Excursions

 

Are you interested in getting outside? 

Want to meet some new friends?

Want to make the most of your time in college?

 

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

 

Check out our Winter Excursions and get signed up for one today! 

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

Ice Climbing in BC (difficulty 3)

Cost: $200.00 (Guest: $200.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: January 14, 2017 through January 16, 2017

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

Spots Taken: 0 / 10

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 annual trip that you won’t want to miss out on.

John McLaughlin Class Whitewater Rafting (difficulty 0)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: January 21, 2017

OC Provides: Raft, PFDs, Transportation, Trip Leaders

Participant Provides: Snacks, Water Bottle

Pre-trip meeting: Jan. 19, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 17

Get out for a day on the Nooksack and explore the amazing ecology of a local river in the winter time!

Snowshoe to Hotsprings (difficulty 0)

Cost: $60.00 (Guest: $60.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: January 22, 2017

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

Spots Taken: 9 / 9

Explore the winter wonderland around Steven’s Pass with us on this fun and relaxing snowshoe trip! We’ll spend the day playing in the snow and soaking in Scenic Hotsprings while taking a well-deserved break from school.

Snow Caving (difficulty 1)

Cost: $65.00 (Guest: $65.00)

Time: Overnight

Dates: January 28, 2017 through January 29, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Jan. 25, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 4 / 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 Baker wilderness is one of the most popular overnight trips the OC offers, and a great chance to get outside for a weekend with some new pals!

Womxn's Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: February 04, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 9 / 9

Hey ladies! Leave those whiny boys back in town get out in the snow with some cool girl friends on this awesome backcountry ski day! You’ll get to explore some beautiful parts of Mt. Baker and learn the basics of safe backcountry travel.

Eagles and Whitewater (difficulty 0)

Cost: $55.00 (Guest: $55.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: February 05, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 2, 2017, 7 p.m.

Spots Taken: 1 / 11

Get outside this winter with a float trip down the Skagit River! Join us as we navigate rapids and cruise along the river through scenic mountains sipping hot cocoa. During the winter months, the Skagit River becomes home to the largest concentration of eagles in the lower 48 states, so keep your eye out!

Full Moon Night Snowhoe (difficulty 0)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: February 10, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 7, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 10 / 10

Come play in the snow with us under the light of the full moon! We’ll go for a quick evening jaunt up to Artist Point and sip some hot cocoa while the moon rises over the majestic Cascades.

February Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: February 11, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 8, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 3 / 9

Sick of the crowds at the resort? Join us for a day of ski touring in the Mt. Baker backcountry! Our guides will show you the best spots for that untouched powder and teach you safe practices for backcountry travel.

International Buddies Snowshoe (difficulty 1)

Cost: $18.00 (Guest: $18.00)

Time: 8am

Dates: February 12, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 8, 2017, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 17

It's the International Buddies snowshoe trip! Come to meet some great folk, and spend the day outside in beautiful Mt Baker Backcountry!

Rock Climbing at Smith Rock (difficulty 2)

Cost: $190.00 (Guest: $190.00)

Time: Overnight (2 nights)

Dates: February 18, 2017 through February 20, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 15, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 2 / 10

Have you ever wanted to climb at the legendary Smith Rock? Well come on down with us to sunny, dry Eastern Oregon for a long weekend of climbing on beautiful volcanic cliffs! No experience necessary, just bring your desire to climb and a good sense of adventure!

Snowshoe Day (difficulty 0)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: February 26, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: Feb. 22, 2017, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 6 / 11

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!

Muddy Mountain Bike Day 1 (difficulty 1)

Cost: $18.00 (Guest: $18.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: March 01, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: March 1, 2017, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

o Do you love biking? What about mud? What about mud AND biking? Get out on some local Bellingham trails for an afternoon, rain or shine!

Beginners Rock Climbing at Mt Erie (difficulty 1)

Cost: $50.00 (Guest: $50.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: March 04, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: March 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 2 / 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.

March Backcountry Ski Day (difficulty 2)

Cost: $45.00 (Guest: $45.00)

Time: Day Trip

Dates: March 05, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: March 1, 2017, 6 p.m.

Spots Taken: 4 / 9

Sick of the crowds at the resort? Join us for a day of ski touring in the Mt. Baker backcountry! Our guides will show you the best spots for that untouched powder and teach you safe practices for backcountry travel.

Muddy Mountain Bike Day 2 (difficulty 1)

Cost: $18.00 (Guest: $18.00)

Time: Half Day Trip

Dates: March 08, 2017

Pre-trip meeting: March 8, 2017, 3 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 7

Do you love biking? What about mud? What about mud AND biking? Get out on some local Bellingham trails for an afternoon, rain or shine!

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!