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.

 

Feb 18
Hoodoo Ski/Snowboard Day (+Hot Springs)6:30 a.m.

Jared is heading to Hoodoo again! This will be a ski/board resort day topped off with a dip in Belknap Hotsprings.    Cost: $41 lift tickets, $12 lessons, $18...
February 18 6:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Jared is heading to Hoodoo again! This will be a ski/board resort day topped off with a dip in Belknap Hotsprings. 

 

Cost: $41 lift tickets, $12 lessons, $18 rentals, $8 hot spring. 

Mandatory Pre-trip meeting: Thursday 2/15, 4pm in the OP EMU.

Feb 19
Ask A Mechanic: Maintenance Night5:30 p.m.

A weekly, drop-in class designed to offer you individualized, hands-on instruction in bike maintenance. Do you want to learn how to change a flat, adjust your brakes, or true your...
January 22–February 26
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Bike Program EMU 008

A weekly, drop-in class designed to offer you individualized, hands-on instruction in bike maintenance. Do you want to learn how to change a flat, adjust your brakes, or true your wheels? Sign-up and get ready to learn!

Every Monday 1/22- 2/26. Sign-up in the Bike Program in the EMU. $10/session.

Feb 20
Bike School: A Bike Maintenance Course6:00 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional instruction from Al Hongo and Bike Program student mechanics in our DIY Workspace. This six-session course will teach...
January 23–February 27
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Bike Program EMU 008

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional instruction from Al Hongo and Bike Program student mechanics in our DIY Workspace. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike.
 

$65/six-session course. Sign-up at the Bike Program in the EMU. This course is offered every term from week 3- week 8.

Feb 20
Trip Initiator Clinic6:30 p.m.

Become a Trip Initiator and lead trips for the OP!  This clinic teaches you about OP philosophy, liability, trip planning, and safety procedures.
February 20 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

Become a Trip Initiator and lead trips for the OP!  This clinic teaches you about OP philosophy, liability, trip planning, and safety procedures.

Feb 21
Wheel Building 1016:00 p.m.

Ready for a challenge? Take the next step in your bike maintenance journey by attending this 3-session workshop with professional instruction from Al Hongo. During this clinic you...
February 7–21
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Bike Program 008

Ready for a challenge? Take the next step in your bike maintenance journey by attending this 3-session workshop with professional instruction from Al Hongo. During this clinic you will plan, lace and tension your own wheel.

$35/3-session course. Sign-up at the Bike Program in the EMU or the Outdoor Program Barn.

Feb 21
Kayak Pool Session8:00 p.m.

Practice your kayaking skills in a supportive environment; practice rolling, strokes and meet other kayakers!  Attend one, some, or all of the sessions.   $4/session...
January 24–February 21
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pool

Practice your kayaking skills in a supportive environment; practice rolling, strokes and meet other kayakers!  Attend one, some, or all of the sessions.
 

$4/session with a kayak and $6/session with kayak rental. Sign-up at the Outdoor Program Office in the EMU or the Outdoor Program Barn.

Feb 22
WFR Review6:00 p.m.

For Wilderness First Responder certified folk – brush up on your skills and knowledge with this review and practice session in preparation for spring and summer...
February 22 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

For Wilderness First Responder certified folk – brush up on your skills and knowledge with this review and practice session in preparation for spring and summer adventures.  Sign up at the OP Office (EMU) or at the Outdoor Program Barn. Sign Up is FREE!

Feb 25
Snowboarding/Skiing at Bachelor!6:00 a.m.

Come have fun skiing and boarding on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor with Jonathan and Violet! It might seem like Spring, but wait!!! There is snow on the way! (insert snow emoji)...
February 25 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

Come have fun skiing and boarding on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor with Jonathan and Violet! It might seem like Spring, but wait!!! There is snow on the way! (insert snow emoji) #prayforsnow

Cost: $98 for lift ticket, $12 for gas

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: 2/21/18

Feb 28
Introduction to Whitewater Kayak8:00 p.m.

Pool session focused on beginner skills and safety!  All equipment and instruction provided.  Register/sign up at OP/EMU or OP Barn. Required Pre-Trip 6pm, 2/26, OP...
February 28 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Rec center Pool and OP Barn

Pool session focused on beginner skills and safety!  All equipment and instruction provided.  Register/sign up at OP/EMU or OP Barn.

Required Pre-Trip 6pm, 2/26, OP Barn

$10

Mar 3
Hoodoo Graduate Student Ski/Snowboard Day at Hoodoo6:30 a.m.

Take a break from studying/grading to enjoy a day in the mountains. As a group, we’ll travel to Hoodoo Ski Area in the Cascade Range to play in the snow. While geared toward...
March 3 6:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

Take a break from studying/grading to enjoy a day in the mountains. As a group, we’ll travel to Hoodoo Ski Area in the Cascade Range to play in the snow. While geared toward graduate students, undergraduates are welcomed to participate.

Cost: Day passes are $41, lessons are $12, rentals are $18, gas $8-10

Gear: Equipment rentals can be obtained at Hoodoo or OP barn.

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Thursday March 1st, 4pm at the OP Office.  

Mar 3
Green Island Service Project9:00 a.m.

 Plant trees and help restore the Green Island in the  Willamette River with the McKenzie River Trust.  Pre-trip: March 1, 6:00 p.m. | Outdoor and Bike...
March 3 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

 Plant trees and help restore the Green Island in the  Willamette River with the McKenzie River Trust.  Pre-trip: March 1, 6:00 p.m. | Outdoor and Bike Program,  EMU 008 | Free

Mar 8
Bike Touring Packing Info Sess...6:00 p.m.

Get ready for Spring Break Bike Touring and learn how to pack for bike touring, and explore some great places to go with you bike on extended journeys! Free! OP Office in...
March 8 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
OP Office in the EMU

Get ready for Spring Break Bike Touring and learn how to pack for bike touring, and explore some great places to go with you bike on extended journeys!

Free!

OP Office in the EMU

6-8pm, Thursday

No registratin required - just show up!

Mar 17
Raptor Center & Hike Spencer Butte - Stress Less10:00 a.m.

“2 birds in one trip!”  Come blow off some stress and check out these two Eugene Favorites!  See the many hawks, owls, eagles and more at the nearby raptor...
March 17 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn, Meet at OP Barn, travel to Raptor Center, Hike the Butte

“2 birds in one trip!”  Come blow off some stress and check out these two Eugene Favorites!  See the many hawks, owls, eagles and more at the nearby raptor center, then take a leisurely hike up Spencer Butte for some great views (and bird sighting opportunities)!  Bring binoculars, or check some out from the OP (limited number available – first come first serve).

Outing:  Saturday, 10am, Mar 17th; meet at OP Barn

Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting:  OP Office/EMU; 5pm Mar 15 Thursday

$13 - sign up during Stress Less Table Fair week of Outing