Outdoor Orientation Program

Jump into your journey at OSU Cascades with the perfect outdoor experience alongside new and returning students. Select from canoeing or backpacking and share in this opportunity prior to the start of classes. Relax, meet new people, build community and most of all have fun!

2 Adventures to choose from:

Headwaters Canoe Trip

Five day canoe trip exploring the Upper Deschutes Watershed*
September 12-16 2018
Cost = Free
 

Please complete the registration packet and email to kelly.smith@osucascades.edu

Beginning close to the true source, this trip explores the upper stretches of the Deschutes River. Come and enjoy Osprey and Great Blue Heron along the wild and scenic Upper Deschutes. Led by two qualified Cascades Adventures canoe trip leaders, this is an opportunity to spend 5 days paddling and 4 nights camping as you travel from Wickiup Reservoir to Benham Falls.

*All trip participants must attend a mandatory pre-trip informational meeting prior to departure. Meeting dates and times will be sent in the confirmation letter you will receive upon registering.*

Headwaters Backpacking Trip

Three day backpacking trip exploring the Three Sisters Wilderness*
September 14-16, 2018
Cost = Free
 


Please complete the registration packet and email to kelly.smith@osucascades.edu

The majestic beauty of the Three Sisters mountains call to Central Oregonians, this trip explores that beauty on foot. Come and enjoy the volcanic history the Three Sisters have to offer. Led by two qualified Cascades Adventures backpacking trip leaders, this is an opportunity for students to spend 3 days hiking and 2 nights camping in the solitude of the Sisters wilderness.  

*All trip participants must attend a mandatory pre-trip informational meeting prior to departure. Meeting dates and times will be sent in the confirmation letter you will receive upon registering.*

Headwaters Dinner

Celebrate your return from the wild or kick off the new school year at the Headwaters Dinner on Sunday, September 16 at the OSU-Cascades dining Hall. Join fellow students, faculty and staff at this free dinner to share stories and begin building relationships on campus.

Sunday, September 16
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
OSU-Cascades Dining Hall: Beaver Dam Cafe

Cost = Free
 


For information contact:

Associate Director of Student Success 
 
Kelly Smith
Office Phone: 541-322-3171
 
Office: Tykeson Hall 106R
Office Hours: N/A