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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!

If there is a trip or clinic that you are interested in, but find that it is full-please add your name to the WAITLIST.  You will be contacted if someone cancels, or if capacity changes!!

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Registration Ends August 12

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Aug 13 - Aug 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$60 - $90
 
 
Program rating is level 3. Cancelation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: A Current UREC Belay Qualification The ability to competently put on harness and tie in appropriately with ease and belay with an aperture belay device (an ATC for example) and an assisted locking device (A GriGri for example) in a competent manner. A level of experience showcasing skills developed from regular climbing for 2 – 3 years or a high level of climbing in the past 6 months. Demonstrate top roping 5.8 on an artificial climbing wall without resting or stopping. A current UREC Lead Qualification or the ability and skills to lead climb (Preferred).
 
 

Registration Ends August 15

Belay Clinic

Aug 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $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!
 
 

Kamiak Butte Hike and ORC Tour

Aug 20 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$15 - $35
 
 
Spend a little quality time in the great outdoors of the Palouse! This easy 3.1 mile hike through the scenic landscapes of Kamiak Butte is sure to be an adventure that you will remember for years to come! On this trip we will take you to one of our county parks to overlook the entire Palouse. This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. We'll start this trip with a full tour of the Outdoor Recreation Center, highlighting all of the resources and trips you can take advantage of for the rest of the year. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Kamaik Butte County Park, as transportation is not provided. 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 16 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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 (SUP)

Aug 17 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$0 - $25
 
 
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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP) & Yoga

Aug 19 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$20 - $30
 
 
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.
 
 

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

Aug 16 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 17

Belay Clinic

Aug 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[T] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $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!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 18 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[W] 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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.
 
 

Web Clinic - Intro to Backpacking

Aug 18 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Overnight adventures don't have to end once the rain falls or the temperatures drop! We'll talk about specific gear, tips for choosing campsites, sleeping warm, managing water, food planning, and Leave No Trace considerations for backpacking in all conditions!
 
 

Registration Ends August 19

Belay Clinic

Aug 19 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Thrs] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $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!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 20 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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 20

Belay Clinic

Aug 20 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends August 21

Lead Climbing Clinic

Aug 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$0 - $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 22

Belay Clinic

Aug 22 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $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!
 
 

Kamiak Butte Hike and ORC Tour

Aug 23 in ORC Lobby
[M] 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $35
 
 
Spend a little quality time in the great outdoors of the Palouse! This easy 3.1 mile hike through the scenic landscapes of Kamiak Butte is sure to be an adventure that you will remember for years to come! On this trip we will take you to one of our county parks to overlook the entire Palouse. This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. We'll start this trip with a full tour of the Outdoor Recreation Center, highlighting all of the resources and trips you can take advantage of for the rest of the year. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Kamaik Butte County Park, as transportation is not provided. 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.
 
 

Palouse Outdoor Festival 2021: Registration Opening in August

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, ID
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University will hold its annual Palouse Outdoor Festival on Saturday, August 28th. This event is intended to engage participants in outdoor recreation, promote environmental stewardship, showcase local resources, and foster community across the Palouse. Registration for individual activities and transportation will open in August. Leave No Trace Principle #1: Plan ahead and prepare. Bring 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 canceled if air quality is rated as unhealthy (index is 150 or above), or if public health guidelines dictate this or similar events to be unsafe.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Aug 25 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$0 - $25
 
 
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 take in the beautiful scenery before exploring the river in their own 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

Aug 26 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$0 - $30
 
 
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 23

Belay Clinic

Aug 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $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!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 24 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[T] 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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 24

Belay Clinic

Aug 24 in SRC Climbing Wall
[T] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $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!
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 25 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[W] 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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 25

Belay Clinic

Aug 25 in SRC Climbing Wall
[W] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0 - $13
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary!
 
 

Registration Ends August 26

Belay Clinic

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

Kayaking Session (1:30pm - 2:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, WA
[Sa] 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
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. Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 1:20pm. 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. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. 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 Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 1:20pm. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Kayaking Session (10am - 11:00am): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, WA
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$0
 
 
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. Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 9:50am. 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. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. 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 Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 9:50am. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Kayaking Session (11:30am - 12:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, WA
[Sa] 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
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. Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 11:20am. 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. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. 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 Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 11:20am. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Palouse Outdoor Festival Shuttle Bus

Aug 28 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Need a ride to the Palouse Outdoor Festival at Wawawai Park? The shuttle will be leaving the Outdoor Rec Center at 9:00am on August 28th. You will arrive to the park roughly 35 minutes later. There, you will have the opportunity to sign check-in for programs you registered for, or to get in line for boat demos and other activities taking place at Wawawai County Park. The shuttle will leave Wawawai County Park at 3:00pm to arrive back at the Outdoor Rec Center no later than by 4:00pm. The festival takes place from 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m. at Wawawai County Park with registration beginning at 9:30am!
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (1:30 - 2:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Granite Point, WA
[Sa] 1:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
$0
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival 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. Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 1:20pm. 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. 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 Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 1:20pm. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (10am - 11:00am): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Granite Point, WA
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$0
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival 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. Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 9:50am. 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. 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 Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 9:50am. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Rock Climbing Session (11:30am - 12:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Granite Point, WA
[Sa] 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
$0
 
 
Come Rock Climb with the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at Washington State University's annual Palouse Outdoor Festival 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. Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 11:20am. 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. 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 Transportation will be provided from Wawawai County Park, and will depart the park at 11:20am. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Slackline Clinic

Aug 27 in Chinook Recreation Center Chinook Lawn
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (1:30pm - 2:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, WA
[Sa] 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
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 stand up paddleboard 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. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. 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 If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (10:00am - 11:00am): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, WA
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$0
 
 
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 stand up paddleboard 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. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. 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 If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Stand Up Paddleboard Session (11:30am - 12:30pm): Palouse Outdoor Festival

Aug 28 in ORC Snake River, WA
[Sa] 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$0
 
 
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 stand up paddleboard 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. Weather happens. Bring appropriate layers to help manage your personal micro-climate. 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 If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends August 27

Belay Clinic

Aug 27 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 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 August 29

Belay Clinic

Aug 29 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!
 
 

North Idaho Backpacking

Sep 3 - Sep 6 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. - 11:59 p.m.
$45 - $155
 
 
In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. 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 August 30th, 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.
 
 

North Idaho Kayak Tour

 
$55 - $185
 
 
Come experience the wilds of northern Idaho with a scenic, kayak tour on Priest Lake & Upper Priest Lake! A perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals of kayak touring, the Priest Lake area is a place where novice and experienced sea kayakers alike come to enjoy the calming waters, miles of pristine shoreline, and fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Trip rating is level 2. No kayaking experience necessary! Trip cost includes; group gear, camping equipment, kayaking gear, transportation, permits, and Adventure Facilitators (Food NOT included). The Pre Trip Meeting and pool session will be on August 31st at 6:00 pm, 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. Before heading out onto the main lake, the following skills will be taught on calm protected water. • Lifting, Carrying, Launching and Landing • Efficient Forward Paddling • Reverse Paddling and Stopping • Moving the Kayak Sideways • Preventing Capsize • Bracing • Turning • Deep Water Assisted and Self-Rescue Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends August 30

Belay Clinic

Aug 30 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 4

Route Setting Clinic

Sep 4 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Want to take your climbing skill sets outside of the norm? This is your opportunity to learn the unique skill set of route setting! Learn to apply your climbing technique and knowledge of movement towards setting up both beginner, intermediate, and more challenging routes. You’ll get to know new equipment, interact with other aspiring route setters, and potentially learn what it takes to make your mark on climbing at the wall. Sign up soon! Program rating is level 2. Belay qualification through UREC is required. At least one year of consistent climbing experience is preferred. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: Belay qualification through UREC is required. At least one year of consistent climbing experience is preferred.
 
 

Registration Ends September 5

Belay Clinic

Sep 5 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 September 6

Belay Clinic

Sep 6 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 11

Lead Climbing Clinic

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

Registration Ends September 12

Eco Adventure: Day Hike at Moscow Mountain

Sep 18 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 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. Trip rating is level 1, no experience necessary. This trip includes transportation, and trip leaders (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 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.
 
 

Intro to Backpacking Skills Clinic

Sep 16 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 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! 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.
 
 

Kayak Skills & Rescue Clinic

Sep 14 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
Come learn how to exit a kayak in the comfort of a pool. We will teach you the basic skills of kayak rescue so you can feel more comfortable and confident on the water. For more advanced paddlers, we’ll also be offering practice time for those developing more advanced skills such as rolling. The clinic will be instructional and have open pool time for students to practice skills they have been taught and skills they already know. We will provide all necessary gear; just bring a swimsuit and a positive attitude. This trip is rated a Level 1. No experience necessary! Clinic cost includes: Kayak, PFD, paddles, and facilitators. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Learn to Climb

Sep 19 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 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). 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.
 
 

Registration Ends September 16

Harvest Moon Hike at Kamiak Butte

Sep 20 in ORC Lobby
[M] 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
$25 - $45
 
 
Spend a little quality time in the great outdoors of the Palouse on the night of the Harvest 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*** 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.
 
 

Registration Ends September 19

Belay Clinic

Sep 19 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!
 
 

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

Sep 26 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$25 - $50
 
 
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. Come join us on this spectacular multi-faceted outdoor experience. During this Eco Adventure, participants will be sea kayaking and beautifying the area of Illia Dunes. This is an opportunity to help maintain one of the most popular outdoor hotspots of the Palouse; not to mention, we’ll be doing some awesome paddling on the Snake River as well! This is one of our most popular Eco Adventures, so register early! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! This trip runs rain or shine. Trip cost includes; kayak rental, transportation, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is not included so bring a snack and some water). After participating in this Eco-Adventure participants will be able to see the rewards of their service and appreciate the land even more. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Forest Bathing at Magpie Forest

Sep 22 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
Soak in the natural setting of Magpie Forest with guided meditation through the twilight hour. Headlamps and ground pads for setting/lying down will be provided. We will meet at 5:30pm at the Outdoor Rec Center, then drive over to the Magpie Forest entrance near the intersection of Westwood Dr. and NE Merman Dr. in Pullman. 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.
 
 

Morning Kamiak Butte Trail Run

Sep 25 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$25 - $45
 
 
This challenging 3 - 5 mile run 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 that overlooks the entire Palouse. This trip is geared towards the beginner but all abilities are welcome to come and enjoy the views! The winding trail system will allow us to get some good miles in, while getting some great views of the surrounding Palouse. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: a trip facilitator & transportation (food NOT included). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, and meet permit criteria, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Women's Backpacking

Sep 24 - Sep 26 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100 - $155
 
 
In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on September 21, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Outdoor Rec center. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends September 20

Belay Clinic

Sep 20 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!
 
 

Outdoor Photography Clinic

Sep 21 in ORC Lobby
[T] 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$8 - $12
 
 
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! 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 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.
 
 

Registration Ends September 25

Lead Climbing Clinic

Sep 25 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 26

Belay Clinic

Sep 26 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!
 
 

Gym to Rock: Climbing Series

Sep 28 - Oct 24 in ORC Lobby
[T] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, and 10/19. The outdoor trip will take place on 10/23-10/24. 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.
 
 

LGBTQIA+ Backpacking

Oct 1 - Oct 3 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 a.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100 - $150
 
 
This program is intended to provide an introductory backpacking experience for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies in celebration of LGBTQIA+ History Month. 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. Join us to get outside and connect around the campfire! Trip rating is level 1. This activity requires low levels of physical conditioning and no specific experience is necessary, technical skills are not necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-6 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. The mandatory pre-trip meeting will take place on September 28, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends September 27

Belay Clinic

Sep 27 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 2

Route Setting Clinic

Oct 2 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Want to take your climbing skill sets outside of the norm? This is your opportunity to learn the unique skill set of route setting! Learn to apply your climbing technique and knowledge of movement towards setting up both beginner, intermediate, and more challenging routes. You’ll get to know new equipment, interact with other aspiring route setters, and potentially learn what it takes to make your mark on climbing at the wall. Sign up soon! Program rating is level 2. Belay qualification through UREC is required. At least one year of consistent climbing experience is preferred. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: Belay qualification through UREC is required. At least one year of consistent climbing experience is preferred.
 
 

Registration Ends October 3

Belay Clinic

Oct 3 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!
 
 

Day Hike at Elk Creek Falls

Oct 9 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$35 - $55
 
 
Come hike to the tallest waterfall in the state of Idaho! You’ll hike the easy 3-mile loop traveling through a dense conifer forest to three short spurs leading to the falls. After the hike, we’ll stop in the town of Elk River where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase some yummy huckleberry flavored ice cream and pie! This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. Sign up today before spots fill up! Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation and trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 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.
 
 

Registration Ends October 4

Belay Clinic

Oct 4 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

Belay Clinic

Oct 10 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!
 
 

Family Weekend Sunset Hike at Kamiak Butte

Oct 15 in ORC Lobby
[F] 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 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 program. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT*** 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.
 
 

North Idaho Backpacking

Oct 15 - Oct 17 in ORC Lobby
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$100 - $155
 
 
In this backpacking trip, you’ll travel to northern Idaho to explore the magnificent Selkirk Mountains and Priest Lake area! This area home to rugged granite peaks topping 7,000 feet in elevation, spectacular Priest Lake, mountain streams, and plentiful wildlife. You’ll learn backcountry camping and travel skills such as how to purify your drinking water, how to cook on a backpacking stove, and how to hike/camp utilizing “Leave No Trace” principles. Trip rating is level 2. Good physical conditioning is needed, no experience necessary. Participants can expect to hike anywhere between 3-12 miles per day with an overnight backpack on. 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 12, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Registration Ends October 11

Belay Clinic

Oct 11 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 16

Family Weekend Open Climb

Oct 16 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5
 
 
Is your dad visiting for the weekend? Enjoy quality time with him at the Student Rec Center for a morning of Rock Climbing where our climbing wall supervisors will help you climb to the top! ***One registration equals entry into course for one person.*** Trip rating is a level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day of class. Sorry, no refunds given once the class begins.
 
 

Registration Ends October 17

Belay Clinic

Oct 17 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 18

Belay Clinic

Oct 18 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 23

Lead Climbing Clinic

Oct 23 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 24

Belay Clinic

Oct 24 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 25

Belay Clinic

Oct 25 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 28

ORC 50th Anniversary Celebration (no registration necessary)

Oct 28 in ORC Lobby
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Serving Cougs since 1971, it's time to take a brief look back on the experiences we've had in the past, and talk and dream about where we're going in the future.
 
 

Registration Ends October 31

Belay Clinic

Oct 31 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 1

Belay Clinic

Nov 1 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 6

Route Setting Clinic

Nov 6 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$5 - $20
 
 
Want to take your climbing skill sets outside of the norm? This is your opportunity to learn the unique skill set of route setting! Learn to apply your climbing technique and knowledge of movement towards setting up both beginner, intermediate, and more challenging routes. You’ll get to know new equipment, interact with other aspiring route setters, and potentially learn what it takes to make your mark on climbing at the wall. Sign up soon! Program rating is level 2. Belay qualification through UREC is required. At least one year of consistent climbing experience is preferred. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: Belay qualification through UREC is required. At least one year of consistent climbing experience is preferred.
 
 

Registration Ends November 7

Belay Clinic

Nov 7 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 Lobby
[Thrs] 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 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). 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.
 
 

Registration Ends November 8

Belay Clinic

Nov 8 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 13

Lead Climbing Clinic

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

Registration Ends November 14

Belay Clinic

Nov 14 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!
 
 

Primitive Fire Skills Clinic

Nov 18 in ORC Lobby
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 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! 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.
 
 

Primitive Shelters Clinic

Nov 16 in ORC Lobby
[T] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 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! 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.
 
 

Registration Ends November 15

Belay Clinic

Nov 15 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 29

Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends December 4

Lead Climbing Clinic

Dec 4 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 December 5

Belay Clinic

Dec 5 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 6

Belay Clinic

Dec 6 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 December 12

Belay Clinic

Dec 12 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 13

Belay Clinic

Dec 13 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 December 14

Belay Clinic

Dec 14 in SRC Climbing Wall
[T] 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 15

Belay Clinic

Dec 15 in SRC Climbing Wall
[W] 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 16

Belay Clinic

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

Registration Ends December 17

Belay Clinic

Dec 17 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 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!