In-person programming is on hold until the beginning of winter quarter and will be based on the Sector Risk Level Guidance for Deschutes County.

In the winter, Cascades Adventures will be offering WFR, WFA and avalanche trainings, skills clinics, discounted lift tickets, small intimate trip presentations and trip planning workshops by student leaders and practicing physical distancing.


How to Register for a Trip

Step 1. Find a trip below that you want to attend, click the link, and complete the brief registration form.
Step 2. Go to TYKE 110 and pay the fee and fill out paperwork (at this time we are unable to accept cash).
Step 3. Have fun on the trip!

Office hours

Tuesday, Thursday 10-noon, 6-8 p.m.
Friday 10-noon

Wilderness First Responder & Wilderness First Aid

WFA- Part 2 (in-person skills): Friday-Sunday, Jan. 29-31
Cost: Public $175, OSU-Cascades student $15
WFR- Part 2 (in-person skills): Saturday-Sunday, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-7, 12-14
Cost: Public $500, OSU-Cascades student $50


Both courses are offered in a hybrid format. Participants must complete Part 1 (online portion) before being eligible to register for Part 2. More information and registration can be found here


Trip Leader Take-over!

Cascades Adventures student Trip Leaders are taking over for the week. Get to know these awesome folks, hear about their adventures and learn their best tips and tricks. Each week there will be an introduction on Cascades Adventures Instagram Story, a skills clinic and a trip presentation based on the Trip Leader's strengths and interests. Check back for more information and to register to join live! Zoom links will also be provided.

Week 2: Jan. 10-15: Julia is the Campus Recreation Coordinator with over 20 years working in the outdoor industry and adventure education.

Week 3: Jan. 17-22, Megan is a member of the Climbing Sports Club and a Natural Resources major with experience working for the Forest Service.

Week 5: Jan. 31-Feb. 5, Easton is a TRAL major and backcountry explorer

Week 7: Feb. 14-19, Noah is a TRAL major, sailing instructor and enjoys ultralight backpacking

Week 9: Feb. 28-March 5, Amira is a Natural Resources major, can identify all the local plants and animals, and has most likely been spotted on campus with Cypress (her amazing flying dog).



Wax Clinics

Learn how to wax and tune your planks! Equipment available, bring your own wax.
Every other Monday from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Jan. 11- Zoom link
Jan. 25
Feb. 8
Feb. 22

First Friday Float- Returns in Spring

3:30 p.m. at Riverbend Park

Join us the first Friday of every month to float the river from Riverbend to the Whitewater Park in rafts, tubes and Stand Up Paddleboards!



Fitness Programs

Check out the Fitness Center website for our schedule of:

Outdoor fitness sessions: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 &10
Yoga sessions in person and online: Weeks 3, 5, 7 &10
"Outside the box" at home workouts: Weeks 3, 6 & 9
Winter sport specific workouts: Weeks 1, 3, 5 & 7 

Sessions led by student staff in the Kinesiology program.
Access recorded Zoom workouts on Canvas here.



Past 2020 Winter Quarter Trips & Events:

  • Winter Quarter Kick Off


  • Participant Coordinator Interest Meetings

  • XC Skiing

  • Snow Play Day

  • Honors College Snowshoe Trip

  • Hot Springs Relaxation Weekend 

  • Winter Clinic- Beacon Scavenger HunT

  • Snowshoeing 101

Contact Us

Recreation Program Coordinator
Julia Conrad
Phone: 541-322-3116
Tykeson Hall 110