FAQ

Who is allowed to participate?

Any person who is currently a student, faculty or staff at OSU-Cascades is welcome to attend our trips, outings and workshops.

How much do the trips cost?

Most workshops, Friday Floats and trainings are free, other trips may require a $5 fee or a small fee to help cover costs. Some costs are supplemented by the Student Fees Committee of OSU-Cascades in an effort to keep trip costs low. 

What gear is available through Cascades Adventures?

Cascades Adventures is able to provide a majority of equipment for activities such as backpacking/camping (packs, sleeping bags, stoves, shelters, headlamps), rock climbing (ropes, harnesses, helmets & hardware), back-country snow travel (avalanche beacons, probes, shovels, snowshoes), mountaineering (pickets, ice axes & crampons) and canoeing (boats, pfd's, wetsuits, botties, paddles). 

What experience do I need to have?

No experience necessary, Cascades Adventures outings are designed for beginner to advanced level participants. Skills workshops, clinics and outings are designed as part of progressions to give participants exposure to, and comfort with, specific information and skills.

Participant Levels

Beginner

Beginner level trips are designed for participants with little or no experience in the activity. The focus is on learning basics skills and enjoying the experience.

Intermediate

Intermediate level trips are designed for participants with some experience. Trips focus on enjoying the experience and practicing skills.

Advanced

Advanced trips are designed for participants with appropriate experience and skills. Students function with autonomy and focus on advanced skills and depth of understanding.

Expert

Expert trips are designed for participants with advanced skills and experience. Trips focus on accomplishing specific goals that may challenge the group and individual.