Excursions

 

Excursions provides 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 the WWU campus community.

 

Signups for Spring Quarter Excursions have launched! 

Sorry, no online registration available - come to VU 150 to sign up for trips and get more information!

 

 

Sign-Up Deadline: 4pm the day of the Pre-Trip meeting or 2 days prior to the event date.

 

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.   

 

 

 

FREE: Weekly Yoga (MTW) (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 4-5pm

Dates: January 09, 2019 through March 14, 2019

Participant Provides: Yoga mat

Spots Taken: 0 / 0

Breathe in. Breathe out. Join us every Monday through Wednesday in VU464 at 4pm for a chance to relax and get your stretch on! No experience or registration necessary. Yoga will not be held on 5/27.

FREE- Plant Hike (difficulty 1)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 4pm

Dates: April 11, 2019

Spots Taken: 3 / 12

Ready to see the forest for the trees? We’ll meander through the arb and identify some classic Pacific Northwest plants! Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

Intro to Backpacking (difficulty 1)

Cost: $70.00 (Guest: $70.00)

Time: All weekend

Dates: April 13, 2019 through April 14, 2019

OC Provides: Guides, group gear, dinners

Participant Provides: Personal gear (see gear list), warm layers, sturdy shoes, lunch and snacks

Pre-trip meeting: April 10, 2019, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 1 / 9

Learn the basics of backpacking right here in the Chuckanuts! Backpacking can be intimidating but we're here to help you learn the skills you need to get outside on your own. We'll cover what gear to pack, effective route planning, backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace ethics, and so much more! Dinners will be included for both the classroom evening and the weekend trip.

FREE: Sunday Sailing 1 (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 11am

Dates: April 14, 2019

Spots Taken: 5 / 12

Come view scenic Lake Whatcom from the decks of Lakewood’s fantastic sailboats. No experience necessary, Lakewood’s sailing crew will guide this adventure! Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

Full Moon Night Hike (difficulty 1)

Cost: $15.00 (Guest: $15.00)

Time: 8pm

Dates: April 19, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides

Participant Provides: Sturdy shoes, warm layers, water and snacks

Spots Taken: 8 / 12

The days are finally getting longer - but not long enough! Make the most of your Friday and get outside with us for this nighttime stroll in the Chuckanuts. No headlamp? No problem - the Outdoor Center has plenty to loan.

Rock Climbing @ Vantage (difficulty 1)

Cost: $140.00 (Guest: $140.00)

Time: All weekend

Dates: April 20, 2019 through April 21, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, group gear, climbing gear, dinner

Participant Provides: Climbing shoes, breakfasts/lunches, sleeping bag and pad

Pre-trip meeting: April 17, 2019, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Launch into spring with this overnight climbing trip! Vantage’s columnar basalt boasts a wide range of routes for many skill levels. No prior climbing experience necessary.

FREE: Trail Run (difficulty 2)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 9am

Dates: April 27, 2019

Participant Provides: Sturdy shoes

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Lace up your sneakers and start your Saturday feeling good with a jaunt around town! Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

FREE: Sunday Sailing 2 (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 11am

Dates: April 28, 2019

Spots Taken: 2 / 12

Come view scenic Lake Whatcom from the decks of Lakewood’s fantastic sailboats. No experience necessary, Lakewood’s sailing crew will guide this adventure! Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

Mountain Biking (difficulty 1)

Cost: $5.00 (Guest: $5.00)

Time: 4pm

Dates: May 02, 2019

Participant Provides: Mountain bike, helmet

Spots Taken: 4 / 9

Come with us as we explore our local mountain bike trails. This fun-filled adventure is great for any experience level.

Bouldering @ Clayton Beach (difficulty 1)

Cost: $15.00 (Guest: $15.00)

Time: 4pm

Dates: May 09, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, crash pads

Participant Provides: Climbing shoes

Spots Taken: 3 / 9

Join us for an afternoon of climbing on Clayton Beach’s signature honeycomb rock. No rope required!

Sea Kayak to Lummi Island (difficulty 2)

Cost: $130.00 (Guest: $130.00)

Time: All weekend

Dates: May 11, 2019 through May 12, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, kayaks, group gear, dinners

Participant Provides: Warm layers, breakfasts, lunches, and snacks

Pre-trip meeting: May 8, 2019, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 6 / 9

Experience the magic of kayaking in the San Juan Islands on this overnight excursion: rustic campsites accessible only by boat, possibility of bioluminescent algae, diverse wildlife, and so much more!

FREE: Sunday Sailing 3 (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 11am

Dates: May 12, 2019

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Come view scenic Lake Whatcom from the decks of Lakewood’s fantastic sailboats. No experience necessary, Lakewood’s sailing crew will guide this adventure! Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

Sunset Sea Kayak 1 (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 6pm

Dates: May 16, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, kayaks, wetsuits, PFDs,

Participant Provides: Warm layers, water, and snacks

Spots Taken: 1 / 9

Paddle through the calm waters of Bellingham Bay for the best sunset viewing seats in town. This excursion is great for beginning kayakers.

Art Hike (difficulty 1)

Cost: $15.00 (Guest: $15.00)

Time: 9am

Dates: May 19, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides

Participant Provides: Sturdy shoes, warm layers, lunch and snacks

Spots Taken: 2 / 12

Craving creative inspiration from the mountains? Join us as we venture up into the North Cascades to follow your artistic calling - whatever that may be! Bring art supplies, musical instruments, or anything else you might need to express your imagination.

Lake Padden Try-athalon (difficulty 2)

Cost: $5.00 (Guest: $5.00)

Time: 10am

Dates: May 19, 2019

Participant Provides: Bike (any type), helmet

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Ride with us out to Lake Padden for an amusing day of biking, running, and swimming. We’re not here to compete - we’re just here to have fun! Don't forget your towel!

FREE: Bike to Boulevard (difficulty 1)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 4pm

Dates: May 23, 2019

Participant Provides: Bike (any type), helmet

Spots Taken: 0 / 12

Cruise out along the Interurban Trail with the Outdoor Center for a relaxing afternoon of biking and hanging out with new friends! Frisbees will be provided. Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

Intro to Mountaineering (difficulty 3)

Cost: $170.00 (Guest: $170.00)

Time: All weekend

Dates: May 25, 2019 through May 27, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, group gear, mountaineering gear, dinners

Participant Provides: Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm layers, breakfast and lunches

Pre-trip meeting: May 21, 2019, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 9 / 9

The mountains are calling and we must go! The classroom date will focus on planning, preparation, and decision making. In the field we’ll practice glacier travel on rope teams, self-arrest technique, and orienteering. The trip will culminate in a summit attempt of the iconic Mt. Baker that is sure to be memorable! ● Pre-trip Meeting: May 21st @ 5pm ● Classroom Session: May 22nd @5pm

FREE: Sunday Sailing 4 (difficulty 0)

Cost: FREE (Guest: FREE)

Time: 11am

Dates: May 26, 2019

Spots Taken: 1 / 12

Come view scenic Lake Whatcom from the decks of Lakewood’s fantastic sailboats. No experience necessary, Lakewood’s sailing crew will guide this adventure! Free, but don’t forget to register in advance.

Sunset Sea Kayak 2 (difficulty 1)

Cost: $35.00 (Guest: $35.00)

Time: 6pm

Dates: May 30, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, kayaks, wetsuits, PFDs

Participant Provides: Warm layers, water, and snacks

Spots Taken: 2 / 9

Paddle through the calm waters of Bellingham Bay for the best sunset viewing seats in town. This excursion is great for beginning kayakers.

Climbing @ Mt. Erie (difficulty 1)

Cost: $50.00 (Guest: $50.00)

Time: 9am

Dates: June 01, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, climbing gear

Participant Provides: Climbing shoes

Spots Taken: 0 / 9

Learn top rope basics and make new friends on this fun, local 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.

Paddle Board Yoga @ Lakewood (difficulty 2)

Cost: $15.00 (Guest: $15.00)

Time: 11am

Dates: June 01, 2019

OC Provides: Paddle board

Spots Taken: 3 / 11

Ready to take your yoga poses to the next level? We’ll be testing our balance on Lakewood’s stand-up paddle boards. This class is capped at 11 participants so register today! No transportation is provided.

WOMXN Climbing @ Mt. Erie (difficulty 1)

Cost: $40.00 (Guest: $40.00)

Time: 9am

Dates: June 02, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, climbing gear

Participant Provides: Climbing shoes

Spots Taken: 5 / 9

Looking to take your climbing out of the gym? Never climbed before but want to try something new? Learn outdoor top rope basics in a supportive, all womxn environment. We’ll climb all day while enjoying the beautiful scenery from the top of Mt. Erie.

Faculty and Staff Rafting (difficulty 1)

Cost: $50.00 (Guest: $50.00)

Time: 7am

Dates: June 08, 2019

OC Provides: Transportation, guides, wetsuits, PFDs, rafts

Participant Provides: Warm layers, lunch and snacks

Pre-trip meeting: June 5, 2019, 5 p.m.

Spots Taken: 1 / 11

This whitewater rafting trip offers astounding views just outside the North Cascades National Park. We’ll enjoy the scenic mountains while getting splashy and celebrating the end of another hectic quarter!