Women in Recreation

Women in Recreation Month

 

Women in Recreation Month empowers women to step outside of their comfort zone by trying new recreational endeavors while celebrating strength and community.

The month is organized week by week with special events and programs throughout. Gain new experiences and celebrate the community created by Women in Recreation Month. 

 

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Registration Ends February 4

Women's Intro to Mountaineering Overnight Trip

Feb 10 - Feb 11 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Su] 12:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$45 - $75
 
 
Whether you are hoping to tackle a northwest volcano this summer or add to your repertoire of winter skills, this local day trip provides an educational opportunity to develop basic mountaineering skills. In this introductory one-day course, participants will learn basic snow travel techniques, including: kicking steps, rest step, self-belay with ice axe, self-arrest with ice axe, and sitting glissade. This course will not cover glacier travel or crevasse rescue (see our Crevasse Rescue Skills Clinic) . Trip rating is level 2. No experience necessary, good physical conditioning necessary. Beginners and experienced individuals who would like to brush up on skills are encouraged to attend. There will be a Pre-Trip meeting on January 23rd from 6pm-8pm at the Outdoor Recreation Center. At this meeting you will meet your fellow trip participants and trip leaders, see the trip itinerary, and you will have the opportunity to check out group gear and camping equipment. Trip cost includes: group gear, camping equipment, skill instruction, transportation, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, and helmet. Participants need to provide their own hat, gloves, and other clothing. Plan to be in the snow all day and overnight. Dress in synthetic layers and be prepared for a damp, cold environment. No cotton clothing please. Water resistant (or waterproof) outerwear required. Cancellation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC trips are often programmed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends February 14

Women's Cross Country Ski and Snoga Retreat

Feb 23 - Feb 24 in ORC Palouse Divide, ID
[F] 4:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
[Sa] 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$95 - $165
 
 
Relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate Women in Recreation Month with cross-country skiing and yoga during this overnight retreat at Palouse Divide Lodge. The Palouse Divide ski area offers 18 miles of beginner to intermediate trails to accommodate a variety of levels. Cabin accommodations and some meals are provided by the lodge as part of this program. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting Tuesday February 20th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the ORC lobby. Trip rating is level 1. No experience necessary. Cross-country skiing is mentally and physically demanding. Please come prepared for a workout in the cold. Trip cost includes: cross country ski equipment, transportation, permits, and trip facilitator (Food NOT included). 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.
 
 

Registration Ends February 18

Women's Belay Clinic

Feb 23 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Do you want to participate in roped climbing in our facility? This course provides the necessary instruction to belay your partner, climb, and use our autobelay systems. You will have the opportunity at the end of the course to have your belay technique checked by the instructor so you can participate in roped climbing during facility hours. Program rating is level 1. No experience necessary! Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Women's Intro to Climbing Movement

Feb 21 in SRC Climbing Wall
[W] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
New to climbing? Come learn a variety of techniques to get your climbing career off the ground! We’ll cover footwork, how to utilize various holds, body positioning, and more. Cancellation Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until the day prior to the class. Sorry, no refunds given on or after the day of the class.
 
 

Registration Ends February 21

Women's Backpacking Skills Clinic

Feb 22 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$7 - $10
 
 
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 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline.
 
 

Registration Ends February 22

ShePoops: Women's Hygiene in the Outdoors

Feb 22 in ORC Lobby
[Thrs] 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
Backcountry trips can be a challenge if you don’t know bathroom basics. Come learn tips, tricks, and LNT Outdoor Ethics and review a variety of gadgets that make a lady’s outdoor life easier.