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.


Assessments and trainings are intended to provide aspiring student leaders with practical learning through direct experiences related to leadership development and advanced technical skills. 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.

Choose your own Adventure

Outings may be proposed by any student, staff or faculty member of OSU Cascades and COCC regardless of their ability to lead the trip or not. Please include the activity, location, date(s), skill level of participants, and necessary gear.

Outing Registration

Outing registration is used for enrolling participants in Cascades Adventures trips, workshops, non-credit classes and trip leader training programs. Cascades Adventures outing registration is available 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.

Outing Posting

Cascades Adventures activity/trip information and registration is easily accessible through our online newsletter (South Sister Dispatch), the Cascades Adventures webpage, RSS calendar feeds, Facebook page,  or in person in the office of student life. Activity and trip information is also disseminated through on campus advertising such as brochures, flyers and the Beaver Tracks. 


Interim Advisor
Associate Director of Student Success 
Kelly Smith


Office Phone: 541-322-3171

Office: Tykeson Hall 106R

Office Hours: N/A