Daily Outdoor Adventures

All options include daily outdoor recreation trips led by Cascades Adventures, our student-led outdoor adventure program.

Cascades Adventures

Cascades Adventures is our outdoor tripping program led by trained student leaders. Many of our student leaders are earning a degree in tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. Equipment, guides, transportation and snacks are included in cost of Summer Academy attendance.

Outdoor Recreation at Summer Academy

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 aims at providing enriching experiences for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.


Bend Exploration Night Hike

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.

Afternoon Activities

We'll explore some of the best activities Bend has to offer. Options include hiking at Smith Rock State Park, 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.