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Backpacking

Join a team of veterans in challenging themselves in the spectacular North Cascades. The course, designed specifically for veterans, gives participants the opportunity to explore of the most beautiful and pristine, and least traveled wilderness in the United States.  Participants travel through the mountain range nicknamed the “American Alps” for…

This 28-day backpacking and service course is designed to prepare and train you to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and other long distance hiking trails on your own. It is also designed so that if you desire, after course you can continue north on the PCT all the way…

Backpacking and Canoeing in the spectacular North Cascades is an ideal course for younger teens, and will give students the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the United States as students travel through the mountain range nicknamed the “American Alps” and paddle on crystal-clear Ross…

This course is designed for high school students seeking a life-changing, challenging adventure.  In addition to learning technical skills in sailing and alpine backpacking, students will learn methods of communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making. The expedition through some of Washington’s most stunning landscapes will take you from the beautiful San…

The South Sister Mountaineering course is a great introduction to backpacking, camping and snow- climbing up a non-technical peak that is 10,358ft, the highest of the Three Sisters.  The difficult ascent to the summit of South Sister gains 4,900 feet of elevation from the beginning of the course at a…

Mt. Jefferson is a 10,495-foot stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, and is the second highest mountain in Oregon. On the way to the top experience a bird's-eye view of the glaciated volcanoes of the Central Oregon Cascade and the spectacular surrounding terrain. Expect to travel on and off trail through wildflowers…

The Oregon to India Rafting and Trekking course is an extraordinary expedition that combines beautiful environments and challenging activities in two locations. This course is ideal for those who wish to explore the wild rapids and volcanic landscape of the Pacific Northwest, followed by an international expedition that puts these newly…

Alpine Backpacking in the spectacular North Cascades will give students the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the United States as students travel through the mountain range nicknamed the “American Alps”. Alpine backpacking courses carry less weight than mountaineering courses and focus on covering…

Both 15 and 22 day Washington Sea Kayaking and Alpine Backpacking courses begin in the San Juan Islands, a maze of islands sculpted by current, and world-renowned as a paddling destination. You’ll start with the basics and progress quickly as a paddler, immersed in learning through expedition experience, learning advanced…

The Oregon Cascades & Idaho Salmon River Leadership Semester course offers the greatest depth of personal and group leadership, technical and interpersonal skills of any course we offer. In 65 days, you will learn to paddle, mountaineer, rock climb and whitewater raft in the wildest and most scenic landscapes of…

Backpacking and Rock Climbing in the spectacular North Cascades is an ideal course for younger teens, and will give students the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the United States as students travel through the mountain range nicknamed the “American Alps”.  

The Wild and Scenic Deschutes River flows from the snowcapped Central Cascades to the Columbia River. A spring fed river, the Deschutes has a very consistent flow throughout the year and offers rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. This expedition will take students 97 miles through a beautiful desert river…

Designed for aspiring outdoor educators, this multi-expedition course offers students the chance to sea kayak, rock climb, mountaineer and backpack while developing skills necessary for an entry-level job in outdoor education.  The expedition combines beautiful environments and challenging activities with an intensive educational curriculum emphasizing the skills needed to work in…