New Student Outdoor Trips

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!

Headwaters Canoe Trip
Five-day canoe trip exploring the Upper Deschutes Watershed*
September 12-16, 2018
Cost: Free
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.
Registration is closed.
*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
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.
Registration is closed.
*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 to 6:30 p.m.
Beaver Dam Cafe
Cost: Free
Email Kelly Smith to register for Headwaters Dinner

For information about the Headwaters program, please contact:

Associate Director of Student Succes
Kelly Smith
kelly.smith@osucascades.edu
Office Phone: 541-322-3171
Office: Tykeson Hall 106R