Ducks Live for the Outdoors

We push ourselves farther, seek out the remotest regions, find beauty and wisdom in every adventure. Whether you are an experienced explorer or a newbie, the Outdoor Program is excited to help facilitate your next trip. We offer a variety of class and clinics, bike rides and events, service projects, and group trips and events planned by Outdoor Program staff and co-op members.

Type of Events

CLINICS AND CLASSES
Learn a range of outdoor basics from raft guiding and snow shelters to mushroom picking.

OP OUTINGS
Outings include everything from hikes and bike rides to kayaking and visits to hot springs, led by our staff.

COMMON ADVENTURE TRIPS
Cooperative travel for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels—planned and led by students like you.

OP EVENTS
Movie premiers, guest speakers, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, and more.

SERVICE PROJECTS
Environmental restoration such as beach clean-up, Hendricks Park trail restoration, and more.

BIKE PROGRAM
Your hub for all things bike related—a DIY workspace, repair stations, classes, rides, and rentals.

 

Nov 18
Hike and Hotsprings10:00 a.m.

Hike the Mckenzie River trail, then soak at the Belknap Hot Springs Pool! This is a beautiful hike that showcases the Oregon cascades and the many things that it...
November 18 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Hike the Mckenzie River trail, then soak at the Belknap Hot Springs Pool! This is a beautiful hike that showcases the Oregon cascades and the many things that it offers.

Sign-up and pay at the OP Barn or OP EMU space, Room 008.

MANDATORY Pre-Trip: November 15th, 6pm @ the OP Barn, bring $20 plus $10 for the hotsprings.

Event: November 18th, 10am-5pm meeting @ the OP Barn.

Nov 21
Kayak Pool Sessions8:00 p.m.

A weekly, drop-in, practice session at the UO Rec Pool to refine or work on your rolling, stroking, or general kayak skills! Wednesdays, weeks 3-8, and 10 from...
October 10–November 28
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pool

A weekly, drop-in, practice session at the UO Rec Pool to refine or work on your rolling, stroking, or general kayak skills!

Wednesdays, weeks 3-8, and 10 from 8-9:30pm, $4 if you bring your own kayak and $10 to rent one in advance!

Nov 26
Candlelight Bike Yoga6:00 p.m.

Slow down and shift gears with a yoga sequence designed to remedy muscular aches and stresses common to bikers. A UO Rec Center instructor will be leading the yoga session. All...
November 26 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Slow down and shift gears with a yoga sequence designed to remedy muscular aches and stresses common to bikers. A UO Rec Center instructor will be leading the yoga session. All yoga levels are encouraged to attend!

Dec 1
Common Adventure: Blue Pool Hike9:00 a.m.

Come hike to Blue Pool with me! A mellow hike though the classic cascades forest, over a lava flow, and straight to the bright blue waters of Tamolitch Pool. It is an Oregon...
December 1 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Come hike to Blue Pool with me! A mellow hike though the classic cascades forest, over a lava flow, and straight to the bright blue waters of Tamolitch Pool. It is an Oregon must see! 

Cost: $6

Mandatory Pre-trip: November 29th 5pm at the EMU Outdoor Program Office

Dec 1
Stress Less: Belknap Hot Springs9:00 a.m.

Soak away the stress at the historic and beautiful Belknap Hotsprings along the McKenzie River. $10 to reserve your spot and $8 for the hot spring. Sign-up and pay at the...
December 1 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Soak away the stress at the historic and beautiful Belknap Hotsprings along the McKenzie River. $10 to reserve your spot and $8 for the hot spring.

Sign-up and pay at the Outdoor Program EMU space, Room 008, or at the OP Rental Barn on 18th and University St.

Dec 8
Common Adventure: California Road Trip6:00 a.m.

Start off you winter break right by embarking on a 9 day California road trip adventure with the Outdoor Program family (12/8-12/17). Our days will be filled with trekking through...
December 8 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Start off you winter break right by embarking on a 9 day California road trip adventure with the Outdoor Program family (12/8-12/17). Our days will be filled with trekking through the massive trees of Sequoia National Park, exploring the Yosemite Valley, and hiking about the blue waters of Lake Tahoe. We will be loading up the van with 12 people and camping each night. This will be a frosty adventure so bring layers to keep you warm and a heart that's ready to take on 1600 miles with 11 of your closest friends. We'll be camping in the mountains so expect snow and cold temperatures. Come learn more at the pre-trip meeting! Don't miss out! <3

Cost: TBD

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 25th 6:30pm at the OP EMU office. 

Dec 8
Common Adventure: Golden Gate Bridge to San Diego 10:00 a.m.

This winter break join Maggie on a 14 day van-supported bike tour down the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego (12/8-12/23). We'll be camping along the ocean and...
December 8 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

This winter break join Maggie on a 14 day van-supported bike tour down the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego (12/8-12/23). We'll be camping along the ocean and enjoying scenic panoramic views from our bikes! This trip is designed to gather people who are excited about bikes and feel up to the callenge of riding 40-70 miles per day with 2 rest days. The first meeting will be an information session to gauge interest and discuss logistics, inherent risks, and experience levels! Once the roster is filled, our group of 12 riders will go on a few training rides to prepare for the journey. 

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Tuesday October 16th, 5:30pm at the Outdoor Program Barn 

Cost: TBD