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.

Free Yoga (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE!!! (Guest: FREE!!!)

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Dates: April 06, 2016 through June 01, 2016

Spots Taken: 0 / 40

Breathe in. Breathe out. Feeling good on a Wednesday! Please join us every Wednesday in the VU for a chance to relax and get your stretch on. And the best part…it’s FREE! April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, June 1st **April 6th will be held in the VU Multi-Purpose Room and all other sessions will be in VU 565A/B

Backcountry Ski Day - April 9th (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: April 09, 2016

Spots Taken: 1 / 8

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.

Snowshoe Day - April 16th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: April 16, 2016

Spots Taken: 9 / 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.

Sunset Kayak - April 20th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 5:00pm

Dates: April 20, 2016

Spots Taken: 6 / 8

Fully immerse yourself in the wonderful experience that is a Bellingham sunset! Kayaking on the bay will provide participants with an opportunity to be in the middle of the pallet of colors that is constantly put on display on a near nightly basis. Not only do you have a wonderful spot to watch the sunset from in the

White Water Kayak Course - April 21st, 26th, 28th, 30th, May 1st (difficulty 2)

Cost: $155.00 (Guest: $155.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: April 21, 2016 through May 01, 2016

Spots Taken: 0 / 8

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! Classroom Session: April 21st Roll Sessions: April 26th and 28th River Days: April 30th and May 1st

White Water Rafting (difficulty 1)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: April 23, 2016

Spots Taken: 10 / 11

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.

Sunset Kayak - May 4th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 5:00pm

Dates: May 04, 2016

Spots Taken: 0 / 8

Fully immerse yourself in the wonderful experience that is a Bellingham sunset! Kayaking on the bay will provide participants with an opportunity to be in the middle of the pallet of colors that is constantly put on display on a near nightly basis. Not only do you have a wonderful spot to watch the sunset from in the middle of the bay, but you will be able to learn basic sea kayaking skills as well.

Rock Climbing & Yoga - May 7th-8th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $95.00 (Guest: $95.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: May 07, 2016 through May 08, 2016

Spots Taken: 9 / 12

Awesome Icicle Creek awaits us! Hop in the cars with us and head down to Leavenworth for a weekend of climbing, camping, and some outdoor yoga! The mountains around Leavenworth are known for being one of the premier crags in the state for the bouldering, sport climbing and awesome scenery.

Sea Kayak to Viqueen Lodge - May 12th, 19th, 21st-22nd (difficulty 2)

Cost: $155.00 (Guest: $155.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: May 12, 2016 through May 22, 2016

Spots Taken: 7 / 8

Never heard of the Viqueen Lodge? Paddle with trip leaders out to 15 acres of WWU property on Sinclair Island out in the San Juans. Not only will you become better acquainted with the islands, but you will learn how to handle yourself in a sea kayak while having a blast with new friends!

Sunset Kayak - May 18th (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 5:00pm

Dates: May 18, 2016

Spots Taken: 7 / 8

Fully immerse yourself in the wonderful experience that is a Bellingham sunset! Kayaking on the bay will provide participants with an opportunity to be in the middle of the pallet of colors that is constantly put on display on a near nightly basis. Not only do you have a wonderful spot to watch the sunset from in the middle of the bay, but you will be able to learn basic sea kayaking skills as well.

Mt. Baker Mountaineering Course - May 24th, 26th, 28th-30th (difficulty 3)

Cost: $180.00 (Guest: $180.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: May 24, 2016 through May 30, 2016

Spots Taken: 8 / 8

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. Class Sessions:

Intro to Backpacking (difficulty 1)

Cost: $80.00 (Guest: $80.00)

Time: 8:00am

Dates: May 28, 2016 through May 30, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: May 25, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 3 / 10

Want to learn how to use a backpacking stove, efficiently pack your backpack, or set up a prime campsite? This adventure includes discussions on wilderness ethics and LNT travel, and two nights of camping in the Chuckanuts!

Sunset Kayak - June 1st (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 5:00pm

Dates: June 01, 2016

Spots Taken: 5 / 8

Fully immerse yourself in the wonderful experience that is a Bellingham sunset! Kayaking on the bay will provide participants with an opportunity to be in the middle of the pallet of colors that is constantly put on display on a near nightly basis. Not only do you have a wonderful spot to watch the sunset from in the middle of the bay, but you will be able to learn basic sea kayaking skills as well.

Bay View Bike & Camp - June 4th-5th (difficulty 2)

Cost: $55.00 (Guest: $55.00)

Time: 7:00am

Dates: June 04, 2016 through June 05, 2016

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

This is your chance to finally use that bike for an adventure. Don't have a bike? We've got great and inexpensive rates at the OC. Join our trip leaders for a fun weekend full of biking, camping, and plenty of laughs!