Outdoor Education

rock climbing

Our goal is to educate the whole student. That is why Catlin Gabel provides extensive avenues for students to learn and grow outside the classroom in ways that will enhance their emotional, social, and ethical development. Outdoor education is an essential component of this effort.

The program provides opportunities for a variety of interests and levels, including one-day conditioning hikes and urban exploratory walks, and multi-day adventures in rock climbing, river rafting, surfing, sea kayaking, backpacking, and mountain climbing.

Recent trips include a Smith Rock climbing weekend in Central Oregon; a three-day bike trip from Mt. Hood to the Santiam River; rafting trips on the Deschutes and White Salmon Rivers; snowshoe and cross country ski day trips on Mt. Hood; and the Students of Color Affinity Trip at Camp Westwind on the Oregon Coast.

Financial assistance is available for most trips and programs.

For information and questions, please contact Outdoor Education Program Interim Director Lindsay Babbitt.

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Recent Outdoor Education Trip Highlights