Join us on an adventure! Our student leaders will take you on an experience unlike any other.
"Getting adjusted to college life seemed intimidating at first, but Voyages helped me get a head start and helped me transition into college."
— Backpack/Canoe Voyage participant, '19
From the shores of the Puget Sound, the granite rocks of the Cascade Mountains 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.
To ensure that everyone experiences an amazing Voyage, we ask that all Voyage participants comply with this Participant Code of Conduct.
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 "front country" setting compared to our Wilderness Voyages. If you love the idea of staying in a cabin or 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.
Note: Voyage participants must meet the essential functions required for each activity with or without reasonable accommodation. If you have any questions about the essential functions of participation, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodation Services (OAA). We may be able to assist you with a reasonable accommodation unless it would fundamentally change the nature of our programs, would increase unnecessary risk to you or others, or would place an undue financial or administrative burden on Outdoor Pursuits/Voyages.