Get ready for two fantastic days at Beverly Beach which stretches from Yaquina Head all the way to Otter Rock! We'll hunt for agates, check out a 14,000 year old fossilized Sitka Spruce root, explore tidepools and hunt for fossils. After a day of exploring and beach play we'll settle into our Yurts which are nextled among the trees. We'll eat good food, enjoy our friends, play games, and fall asleep to the sounds of waves crashing. On the way home we'll see what sea life we can find in Marine Gardens tide pools!
We'll leave Catlin at 9am Saturday and return by 4:30 PM Sunday. No experience necessary, this trip is open to all 6th grade girls.
The cost is $50 (financial aid is available, download the form below and return it to Mary Yacob)
We'll head out to Nehalem Bay on Saturday morning and kick off our weekends adventure. Expect games, obstacle courses, exploring, treasure finding, and tasty food. At night we'll have a bonfire on the beach and laugh into the night with new and old friends. We'll sleep in yurts with the sound of the ocean and on Sunday we'll hike up Neakahnie Mountain where the Tillamook Indians believe their most powerful god resides. Some believe there's buried treasure from a Spanish ship wreck buried on the mountain. Our treasure will be the breathtaking views of the coast from the top.
We'll leave Catlin at 10am on Saturday and return by 3:30pm on Sunday. There is no camping experience required for this trip, just a desire to have a great time.
This trip is open to all Sixth Grade Boys. The cost is $50 (financial aid is available, download the form below and return it to Mary Yacob)
To sign up contact Renee Jenkinson by Friday January 18th
Join Len Carr for a fantastic winter adventure on the flanks of Mt. Hood!
Students will have the opportunity to experience the wonders of exploring in the snow in a comfortable and supportive environment. No Cross Country ski or winter recreation experience is necessary. We will rent skis, boots and poles in Government Camp. If you have your own gear you can bring it. Once equipped, we will head to Trillium Lake trailhead two miles east of Government Camp where we will embark on our adventure. If weather is clear we will heave incredible biews of Mt Hood. the plan is to ski around the lake and traverse Summit Meadow!
We will leave Catlin at 9am on Sunday February 3rd and return to campus by 4:30 pm. Students will bring their own sack lunch and snacks.
This day trip is open to all Middle School Students. The cost for this trip is $25.
Ski through the forest and sleep in a Sky Fort! Come Cross Country skiing and sleep in a Mt Hood National Forest Fire Lookout!
Join us for a wonderful winter trip and sleep high above the trees amongst the starts in a Forest Service lookout- thirty feet above the surrounding landscape. We’ll drive to the snowline, don our skis and ski about four miles to our Lookout! We’ll spend the rest of our time exploring, practicing skiing, playing in the snow, and hanging out, playing cards and enjoying the views from the Lookout.
Students do not need to be experienced cross country skiers, but definitely should be comfortable being in the snow and in cold environments. We will rent ski gear on the way, which is included in the price of the trip. There is a nice warming fire in the lookout, though once the fire goes out at night, it will be chilly.
This trip will return Monday around dinner time.
This trip is open to all Middle Schoolers.
The cost for the trip is $65 and includes food (except two sack lunches) and lodging. Students will rent their own skis in Portland or bring their own before the trip.
Join us for the Great Oregon Coast Adventure!
Saturday December Dec. 8- Sunday December 9
Open to Middle School students.
Destination: Fort Stevens State Park and the Northern Oregon Coast.
We will stay in a yurt and explore forts, World War II bunkers, the Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Fort Clatsop and Clark and Fort Canby.
The cost of the trip will be $95 for the weekend. The price includes accommodations, leadership, transportation and all meals except the first lunch.
Bundle up your family and join the Middle School Outdoor Program for a fall ride!
We’ll meet at Johnson Creek Park at 9:45am and ride out at 10am. We'll return to Johnson Creek Park around 3pm.
In true Portland style, we’ll experience stream restoration via bicycle along the Springwater Corridor Trail that runs alongside Johnson Creek. Starting in Sellwood, we'll be joined by Robin, the Restoration Coordinator for Johnson Creek to tour several major projects on this leisurely, all flat, 16-mile bike ride. These will include Tideman-Johnson Park, where log habitat structures were constructed in 2008, the 70-acre East Lents Floodplain Restoration project, and an inspiring riparian forest restoration project at Mill Park in Milwaukie.
Sometime around noon, we'll break at Cartlandia -- a food cart mecca for Springwater Trail bikers! Here we’ll enjoy new foods and new friends before continuing our bike tour back to Johnson Creek Park.
This trip is open to Middle Schoolers and their Families. You'll need to bring your own bikes, helmets, water, raingear, and cash for lunch. If you need a bike you can rent one nearby at Sellwood Cycles
Read the trip Prospectus attached below and contact Renee to sign up! This trip is sure to fill so let me know sooner rather than later.
For your pre-tour reading pleasure, check out:
Johnson Creek's newly minted 2012 State of the Watershed Report
Cartlandia's Feast of Carts
Portland rain means Mt Hood Snow! Let’s celebrate winter with a trip up to Mt Hood to play in the snow!
We’ll leave Catlin at 10am on Saturday and drive up to Government Camp where we’ll strap on our snowshoes and hike to where we’ll build our snow shelters! Caves! Igloos! Fortresses! We’ll put the finishing touches on our snow homes and snowshoe back to town where we’ll warm up and enjoy dinner and games before we head over to Skibowl for some black light night time cosmic tubing! After racing down the slopes we’ll crunch back to our bunks at the Huckleberry Inn for cocoa and bed.
Sunday will find us snowshoeing back out to see how our shelters fared, enjoying a hot picnic in the snow and catching a little sledding before we head back to Portland.
This trip is open to all Middle Schoolers. Price: $95 Financial Aid is available, please ask.
Please contact Renee with questions or if you'd like to sign up. After you contact me you can read, print, and sign the forms attached below and return them to my Middle School Box by 11/9. Space is limited, so act fast!
Join us for an overnight at Duyck's Peachy Pig Farm for a great introduction to the Catlin Outdoor Program. Let's take advantage of (hopefully) one of the last beautiful weekends this fall by spending a couple days outside. We will harvest our dinner, cook a fresh feast, watch the farmers prepare for nut harvest, play outdoor games, sleep under the stars, and feed pigs, chickens, ducks, horses and goats. All sixth graders are encouraged to sign up!
Email email@example.com to sign up, or write your name on the Outdoor Program clipboard outside the Middle School office and I'll contact you!
After you contact me, print out the Prospectus (under Documents under the picture on this page), sign the waiver and put it in my box in the Middle School Office by 9/21/12
Kick off the new school year with an adventure. Oneonta gorge is a slot canyon with an impressive waterfall at the end. Sheer cliff walls loom over you the entire way in. The hike is not far (only about a half mile), but the trip is a real adventure. The route takes us from trail, to climbing a log jam, to the last section: where we need to walk in the river to find the hidden pool and waterfall! Be ready to get wet! We will leave Catlin at 10am and come back by 3.
If you're interested, email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org and return the attached waiver by Thursday the 13th (I have a box in the Middle School Office).
Have you ever wanted to hike all the way from Seaside to Cannon Beach, passing over the beautiful coastal headlands and through stands of wind-swept sruce trees? On this two-day adventure, we will have the chance to explore this famous coastline and camp along the way! The Oregon coast is full of hidden treasures, and all Middle School students are invited to join the Outdoor Program for a weekend of exploration. Bring your camera, hiking boots, and frisbee!
This trip is open to all Middle School students. The estimated cost for this trip is $45, which includes transportation, instruction, and most food. Interested students should email David Zonana (email@example.com) to sign up.
What a great place to explore in the Summer sun! Over the course of three days, we will head to the Clackamas River watershed, south of Mt. Hood, and hike into beautiful Serene Lake- one of the great gems of the Pacific Northwest. This wonderful, and seldom-visited lake is part of the newly designated Roaring River Wilderness. Along the way, we will hike to Rock and Upper Rock Lakes, before ending at the shore of the legendary Serene lake. We'll pitch our tents in an amazing campsite, build rafts and hang out in the sun. During the evening we will cook a fine dinner over our trustee little camp stoves. Marshmallows, s'mores and storytelling around the campfire will close each perfect day. This area is rich in wildlife and features to explore, including newts, floating logs, and old-growth forests..
This trip is open to all Middle Schoolers. You do not need to be an expert backpacker, but students should be comfortable in the outdoors, and eager to learn and work hard.
The estimated cost of the trip is $90. Interested students should email David Zonana (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up.
Keep your fingers crossed for spring sunshine on this exploration of the central part of the state. This trip is open to all Middle School students. On Saturday, we will load up the bus and head down to the canyons of the Deschutes River outside of Bend. Our first stop will be the beautiful Meadow Camp along the Deschutes River Trail. A short walk will lead us to the base of rimrock, where we will set up a few ropes so that students can try their hand at rock climbing. After an afternoon of teaching, learning, and climbing in the sun, we will head to a campground for the night. Sunday will be filled with hiking and exploration of the Whychus Creek canyon and the spectacular Alder Spring. We will return to Portland by 6pm on Sunday.
The estimated cost of this trip is $60. Students should bring a lunch for Saturday. All interested students should email David Zonana (email@example.com) to sign up.
Portland is vying for the crown of "Bicycle City USA" and its crown jewel is the Springwater Corridor. On this trip we will meet at Catlin Gabel in the morning and drive in our little school bus over to the Sellwood area. Once there our group will mount our trusty bicycles (road bikes or mountain bikes ae fine) and start off on this magnificent trail. The best part is that the route is almost flat! We will travel through neighborhoods on this newly paved bike path, past industrial installations, through farmlands and frolicking horses and all the way out to Boring. The entire bike trek will take about five hours and will cover perhaps twenty miles. The strength of the group and the weather conditions will determine exactly how far we go, so students need not worry about it being excessively challenging.
The trip is open to Middle Schoolers. Students should be in good physical condition and certainly must be comfortable riding a bicycle for most of the day. Students should plan to bring their own bicycles.
The cost of the trip is $10 and does not include lunch.
To sign up, send an email to Greenp@catlin.edu
Get outside on on the weekends! This is what makes Oregon so great! (even though the hike is in Washington) Dog Mountain is the gem of the Columbia Gorge. In the spring hikers will find this moderately difficult hike covered with an unparalleled show of wildflowers in bloom. Our little group from Catlin Gabel will meet at the school on Saturday morning and drive out to the trailhead. We'll grab our day packs and water bottles and hike up to the top- where the views up and down the gorge are fabulous.
This trip is open to Upper Schoolers and Middle Schoolers.
The trip is FREE.
To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a glorious day of skiing the gentle slopes around Trillium Lake, near Mt. Hood. Students will ride the school bus up to Government Camp where we will rent skis, boots and poles. The cost of the rentals is included in the trip cost. Students will ski through the old growth forests and along the roads around the Lake for the balance of the morning and early afternoon. We will break for sack lunches, brought from home, along the way.
It will be a great opportunity for students to experience the joy of being with their friends in the outdoors during the winter months. No previous cross country skiing experience is necessary, though participants should be comfortable with spending a day in the snow in potentially cold weather. The leader of the trip will be Len Carr.
The cost of the trip is $30, which includes skis, boots and poles.
The trip is open to Middle School students.
To sign up, send an email to Greenp@catlin.edu