Excursions

Excursions trips are the best way to get outside connect with the local northwest lifestyle, while learning valuable leadership skills and outdoor knowledge. Are trips are designed by students, led by students, and for students. 

 

Fall Excursions are filling up pretty fast, make sure to stop by Viking Union 150 to sign up for an excursion today! 

 

For more information email as.oc.ex.coord@wwu.edu or call 360-650-7677

 

Refunds for an Excursion must be completed before the Pre-trip meeting, and have the original receipt. Any cancellation after the pre-trip meeting may not see a refund in payment. 

 

This could be you, check out our video from our White Water Kayak Course:

 

Plan Your Own Excursion (difficulty 0)

Cost: TBD (Guest: TBD)

Time: TBD

Dates: September 24, 2014 through June 12, 2015

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Have a group of 6 people or more, and want to plan your own private excursion? You name the adventure, and we'll help it happen at a price that includes trip leaders and transportation. Talk to the Excursions Coordinators and plan out details - we're all about getting you outside, whether it's one of our planned excursions or not! Learn more by emailing or calling us at the above information.

Welcome Back Bike and Paddle (difficulty 1)

Cost: $25.00 (Guest: $25.00)

Time: Noon

Dates: October 04, 2014

OC Provides: Kayaks and kayak gear

Spots Taken: 6 / 6

Kick off the new school year with a bike and sea kayak tour around Bellingham and the bay all in one day!

Halloween Weekend on Lummi Island (difficulty 1)

Cost: $55.00 (Guest: $55.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: November 01, 2014 through November 02, 2014

OC Provides: Kayaks and kayak gear

Spots Taken: 6 / 6

Spend the spooky weekend kayaking to the gorgeous Lummi Island kayak-only campground and spend the night. Costumes encouraged, candy provided…sleep not guaranteed.

Alpine Hike (difficulty 2)

Cost: $25.00 (Guest: $25.00)

Time: 9:00 am

Dates: October 11, 2014

Spots Taken: 12 / 12

Join us as we drive up the 542 and spend a day hiking in the mountains with sublime views. Be prepared for a full day of adventuring!

Skagit Snow Float (difficulty 1)

Cost: $40.00 (Guest: $40.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: November 22, 2014

OC Provides: Rafts and whitewater gear

Spots Taken: 12 / 12

There’s nothing better than a raft trip to kick off winter! Come float down the Skagit River with us and enjoy the scenic beauty and cruising current.

Skagit Eagle Float (difficulty 1)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: NA

Dates: February 21, 2015

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Time for the Eagle Expedition! February is the perfect time to raft down the Skagit River and spot all the swooping birds of prey. Stay warm in the OC rafting gear as we spend Saturday gently cruising through river, flanked with snow on our sides and Bald Eagles above!

White Water Kayak Course (difficulty 3)

Cost: $175.00 (Guest: $175.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: October 14, 2014 through October 19, 2014

OC Provides: Kayaks and kayak gear

Spots Taken: 5 / 6

Want to learn how to kayak, or looking for a chance to get back in the boat? This week long course includes two roll sessions and then a weekend camping out and kayaking the prime white water around the Skagit River. All levels welcome!

Kayak Roll Session (difficulty 2)

Cost: $5.00 (Guest: $5.00)

Time: Meet at 7:30 at the OC, expect to return around 9:30 or 10

Dates: October 30, 2014

OC Provides: Boat, Paddle, Spray Skirt

Participant Provides: Swimsuit, Towel, Pool Entrance Fee ($5)

Spots Taken: 3 / 8

Learn to re-right yourself if you've turned turtle in your kayak! $5 to the Outdoor Center covers gear and trip leaders and bring $5 to cover pool fees at the entrance; 10 dollars total.

Kayak Roll Session (difficulty 2)

Cost: $5.00 (Guest: $5.00)

Time: Meet at 7:30 at the OC, expect to return around 9:30 or 10

Dates: November 18, 2014

OC Provides: Boat, Paddle, Spray Skirt

Participant Provides: Swimsuit, Towel, Pool Entrance Fee ($5)

Spots Taken: 4 / 8

Learn to re-right yourself if you've turned turtle in your kayak! $5 to the Outdoor Center covers gear and trip leaders and bring $5 to cover pool fees at the entrance; 10 dollars total.

Kayak Roll Session (difficulty 2)

Cost: $5.00 (Guest: $5.00)

Time: Meet at 7:30 at the OC, expect to return around 9:30 or 10

Dates: December 04, 2014

OC Provides: Boat, Paddle, Spray Skirt

Participant Provides: Swimsuit, Towel, Pool Entrance Fee ($5)

Spots Taken: 8 / 8

Learn to re-right yourself if you've turned turtle in your kayak! $5 to the Outdoor Center covers gear and trip leaders and bring $5 to cover pool fees at the entrance; 10 dollars total.

Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 3)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: December 06, 2014

Spots Taken: 7 / 12

Ski season is finally here! Join us for a day of backcountry skiing as our guides show you the best spots for that early season snow, teach safe backcountry travel practices, and link some beautiful turns.

Women Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 3)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: NA

Dates: February 07, 2015

OC Provides: Avalanche Safety, Trip Leader

Participant Provides: Skis, Clothing, Food

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Step into your bindings and out into the slope! This all-female-identifying backcountry ski day is a safe, inclusive, and empowering opportunity for WWU’s female identified students to ski some sweet lines in the Baker backcountry. Not only is this a great educational excursion, but February is the best month for snow in the Northwest...come enjoy the deep turns and sweet tree lines!

Backcountry Ski Course (difficulty 3)

Cost: $150.00 (Guest: $150.00)

Time: NA

Dates: February 10, 2015 through February 15, 2015

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Tips Up, Skiers! Want to learn the basics to skiing in the backcountry? Take our course and learn about the local spots and, most importantly, advice on traveling safely in the backcountry. This is an AWARENESS class - not a substitute for an avalanche focused class and formal avalanche training is recommended.

Backcountry Ski Day (Gender Inclusive) (difficulty 3)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: NA

Dates: March 14, 2015

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Study all week then grab your skis and join us for a Saturday at Swift Creek! No chairlift, no problem. This quick day trip will teach you the basics of backcountry skiing, from local spots around Baker to advice on how to travel safely in the backcountry. Swift Creek Saturday is the best way to get your mind fully set for the upcoming finals week...

Ice Climbing Weekend (difficulty 3)

Cost: $180.00 (Guest: $180.00)

Time: NA

Dates: January 17, 2015 through January 19, 2015

OC Provides: Ice tools, crampons, harnesses, rope, helmets, boots and technical gear, lodging

Participant Provides: Clothing, personal gear, food

Pre-trip meeting: Jan. 14, 2015, 6 a.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 8

Get your axe in gear! Jump in the van and join us up in the Great White North as we travel to Canada for a weekend of ice climbing. No experience necessary, this is an awesome chance to get away for a couple days and try something new.The OC Ice Climbing Trip is a classic every year you don’t want to miss out on.

Snow Cave Weekend (difficulty 2)

Cost: $60.00 (Guest: NA)

Time: NA

Dates: March 07, 2015 through March 08, 2015

Spots Taken: 0 / 8

Camping, in the cold? Snow way! Learn what you need to know to build a snow cave and safely go camping in the mountains during the winter. This yearly adventure up to the Mt.Baker wilderness is one of the most popular overnight trips the OC offers, and a great chance to get outside for a weekend before dead week.

Snowshoe Day (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: NA

Dates: January 31, 2015

OC Provides: Snowshoes

Participant Provides: Clothing, personal gear, food

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Miss hiking season? Looking to go romp around in the pristine mountains near the Mt. Baker ski area? Strap on some snowshoes and join us as we enjoy the winter season to the fullest. Snowshoe days are beginner friendly and a fantastic way to stay active throughout the cold weather!

Snowshoe Day (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: NA

Dates: February 01, 2015

OC Provides: Snowshoes

Participant Provides: Clothing, personal gear, food

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Miss hiking season? Looking to go romp around in the pristine mountains near the Mt. Baker ski area? Strap on some snowshoes and join us as we enjoy the winter season to the fullest. Snowshoe days are beginner friendly and a fantastic way to stay active throughout the cold weather!

Romantic Snowshoe (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: NA

Dates: February 14, 2015

OC Provides: Snowshoes

Participant Provides: Clothing, personal gear, food

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Need a date for you and your significant other this Valentines day? Well, the Outdoor Center is here to help! Come on our romantic snowshoe and let the snow covered mountains of the North Cascades woo you into a day of love and adventure. BYOR: Bring Your Own Romance, we’ll bring the snowshoes. Perfect for first dates.

Rock Climbing at Vantage (difficulty 2)

Cost: $115.00 (Guest: $115.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: November 07, 2014 through November 09, 2014

Spots Taken: 10 / 10

Leave with us Friday after classes and spend an epic full autumn weekend climbing our favorites at the Frenchman Coulee, one of Washington’s great winter crags in the sun. Ropes, harnesses, and gear provided. All levels welcome!