Expedition Multi-Sport Oregon - 7th to 8th Grade - Expedition Camp

Designed for campers of all experience and ability levels, our weeklong multi-sport expedition camp lets kids explore local landscapes, taking on a range of adventure sports by day and camping under the stars by night.

After setting up a campsite that will serve as their home base for the week, campers (no more than 13 to a group with 2 staff members) discover what the “multi” in our multi-sport program really means. Namely, embarking on a different adventure every day — biking the park’s extensive trails one day, plus rock climbing, hiking, white water rafting — all the while building technical skills and fostering a deeper appreciation for the outdoors.

From cooking their own meals on camp stoves to sleeping in tents, negotiating tough terrain, expedition campers learn to meet countless challenges with intelligence and poise. It’s a confidence-building, life-changing experience that gives them the skills and independence they need for a lifetime of adventure.

PRICING

Camp Length One Week
Price $1,555
Total Camp Hours 125

Add-Ons  
None Available To minimize Covid risks we are not renting sleeping bags.
Packing lists and gear purchase options will be available.

CAMP DETAILS

GRADES

Entering 7th-8th

Hours

1-Week Session
Sunday Check-In, 10:00 AM
Friday Check-Out, 3:00 PM

Location

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Catlin Gabel School - 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR

Camp Location: Columbia River Gorge

The Week's Adventures

White Water Rafting

Hiking

Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing

Camping

Teambuilding

During their day of white water rafting, campers will practice paddling through rapids, staying safe on the water and working together with their fellow rafters to navigate their vessel.

Our hikes get campers out onto the trails and into the varied landscape of the region, teaching them about flora, fauna and the principles of Leave No Trace as they explore and gain respect for the natural world.

Whether they’re first-time bikers or regular riders, we get campers familiar with mountain biking technique, safety and equipment on mountain bike trails in the area. Campers may be divided into smaller groups based on biking ability.

Campers of all levels will take to area crags to learn the in’s and outs of skillful scaling, including climbing techniques, equipment use and safety precautions.

Campers will learn to maintain a campsite, setting up and breaking down their equipment, keeping their space tidy and cooking their own meals in the backcountry that fosters independence and valuable skills they will use throughout their lives. They’ll play games during downtime and swap stories around the campfire, building deep, lasting friendships with their fellow expedition-mates.

Throughout the week, campers will practice important interpersonal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork. Through games during downtime, stories around the campfire and time alone reflecting, they’ll build confidence and comfort within the group and as an individual.

Sample Schedule

Every camper’s schedule is a little different. However, to get an idea of a typical day, here’s our rough schedule:

7 AM
Rise and shine!
7:15 AM
Morning Circle
7:30 AM
Breakfast
8:30 AM
Self & Group Care
9 AM
Adventure #1
Noon
Lunch
1 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6 PM
Dinner
7 PM
Evening Activity
9 PM
Tent Time / Bedtime

Expedition Pre-Camp Guide

Already registered? All the information you need about your expedition multi-sport adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.

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WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY