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8th Grade Graduation Mt St Helens Climb

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Sat, 06/14/2014 - Sun, 06/15/2014

All 8th graders are invited to come and take part in this Outdoor Program tradition.  We will attempt to climb to the summit of this Northwest landmark, and will hopefully have a chance to peer down into the impressive crater.  On June 15th, our enthusiastic group will drive up to the climber's bivouac where we will set up our camp with many of the other climbers who will be poised to hike the mountain the following day.  With a bright and early start, we will make our way through the forest until reaching timberline where we will then gain the prominent Monitor Ridge.  The ridge should still have plenty of snow on it, which will make our walking a lot easier.  We will continue up the mountain, reaching as high as we are able.  After some glissading on the descent, we will get back on the bus and head back to Portland for some well-deserved rest.

There is no experience necessary, and you do not need to be an athlete to complete this climb. You do need to be in good physical condition and willing to work hard in a group setting.

The cost of this trip is $125.  This fee covers permits, transportation, instruction, and most food.  

 This trip is only open to graduating 8th graders.

White Salmon Whitewater Day Trip!

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Sun, 06/29/2014

Adventurous Middle Schoolers will leave Catlin Gabel Sunday morning and drive to our raft put-in on the White Salmon river in Husum ,WA. Our outfitters will set us up and provide brief river training in Husum, and we’ll hit the river.  The class III rapids of the White Salmon River will get us working as team and whet our appetites for whitewater.  This is a gorgeous stretch of river that offers continuous excitement.   After the river trip we will head to Beacon Rock for an exhilarating  ascent before heading home to Catlin.
This trip is open to all middle schoolers.

The trip cost is $80

Questions? Contact Renee Jenkinson

Lower Clackamas River Summer Float

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Mon, 07/21/2014

Summer will have arrived and what better way to spend a summer day than floating down the Clackamas River with friends!  We'll do a 2.5 hour float down the Lower Clackamas from Carver Park to Riverside Park in rafts and inflatable kayaks! Our splashing and swimming will culminate in a picnic lunch in the park before we return home.  We'll leave Catlin Monday morning and be back mid afternoon. 
This trip is open to all Middle Schoolers, no experience necessary.  
Cost: $55