Well, it’s official. We’ve just wrapped up and put a bow around another successful season of adventure-based programming in the Pacific Northwest, with all of our expeditions originated from our base of operations in Maupin, Ore., alongside the wild and scenic Deschutes River.
And, of course, we here at The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) are already making big plans for next season’s explorations of the Pacific Northwest. Our custom trips feature a range of course options to fit every organization’s or adventurer’s schedule, all set against the background of some of this country’s most breathtaking terrain — the rugged and remote Cascade Mountains. During your trip, you’ll be guided through deep canyons, hike along alpine meadows, traverse cold-mountain streams, explore cascading waterfalls, and enjoy remote mountain passes.
For the 2022 season — in addition to custom programs for schools, youth organizations, and other groups — we continue to offer a range of open enrollment adventures in the Pacific Northwest. These include seven- and 12-day backpacking and whitewater paddling trips that we call Teen Leadership Expeditions.
For college age students and adult groups, we’re offering 60-day Gap / Semester Courses, as well as 14- and 25-day Adult Leadership Expeditions. All of these trips feature our core curriculum, which focuses on outdoor leadership, the acquisition of technical skills, and environmental sustainability. Longer courses also include Wilderness First Responder certification and Leave No Trace trainer certification.
In addition, these adventures include the following activities:
- Whitewater rafting
- Entry-level training in whitewater kayaking
- Hiking in the Three Sisters Wilderness
- Backcountry cooking
- Camp craft
- And more!
After successfully completing an Adult Leadership Expedition, participants may be eligible to earn four to six college credit hours from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Department of Environmental Sciences.
If you’re interested in a 2022 outdoor expedition in the Pacific Northwest, please call us at (910) 399-8090.