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!

Spring Calendar of Events

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 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs.

Full refunds will be given for cancellations made 2 weeks or more prior to the registration deadline. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline.No refunds are given past the registration deadline.

Trip Ratings

The following is a 5 tiered rating system that includes general descriptions of 5 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 5 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 335-9668 for accommodation information.

Section 1:

This section lists the EEC applicable for all ORC trips

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 Callie Metzner at 509-335-2651 or c.metzner@wsu.edu. 

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Registration Ends February 23

Belay Clinic

Feb 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends February 26

Lead Clinic

Mar 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
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: 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.
 
 

Spring Break: Glen Canyon Kayak Tour

Mar 10 - Mar 19 in ORC Lobby
[F] 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$425 - $600
 
 
For your next spring break, experience the southwest desert environment from the cockpit of a kayak. Join the ORC for this paddling adventure of a lifetime as we explore one of the premier flatwater kayaking destinations in the American West – Arizona and Utah’s Lake Powell (AKA Glen Canyon National Recreation Area). “The huge upside of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, nexus of an environmental battle lost a generation ago, is the emergence of its progeny, Lake Powell, as a supreme freshwater kayaking destination.” – National Geographic Sandwiched between two classic NW-SW road trips with camping gear and kayaks in tow, and a likely stopover at a national park such as Zion or Bryce Canyon, spend five days touring a slice of the narrow canyons and big open waters that span Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Without the summertime swarms of speedboats, spring is an ideal time to paddle Lake Powell, so long as you can handle some cold desert nights. In the heart of Southwest canyon country, this is a land of extremes. We will prepare ourselves for cold weather, water, wind, and waves, and paddle 10-15 miles each day as we search for a new beach to call home each night. But we won’t spend all of our time sitting in our self-propelled boats – Glen Canyon hosts a myriad of opportunities to set out on foot. Imagine paddling to the end of a narrow slot canyon, securing our boats, and hiking deep in canyon country. Given the duration and remoteness of this expedition, this trip is rated level 4, and is reserved for intermediate level paddlers (participants with previous kayak touring experience). If you have never kayaked before, please consider joining the ORC for any of our beginner-friendly kayak tours and/or clinics. If you have questions, please contact jmstahl@wsu.edu. Level 4 Good physical condition is required, specific experience is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended. • We will be paddling on a massive and remote, cold lake with conditions that can change quickly. As such, previous kayaking experience is required. • This trip requires that participants are in good physical condition and are able to paddle 15 miles/day, hike, camp, and live in a cold weather environment for 5 consecutive days. If you have any questions, please consult your physician. • Participants must be able to demonstrate proficiency (after instruction and practice) in wet exits, re-entry, and T-rescues at mandatory pool session/pre-trip meeting. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting and pool session on March 2, 2017 from 5pm-10pm. Trip cost includes: kayaking and camping gear, transportation, permits/campsite fees, and adventure facilitators (food is NOT included). SRC/Chinook members who register by January 31st will pay a discounted price of $375.00. On February 1st registration will return to its original cost of $425.00. 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.
 
 

Spring Break: Yosemite Valley Tour

Mar 10 - Mar 19 in ORC Yosemite Valley, CA
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$395 - $600
 
 
Spend a week surrounded by the gorgeous towering walls of the Central California’s Yosemite Valley. You’ll spend your days hiking and sight-seeing throughout the valley, camping out every night under the stars! SRC/Chinook members who register by January 31st will pay a discounted price of $345.00. On February 1st registration will return to its original cost of $395. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators (Food NOT included). There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on March 1st at 6:00-9:00pm in the Outdoor Recreation Center lobby. 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 February 28

No Man's Land: An All-Female Adventure Film Festival

Feb 28 in CUB (Compton Union Building) Butch's Den
[T] 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $8
 
 
Join us for all-female adventure film festival dedicated to showcasing passionate and powerful women exploring their environments. We’ll host a panel of female outdoor professionals and a raffle of outdoor goods and gear as well. Check out this year’s trailer here: https://vimeo.com/183400768 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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 2

Belay Clinic

Mar 5 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 3

Belay Clinic

Mar 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 5

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Mar 5 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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 9

Thursday Lunch Cross Country Ski

Jan 19 - Mar 9 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
What a great way to spend lunch on a snowy day! This program will run every Thursday that there is snow. The Palouse Ridge Winter Park provides the perfect place to cross country ski! You’ll enjoy gliding through the rolling hills of this convenient on-campus location. The facilitators will instruct you on the basic techniques of cross country skiing before heading out, so if you’ve haven’t tried it before, and want to, this is a perfect opportunity. If it snows, this trip goes! If there is not snow on the ground, the program will not be able to run. Come prepared wearing warm clothes and bring a thermos full of a tasty hot beverage to stay hydrated. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! The program is free, however, you will need to provide your own cross country ski equipment. If you do not have your own gear, you may rent it for the Outdoor Rental Center for a minimal price.
 
 

Registration Ends March 17

Belay Clinic

Mar 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 19

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Mar 24 - Mar 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$60
 
 
Program rating is level 3. Cancelation 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. Prerequisite: A Current UREC Belay Qualification The ability to competently put on harness and tie in appropriately with ease and belay with an aperture belay device (an ATC for example) and an assisted locking device (A GriGri for example) in a competent manner. A level of experience showcasing skills developed from regular climbing for 2 – 3 years or a high level of climbing in the past 6 months. Demonstrate top roping 5.8 on an artificial climbing wall without resting or stopping. A current UREC Lead Qualification or the ability and skills to lead climb (Prefered).
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Feb 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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 23

Belay Clinic

Mar 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 24

Belay Clinic

Feb 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Belay Clinic

Mar 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 26

Gym to Rock: Climbing Series

Mar 29 - Apr 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$75
 
 
Outdoor rock climbing is an extremely rewarding experience. Learn the basics of making the transition from the climbing gym to climbing on real rock, focusing on safety and technical systems. This 5-part series includes 4 indoor educational sessions, ranging from movement and technique to anchor building, culminating with an outdoor weekend climbing trip. This is a perfect way to build confidence, safely learn the basics about transitioning outside, and develop a supportive group of climbers. This clinic will meet from 5-7pm at the climbing wall on 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19. The outdoor trip will take place on 4/21-4/23. 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.
 
 

Intro To Backpacking Trip

Mar 31 - Apr 2 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.
$80 - $115
 
 
In this backpacking trip to the Blue Mountains of Oregon, you’ll have three days to explore this beautiful area and learn the skills necessary to comfortably and confidently go backpacking on your own. The Blue Mountains are approximately three hours from campus in Northeastern Oregon, and are home to elk, otters, deer, and an abundance of other wildlife, making this area one of the top sites in the region for outdoor recreation! By traveling in small groups of about six participants and two leaders, you will work as a team, hiking and camping in a new location each day. Learn backcountry camp skills such as how to purify your drinking water, cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike and camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” traveling and camping techniques to preserve the environment for future generations. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place March 28th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Cancelation 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.
 
 

Kayak Rescue and Skills Clinic

Mar 28 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$7 - $10
 
 
Come learn how to exit a kayak in the comfort of a pool. We will teach you the basic skills of kayak rescue so you can feel more comfortable and confident on the water. For more advanced paddlers, we’ll also be offering practice time for those developing more advanced skills such as rolling. The clinic will be instructional and have open pool time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. We will provide all necessary gear; just bring a swimsuit and a positive attitude. This trip is rate a Level 1. No experience necessary! Clinic cost includes: Kayak, PFD, paddles, and facilitators. 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.
 
 

Registration Ends March 30

Belay Clinic

Apr 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends March 31

Belay Clinic

Apr 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 2

Belay Clinic

Apr 9 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Cascades Mountaineering

Apr 13 - Apr 16 in ORC Mt. Rainier, WA
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$185 - $225
 
 
This 3-day instructional climb teaches you some of the basics of glacier mountaineering, including self-arrest training, as well as glacier and rope techniques while ascending this beautiful giant of the Cascades. We'll be traveling as high as Camp Muir, which at 10,000 feet, is the most popular base camp for climbers making a bid for the summit. On this climb, you'll get a taste of the alpine climbing experience, take in extravagant views and get up close and personal with Washington's highest peak! With a 3:1 climber to facilitator ratio, we offer a very personal experience from seasoned and knowledgeable adventure facilitators. (Please read remainder of the trip description for IMPORTANT information). A certain level of fitness is necessary in order for the group to reach its camp at the top of the Muir snowfield (8 miles, 4640 feet of elevation gain, and a 10,080 foot high-point). It’s recommended that at the time of the climb, you have the level of fitness to be able to run 5 miles at a 10 minute mile pace (or a comparable equivalent). This is not a prerequisite, or requirement, but we believe that you and the rest of the group will have a better chance for an enjoyable experience if you were at that level when we start our climb. Due to the tight timeline this trip will be departing no later than 4:00pm on Thursday April 13th. Please make arrangements so you are able to depart at this time. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place at the ORC on April 4th from 6pm-9pm. Trip rating is level 3. This trip will be physically challenging and strenuous; a moderate to high level of fitness is required for this program. While no mountaineering experience is required, experience backpacking and traveling in a winter environment are strongly preferred. Trip cost includes: group gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food, clothing, and mountaineering boots are NOT included. Gear requirements for mountaineering are lengthy. The ORC will be providing ropes, harnesses, helmets, headlamps, tents, sleeping bags and other group gear. Appropriate clothing and footwear (mountaineering boots) is required and not provided by the Outdoor Recreation Center. Please let us know if this is an issue so we can help in whatever way we can. 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. Pre-Requisite: Prior experience backpacking with a heavy load and traveling in a winter environment is highly preferred. During the Pretrip meeting participants are required to bring all of their equipment (including mountaineering boots, unless renting) to ensure that all equipment is appropriate for the program.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Apr 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.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Group Bike Ride to Moscow

Apr 8 in ORC Moscow, ID
[Sa] 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$10
 
 
(One registration = one person) Take Mom on this b-e-a-utiful bicycle ride across 10 miles of the Palouse on the Bill Chipman Trail to neighboring Moscow, Idaho. You’ll leave the Outdoor Recreation Center and head across the state line where you’ll have the opportunity to explore downtown shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can bring your own bike or you can rent one of our bikes from the rental shop. 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.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Kayak Tour

Apr 8 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$25
 
 
(One registration = one person) Enjoy quality time with your mom in the great outdoors! Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy everything this river has to offer while you explore the river in your own sea kayak. This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1, no experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and trip facilitators. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. 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.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Kayak Tour

Apr 9 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$25
 
 
(One registration = one person) Enjoy quality time with your mom in the great outdoors! Snake River, located only 30 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well-known and scenic rivers in the entire United States. Come enjoy everything this river has to offer while you explore the river in your own sea kayak. This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1, no experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and trip facilitators. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. 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.
 
 

Mom's Weekend Open Climb

Apr 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$12
 
 
Is your mom visiting for the weekend? Enjoy quality time with him at the Student Rec Center for a morning of Rock Climbing where our climbing wall supervisors will help you climb to the top! One registration equals entry into course for one person. Trip rating is a 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 given the day of or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 7

Belay Clinic

Apr 10 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 9

Beginner Overnight Kayak Tour

Apr 15 - Apr 16 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$70 - $115
 
 
Come experience a kayak tour on the scenic Snake River this weekend for a perfect opportunity to learn the sport of kayak touring. You’ll start with an on-campus pool session to learn necessary boat exit and rescue techniques. Once you have learned the necessary skills you will get the opportunity to test those skills down on the Snake River. At the Snake, we will teach you how to prepare and load your kayak before we embark on an overnight tour. Sign up fast before this trip fills up! Trip rating is level 2. No kayaking experience necessary. Good physical conditioning is necessary. Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, kayaking gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and clothing is NOT provided. There will be a mandatory pre-trip Meeting on April 11th, at the Outdoor Recreation Center from 6:00-9:00pm. At this meeting you will meet your fellow trip participants and trip leaders, see the trip itinerary, and you will have the opportunity to check out group gear and camping equipment. 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.
 
 

Lead Clinic

Apr 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
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: 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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle

Apr 12 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
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 have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak. No experience is necessary, and all essential equipment is provided. 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 runs rain or shine. This trip is a level 1 rating. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and a trip facilitators. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. 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.
 
 

Women's Cascades Mountaineering

Apr 20 - Apr 23 in ORC Mt. Rainier, WA
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$185 - $225
 
 
This 3-day instructional climb teaches you some of the basics of glacier mountaineering, including self-arrest training, as well as glacier and rope techniques while ascending this beautiful giant of the Cascades. We'll be traveling as high as Camp Muir, which at 10,000 feet, is the most popular base camp for climbers making a bid for the summit. On this climb, you'll get a taste of the alpine climbing experience, take in extravagant views and get up close and personal with Washington's highest peak! With a 3:1 climber to facilitator ratio, we offer a very personal experience from seasoned and knowledgeable adventure facilitators. (Please read remainder of the trip description for IMPORTANT information). A certain level of fitness is necessary in order for the group to reach its camp at the top of the Muir snowfield (8 miles, 4640 feet of elevation gain, and a 10,080 foot high-point). It’s recommended that at the time of the climb, you have the level of fitness to be able to run 5 miles at a 10 minute mile pace (or a comparable equivalent). This is not a prerequisite, or requirement, but we believe that you and the rest of the group will have a better chance for an enjoyable experience if you were at that level when we start our climb. Due to the tight timeline this trip will be departing no later than 4:00pm on Thursday April 20th. Please make arrangements so you are able to depart at this time. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place at the ORC on April 13th from 6pm-9pm. Trip rating is level 3. This trip will be physically challenging and strenuous; a moderate to high level of fitness is required for this program. While no mountaineering experience is required, experience backpacking and traveling in a winter environment are strongly preferred. Trip cost includes: group gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food, clothing, and mountaineering boots are NOT included. Gear requirements for mountaineering are lengthy. The ORC will be providing ropes, harnesses, helmets, headlamps, tents, sleeping bags and other group gear. Appropriate clothing and footwear (mountaineering boots) is required and not provided by the Outdoor Recreation Center. Please let us know if this is an issue so we can help in whatever way we can. 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. Pre-Requisite: Prior experience backpacking with a heavy load and traveling in a winter environment is highly preferred. During the Pretrip meeting participants are required to bring all of their equipment (including mountaineering boots, unless renting) to ensure that all equipment is appropriate for the program.
 
 

Registration Ends April 13

Belay Clinic

Apr 16 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 14

Belay Clinic

Apr 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 16

Earth Day Eco Adventure: Clean Up & Paddle

Apr 22 in ORC Granite Point, WA
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$15 - $30
 
 
Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience and celebrate Earth Day by giving back to the environment. During this Eco Adventure, participants will be sea kayaking and beautifying the area of Granite Point, which has been adopted by Washington State University and the ORC as a primary project site. This is an opportunity to help maintain an eastern Washington hotspot; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome paddling on the Snake River! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! This trip runs rain or shine. 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. After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, 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 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.
 
 

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

Apr 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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP)

Apr 19 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
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 have the opportunity to explore the river in their own stand up paddleboard. No experience is necessary, and all essential equipment is provided. 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 runs rain or shine. This trip is a level 1 rating. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes; SUP rental, transportation, and a trip facilitators. Food and personal clothing is NOT provided on this trip. 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 April 20

Belay Clinic

Apr 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 21

Belay Clinic

Apr 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends April 23

Heyburn State Park Day Paddle

Apr 29 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $70
 
 
Heyburn State Park, located only 90 minutes from WSU’s campus, is perhaps one of the most well known and scenic lake areas in the region. Come enjoy everything this area has to offer! You will have the opportunity to explore the lake in your own sea kayak. This is one of our most popular trips- so register early! This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1, no experience necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and trip facilitators (food is not included so bring a snack, lunch, and some water). 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.
 
 

Intro to Mountain Biking

Apr 29 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$35 - $60
 
 
Come learn the essential skills of mountain biking on this beautiful, lower elevation trail system while the snow is still melting up high. Within an hour of the Pullman campus, Hells Gate State Park is the gateway to Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the United States. Riding the trails with these views will surely warm your spirits, and get you prepped for more rides this summer. This is sure to be a popular trip - so register early! We look forward to seeing you out there with us. This trip runs rain or shine. Trip rating is a level 1. No experience is necessary! Trip cost includes: transportation, gear rentals, and trip facilitators (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 prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Palouse Falls Paddle

Apr 30 in ORC Palouse Falls, ID
[Su] 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $80
 
 
Plummeting 185 feet into the river canyon, Palouse Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the Northwest. You’ll Paddle in kayaks up the Palouse River and back, then drive to Palouse Falls County Park to view the falls. This paddling adventure is extremely scenic and takes you away from roads and development. This is a very scenic opportunity to practice and improve your kayaking skills in a beautiful river canyon! Don’t miss out! Trip 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 prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Sunset Paddle Board Yoga

Apr 26 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$35 - $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 learn basic yoga moves that they will try from their own stand up paddle board as it is anchored in the water. 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.
 
 

Registration Ends April 27

Belay Clinic

Apr 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$7
 
 
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! Cancellation Policy: 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 given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends June 1

First Tracks: Backpacking

Jun 21 - Jun 27 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su M Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[T] 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$275
 
 
Did you know that you can access several different mountain areas just a few hours from Pullman? Let us show you one of these pristine areas near eastern Washington in the First Tracks: Outdoor Orientation Program. Aside from bonding with your future classmates, 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. 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.
 
 

First Tracks: Kayak Touring

Jun 21 - Jun 27 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su M Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[T] 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 few hours 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.