Backpacking and Canoeing


Experience the Northwest like you never have before! Start out by throwing on a backpack and hiking through gorgeous Central Oregon. While trekking this stunning stretch of scenic trail, you will gain valuable skills by using a map and compass, cooking delicious meals together, and sleeping under the stars.

Next, canoe down the unique Deschutes River, and learn the paddle skills necessary to navigate the windy waterway. This trip can vary in the amount of time spent backpacking or canoeing, so keep your eyes open for updates!

  • Cost of Attending: $450 (charged directly to student account)
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August 20-25 Logistics 

Arrival for Voyages
August 20 (5-day Voyage)

Times listed below are based on last year's Voyage, and liable to change.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Check in at the West Lawn with Voyage Coordinators and welcomed by Orientation Staff.
Participate in Pacific’s traditional Sign, Shake, and Ring ceremony- a time honored tradition signing the book of enrollment, shaking the president’s hand, and ringing the bell to signify your entry into Pacific.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Student Orientation! Get to know your Voyage leader and fellow participants before you depart on your adventures! (students only)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Parent and Family Orientation (parents and family members only)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Move-in to dorms. Students cannot move-in earlier unless approved by Housing. Students with late night flights may fly in August 20 and have a midnight check-in. Please let us know ASAP if you need to do this.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Welcome dinner for students and parents!

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.| Pre-trip meeting (students only)

5-day Voyages depart the morning of August 21.

All trips return Aug. 25.