First Friday Floats

First Friday of every month: January 4, February 1, March 1 at 3 p.m.

Fee: FREE

RAFT THE RIVER from Riverbend to Drake Park, with Cascades Adventures. From there, either head out on your own to First Friday Festivities or ride back to campus with Cascades Adventures. Float, play games, drink hot beverages, and meet new people at Cascades Adventures First Friday Float! We provide the raft and you provide the smiles!

Sign up for this trip below or stop by the Student Life Office in Tykeson 110. 

January 4 February 1 March 1

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Hoodoo Thursday Ski and Discounted Anytime Tickets

On going: Discounted all day lift tickets

Thursday nights: January 17, 31 & February 14, 28 at 2:15 p.m.

Fee: $20/$25 with rentals

Get to mountain with Cascades Adventures on these select Thursdays for $20. Van departs at 2:15 p.m. Rentals available for an additional $5. We stay until the lifts shut down at 9 p.m. Register online or in person for each event, spots are first come, first served with payment.

January 7  January 31  February 14 February 28

In addition, Cascades Adventures has ALL DAY, ANY DAY discounted lift tickets that can be purchased for $45 at the Cascades Adventures office in Tykeson 110. Tickets available to students, staff and faculty with current OSU ID, 4 per person per week, credit or debit payments accepted.

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Cascades Adventures Winter Kickoff  

In the Quad (under the cover)
Wednesday, January 9, Noon - 2 p.m.

Fee: FREE

Help Cascades adventures get up the stoke with your best snow dance, play games, drink hot beverages, and get some SWAG for hanging out. All ability levels welcome.

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

OSU Honors College Snowshoe Trip

Saturday, January 12
Pre-trip meeting: Friday, January 11, 1-2 p.m.

Fee: FREE

This is a trip for Honors College students. Come out for a snowshoe adventure and connect with other HC students. More details coming soon.

REGISTER

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Navigation Workshop

On campus, meet in Tykeson 110
Monday, January 14, 12:30- 2 p.m.

Fee: FREE

Learn the basics of using a map and compass then apply what you’ve learned by completing a scavenger hunt. All experience levels welcome – No cost!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Moonlight Night Hike-Badlands Wilderness Area

Saturday, January 19, 6-11 p.m.
Pre-trip Meeting Wednesday, January 17, 1-2 p.m.

Fee: $5

Explore with us, under a nearly full moon (weather dependent), on this a 3-6 mile hike at night. Group activities may include pre-trip information about layering and thermo-regulation, geocaching, star gazing and constellation identification.

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Tumalo Falls- Snowshoe Trip

Saturday, January 26, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pre-trip Meeting Wednesday, January 23 - 1-2 p.m.

Fee: $5

Strap on your snowshoes! Take in the beautiful site of Tumalo Falls and the falls beyond in this out and back 7 mile adventure. We'll also be doing a backpacking stove demo and making some hot water for warm drinks along the way! 

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Shelter Building Clinic in the Quad

Monday, February 4, 12:30-2 p.m.

Fee: FREE

Build temporary shelters on campus with tarps or snow (weather permitting). Cascades Adventures staff will cover LNT and survival considerations then demonstrate some basic techniques and knots for the first 30 minutes. After that it's your turn to practice! This is a great opportunity to explore and learn some skills, then take them into the field on either the day trip to Vista Butte or the overnight to Todd Lake.

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Vista Butte Day Trip & Snow Shelter Building

Saturday, February 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, February 6, 1-2 p.m.

Fee: $5

This is a short 4 mile hike with an elevation gain of 720 ft. That leaves us plenty of time to play, explore and build some snow shelters. If you are interested in learning more about winter travel and practice building shelter... or just some time to kick it with your friends in a snowy wonderland, this trip is for you! Once again, weather permitting, you'll want your camera to capture the amazing views!

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Cross Country Skiing - Day Trip

Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, February 13, 1-2 p.m.

Location and fees TBD. Check back for more info.

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Camping Skills Clinic in the Quad

Monday, February 18, 12:30-2 p.m.

Fee: FREE

Get ready for Spring with discussions surrounding camping skills such as food prep, how to pack a backpack, the joys of trekking poles, and other pro-tips. Bring any questions you may have and we'll help you out!

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Todd Lake Overnight Trip

Saturday, March 2, 7 a.m.-Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 1-2 p.m.

Fee: $5

This is a 6 mile round trip overnight snowshoe excursion, not taking into consideration any extra exploring we do. We'll put our winter skills to the test, your trip leaders will set you up for success and be there to support you throughout the trip. This outing will provide opportunity to practice overland travel, building winter shelter, group food preparation, and other outdoor living skills.

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Hot Springs Day Trip

Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, March 6 - 1-2 p.m

Fee: $5

Location TBD as the date approaches, check back for details.

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Wilderness First Responder Course

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 31

Fee: Public - $650; OSU - Cascades Students - $250 (current OSU - Cascades Student ID required)

This is the standard 9 day course, designed for outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides.

On campus lodging is available to non OSU - Cascades students for $56/night. 

Register

For more information, contact Cascades Adventures at cascadesadventures@osucascades.edu

Outings

Outings are led by qualified student trip leaders ranging in duration from a half-day to multi-day excursions. Cascades Adventures offers a variety of activities for all levels of participants. Information about outings and workshops can be found on the Cascades Adventures webpage, Facebook or Instagram, or in person in the Office of Student Life. Activity and trip information is also disseminated through on campus advertising such as brochures, fliers and the Beaver Tracks. 
 

Outing Registration

Register for Cascades Adventures trips, workshops and trip leader training programs online or in person at the Office of Student Life in Tykeson Hall Rm. 110. All registration priority is determined on a first come first served basis. Some trips require a minimal fee, which will need to be paid with a credit card in the Cascades Adventures office to reserve a spot on the trip. Trips going off campus also have a required pre-trip meeting where participants will get important information about the trip including itinerary, equipment list, possible hazards and trip expectations. 

Becoming a Trip Leader

Trainings are conducted quarterly and range from activity specific trainings to workshops covering risk management, group facilitation and trip planning.  Assessments are ongoing and intended to monitor student development as they progress toward leading outings. Participant Coordinators, Assistant Trip Leaders and Trip Leaders are all positions within the Cascades Adventures Leadership Pathway. 

Choose your own Adventure

Outings may be proposed by any student, staff or faculty member of OSU-Cascades. In addition, Cascades Adventures staff is available to lead a trip or team building activity for OSU-Cascades student groups.
 

 

Contact Us

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