Daily Outdoor Adventures

All options include daily outdoor recreation trips led by trained students and staff from our outdoor recreation program Cascades Adventures and by community partners.

We Work Hard, and We Play Hard

After a morning in the classroom, we'll head outdoors to the lakes, rivers and trails. Cascades Adventures and our community partners aim at providing enriching experiences for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Snacks, transportation and any other associated costs are covered by registration fees.

Activities

BEND EXPLORATION NIGHT HIKES

Student Trip Leaders will facilitate “get to know you” and team building activities while exploring one of Bend’s beautiful parks, culminating with a night hike along the river.

COLLEGE TRANSITION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Join our faculty, staff and students in information sessions and discussions about everything from financial aid to learning about various degree programs.  No matter where you go to school, we are here to get you thinking how to make that dream a reality.

AFTERNOON ADVENTURES

We'll explore some of the best activities Bend has to offer. Options include hiking local state parks, paddling or floating through the whitewater park or a nearby lake, belay school and climbing near campus, low ropes initiatives, and checking out waterfalls and cinder cones. No experience required.

EVENING CAMPUS EVENTS

Some days you might just feel like hanging out.  Well, we have that too.  Student staff members will facilitate everything from trivia nights to gaming parties.  Or maybe you just want to watch a movie, or enjoy a game of pool with fellow participants.  Our staff will make sure you have your needs met if you want to take an afternoon or night off from adventuring.

FITNESS CENTER

Not only is campus a great place to run around at, kick a soccer ball around, or just hang out and chat, but you’ll have access to our fitness facility in the residence hall.  Whether you just want to take a quick row, or tackle the free weights, we have you covered.

LEADERSHIP & TEAM BUILDING

Getting to know one another is one of the most rewarding experiences our campers have had at Summer Academy, and we'll be here to help you get to know others.  You might learn a few things about yourself along the way!

THURSDAY NIGHT CONCLUDING GROUP EVENT

This one is a surprise, but we'll make sure you have a great time with your new friends in reflecting on your experience with us!