Excursions

 

Are you interested in getting outside? 

Do you want to meet new friends and learn new skills?

Then excursions is the place for you!

  

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 and led by students, for students. Come visit us in VU 150.

 

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

Signups for Spring Trips open on the first day of Spring Quarter! 

 

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.  

 

Dinners are provided for overnight trips.

 

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.

Backpacking in Utah (difficulty 2)

Cost: $550.00 (Guest: $550.00)

Time: Overnight (8 nights)

Dates: March 18, 2017 through March 26, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: March 15, 2017, 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! On this trip you'll learn basic and advanced backcountry skills, meet new adventurous friends, explore the fascinating ecosystems of the desert, and road-trip through some of the prettiest parts of the country!

Free Yoga (difficulty 0)

Cost: Free (Guest: Free)

Time: 1 hour

Dates: April 05, 2017 through June 07, 2017

OC Provides: Instruction

Participant Provides: Mat and waterbottle

Spots Taken: 0 / 1000

Breathe in. Breathe out. Feeling good on a Tuesday and a Wednesday! Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-5pm in the VU for a chance to relax and get your stretch on.

Intro to Outdoor Sport Climbing Course (difficulty 2)

Cost: $165.00 (Guest: $165.00)

Time: Two classroom days, one day trip, and one overnight trip

Dates: April 10, 2017 through April 23, 2017

OC Provides: Rock climbing gear, transportation, instruction, group camping gear, dinner on overnight trips

Participant Provides: Rock climbing shoes, lunch and breakfast, personal camping gear

Pre-trip meeting: April 10, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 8

Started climbing in the gym but like being outside? Want to explore the vast open world and its sheer cliff faces? Come learn how! This spring, learn all the skills to be sufficient to go sport climb on your own. We’ll have two class days, a weekend day out, and a final weekend trip to enjoy some of the world class climbing Washington has to offer! • Class Dates: April 12 6-8pm, April 19th 6-8pm • Field Dates:, April 15 at Mt Erie, April 22-23 at Squamish, BC

April Full Moon Night Hike (difficulty 0)

Cost: $20.00 (Guest: $20.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: April 11, 2017

OC Provides: Transportation, trip leaders

Participant Provides: Headlamp, water bottle

Pre-trip meeting: April 11, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 13

Explore the Chuckanut mountains with us in the light of the full moon as we enjoy a nighttime stroll in the woods!

Human Powered Backpacking (difficulty 2)

Cost: $70.00 (Guest: $70.00)

Time: Two Days

Dates: April 15, 2017 through April 16, 2017

OC Provides: Stoves, tents, group backpacking gear, trip leaders, maps, group dinner

Participant Provides: Personal camping and hiking gear, backpack, water bottles, personal lunch and breakfast food

Pre-trip meeting: April 13, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Leave your car at home and join us for a weekend of backpacking on our favorite backyard trails! This overnight backpacking trip is a great way to learn about sustainable adventures close to Bellinghome.

Snowshoe Day (difficulty 0)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: April 16, 2017

OC Provides: Snowshoes, avalanche safety gear, trip leaders, transportation, hot chocolate, hiking boots if neede

Participant Provides: Warm clothes, water bottle, lunch

Pre-trip meeting: April 12, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 13

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 last of the winter season!

Whitewater Rafting Day (difficulty 0)

Cost: $55.00 (Guest: $55.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: April 30, 2017

OC Provides: Trip leaders, transportation, rafting equipment and pfds

Participant Provides: Lunch and a water bottle

Pre-trip meeting: April 27, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 11

Explore the pristine Washington wilderness from the river on this fun and exciting rafting day trip!

Bioluminescent Bike and Swim (difficulty 0)

Cost: $20.00 (Guest: $20.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: May 03, 2017

OC Provides: Bikes, helmets, trip leaders

Participant Provides: Headlamp, water bottle, swimming clothes

Pre-trip meeting: May 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 3 / 12

Experience the magic of swimming through the bioluminescence with us on this evening bike ride to Teddy Bear Cove!

Bike Touring in the San Juan Islands (difficulty 3)

Cost: $100.00 (Guest: $100.00)

Time: Two Days, Overnight

Dates: May 06, 2017 through May 07, 2017

OC Provides: Bikes, panniers, helmets, group dinner, group camping gear

Participant Provides: Water bottles, lunch and breakfast foods, personal camping gear

Pre-trip meeting: May 3, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Take a tour of island life with us on this fun weekend of biking! We’ll peddle the backroads of Lopez island and camp on the beaches of the famous Friendly Isle.

May Full Moon Night Hike (difficulty 0)

Cost: $20.00 (Guest: $20.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: May 10, 2017

OC Provides: Trip leaders, transportation

Participant Provides: Headlamp, water bottle

Pre-trip meeting: May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 13

Explore the Chuckanut mountains with us in the light of the full moon as we enjoy a nighttime stroll in the woods.

Wenatchee River Rafting (difficulty 2)

Cost: $100.00 (Guest: $100.00)

Time: Two Days, Overnight

Dates: May 13, 2017 through May 14, 2017

OC Provides: Dinner, wetsuits, pfds, rafts, transportation, guides, group camping gear

Participant Provides: Personal lunches and breakfast, personal camping gear

Pre-trip meeting: May 10, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 11

Ride the rollercoaster waves of the beautiful Wenatchee river on this weekend rafting adventure! We’ll camp overnight near the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth and explore the river two days in a row while learning about whitewater rafting.

Art Hike at Artist Point (difficulty 0)

Cost: $55.00 (Guest: $55.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: May 13, 2017

OC Provides: Basic drawing supplies, transportation, trip leaders

Participant Provides: Any additional art supplies, water and lunch

Pre-trip meeting: May 10, 2017, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 13

Get inspired on this day hike at Artist Point! We’ll spend the day in the gorgeous mountains seeking out the best views to capture on paper. Basic drawing supplies will be provided.

Basics of Backpacking (difficulty 1)

Cost: $95.00 (Guest: $95.00)

Time: Two classroom days, one overnight trip

Dates: May 13, 2017 through May 14, 2017

OC Provides: Transportation, instruction, group backpacking gear, group dinner

Participant Provides: Personal camping and hiking gear, backpack, water, personal breakfast and lunch food

Pre-trip meeting: May 9, 2017, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Learn the basics of backpacking over this weekend course in the North Cascades! We’ll spend two classroom days discussing effective route and meal planning, Leave No Trace ethics, and orienteering. Then we’ll head out into the field to put our skills into practice! • Classroom Dates: May 9th 5-7, May 11th 5-7 • Field Dates: May 13th-14th

Sunset Sea Kayaking on May 17th (difficulty 0)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: May 17, 2017

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

Participant Provides: Water Bottle and Snacks

Pre-trip meeting: May 17, 2017, 4 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 10

Paddle through the calm waters of the Bellingham bay with us under a beautiful sunset! This is a great trip for beginning sea kayakers.

Intro to Mountaineering at Mt. Baker (difficulty 4)

Cost: $180.00 (Guest: $180.00)

Time: Two classroom days, one three-day overnight trip

Dates: May 27, 2017 through May 29, 2017

OC Provides: Crampons, mountaineering boots, group camping gear, helmets, ropes, group dinner, transportation

Participant Provides: Warm clothes, personal camping gear, breakfast and lunch foods, water bottle

Pre-trip meeting: May 18, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

The mountains are calling, and we must go! This course includes two evening classroom sessions that will focus on planning, preparation, and self-rescue skills. In the field we’ll practice glacier travel on rope team, self-arrest, and orienteering, culminating in a summit attempt of Mt. Baker. • Classroom Dates: May 23rd from 6-8pm, May 25th from 6-8pm • Field Dates May 27-29

Sea Kayak in the San Juans Course (difficulty 2)

Cost: $160.00 (Guest: $160.00)

Time: Two classroom days, one three-day overnight trip

Dates: May 27, 2017 through May 29, 2017

OC Provides: Sea Kayaks, PFDs, Trip Leaders, Transportation, Group Dinners, Lodging

Participant Provides: breakfast and lunch foods, water, personal camping gear

Pre-trip meeting: May 24, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 6

Learn to travel the sea with us on this three-day course in the San Juan Islands! One classroom day will focus on trip preparation and route planning, followed by a half-day at Lakewood practicing rescue techniques. We’ll then paddle out to the rustic Viqueen Lodge and spend three days exploring the islands and putting our skills to the test!

Sunset Sea Kayaking on May 31st (difficulty 0)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: May 31, 2017

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

Participant Provides: Water Bottle and Snacks

Pre-trip meeting: May 31, 2017, 4 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 10

Paddle through the calm waters of the Bellingham bay with us under a beautiful sunset! This is a great trip for beginning sea kayakers.

Beginners Rock Climbing at Mt Erie (difficulty 1)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: June 03, 2017

OC Provides: Transportation, trip leaders, climbing gear

Participant Provides: Lunch and water, climbing shoes

Pre-trip meeting: May 31, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 10

Learn top rope basics and make new climbing friends on this fun, local climbing day-trip. Mt. Erie is a classic climbing destination perfect for beginners, and overlooks some of the best views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains.