Facilities Closed

All recreational facilities including the Student Recreation Center, Stephenson Fitness Center, Faculty/Staff Fitness Program, Playfields, and the Chinook are closed until further notice in accordance with the Governor’s request.

 

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 orc@wsu.edu

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Registration Ends April 5

Beginner Backpacking

Apr 10 - Apr 12 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 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 April 7th from 6:00-8:00pm 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 email 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.
 
 

Cascades Intermediate Mountaineering

Apr 16 - Apr 19 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$190 - $235
 
 
This 3-day instructional climb teaches you some of the basics of glacier mountaineering in a winter environment, including camp set-up, self-arrest, snow anchors, as well as glacier and rope techniques while ascending this beautiful giant of the Cascades. We'll be ascending as high as 10,000 feet of elevation, with an overall ascent height of up to 5,000 feet. While technically in the spring time-frame, this climb will get you exposed to similar conditions and skills needed for winter alpine climbing. We'll take in extravagant views and get up close and personal with the high mountain environment! 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 high camp (8 miles, 4640 feet of elevation gain, and a 10,000+ foot high-point). It’s highly 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). Due to the tight timeline this trip will be departing no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, April 16th. 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 8th from 6pm-9pm. Trip rating is level 4. This trip will be physically challenging and strenuous; a moderate to high level of fitness is required for this program. While no WINTER mountaineering experience is required, experience backcountry winter camping and some formalized/instructed basic mountaineering experience is required. See our Overnight Mountaineering Skills Trips. Trip cost includes: group gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and clothing 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 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 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. Pre-Requisite: While no WINTER mountaineering experience is required, experience backcountry winter camping and some formalized/instructed basic mountaineering experience is required. See our Overnight Mountaineering Skills Trips. During the pre-trip meeting participants are required to bring all of their personal clothing and equipment to ensure that all it is appropriate for the program. 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.
 
 

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Apr 10 - Apr 12 in SRC Room 144 (Classroom)
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$60 - $90
 
 
Program rating is level 3. Cancelation Policy: 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 (Preferred).
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Apr 8 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 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.
 
 

Registration Ends April 8

Kayak Roll Clinic

Apr 9 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
Come learn how to roll a river kayak in the comfort of a pool. We will teach you the basic skills of the c-to-c roll so you can feel more comfortable and confident on the water. For paddlers with a developed roll, register to use the pool space to practice. We will provide all necessary gear; just bring a swimsuit and a positive attitude. This trip is rated 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. If you need to cancel, please email 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 April 12

Intro to Kayak Camping

Apr 18 - Apr 19 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$70 - $120
 
 
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 14th, at the Outdoor Recreation Center from 6:00-10:30pm. 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. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. 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. 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 April 15

Lead Climbing Clinic

Apr 18 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 April 19

Earth Day Eco Adventure: Sunset Clean Up & Paddle

Apr 22 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
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. If you need to cancel, please email 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.
 
 

Kayak Rescue and Skills Clinic

Apr 21 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
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 rated 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. If you need to cancel, please email 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.
 
 

Palouse Falls Day Paddle

Apr 26 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 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. If you need to cancel, please email 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 April 29

Lead Climbing Clinic

May 2 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 1

Wilderness First Aid

May 23 - May 24 in ORC Lobby
[Su Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$175 - $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 March 1st. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 4/10 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made from 4/10-4/24 will receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past 4/24. If you need to cancel, contact orc@wsu.edu
 
 

Registration Ends May 10

Lead Climbing Clinic

May 16 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 24

Lead Qualification Test (No Registration is Necessary)

May 24 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 31

Eco Adventure: National Trails Day Clean Up & Paddle

Jun 6 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jun 6 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 June 7

Palouse Falls Day Paddle

Jun 13 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 14

Intro to Rock Climbing

Jun 20 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$55 - $85
 
 
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.
 
 

San Juan Islands Intermediate Kayak Tour

Jun 25 - Jun 30 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
$225 - $375
 
 
Join the ORC for an intermediate level, expedition style sea kayak tour in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Advance your sea kayaking skills as you explore one of the most majestic and iconic locations in the Pacific Northwest. The San Juan Island archipelago ecosystem is populated by some of the most spectacular wildlife in the country. Each day we’ll adapt our pace and plans to navigate the tides and currents in the channels of the Salish Sea. With all our equipment packed neatly into our boats, we’ll search for a new island to call home each night. Bring your friends and camera to capture a trip of a lifetime. Sign up early and receive $25 off your registration. Participants who register by May 1st will pay a discounted price of $225 for members and $375 for non-members. On May 1st, registration will return to its original cost of $250 for members and $400 for non- members. Given the duration and dynamic marine environment involved in 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 body of water 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 4 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. Trip cost includes: kayaking gear, camping equipment, transportation, campsite fees, and adventure facilitators (food NOT included). The Pre-Trip Meeting and Pool Session will begin promptly at 5pm on June 17th, at the Outdoor Recreation Center and may go until about 10:30pm. Please bring a swimsuit and towel. We will travel as a group to the pool. 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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)

Jun 17 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 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. 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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.
 
 

Registration Ends June 21

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jun 27 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 July 5

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Jul 8 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$25 - $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.
 
 

Registration Ends July 12

Lead Climbing Clinic

Jul 18 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 July 19

Whitewater Raft and Camp

Jul 24 - Jul 25 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
$115 - $160
 
 
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 21st 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 2

Lead Climbing Clinic

Aug 8 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 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 9

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 13 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 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. 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 14 in ORC Lobby
[F] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$25 - $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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 12 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$25 - $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 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 11

Slackline Clinic

Aug 12 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 12

Slackline Clinic

Aug 13 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 13

Slackline Clinic

Aug 14 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 16

Kamiak Butte Hike and ORC Tour: All Access Week

Aug 21 in ORC Lobby
[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. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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.
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 17 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[M] 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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak) & Yoga: All Access Week

Aug 19 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 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 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 (SUP) & Yoga: All Access Week

Aug 20 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 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. Beginning with a relaxing yoga session, participants will take in the beautiful scenery before exploring the river in their own stand up paddleboard. 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 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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 17

Slackline Clinic

Aug 18 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[T] 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 18

Slackline Clinic

Aug 19 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 19

Slackline Clinic

Aug 20 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 23

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 26 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:45 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$25 - $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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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.
 
 

Registration Ends August 25

Slackline Clinic

Aug 26 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 30

Glacier National Park Hike and Camp

Sep 4 - Sep 7 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. - 10:00 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 September 1st, 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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.
 
 

Valhalla Kayak Tour

Sep 4 - Sep 7 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. - 10:00 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 September 1st at 5:30pm, 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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

Sep 4 - Sep 5 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$115 - $160
 
 
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 September 1st 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 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 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.