exploring the river and being instructed in stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga. The atmosphere at the Snake River will surely put you in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This is one of our most popular and well-liked trips- so register early! This trip runs rain or shine. This trip is rated at a Level 1. Trip cost includes; SUP rental, transportation, yoga instructor, and trip facilitators. Food is not included. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 19

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation: All Access Week

Aug 19 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[M] 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course and try bouldering at the Chinook front lawn! 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 course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started with slacklining and bouldering. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 20

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation: All Access Week

Aug 20 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[T] 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course and try bouldering at the Chinook front lawn! 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 course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started with slacklining and bouldering. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 21

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation: All Access Week

Aug 21 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[W] 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course and try bouldering at the Chinook front lawn! 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 course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started with slacklining and bouldering. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 22

Slackline Clinic & Bouldering Orientation: All Access Week

Aug 22 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[Thrs] 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course and try bouldering at the Chinook front lawn! 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 course as well as provide some tips and tricks for getting started with slacklining and bouldering. Slacklines will be available for use or you can bring your own. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 25

Glacier National Park Hike and Camp

Aug 30 - Sep 2 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$155 - $260
 
 
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 to explore this incredible northwest park in one of North America’s most 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 $155 for members and $260 for non-members. On May 1, registration will return to its original cost of $180 for members and $285 for non- members. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and facilitator (Food NOT included). Participants will need to provide their own backcountry layering system for clothing and appropriate footwear for day hiking. The mandatory pre trip meeting will be on August 26th, 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 28 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 - $50
 
 
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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Valhalla Kayak Tour

Aug 30 - Sep 2 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[M] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$155 - $260
 
 
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 $155 for members and $260 for non-members. On May 1st, registration will return to its original cost of $180 for members and $285 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 and pool session will be on August 26th at 6:00pm, 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Whitewater Raft and Camp

Aug 30 - Aug 31 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$120 - $165
 
 
Come join us on a white water adventure! Using a well-established white water company, this trip includes a guided rafting experience on Idaho’s Salmon River as well as one night of camping. 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 around 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 27th at 6:00pm 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 28

Slackline Clinic

Aug 28 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come check out the slackline course in the Chinook front lawn! 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 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends September 1

North Idaho Backpacking

Sep 6 - Sep 8 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$100 - $155
 
 
In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on September 3rd, from 6:00-9:00pm 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

North Idaho Kayak Tour

Sep 6 - Sep 8 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$120 - $185
 
 
Come experience the wilds of northern Idaho with a scenic, kayak tour on Priest Lake & Upper Priest Lake! A perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals 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 Adventure Facilitators (Food NOT included). The Pre Trip Meeting and pool session will be on September 4th at 6:00 pm, 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 of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.