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The Outdoor Program provides a common adventurer willing to share experience and educate participants about Leave No Trace principles. Each participant is a common adventurer and is responsible for their own decisions and behavior. Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is courteous and considerate of the diverse group of individuals that may also be participating in the activity. Please email Melissa Bergeland for information regarding trips.

Fall

Silver Falls and destination yoga
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00am, for Silver Falls State Park. This is a relaxing day hike opportunity to see fall foliage and water falls while on a paved trail. A section of the Trail of Ten Falls will offer the best opportunity for photographing the waterfalls this fall. We will park at the South Falls Day-use area and hike from South Falls to Winter Falls where we will turn around or complete our loop along the Rim Trail. The option to participate in yoga will also be offered. Nothing enhances the yoga experience like being surrounded by the serene nature Silver Falls State Park offers.

(*this program is funded in part by a grant from the WOU Foundation)

Date Time Registration Code Cost
October 29, 2016 9:00am-5:00pm 132801 01 $10 per person

Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. Registration deadline October 21, 2016.

 

Cascade Head Trail hike and beach time 
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00 am, for Cascade Trailhead. This is a fun, relaxing day hike with three options: the one mile to Cascade Head, the 4.2 miles to the Nature Conservancy, or the 5.4 miles to Harts Cove. Throughout the year there are sea lions barking and lounging in a cove, a view of the Salmon River estuary and wildflower meadows for your viewing pleasure. Being north of Lincoln City the hike is bound to be foggy but this also allows us the opportunity to spend a little time on the beach before returning to WOU.

(*this program is funded in part by a grant from the WOU Foundation)

Date Time Registration Code Cost
November 19, 2016 9:00am-5:00pm 132802 01 $10 per person

Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. Registration deadline November 15, 2016.

Winter

Snowshoe/Hike White River Sno Park  
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00 am, for White River Sno Park. This is a fun, adventure filled day with multiple options: snowshoes will be provided for those interested in snowshoeing (and assuming there is snow), there are a variety of trails to hike and there are hills if sledding is what piques your interest. Being at a higher elevation the day is bound to be chilly but this also allows us a better opportunity to enjoy more Mother Nature has to offer before returning to WOU.

Date Time Registration Code Cost
January 28, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm 232802 01 $10 per person

Information: A minimum of 4 people are needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. Registration deadline January 20, 2017.

 

Santiam Pass Ski Patrol Presentation
Information: Santiam Pass Ski Patrol is a volunteer, non-profit group organized to assist the skiing public by providing rescue, first aid and promoting safe skiing.  Come learn how to stay safe while enjoying the snow, what to avoid, how to assist in your own rescue or even how to get involved and join the ski patrol.

Date Time Location Cost
February 7, 2017 5:00pm HWC 105 FREE

*Co-sponsored with the Division of Health & Exercise Science

Snowshoe/Hike Opal Creek Falls 
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00 am for Opal Creek State Park. This is a stimulating day for snowshoeing or hiking. The views of the ancient forest are quite dramatic under snow. Snowshoes will be provided for those interested in snowshoeing (and assuming there is snow). This is a moderate 7 mile (round trip) loop including waterfalls, an old mining town and remains of a former sawmill site.

Opal Creek hike

Date Time Registration Code Cost
February 25, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm 232802 04 $10 per person

Information: A minimum of 4 people are needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. Registration deadline February 17, 2017.

 

Central Oregon Avalanche Association Presentation
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Information: “Know Before You Go” – is a FREE avalanche awareness education program developed to provide the basics of what avalanches look like, how people trigger them, their destructive power and how to recognize avalanche terrain, recognize obvious signs of instability, safe travel practices, the basics of avalanche rescue equipment and self-rescue procedures, and where to obtain information about current avalanche conditions and answer any questions you might have.

Date Time Location Cost
March 7, 2017 5:00pm HWC 105 FREE

*Co-sponsored with the Division of Health & Exercise Science

Spring

Whale Watching 
We will depart from the HWC at 9:30 am and meet up with a charter boat. While on the tour, we will look for gray whales, harbor porpoise, seals, sea lions, pelicans, bald eagles and an abundance of marine birds. Come enjoy the incredible scenery at Newport’s bay, river and coastline featuring the largest fishing fleet on the Oregon Coast, the historic bridge, two lighthouses and fun activities for everyone! Time and weather permitting we may even stop off for a bit at the beach before returning to WOU.

Date Time Registration Code Cost
April 29, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm 332802 03 $15 per person

Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. Registration deadline April 26, 2017.

 

Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls and Bridge of the Gods treat 
We will depart from the HWC at 9:00am, for the Gorge and Eagle Creek Trailhead. This is a 3.8 mile out and back trail with the reward of a spectacular view of a waterfall.  The old-growth forest offers views of gorgeous trees, blooming flowers and lots of birds. The option to indulge in a post hike treat will be offered in Cascade Locks before returning to campus.  This hike is suitable for all abilities.

Date Time Registration Code Cost
May 20, 2017 9:00am-5:00pm 332803 04 $10 per person

Information: A minimum of 4 persons is needed to make this trip a go. To sign up stop by the Health and Wellness Center´s front desk. Registration deadline May 17, 2017.


Dependents or partners directly accompanied by a WOU student/staff/faculty may join our trips.  (Must not be in a car seat or booster seat to use provided transportation but may drive separately and still join our trip, this MUST be indicated on the registration form.)

Refund and No-Show Policy
If a participant no-shows on two trips within an academic year, they will be restricted from signing up for another trip that academic year. To avoid being a no-show, please call the Health and Wellness Center 503-838-9530 as soon as possible, if you will not be able to attend a trip.

  • For trips not requiring a deposit and you cancel 2 weeks or more before the trip start date, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within the two week window, you will not receive a refund.
  • If you are required to make a deposit for a trip and cancel outside of the two week window, the deposit is non-refundable.
  • If we cancel a trip due to weather or low-enrollment, we will issue a full refund.
  • Please see Refund explanation

 

           
Contact

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking