Expedition Multi-Sport Oregon - 5th to 6th - Expedition

Designed for 5th – 6th graders of all experience and ability levels, our weeklong multi-sport expedition camp lets kids explore the diverse and dramatic landscape of Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, taking on a range of adventure sports by day and camping under the stars by night. Located along the Wind River, Beaver Campground nestled in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest serves as your adventurer’s home base for the week. With over 1.3 million acres of forests, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, wildernesses, and volcanoes in the National Forest, it’s a perfect spot for adventures.

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 an different adventure every day—biking the park’s extensive trails one day, plus hiking waterfalls, rock climbing, and 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 $1,295

Add Ons  
None Available To minimize Covid risks we are not renting gear in 2021.
Packing lists and gear purchase options will be provided.

CAMP DETAILS

GRADES

Entering 5th-6th

Hours

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

The Week's Adventures

Sit on Top Kayaking

Hiking

Mountain Biking

Camping

Teambuilding

Campers will have a blast out on the water paddling through small rapids. They’ll practice paddling techniques, learn safety and equipment basics and work together to navigate their Sit on Top kayaks.

Our hikes get campers out onto the trails and into the varied landscape of Beacon Rock State  Park, 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 Beacon Rock State Park miles of mountain bike trails. Campers may be divided into smaller groups based on biking ability.

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.

As they interact with their expedition-mates during the week—playing games, hanging out during downtime—campers will practice important interpersonal skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork.

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
8:15 AM
Self & Group Care
9AM
Adventure #1
Noon
Lunch
12:45 PM
Siesta! & Relax
1:30 PM
Adventure #2 (or continuation of #1)
4:30 PM
Daily Debrief
5 PM
Hang Out & Bond
5:45 PM
Evening Circle
6:00 PM
Dinner
6:45 PM
"Free Choice"
7:45 PM
Evening Activity & Campfire Chats
9:00 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.

View Now

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