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. 

 

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: 3 / 12

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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.

Sea Kayak Course (difficulty 2)

Cost: $150.00 (Guest: $150.00)

Time: NA

Dates: May 16, 2015 through May 24, 2015

Spots Taken: 6 / 6

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New to the Outdoor Center! Learn the basics of sea kayaking in a small group setting, beginning with a day on Lake Whatcom, and then kayaking an overnight trip in the Bellingham Bay to Sinclair Island. We’ll stay overnight in the wonderful Viqueen Lodge. Beginners and kayakers of all levels encouraged!

Intro to Backpacking (difficulty 2)

Cost: $20.00 (Guest: $20.00)

Time: NA

Dates: April 21, 2015 through April 26, 2015

Spots Taken: 3 / 11

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Want to learn how to use a backpacking stove? Or how to efficiently pack your backpack for overnight trips? Or how to set up a prime campsite? This adventure includes a midweek evening classroom session on wilderness and Leave No Trace travel, and then a simple trek into the Chuckanuts for some overnight camping!

Chuckanut Bike and Hike (difficulty 2)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: All Day Sunday

Dates: April 12, 2015

Spots Taken: 8 / 12

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Experience Bellingham’s backyard mountains all in a day of adventure, no vehicles necessary! Start your quarter right, and bike from the Outdoor Center to a Northern Chuckanut Trailhead for some gorgeous spring hiking. Free of charge!

Mountaineering Course on Mt Baker (difficulty 3)

Cost: $150.00 (Guest: $150.00)

Time: NA

Dates: May 12, 2015 through May 17, 2015

Spots Taken: 8 / 8

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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 ascent. The course culminates with a summit attempt of Mt Baker.

Skagit Raft Day (difficulty 1)

Cost: $40.00 (Guest: $40.00)

Time: NA

Dates: April 25, 2015

Spots Taken: 8 / 12

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There’s nothing better than a raft trip to kick off spring! Come raft down the Skagit River with us as we reap the benefits of all the snow runoff, awesome water levels, and enjoy the scenic beauty and cruising current.

Raft Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $40.00 (Guest: $40.00)

Time: All Day Saturday

Dates: June 06, 2015

Spots Taken: 9 / 10

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Summer is here! Get stoked on the end of Spring Quarter with a celebratory day running some thrilling whitewater. River to be determined by current water levels, but expect some of the wild whitewater spring in the northwest provides! Intended to be the more challenging of the two raft days.

White Water Kayak Course (difficulty 3)

Cost: $150.00 (Guest: $175.00)

Time: TBD

Dates: May 05, 2015 through May 10, 2015

OC Provides: Kayaks and kayak gear

Spots Taken: 8 / 8

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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!

Backcountry Cooking Clinic (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 6-8 pm

Dates: April 23, 2015

Spots Taken: 12 / 15

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We don’t know about you all...but we prefer to eat like kings when in the backcountry! There’s no reason to not feast when camping. Come join us for a free clinic where we share our favorite camping and backpacking recipes!

Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: All Day Sunday

Dates: April 19, 2015

Spots Taken: 0 / 11

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This winter has had all of us peering ahead for some spring skiing – and the time is now! Join us for a casual day of fun and turns in the Baker backcountry. Learn more about the local snow stashes and safe backcountry touring practices with our trip leaders as they show you the way.

Snowshoe Day (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: All Day Saturday

Dates: April 18, 2015

Spots Taken: 4 / 12

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There’s never been a better season to enjoy the beauty of Artist Point! Snowshoe up and enjoy a day exploring the stunning views in the shadow of Mount Shuksan, with the Mount Baker volcano peering over at you from the southwest. The four mile roundtrip hike is a must-do for Bellingham folk every spring.

Leavenworth Climbing and Yoga (difficulty 1)

Cost: $100.00 (Guest: $100.00)

Time: All Weekend

Dates: May 02, 2015 through May 03, 2015

Spots Taken: 8 / 10

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Intro to Toproping (difficulty 1)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: All Day Saturday

Dates: May 30, 2015

Spots Taken: 12 / 12

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Want to learn the fundamentals to rock climbing? This free clinic teaches the technical basics to top roping and sport climbing. Great for beginners, and right here in our backyard Arboretum! All ropes and gear is supplied.

Bike to Boulder (difficulty 2)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: All Day Saturday

Dates: May 23, 2015

Spots Taken: 12 / 12

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Ever bouldered at Clayton Beach? The fantastic honeycomb-shaped rock is a treat to Bellingham climbers. Meet at the OC and we’ll bike down the Interurban Trail to Clayton Beach and explore the nifty climbing opportunities Larrabee State Park has in store, totally free!