Excursions

Excursions provide an opportunity to get outside and connect with the local northwest lifestyle, while learning valuable leadership and technical skills. Our trips are designed by students, for students and led by students. Come check us out in VU 150.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Sign-Up Deadline: 4pm the day of the Pre-Trip meeting.

 

Refund Policy: Refunds must be completed by 4pm the day of 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, 2015 through June 17, 2016

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.

Mt Baker Mountaineering (difficulty 2)

Cost: $190.00 (Guest: $190.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: July 16, 2016 through July 17, 2016

OC Provides: Guides, transportation, mountaineering gear, instruction

Participant Provides: Personal clothing, great attitude, desire to learn and enjoy Mt Baker.

Pre-trip meeting: July 12, 2016, 4 p.m.

Spots Taken: 8 / 8

Mountaineering Equipment List

The mountains are calling, and we must go! This course will instruct on glacier travel, mountaineering basics, and an introduction to crevasse rescue. Two evening classroom sessions will detail planning, preparation and technical skills necessary for a summit bid. The course culminates with a summit attempt of Mt Baker.

Full Moon Night Hike (difficulty 0)

Cost: $25.00 (Guest: $25.00)

Time: 4-5 hours

Dates: August 16, 2016

OC Provides: Trip Leaders, Transportation

Participant Provides: Hiking Boots, Waterbottle, Headlamp

Pre-trip meeting: Aug. 16, 2016, 7 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Join us as we explore Bellingham’s backyard while meeting new folks and enjoying the beauty of the Full Moon!

Women's Wednesday Mountain Biking Sept. 28th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $26.00 (Guest: $26.00)

Time: 4-6 hours

Dates: September 28, 2016

OC Provides: Mountain Bikes, Helmets, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Sept. 28, 2016, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Ladies, Wednesday is your day to ride! Get out and about on local Bellingham trails with no dudes to slow you down. If you’re new to mountain biking, this is a great way to get started! If you’ve been biking for a while, you can show off your skills and meet great new people to bike with!

Sea Kayak to Viqueen Lodge (difficulty 2)

Cost: $145.00 (Guest: $145.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: October 01, 2016 through October 02, 2016

OC Provides: Sea Kayaks, PFDs, Trip Leaders, Transportation, Dinner

Participant Provides: B-fast, lunch, snacks, sense of adventure

Pre-trip meeting: Sept. 27, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 6

Orient yourself to Western while you orient your sea charts! On this trip you’ll explore the beautiful San Juan Islands, adventure with a new team of friends, learn the basics of sea kayaking from experienced trip leaders, and camp out at the rustic Viqueen Lodge on Sinclair Island! First-year students are encouraged to sign up. Pre-Trip Meeting September 27th, 6:00 pm in VU 150 Practice Session September 29th 5:00 at Lakewood

Women's Wednesday Mountain Biking Oct. 5th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $26.00 (Guest: $26.00)

Time: 4-6 hours

Dates: October 05, 2016

OC Provides: Mountain Bikes, Helmets, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 5, 2016, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Ladies, Wednesday is your day to ride! Get out and about on local Bellingham trails with no dudes to slow you down. If you’re new to mountain biking, this is a great way to get started! If you’ve been biking for a while, you can show off your skills and meet great new people to bike with!

Intro to Backpacking and Mindfulness (difficulty 1)

Cost: $100.00 (Guest: $100.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: October 08, 2016 through October 09, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 5, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Start off the school year with a peaceful backpacking trip in the North Cascades! On this trip you’ll learn the basics of backcountry living and travel in some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. You’ll participate in group and personal mindfulness activities to help you clear your mind and connect to the wilderness.

Outback Backcountry Cooking and Foraging Clinic (difficulty 0)

Cost: $20.00 (Guest: $20.00)

Time: 5:00-8:00

Dates: October 11, 2016 through October 13, 2016

OC Provides: Food, Stoves, Instructors

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 11, 2016, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 10

Sick of eating instant oatmeal and dehydrated beans on backpacking trips? Want to impress your friends with fancy backcountry baking? Well this two-day class is for you! You’ll learn to forage fresh wild food in the outback garden, bake delicious warm cinnamon rolls on backcountry stoves, plan inexpensive and yummy backpacking meals, and participate in an exciting backcountry iron-chef cook-off! o October 11th and 13th , 5-8 pm each day

Women's Wednesday Mountain Biking Oct. 12th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $26.00 (Guest: $26.00)

Time: 4-6 hours

Dates: October 12, 2016

OC Provides: Mountain Bikes, Helmets, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 12, 2016, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Ladies, Wednesday is your day to ride! Get out and about on local Bellingham trails with no dudes to slow you down. If you’re new to mountain biking, this is a great way to get started! If you’ve been biking for a while, you can show off your skills and meet great new people to bike with!

Bike and Camp at Bayview (difficulty 2)

Cost: $88.00 (Guest: $88.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: October 15, 2016 through October 16, 2016

OC Provides: Bikes, Panniers, Helmets, Dinner

Participant Provides: B-fast, lunch, snacks, sense of adventure!

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 12, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

You don’t need a car to explore beautiful beaches! Join us for a weekend of bike touring where you’ll learn the basics of bike packing, route planning, and bike repair, as well as camp at the lovely Bayview State Park.

Women's Wednesday Mountain Biking Oct. 19th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $26.00 (Guest: $26.00)

Time: 4-6 hours

Dates: October 19, 2016

OC Provides: Mountain Bikes, Helmets, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 19, 2016, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Ladies, Wednesday is your day to ride! Get out and about on local Bellingham trails with no dudes to slow you down. If you’re new to mountain biking, this is a great way to get started! If you’ve been biking for a while, you can show off your skills and meet great new people to bike with!

North Cascades Kayak Camping (difficulty 2)

Cost: $175.00 (Guest: $175.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: October 22, 2016 through October 23, 2016

OC Provides: Sea Kayaks, PFDs, Trip Leaders, Transportation, Dinner

Participant Provides: B-fast, lunch, snacks, sense of adventure!

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 18, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Come explore the glacial blue waters of the North Cascades! On this unique trip you’ll learn the basics of multi-day kayaking deep in the mountains with awesome new friends and camp at remote campsites only accessible by boat. Pre-Trip Meeting October 18th, 6pm VU 150 Lake Session October 20th 3pm at Lakewood

Women's Wednesday Mountain Biking Oct. 26th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $26.00 (Guest: $26.00)

Time: 4-6 hours

Dates: October 26, 2016

OC Provides: Mountain Bikes, Helmets, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 26, 2016, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Ladies, Wednesday is your day to ride! Get out and about on local Bellingham trails with no dudes to slow you down. If you’re new to mountain biking, this is a great way to get started! If you’ve been biking for a while, you can show off your skills and meet great new people to bike with!

Halloween Rock Climbing in Vantage (difficulty 2)

Cost: $102.00 (Guest: $102.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: October 29, 2016 through October 30, 2016

OC Provides: Helmet, Harness, Ropes, Carabiners, Dinner, Tents, Transportation, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: B-fast, lunch, snacks, climbing shoes, sleeping bag, sense of adventure!

Pre-trip meeting: Oct. 26, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Do you want to: A) Have fun climbing outside? B) Dress up and be really goofy? C) Learn technical rock climbing skills? D) Make new friends? or E) All of the above? If you circled any of these answers, then this is the trip for you! Travel to the desert of Eastern Washington and go rock climbing on some of the best columnar basalt the state has to offer during this fun and spooky weekend. Costumes mandatory!

Rock School at Vantage (difficulty 3)

Cost: $145.00 (Guest: $145.00)

Time: Overnight (2 nights)

Dates: November 11, 2016 through November 13, 2016

OC Provides: Helmet, Harness, Ropes, Carabiners, Dinner, Tents, Transportation, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: B-fast, lunch, snacks, climbing shoes, sleeping bag, sense of adventure!

Pre-trip meeting: Nov. 8, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Get out of the classroom for a few days and join us out on the rocks! If you’re just getting started in your rock climbing career or want a chance to review your lead climbing, anchor building and belay skills with experienced trip leaders, then this is the trip for you. You’ll spend two evenings in the classroom going over fundamentals before heading out to Vantage for three days and putting your skills to the test with your new climbing partners! Pre-Trip Classroom Meetings: November 8th and November 10th at 6pm, VU 150

Full Moon Night Hike (difficulty 0)

Cost: $25.00 (Guest: $25.00)

Time: 4-5 hours

Dates: November 14, 2016

OC Provides: Trip Leaders, Transportation

Participant Provides: Hiking Boots, Waterbottle, Headlamp

Pre-trip meeting: Nov. 14, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Join us as we explore Bellingham’s backyard while meeting new folks and enjoying the beauty of the Full Moon!

Eagles and Whitewater (difficulty 1)

Cost: $60.00 (Guest: $60.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: November 19, 2016

OC Provides: Raft, PFDs, Transportation, Trip Leaders

Pre-trip meeting: Nov. 16, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Start off the winter with a float trip down the Skagit River! Join us as we navigate rapids, look for nesting eagles, and cruise along the river through scenic mountains with new fun friends.

Finals Week De-Stress Day Hike (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: December 03, 2016

OC Provides: Transportation, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Snacks, Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Nov. 30, 2016, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Escape from the library for a day in the mountains with us! We’ll head up to Oyster Dome in the Chuckanut Mountains to explore, de-stress, and have some fun before buckling down for finals.

Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $65.00 (Guest: $65.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: December 04, 2016

OC Provides: Skis, ski boots, beacons, shovels, probes, transportation, trip leaders

Participant Provides: water bottle, snacks, sense of adventure!

Pre-trip meeting: Nov. 30, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Ski season is finally here! Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the early-season powder and learn safe backcountry travel practices as you link some beautiful turns! All backcountry ski/snowboard equipment included.

Canadian Ice Adventure in Banff (difficulty 3)

Cost: $550.00 (Guest: $550.00)

Time: Overnight (6 nights)

Dates: December 10, 2016 through December 16, 2016

OC Provides: Boots, crampons, ice tools, helmets, harnesses, other gear, trip leaders, transportation, lodging

Pre-trip meeting: Dec. 7, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Get your axe in gear, eh! Join us for the first week of winter break as we head on up to the Great White North on the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll get an icy introduction to ice climbing, explore the provincial parks around Banff, and come home to a warm Canadian hut nestled deep in the mountains. No experience necessary, just bring your sense of adventure!!!!! Gear, lodging, and transportation included. Come on in to the OC and ask for more details, bud.