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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!

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Registration Ends October 22

Web Clinic - Paws Off the Pavement

Oct 22 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Basic of getting outside with your dog - things to know, ways to do it. Doggie pfds, leash laws (waist harnesses), LNT considerations (prepare ahead, respect wildlife & other visitors), ways to get fit for energetic doggos & keep old doggos active
 
 

Registration Ends October 29

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

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

Registration Ends November 3

Primitive Fire Skills Clinic

Nov 4 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0 - $12
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! Feel the heat of satisfaction when you make fire from friction in this primitive fire skills clinic! You don't need those matches to start a fire! In this clinic, we will teach you about the different options you have to fuel a fire, show you gathering techniques, and teach about multiple friction systems. By the end of this clinic, you will have the knowledge needed to lower the environmental impact making fire using Leave No Trace minimal impact fire building techniques. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends November 8

Veteran's Day Hike at Kamiak Butte

Nov 11 in ORC Kamiak Butte, WA
[W] 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$0 - $20
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! Spend a little quality time in the great outdoors of the Palouse! This easy 3.1 mile hike through the scenic landscapes of Kamiak Butte is sure to be an adventure that you will remember for years to come! On this trip we will take you to one of our county parks to overlook the entire Palouse. This trip is both affordable and close, allowing patrons to maximize their time in the great outdoors. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation and trip leaders (food is NOT included so bring snacks and water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation to Kamiak Butte County Park. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends November 17

Primitive Shelters Clinic

Nov 18 in ORC Lobby
[W] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$0 - $12
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! Travel the backcountry with more confidence by taking this Primitive Shelters Clinic! In the unlikely event that a windstorm shreds your tent and there’s 100% weather coming down on you, this clinic will show you ways to utilize the natural environment to take shelter from the elements using Leave No Trace minimal impact techniques. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends November 18

Where to Place Your Nuts: Lessons and practice in passive rock-climbing protection and anchor building

Nov 19 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0 - $12
 
 
Learn the nuances and techniques of utilizing passive rock-climbing protection in the context of traditional, alpine, and top rope climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends November 19

Web Clinic - Backcountry Meal Planning and Cooking: Thanksgiving Edition

Nov 19 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Learn the basics of backcountry meal-planning and resources, camp stove types, as well as a cooking demo to get you ready for your next multi-day Thanksgiving or holiday season adventure into the wilderness.
 
 

Registration Ends October 31

Chair-ity Climb

Oct 1 - Oct 31 in SRC Climbing Wall
[Su M TW Thrs F Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
We at the wall really chair-ish your patronage. So we decided to celebrate with a chair based event. Yes, a chair-based event. Don't know what that is? Hit the Google and search for "Climbing Chair Challenge." It's a tough one, but a phenomenal way to see your climbing skills at play. We will bring the chairs if you bring the stoke!