Expedition Multi-Sport Oregon - 9th to 12th Grade - Expedition

Designed for campers of all experience and ability levels, our weeklong multi-sport expedition camp lets campers 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, climbing a crag, 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, 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.

Difficulty Rating: 1 – Entry Level Adventure: Great for newcomers and those looking to try multiple activities for a range of experiences while becoming more comfortable with recreating outside. 

Wilderness Rating: 1 – Improved Site Camping: Campers sleep in basecamp tents. No access to showers, or running water. Campers will have access to portable toilets or pit toilets that do not have flush capabilities. All water is brought to site filtered and used for drinking, hand washing, and food preparation.



Camp Length One Week
Price $1,699
Total Camp Hours 125

Add-Ons Price
Airport Camp Shuttle $40 one-way
$80 round-trip



Entering 9th-12th (up to age 17)


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


Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Catlin Gabel School East Campus - 8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225

Camp Location: Columbia River Gorge


Location Grades Dates
Expedition Multi-Sport 9th-12th #OREX062523-1WEX Oregon Expedition 9th - 12th 06/25/23 - 06/30/23 Register Now

The Week's Adventures

White Water Rafting


Mountain Biking

Rock Climbing



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 which 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
8:30 AM
Self & Group Care
9 AM
Adventure #1
1 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6 PM
7 PM
Evening Activity
9 PM
Tent Time / Bedtime

Expedition Pre-Camp Guide

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

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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.