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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 May 30

Eco Adventure: Trail Build/Maintenance with MAMBA

Jun 5 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$15 - $55
 
 
Registration full? Send an email with your full name to orc@wsu.edu to get placed on our waitlist! 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 and helping the Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association (MAMBA) maintain their trail system. Since it is a local trip, this trip will also open your eyes to the possibilities hidden within the Palouse. All you need is a warm coat and a smile! We will be spending time cleaning and restoring some of the higher use areas where we’ll be traveling. Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to the Tamarack Road Hiking Path Parking Area on Moscow Mountain. We will let you know what our exact plan is after registration has closed. Trip rating is level 1, no experience necessary. This trip includes Adventure facilitators (Food is NOT included so please bring lunch, water, and snacks). Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends June 6

Morning Kamiak Butte Trail Run

Jun 13 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$5 - $25
 
 
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. You will need to provide your own transportation to Kamiak 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. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes: a trip facilitator (Transportation & food NOT included). 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 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 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. If you need to cancel, please email orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Palouse Falls Day Paddle

Jun 12 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$25 - $55
 
 
Did you know that one of the greatest waterfalls in the Northwest is less than 90 miles away? The Palouse River plummets 185 feet into the river's canyon. Several miles before the falls, the Palouse River meets the dammed Snake River which creates a lake of flat water that is great for paddling. We will paddle in sea kayaks up the Palouse River and back. This is a perfect opportunity for you to practice and perfect your kayaking paddling and strokes. After paddling the river, we will drive to the Palouse Falls County Park where you will view the breathtaking Palouse Falls. There are limited spots, so sign up today! Trip rating is level 2 and is a full day paddle trip. Trip cost includes: kayak rental, paddle equipment, and a trip leader (Food is NOT included, so bring snacks, a lunch, and water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation to Lyons Ferry State 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. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (Kayak)

Jun 9 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$15 - $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 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, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack and some water). This trip runs rain or shine. Have all of your personal equipment (life jacket, wet-suit, booties, etc.) reserved via the rental center no later than 7pm the day prior to the trip departure. The rental center can be contacted by phone at 509-335-1892 to set up your appointment time. Please review the rental shops equipment rental procedures at the following link, and let us know what questions you have. https://urec.wsu.edu/outdoor-recreation/rental-shop/. Your reserved personal equipment will be transported to and from the site for you. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu. Participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during an ORC activity. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in WSU vehicles/vessels or at campsites (or other accommodations) at any time. Depending on the severity of infraction of rules and policies, a range of disciplinary actions may take place from a verbal warning to removal from activity, contacting local authorities, and the office of student conduct. If weather conditions warrant the use of spray skirts, patrons will need to complete a wet-exit in the water prior to launching under facilitator supervision.
 
 

Registration Ends June 9

Web Clinic - Planning your Summer Outdoor Adventure!

 
$0
 
 
Get the most out of your outdoor adventure plans for this summer! We'll cover general outdoor trip logistics, how to plan ahead, and common mistakes in the most common outdoor pursuits. 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 June 20

Learn to Climb

Jun 26 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$20 - $55
 
 
This is a great trip for beginners to get out and learn something new, or for more experienced climbers to refine their technique. Enjoy a fun day trip by learning the basics of climbing safety and movement by climbing in a breathtaking area. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Trip cost includes; all climbing equipment such as climbing shoes, harness, ropes, belay devices, transportation, instruction, and an Adventure Facilitator (food is NOT included so bring a snack, a lunch, and water). Depending on what phase of recovery the state and county is in, we may or may not be able to provide transportation down to the site. Please plan for providing your own transportation down to Granite Point. We will let you know what our plan is after registration has closed. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends July 7

Web Clinic - Planning and prepping for fire season

Jul 8 in Online Class /Seminar Online
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Learn how to help prevent human caused fires, and how to plan your outings around fire conditions and ongoing fires, as well as general fire terminology so you can stay informed throughout the season.
 
 

Registration Ends July 11

Kamiak Butte Hike and ORC Tour

Jul 17 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 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.
 
 

Sunset Paddle (SUP)

Jul 14 in ORC Lobby
[W] 3:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$15 - $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.
 
 

Registration Ends July 25

Whitewater Raft and Camp

Jul 30 - Jul 31 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$70 - $165
 
 
Come join us on a white water adventure! Using a well-established white water company, this trip includes a guided rafting experience on Idaho’s Salmon River as well as one night of camping. We will start our trip with a three hour scenic drive to Lucile, Idaho. Once we arrive, we will set up camp at a campground near the river. The next day we will pack up camp and head to the river to paddle Class II and III water and have lunch at the river. After a day of paddling we will head back to Pullman where we will arrive around 8:00pm. Trip rating is level 2. No rafting experience necessary! Trip cost includes transportation, raft guides, all necessary group camping gear, rafting equipment, and a gourmet lunch. There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on July 27th at 6:00pm at the ORC. Face coverings will be required to be carried with you for when social distancing cannot be maintained. You can either bring your own, or we can provide one for you. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and equipment transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 4 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. As a general reminder, we’ll be continuing to maintain social distancing and hygiene standards recommended by the CDC. If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 we cannot have you participating in this program. Please let us know if you are, as you will receive a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact orc@wsu.edu.
 
 

Registration Ends August 15

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

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

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 22

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.
 
 

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

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

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 26

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.
 
 

Registration Ends August 29

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.