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Outdoor Center Excursions

Outdoor Center Excursions

The Outdoor Center enhances opportunities for students and other members of the WWU community to involve themselves in outdoor recreation activities. This fall, we have a host of in-person events available to all so come join us in exploring the outdoors and connecting with ourselves and others! All Outdoor Center excursions are either free or low-cost ($10). 

On our excursions, we attempt to engage all of our participants in fun and absorbing activities based on their comfort and ability levels. This will mean checking in with everyone to see what they want out of the trip and checking in multiple times during the trip to assess how the trip can best fit the groups' needs. We believe that there is a way to balance the excitement level of an activity and the perceived risk/exertion for each of our participants so that everyone can leave our program having learned something and enjoyed themselves.

Fall 2022 Registration

Registration for excursions in the first half (September-October) of Fall '22 will be open on Monday, September 26 at 10 AM. Registration for excursions in the second half of Fall '22 will open on Monday, October 24 at 10 AM.

Students can sign up in-person at the Outdoor Center (Viking Union 150, off Garden Street). Trips have a limited number of spots and typically fill up fast - registration is first-come, first-serve. Students will have the option to place themselves on a waiting list once trips are full but there is no guarantee that any spots will open.

Fall 2022 Excursions Schedule

Monday Yoga Series, Weekly (FREE)

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Starts Monday, September 26 with final session on Monday, November 21, 2022
  • no registration required

Wellness Wednesdays (FREE; registration required)
First Half of Fall '22

Intro to Biking in Bellingham (September 28  from 3 PM - 6:30 PM)
Sunset Sea Kayak on Bellingham Bay (October 5 from 3 PM - 7 PM)
Leaf Rubbing Art Day at WWU Outback (October 12 from 3 PM - 6 PM)

Second Half of Fall '22
Intro to Trip Planning (November 2 from 4 PM - 6 PM)
Intro to Through Hiking (November 16 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Weekend Excursions (Cost $10; registration required)
First Half of Fall '22

Backpacking in the North Cascades (Saturday-Sunday, October 8-9).
- All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, October 4 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Surf Trip at Westport Beach (Friday-Sunday, October 14-16)
- All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Vesper Peak Scramble (Saturday, October 29)
- All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00-7:00 PM

Halloween Bike Scavenger Hunt (Sunday, October 30)
-No Participant Pre-Trip meeting!

Second Half of Fall '22
Whitewater Rafting on the Skagit River (Saturday, November 5)
- All Participants must attend Pre-Trip Meeting on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00 PM – 7 :00 PM

Intro to Mt. Erie Rock Climbing (Sunday, November 6th)
- All Participants must attend Pre-Trip meeting on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Accessibility

For disability accommodations, questions or requests please contact our Outdoor Center Co-Coordinators at as.oc.ex.asst.coord@wwu.edu and as.oc.excursions.coord@wwu.edu or call 360-650-7677 at least two weeks before the trip. For more information check out our website.

For any other questions or feedback, you can also reach out to our Outdoor Center Co-Coordinators or call the front desk at the Equipment & Bike Shop at 360-650-3115