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. 

 

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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 1)

Cost: FREE! (Guest: FREE!)

Time: 4:00 PM

Dates: January 13, 2016 through March 09, 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!

Ice Climbing Weekend 1/16-1/18 (difficulty 3)

Cost: $170.00 (Guest: $170.00)

Time: 8:00 AM

Dates: January 16, 2016 through January 18, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: Jan. 13, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 8 / 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.

Artist Point Full Moon Hike - 1/24 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 4:00 PM

Dates: January 24, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: Jan. 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Spots Taken: 7 / 10

This will be a special occasion with the Full Moon on a Sunday and we will take full advantage with a snowshoe up to Artist Point for a sunset in the mountains, quickly followed by a beautiful moonrise. After enjoying a cup of hot cocoa we will hike our way back to the warm vehicles under the moonlight.

Backcountry Ski Day - 1/30 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: 7:00 AM

Dates: January 30, 2016

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

Spots Taken: 6 / 10

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.

International Buddies Snowshoe Day (difficulty 1)

Cost: $14.00 (Guest: $14.00)

Time: 8am

Dates: January 31, 2016

OC Provides: Snowshoes Beacon Shovel Probe Transportation

Participant Provides: Personal Clothing snacks lunch

Pre-trip meeting: Jan. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 18 / 18

International Buddies Plan Your Own Excursion. Preset Participant List. No General Signups.

Valentine's Day Snowshoeing - 2/14 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 7:00 AM

Dates: February 14, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Spots Taken: 12 / 12

Need a date for you and your significant other this Valentine’s 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.

Kayak Roll Session - 2/16 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $10.00 (Guest: $10.00)

Time: 8:00 PM

Dates: February 16, 2016

Spots Taken: 2 / 12

VOC Snowshoe Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: Free (Guest: Free)

Time: 8am

Dates: February 21, 2016

OC Provides: Snowshoes Beacon Shovel Probe Transportation

Participant Provides: Personal Clothing snacks lunch

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Veteran's Outreach Center Plan Your Own Excursion (Preset Participant List) No General Signups.

Full Moon Hike - 2/22 (difficulty 1)

Cost: $15.00 (Guest: $15.00)

Time: 5:00 PM

Dates: February 22, 2016

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

Spots Taken: 4 / 12

Let’s go explore Bellingham’s backyard while we meet new folks and enjoying the beauty of a Full Moon.

Backcountry Ski Day - 2/27 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: 7:00 AM

Dates: February 27, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 24, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 2 / 10

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.

Cross Country Ski to Baker Hot Springs - 2/28 (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 7:00 AM

Dates: February 28, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Spots Taken: 12 / 12

There’s no better way to escape the cold days of winter by venturing out to the Baker Hot Springs! Come with the Outdoor Center as we utilize cross country skis to access the hot springs while there is still snow on the ground.

Kayak Roll Session - 3/1 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $10.00 (Guest: $10.00)

Time: 8:00 PM

Dates: March 01, 2016

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Want to work on your kayak roll with our white water guides? Join us throughout the quarter as we provide the education, boats and transportation!

Snow Caving - 3/5-3/6 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $60.00 (Guest: $60.00)

Time: 7:00 AM

Dates: March 05, 2016 through March 06, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: March 2, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 10 / 10

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.

Snowshoeing Day Trip - 3/12 (difficulty 2)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 8:00 AM

Dates: March 12, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: March 9, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 11 / 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.

Spring Break Backpacking in Utah (difficulty 3)

Cost: $450.00 (Guest: $450.00)

Time: 8:00 AM

Dates: March 19, 2016 through March 25, 2016

Pre-trip meeting: March 10, 2016, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 9 / 9

Finish up the cold and rainy Washington winter with a 6 day backpacking trip in the sunny spring canyons of southern Utah! We'll begin with a road trip through some of the most beautiful landscapes the western United States has to offer, follow the winding trails of Woodenshoe Canyon into the wilderness of Dark Canyon, and wander the mesas of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. On this trip you'll learn basic and advanced backcountry skills, meet new adventurous friends, and explore the fascinating ecosystems of the desert! Trip cost includes transportation, food, guides, and permits.