Students learn advanced climbing techniques from Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Keith Schneider.

Students enjoy a 14-mile round-trip hike in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area, led by Director of Campus Recreation Rob Simpson.

In addition to learning knot-tying techniques and camp stove basics, students get a chance to relax, unplug and connect with one another without distractions.

A student takes in the rugged natural beauty of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area

In the Northwest, there’s adventure to be had year-round. In January, students and staff went snowshoeing in the Willamette National Forest, stopping at the Mountain View Shelter to warm up before heading back down.