Outdoor Leadership
Hike, Paddle, Climb

Join our team of Outdoor Leaders! Discover new friends and share in adventures as we hike, paddle, and climb in the Pacific Northwest. Develop skills and confidence through leadership.

Join our expert Guides for field days of kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and snowshoeing. Get hands-on experience in navigation, gear care, and outdoor safety. Level up your skills through outdoors adventures with friends both old and new.

See below for updated health and safety guidelines.

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School Year

Trial Days Single Day
Try the program before committing to an Apprenticeship series.
Tuition $95

Apprenticeship Weekdays 1 day a week/10 week series
Attend weekdays over a season—see below for schedule.
Tuition $50 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $300 (total $950)

Apprenticeship Weekends 1 day a month/Fall to Spring
Attend weekends over the year—see below for schedule.
Tuition $50 deposit + 9 monthly payments of $100 (total $950).

High School Outdoor Leadership Program 2 days a month/Dec to April
Attend Sundays between Dec and April—see below for schedule.
Tuition $50 deposit + 5 monthly payments of $200 (total $1050).
Activities Snowshoeing, Hiking, Backpacking and Camping skills, navigation and trip planning, mountaineering skills, climbing, and paddling (weather dependent). Focusing on leadership and decision making and led by expert guides.

Single Day Snowshoe Camps February 4, 5, 18 or 19
8am to 4pm
Tuition $115.
Activities Brave the elements and explore the snowy wilds of Wy'East (Mt. Hood) by Snowshoe. While honing their winter Backcountry travel techniques, students will be exposed to a range of topics based on interest and snow conditions that could include but are not limited to wildlife sensitivity and animal tracking, weather observation and decision making, snow safety and avalanche awareness, and temporary shelter building in the snow. This outing requires winter gear typical of spending most of the day in the snow.

Break Camps

Trial Days 2 day
Try out our programs. Rock climb one and paddle the next. Tuition $167

Camp No School & Breaks 1-5 days/Spring, Summer, Winter
Discover and build on core skills in our break camps. Options for hiking, paddling, climbing or multi-sport. Tuition Varies

Trackers Credits can be applied to all tuition

Register for Outdoor Leadership


Drop-off 5101 SE 17th, Portland, Oregon
We provide transportation to wilderness sites for kayaking, climbing, hiking, archery, snowshoeing and more.

Choose Your Schedule

When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the program days. Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules.

Schedule Weekday Apprenticeships

Friday Series Grade 5-12

  • March 5, 2021 Field Day
  • March 12, 2021 Field Day
  • March 19, 2021 Field Day
  • April 2, 2021 Field Day
  • April 9, 2021 Field Day
  • April 16, 2021 Field Day
  • April 23, 2021 Field Day
  • April 30, 2021 Field Day
  • May 7, 2021 Field Day
  • May 14, 2021 Field Day

Schedule Weekend Apprenticeships

Monthly field days (no programs December).

Weekend Series Schedule A Grade 3-4

  • September 26, 2020 Field Day
  • October 17, 2020 Field Day
  • November 7, 2020 Field Day
  • January 9, 2021 Field Day
  • January 30, 2021 Field Day
  • February 20, 2021 Field Day
  • March 13, 2021 Field Day
  • April 10, 2021 Field Day
  • May 1, 2021 Field Day

Weekend Series Schedule B Grade 4-5

  • October 3, 2020 Field Day
  • October 24, 2020 Field Day
  • November 14, 2020 Field Day
  • January 16, 2021 Field Day
  • February 6, 2021 Field Day
  • February 27, 2021 Field Day
  • March 20, 2021 Field Day
  • April 17, 2021 Field Day
  • May 8, 2021 Field Day

Weekend Series Schedule C Grade 5-12

  • October 10, 2020 Field Day
  • October 31, 2020 Field Day
  • November 21, 2020 Field Day
  • January 23, 2021 Field Day
  • February 13, 2021 Field Day
  • March 6 , 2021 Field Day
  • April 3, 2021 Field Day
  • April 24, 2021 Field Day
  • May 15, 2021 Field Day

Weekend Series Schedule D Grade 5-12

  • October 11, 2020 Field Day
  • November 1, 2020 Field Day
  • November 22, 2020 Field Day
  • January 24, 2021 Field Day
  • February 14, 2021 Field Day
  • March 7, 2021 Field Day
  • April 4, 2021 Field Day
  • April 25, 2021 Field Day
  • May 16, 2021 Field Day

Schedule High School Outdoor Leadership Program

Monthly field days

High School Series Grade 9-12

  • December 6, 2020 Field Day
  • December 20, 2020 Field Day
  • Janaury 10, 2021 Field Day
  • January 17, 2021 Field Day
  • Februrary 7, 2021 Field Day
  • February 21, 2021 Field Day
  • March 14, 2021 Field Day
  • March 28, 2021 Field Day
  • April 11, 2021 Field Day
  • April 18, 2021 Field Day

Prepare Ahead

  • Please be prepared with the following information: allergies and other medical needs; and authorized pick-up list.
  • Please send your child along with the following items: water bottle, food, portable hand sanitizer and any items in packing list we email.
  • During the checkout process we will still require ID checks to correspond with authorized names on our roster.

Covid 19 Related Information

  • All participants and guardians dropping off must were a cloth or disposable CDC-recommended face covering mask. Use fitted masks exclusively as these have been proven more effective.
  • Please take your child’s temperature each morning and asses any Covid symptoms.
  • If covid symptoms are present, do not attend programming and contact to record absence.
  • Do your best to limit only one authorized adult for drop-off and pick-up.
  • We organize class space to maximize social distance. We ask for your help in preparing your child to respect the space of others.
  • When transporting or indoors we keep everything well ventilated. Dress with warm layers to accommodate this.

Independent Release

  • If you camper is 10 years or older, then you might consider signing an Independent Release Waiver. This allows your camper to self check-in during the morning, and check themselves out and then meet you outside the building in the afternoon.
  • Log onto your account and go to "Manage Medical Forms and Independent Releases." This allows you to fill out this form online.
  • You must fill out the form before 4 days before program begins to ensure the waiver is processed in time.
  • Older campers who have been approved for Independent Release are permitted to pick up younger siblings.

Please contact us with any additional questions regarding health and safety

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