Join us on an adventure! Our student leaders will take you on an experience unlike any other! From the shores of the Puget Sound, the boulders of Smith Rock to the streets of Portland, Oregon, you will enjoy connecting with fellow students and professors in this unique experience. All Voyage trips accommodate any skill level, whether beginner or advanced.View the description of our different Voyages below!
"Getting adjusted to college life seems trying at first, but the Voyage was a great way to get a head start on the firsts of college." — Backpack/ Canoe Voyage participant, '09
Wilderness Voyages connect you with classmates while enjoying some of the most incredible backcountry scenery the Northwest has to offer. Under the mentorship of trained student leaders, you will pitch your own tent, use a map and compass, get away from the distractions of the city, and cook hearty, well-earned backcountry meals. With each activity we teach, you will gain the technical skills necessary to travel safely, build confidence, and most importantly have a blast!
- Backpacking and Canoeing Central, OR
- Sea Kayaking on the Puget Sound, WA
- Rafting on the Deschutes River, OR
- Backpacking in Umpqua National Forest, OR
Outdoor Voyages are designed to connect you with classmates while on adventures that are located a little closer to civilization than our Wilderness Voyages. If you love the idea of getting outdoors with your new classmates, but want a less rugged adventure — these are the trips for you! Your student leaders will show you all of the necessary skills you need to know to ensure a wonderful experience.
Front Country Voyages
Front Country Voyages are designed to connect you with classmates while on adventures that are located in a more urban setting compared to our Wilderness Voyages. If you love the idea of staying in a hostel with your new classmates, and want a less rugged adventure — these are the trips for you! Enjoy everything from day hikes to sightseeing. Your student leaders will show you all of the necessary skills you need to know to ensure a wonderful experience.
Physical difficulty ratings based on daily activity level during the Voyage.
See each trip page for specific difficulty ratings.