Trip Descriptions

If you're itching to sign up for a trip, but want to know exactly what you're getting yourself into, look no further. The descriptions below are meant to help you get a feel for each of the day trips we offer. 

In addition to day trips, we offer extended trips over certain weekends, spring break and the summer.

Day Trips

The following trips are run throughout the year, changing as the seasons do. 

White Water Rafting

Join our instructor and some All Star Rafting Guides for a day out on the water! Whether you're battling rapids on the Deschutes or the White Salmon River, you're guaranteed some great laughs and some even greater splashdowns. 

Sea Kayaking

Grab a paddle, a PFD (personal flotation device), and get ready for some serious fun. Instructors well versed in paddle technique and boat etiquette will guide you through a day of non-stop flotation and non-stop fun. 


Stand Up Paddleboarding

If you are looking for a more mellow approach to get out into nature, stand up paddleboarding (SUPing) is for you! This trip is as calm and relaxing as you want to make it; What ever route you choose you are sure to enjoy the sun on your face and the sound of water lapping at your board.


Take a day with us to float down the river. Enjoy the sun, the water, and the outdoors as our staff guides you through the techniques and make ripples on a lazy afternoon.


Whether you're testing the water for the first time or are ready to hang ten from the get go, we want you to join us for a day of frolicking on the Oregon Coast. Learn what serious surfer dudes look for when reading the tides, and dive into a day of surf, salt, and seriously rad people. 

Rock Climbing

Throw on some climbing shoes (Don't worry if you don't have 'em because we do!) and test your abilities in the elements. Whether you are a newbie looking for a relaxing day bouldering or an old timer hoping to scale every crag in site, we want to help you find happiness among the rocks. 

Indoor Climbing

Daunting, dirty boulders maybe not your thing? Join us for a night of indoor adventuring instead! A quick jaunt into Portland to one of our favorite gyms is warmer, dryer, and just as fun as a day out on the rocks.  


Join OP staff for a day out on a trail exploring a scenic area located in our own backyard here in Oregon. Each excursion is as different, fresh and unpredicably enjoyable as the instructor leading it. 


If you're a fan of hiking and a lover of the snow, be sure to join our instructors up a mountain. Let us take on on a snowshoe clad adventure and share a Pacific Northwest Winter Wonderland with you. 

Cross Country Skiing

Join us for a day of backcountry trekking. We will explore snow-covered trails and make some winter memories, all while strapped snuggly into a pair of skis. 

Mountain Shuttle 

Looking to get your downhill Skiing or Boarding fix? Let us bring you up to Mt Hood! We'll help you get there and then turn you loose for a day of shreddin' with whomever and however you please. 


Spring Break Trips 

Canyonlands Backpacking 

Join OP Student Leaders for a week in the rugged and beautiful desert. Escape for a bit from the greenery of the Pacific Northwest and try your hand in a new environment, chalk full of breathtaking views and new experiences with awesome people.

White Water Rafting

Join our instructors for a week out on the water! Whether you're battling rapids on the Green River or enjoying a delicious dinner in camp, you're guaranteed some great laughs and some even greater splashdowns. 

Smith Rock Climbing 

Hoping to spend more time out in the rocks? Or get your hands on a boulder for the first time? Join us for the week at Smith Rock for camping, climbing, and an all around good time. 



Custom Trips

With custom trips, you get decide what you're doing, where you're going, and when you go.

Learn more with our custom trip brochure (pdf), then submit a trip form (pdf) at least three weeks in advance. Send completed forms to UC Box A108 through intercampus mail.

Please feel free to call us at 503-352-2264 with any questions.