Phased Restart Approach - the following UREC activities are available:

We will have some additional recreation opportunities available soon.  Updates will be provided at urec.wsu.edu

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you back.

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!

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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 12

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends August 14

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

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

Registration Ends August 15

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends August 16

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

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

Kamiak Butte Hike and ORC Tour: Palouse Outdoor Festival

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 during the Palouse Outdoor Festival! 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). Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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.
 
 

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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
 
 

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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, yoga mat, yoga instructor, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP) & Yoga: All Access Week

Aug 20 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Thrs] 4:30 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. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. This trip is rated at a Level 1. Trip cost includes; SUP rental, yoga instructor, and trip facilitators. Food is not included. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

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

Slackline Clinic

Aug 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
 
 

Registration Ends August 18

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
 
 

Registration Ends August 19

Belay Clinic: All Access Week

Aug 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
 
 

Registration Ends August 22

Lead Climbing Clinic

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

Registration Ends August 23

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 26 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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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 24

LNT Awareness Workshop at Magpie Forest: Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 24 in ORC Lobby
[M] 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come learn how to enjoy the outdoors while minimizing your impact in this Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) during Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! We will cover the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and how to be a good steward to the land while adventuring outside. While we explore the Magpie Forest you'll learn about the culture and guidelines that will allow outdoor users to have parks and pristine wilderness area for years to come. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Outdoor Photography Clinic: Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 24 in ORC Lobby
[M] 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come learn how to capture those moments you want to remember while spending time outdoors with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! We will teach you the basic skills of framing, composition, utilization of natural and artificial light sources, as well as how to protect your gear from the elements. Come meet and bounce ideas off other area photographers, to help take your shots to the next level! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends August 25

Intro to Backpacking Skills Clinic: Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 25 in ORC Lobby
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
In this clinic, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking and backcountry living! Backpacking is a fantastic activity and can lead to awesome adventures. However, it can be a little overwhelming to prepare for a backpacking trip if you have never done so before. This clinic is here to teach you the basic skills needed to have a fun and comfortable trip! We’ll cover several topics such as: necessary equipment, appropriate clothing and layering systems, sleeping comfortably, purifying your drinking water, cooking on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund.
 
 

Registration Ends August 26

Primitive Shelters Clinic: Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 26 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
After this clinic you can travel the backcountry with more confidence by taking this Primitive Shelters Clinic during the Palouse Outdoor Festival! In the unlikely event that a windstorm shreds your tent and there’s 100% weather coming down on you, this clinic will show you ways to utilize the natural environment to take shelter from the elements using Leave No Trace minimal impact techniques. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends August 27

DIY Series, Tire & Brakes Clinic: Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 27 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
A great start before delving deeper into bicycle repair, this clinic will teach you two of the core skills needed to keep your bike on the road and/or trail. You will learn how to fix a flat tire and adjust your brakes. Face coverings will be required to be carried this you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Kayaking Session (1:00pm - 2:00pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Salmon River, ID
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Kayak with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own kayak from Wawawai Landing. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai Landing, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Kayaking Session (11:00am - 12:00pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Kayak with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own kayak from Wawawai Landing. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai Landing, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Kayaking Session (2:30pm - 3:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Kayak with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own kayak from Wawawai Landing. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai Landing, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Kayaking Session (9:30am - 10:30am): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Kayak with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own kayak from Wawawai Landing. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai Landing, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (1:00pm - 2:00pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Meet us at the beautiful Granite Point for some rock climbing that will be suited for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Granite Point. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Climbing Policies Closed toe/heel footwear and helmets required while climbing (Equipment will be available) Shirts are required at all times Socks must be worn with rental climbing shoes Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings Do not climb under or over other patrons All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff The minimum age for climbing is 5 years old An accompanying adult must be directly present for all youth under 14 Unaccompanied youth under 14 are not allowed to climb To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Granite Point, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (11:00am - 12:00pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Meet us at the beautiful Granite Point for some rock climbing that will be suited for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Granite Point. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Climbing Policies Closed toe/heel footwear and helmets required while climbing (Equipment will be available) Shirts are required at all times Socks must be worn with rental climbing shoes Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings Do not climb under or over other patrons All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff The minimum age for climbing is 5 years old An accompanying adult must be directly present for all youth under 14 Unaccompanied youth under 14 are not allowed to climb To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Granite Point, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (2:30pm - 3:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Meet us at the beautiful Granite Point for some rock climbing that will be suited for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Granite Point. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Climbing Policies Closed toe/heel footwear and helmets required while climbing (Equipment will be available) Shirts are required at all times Socks must be worn with rental climbing shoes Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings Do not climb under or over other patrons All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff The minimum age for climbing is 5 years old An accompanying adult must be directly present for all youth under 14 Unaccompanied youth under 14 are not allowed to climb To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Granite Point, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (9:30am - 10:30am): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Granite Point, WA
[Sa] 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Meet us at the beautiful Granite Point for some rock climbing that will be suited for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Granite Point. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Climbing Policies Closed toe/heel footwear and helmets required while climbing (Equipment will be available) Shirts are required at all times Socks must be worn with rental climbing shoes Individuals are responsible for properly securing their belongings Do not climb under or over other patrons All participants shall follow the directions of University Recreation staff The minimum age for climbing is 5 years old An accompanying adult must be directly present for all youth under 14 Unaccompanied youth under 14 are not allowed to climb To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Granite Point, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (1:00pm - 2:00pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Stand Up Paddleboard with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak from Wawawai County Park. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All paddlecraft must remain in Wawawai Lagoon. All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Swimming is highly discouraged during boat demos. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Watercraft usage limited to 30 minutes, unless no one is waiting for that vessel. Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai County Park, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (11:00am - 12:00pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Stand Up Paddleboard with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak from Wawawai County Park. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All paddlecraft must remain in Wawawai Lagoon. All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Swimming is highly discouraged during boat demos. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Watercraft usage limited to 30 minutes, unless no one is waiting for that vessel. Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai County Park, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (2:30pm - 3:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Stand Up Paddleboard with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak from Wawawai County Park. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All paddlecraft must remain in Wawawai Lagoon. All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Swimming is highly discouraged during boat demos. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Watercraft usage limited to 30 minutes, unless no one is waiting for that vessel. Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai County Park, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (9:30am - 10:30am): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 29 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Come Stand Up Paddleboard with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival! Participants will have the opportunity to explore the river in their own sea kayak from Wawawai County Park. Paddling in the scenic Snake River will surely put anyone in a calm and relaxed state of mind. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day at Wawawai Park. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. Note: Outdoor events will be cancelled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines related to Covid-19 dictate this or similar events to be unsafe. So come and try something new! For more information about the event, call the ORC Rental Shop 509-335-1892 1pm-7pm, M-F. Paddling Policies Anyone utilizing paddlecraft must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) at all times, regardless of swimming ability. All paddlecraft must remain in Wawawai Lagoon. All paddlers are responsible for avoiding other boats, people, and hazards. If your craft tips over, stay with the craft. Alert other paddlers (e.g. blow your whistle) for assistance. Swimming is highly discouraged during boat demos. Event staff reserve the right to refuse use of equipment at staff discretion (safety reasons, intoxication, etc.). Watercraft usage limited to 30 minutes, unless no one is waiting for that vessel. Patrons are responsible for any loss or damage to equipment. To ensure social distancing, you'll meet us at Wawawai County Park, so you will need to provide your own transportation. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Web Clinic - Outdoorsy 101: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Outside

Aug 27 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Car camping, paved cycling paths, locations for flatwater paddling, resources available (rental shop, outdoor programs), reference to planning w/ Maslow's Hierarchy and Comfort Zones.
 
 

Registration Ends August 29

Lead Climbing Clinic

Aug 29 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Are you getting comfortable top-roping, and want to learn a new skill that you can apply outside? Lead climbing is the method of climbing where you clip your rope into protection as you ascend, rather than being belayed through one anchor at the top of the climb (top roping). In this clinic we’ll teach you the skills needed to effectively lead climb and belay. The clinic will be instructional and have open time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. Harness, shoes, and belay devices will all be provided. Program rating is level 3: Participants must have a belay qualification through the WSU SRC Climbing Wall, and have a strong base knowledge of roped climbing methods and systems. For those patrons who would like to take the qualification test without the clinic, we will provide you with that opportunity early in the clinic to make best use of your time. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends August 30

Intro to Backpacking: On-Campus Overnight

Sep 5 - Sep 6 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$50 - $75
 
 
In this backpacking trip, we'll utilize an on campus natural area to cover all of the skills needed to backpack while we maintain social distancing! You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, sleeping warm, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 1. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 1-3 miles with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on September 1st, from 6:00-8:00pm in the SRC Classroom. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Aug 30 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Semester Kick-Off Campout

Sep 4 - Sep 5 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[Sa] 3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$50 - $75
 
 
Join the Outdoor Recreation Center for a chance to camp, hike, and enjoy some of the Palouse's best scenery from Kamiak Butte. You'll have the opportunity to try out some of the equipment available for rent at the Outdoor Recreation Center, learning from trained facilitators how to use that equipment. We'll also cover safe camping practices, and tips and tricks to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience, no matter the weather conditions. Participants should plan for camping in cool conditions with brisk mornings and evenings. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Kamiak Butte County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, permits, and trip leader (Food NOT included). The Pre Trip Meeting will be on September 1st, at 6:00 p.m. in the ORC. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP)

Sep 2 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 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 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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; paddle board rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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.
 
 

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. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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 31

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Aug 31 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends September 6

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Sep 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Sep 9 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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 September 7

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends September 10

Kayak Roll Clinic

Sep 10 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends September 12

Lead Climbing Clinic

Sep 12 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 September 13

Intro to Backpacking Skills Clinic

Sep 16 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
In this clinic, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking and backcountry living! Backpacking is a fantastic activity and can lead to awesome adventures. However, it can be a little overwhelming to prepare for a backpacking trip if you have never done so before. This clinic is here to teach you the basic skills needed to have a fun and comfortable trip! We’ll cover several topics such as: necessary equipment, appropriate clothing and layering systems, sleeping comfortably, purifying your drinking water, cooking on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

LGBTQIA+ Day Paddle

Sep 19 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
This program is intended to provide an introductory kayaking experience for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.The 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! You will have the opportunity to explore the river in your own 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, and trip facilitators (food is not included so bring a snack, lunch, and some water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP)

Sep 16 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 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 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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; paddle board rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends September 14

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Sep 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends September 17

Kayak Roll Clinic

Sep 17 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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.
 
 

Web Clinic - Paws Off the Pavement

Sep 17 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Basic of getting outside with your dog - things to know, ways to do it. Doggie pfds, leash laws (waist harnesses), LNT considerations (prepare ahead, respect wildlife & other visitors), ways to get fit for energetic doggos & keep old doggos active
 
 

Registration Ends September 20

DIY Bike Repair Series

Sep 23 - Oct 21 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$20 - $45
 
 
If you are interested in delving deeper into bicycle repair, this program is for you. This 5-week course will cover the major components of bicycles in detail, from the drive train and brakes to headsets and bottom brackets. These workshops offer a complete curriculum for any cyclist who wants to be more hands-on with their bicycle. Class meets Wednesdays at 5:00pm in the WSU-Fix It Bike Shop located in the ORC, across from the Student Recreation Center. This registers you for all 5 weeks. Face coverings will be required to be carried this you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Eco Adventure: Idaho Hotsprings Camp and Clean-Up

Sep 25 - Sep 27 in ORC Salmon River, ID
[F] 3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$75 - $130
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. Join the Outdoor Recreation Center for a chance to camp, hike, and enjoy some of Idaho's Amazing Hot Springs, while providing service to the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. You will have the opportunity to soak in several different hot spring as well as give the land some well needed restoration. Participants should plan for camping in cool conditions with brisk mornings and evenings. Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, transportation, permits, and trip leader (Food NOT included). The Pre Trip Meeting will be on September 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. in the ORC. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Eco Adventure: Pubic Lands Day Clean Up & Paddle at Illia Dunes

Sep 26 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
Eco Adventures are the crossroads 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. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Boyer State Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. 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, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is not included so bring a snack and some water). Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Sep 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Intro to Kayak Camping

Sep 26 - Sep 27 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 September 22nd, 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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.
 
 

Learn to Climb

Sep 27 in ORC Granite Point, WA
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$55 - $90
 
 
Located east of Spokane, Post Falls is host to a number of climbing opportunities as well as beautiful scenery. This is a great trip for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. Enjoy a fun day trip by learning the basics of climbing safety and movement by climbing in a breathtaking area. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; all climbing equipment such as climbing shoes, harness, ropes, belay devices, transportation, instruction, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack, a lunch, and water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Granite Point. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Sep 23 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience is necessary. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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 September 21

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Sep 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends September 26

Lead Climbing Clinic

Sep 26 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 September 27

Autumn Kick-Off Campout

Oct 2 - Oct 3 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[F] 3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$50 - $75
 
 
Join the Outdoor Recreation Center for a chance to camp, hike, and enjoy some of the Palouse's best scenery from Kamiak Butte. You'll have the opportunity to try out some of the equipment available for rent at the Outdoor Recreation Center, learning from trained facilitators how to use that equipment. We'll also cover safe camping practices, and tips and tricks to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience, no matter the weather conditions. Participants should plan for camping in cool conditions with brisk mornings and evenings. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Kamiak Butte County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, permits, and trip leader (Food NOT included). The Pre Trip Meeting will be on September 29th, at 6:00 p.m. in the ORC. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Full Moon Hike at Kamiak Butte

Oct 1 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$25 - $40
 
 
Spend a little quality time in the great outdoors of the Palouse on the night of the Full Moon! 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 after the Harvest Moon rises over the hills . This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation, trip leaders, and a headlamp (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). ***To register additional participants, please re-register for this course. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT*** Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation to Kamiak Butte County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Gym to Rock: Climbing Series

Sep 29 - Oct 25 in ORC Lobby
[T] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
[Su] 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 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 4-6pm at the Outdoor Rec Center on 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, and 10/20. The outdoor trip will take place on 10/24-10/25. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Sep 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Kayak Skills & Rescue Clinic

Sep 29 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Outdoor Photography Clinic

Sep 29 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
Come learn how to capture those moments you want to remember while spending time outdoors. We will teach you the basic skills of framing, composition, utilization of natural and artificial light sources, as well as how to protect your gear from the elements. Come meet and bounce ideas off other area photographers, to help take your shots to the next level! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Sunset Paddle Board & Yoga

Sep 30 in ORC Snake River, ID
[W] 4:00 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 participate in a yoga class at the waterfront park, then paddle in the wild and scenic Snake River as the sun sets. 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! Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Wawawai County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Women's Backpacking

Oct 2 - Oct 4 in ORC Priest Lake, ID
[F] 3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$100 - $155
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on September 29th, from 6:00-8:00pm in the SRC Classroom. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends September 28

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends October 1

Web Clinic - Cycling the Palouse: How to explore the area via bicycle on the most scenic routes from Pullman

Oct 1 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
The spectacular Palouse region is even better while exploring it on a bike! This will include information on popular routes, recommended equipment, and how to ride safely on your journey.
 
 

Registration Ends October 4

Dad's Weekend Sunset Hike at Kamiak Butte

Oct 9 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[F] 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$15
 
 
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 while the sun sets. This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation and trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). ***To register additional participants, please re-register for this course. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT*** Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation to Kamiak Butte County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Day Hike at Elk Creek Falls

Oct 10 in ORC Elk River, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. Come hike to the tallest waterfall in the state of Idaho! You’ll hike the easy 3-mile loop traveling through a dense conifer forest to three short spurs leading to the falls. After the hike, we’ll stop in the town of Elk River where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase some yummy huckleberry flavored ice cream and pie! This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. Sign up today before spots fill up! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation and trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Oct 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Oct 8 - Oct 18 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$75 - $130
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. Learn the essential skills for whitewater kayaking. You’ll start with two on-campus pool sessions to learn necessary boat exit, rolling, and rescue techniques. Once you have learned the necessary skills in the pool, you'll get the opportunity to put them to the test on a regional river (location dependent on weather an water flow). 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, cold water immersion clothing, kayaking gear, transportation, permits, and trip facilitators. Food and is NOT provided. Pool sessions will be 6:30pm - 10:30pm, 10/8 & 10/15. River day will be 10/18. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends October 5

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Oct 5 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends October 10

Lead Climbing Clinic

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

Registration Ends October 11

Eco Adventure: Day Hike at Moscow Mountain

Oct 17 in ORC Moscow Mt, ID
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
The Palouse’s hilly landscape makes it the perfect place to get outside. This trip is designed to enjoy the Palouse’s beauty while hiking. Since it is a local trip, this trip will also open your eyes to the possibilities hidden within the Palouse. All you need is a warm coat and a smile! We will be spending time cleaning and restoring some of the higher use areas where we’ll be traveling. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to the Tamarack Road Hiking Path Parking Area on Moscow Mountain. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1, no experience necessary. This trip includes Adventure facilitators (Food is NOT included so please bring lunch, water, and snacks). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Oct 11 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends October 12

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Oct 12 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends October 15

Adaptive Kayaking Clinic

Oct 20 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. Please join us during this time of kayaking for all. This time is an open opportunity for adults of all abilities to enjoy the sport of kayaking. Trained staff will be available to collaborate with you in creating individualized adaptions. After registration has closed, you'll be contacted via phone to begin the discussion on what barriers you anticipate in the traditional kayaking process, and any other health information that may be helpful for facilitator effectiveness in creating adaptations. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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.
 
 

Web Clinic - Backcountry Meal Planning and Cooking

Oct 15 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Learn the basics of backcountry meal-planning and resources, camp stove types, as well as a cooking demo to get you ready for your next multi-day adventure into the wilderness.
 
 

Registration Ends October 18

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

North Idaho Backpacking

Oct 23 - Oct 25 in ORC Priest Lake, ID
[F] 3:30 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
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. Trip cost includes group gear and backpacking equipment, transportation, permits, and trip leaders (Food NOT included). The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on October 20th, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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 October 19

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Oct 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends October 22

Kayak Roll Clinic

Oct 22 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. 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. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. 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 October 24

Lead Climbing Clinic

Oct 24 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 October 25

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends October 26

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Oct 26 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends October 29

Web Clinic - Solo Adventures: How to stay safe and pull off independent adventures

Oct 29 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Reasons you should go, unique logistics, as well as safety considerations prior to embarking on your first solo adventure.
 
 

Registration Ends November 1

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends November 2

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends November 3

Primitive Fire Skills Clinic

Nov 4 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
Feel the heat of satisfaction when you make fire from friction in this primitive fire skills clinic! You don't need those matches to start a fire! In this clinic, we will teach you about the different options you have to fuel a fire, show you gathering techniques, and teach about multiple friction systems. By the end of this clinic, you will have the knowledge needed to lower the environmental impact making fire using Leave No Trace minimal impact fire building techniques. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends November 7

Lead Climbing Clinic

Nov 7 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$3 - $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 November 8

Backpacking at Grand Canyon National Park

Nov 20 - Nov 29 in ORC Lobby
[F] 3:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$465 - $585
 
 
*This is a Washington recovery phase 4 only program. If the county or area we plan to recreate in is not in at least phase 4 of recovery, the program will be cancelled. Travel with the ORC for an unforgettable Thanksgiving break experience in one of our nation’s most beautiful and popular National Parks! Come with us to visit and experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At one mile deep, 277 miles long, and up to 18 miles wide, this area is sure to provide inspiring views, and never-to-be-forgotten moments. You’ll backpack for 3 nights down in the canyon, hiking all the way down to the Colorado River. With 2 nights camping on the canyon rim before and after backpacking. All while learning about the amazing natural and human history of the area. Trip rating is level 3. Good physical conditioning is required, some experience is recommended, and some technical knowledge is highly recommended. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on (25 - 40lbs). Trip cost includes group gear and backpacking equipment, transportation, permits, and trip leaders (Food NOT included). The mandatory pre-trip meeting will be on November 10th, at 6:00p.m. in the ORC. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Veteran's Day Hike at Kamiak Butte

Nov 11 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[W] 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$15 - $20
 
 
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. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation and trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation to Kamiak Butte County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends November 9

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends November 15

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Nov 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends November 16

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Nov 16 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends November 17

Primitive Shelters Clinic

Nov 18 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
Travel the backcountry with more confidence by taking this Primitive Shelters Clinic! In the unlikely event that a windstorm shreds your tent and there’s 100% weather coming down on you, this clinic will show you ways to utilize the natural environment to take shelter from the elements using Leave No Trace minimal impact techniques. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment 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. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends December 6

Intro to Climbing: Belay Clinic

Dec 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends December 12

Lead Climbing Clinic

Dec 12 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.