Jump Start

Steppin' Out

Stepping out: Cascade Head hike

Online registration begins June 17, 2015

Be on the lookout for our mailing that goes out the third week in June. There will be a Jump Start pamphlet within the Opening Days mailing.

  • Cost $350
  • Program Dates: August 15-20, 2015

Explore Northwest Oregon’s magnificent coast, mountains and rivers with the Steppin’ Out program and make new friends along the way. Each morning, Steppin’ Out participants will launch from base camp at the 4-H Center just northwest of Salem, OR. You will be able to choose from several different day-hike options for the first two days. Each hike will range from easy to moderately difficult and average between four to eight miles round trip, giving you an opportunity to experience Oregon’s lush vegetation and breathtaking landscapes. You will return to base camp each evening to share dinner and get better acquainted with members of NSOCO (service-based Jump Start program) and Ohana (cultural-based Jump Start porgram). On the third day, Steppin’ Out participants will take a white-water rafting trip down the White Salmon River. It promises to be an exhilarating day with midday swimming, beautiful surroundings, thrilling rapids and, of course, good company. Preface your Willamette experience with fun new friends and adventures!

"Participating in Steppin Out was the best decision I have made at Willamette!"

Caroline Brinster '16


Registration will open June 17th, 2015. Plan ahead as registrations typically fill very quickly!

Registrations for all Jump Start programs (Ohana, NSOCO, and Steppin Out) will be take place online.