The Outdoor Program is opening again to kick off the fall of 2021! We are back and more excited than ever to enjoy COVID-19 fun outdoors. We are hoping to offer local trips and equipment rentals while still implementing rigorous cleaning protocols. Check out the fall line up trips below. Sign up in Montag during our open hours starting August 30, 2021. Please email outdoor-office@willamette.edu with questions.


Trip Calendar & Details

Sign-ups begin August 30, 2021 during open hours of Montag. Sign-ups for each trip closes the Thursday before the immediate trip(s) of the weekend.

Financial support is needed if you need help in paying for an experience. Please ask for the help!

All of our trips go Rain or Shine. We have clothing and layers upon request that we can provide to you if you need it for our trips. We have rain gear, hiking boots, wool socks, hats, warm base layers, gaiters and gloves! Come and Get Outside With Us! It will be great we promise! Grab a friend, a group, or come solo and sign up! Such great stress relief and wellness for yourself to participate!

View the trip calendar


Trip Categories

Challenge Series

Are you looking to challenge yourself in the outdoors? Have you always wanted to experience the personal rewards of climbing a mountain or hiking for an entire day? Join us on our Challenge Series which consists of day hikes that range from 8 to 20 miles roundtrip. 

Day Hikes 

Day hikes with the Outdoor Program range from 2 to 8 miles roundtrip usually to an impressive viewpoint. Our day hikes are less strenuous than those in the Adventure Series , however, you will get some exercise and have an adventure nonetheless!

Backpacking

Our backpacking trips are 2 or more days in length and include 3 to 10 miles per day with a backpack that usually weighs around 30lbs and contains all your food and camping gear. You and the group will hike to a destination, cook and camp there, and hike to a new destination the next day. 

Climbing 

Our outdoor climbing trips are lead by professional guides who will teach you the basics of top-rope climbing at world famous destinations. Our indoor climbing trips will give you the opportunity to practice top-roping and bouldering in an indoor setting. 

Kayaking

Hop into one of our kayaks and learn some basic paddling skills that will aid you in exploring rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Kayaking is a fantastic way to see gorgeous scenery and wildlife and to stretch your arms!

Ski & Snowboard

Our Ski & Snowboard trips go to Mt. Hood Meadows for a full day on the mountain. These trip costs include transportation to and from the mountain and participants are responsible for providing their own gear and purchasing a lift ticket. 

Beyond these primary categories, we also offer other trips including Oregon Zoo, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Christmas lights viewing, yurting, stand up paddleboarding, hot springs, horseback riding, white water rafting, whale watching and more!

Refund Policy

  • Trip cancellations may be made over email (outdoor-office@willamette.edu) or in person during open hours at the Montag desk.
  • In order to receive a full refund, trip cancellations must be done two business days before the trip goes out.
    • Example: Saturday and Sunday trip cancellations must be made by Thursday.
  • Students may cancel after two business days, however their trip will not be refunded.
  • If the Outdoor Program cancels a trip, all participants will be given a refund
Willamette University

Campus Recreation

Address
Montag Center
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
Phone: 503-370-6892
Fax: 503-370-6677
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