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Oregon Cascades

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Tuition $4,995





Jun 16 - Jun 29 Jul 2 - Jul 15 Jul 18 - Jul 31

Backpack, Whitewater Raft

Arrival Location

Portland, OR

Departure Location

Portland, OR


Tent Camping

Trip Overview

*All information listed on this page is for 2025! To see 2024 information, check out the 2024 Trip List or give our office a call

On this 2-week adventure, you will experience the stunning views of Oregon’s rivers and mountains. This trip is the perfect introduction to the backcountry! Learn backcountry skills including campsite selection and set-up, water purification, backcountry cooking, and Leave No Trace principles. Spend 3 days rafting down the Deschutes river with opportunities to learn how to paddle rafts, cook delicious group meals, and sleep on the river banks under the stars. After a memorable time on the river, embark on a 5-day backpacking adventure with beautiful alpine views in the Three Sisters Wilderness where you will experience the magical and lush flora and fauna of Oregon. Throughout these 2 weeks, build your confidence, create lifelong memories, and practice skills that are vital for every adventurer to know!



  • Whitewater Raft the Deschutes River – 3 days (overnight)
  • Backpack Three Sisters – 5 days (overnight)
  • Explore Bend, Oregon – 1 day
  • Rock Climb at Smith Rock State Park – 1 day
  • Explore Hood River – 1 day

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and form the trip start and end
My favorite part of the trip was definitely the whitewater rafting. The guides where awesome and so was the food! I just had a lot of fun and really enjoyed being on the water. It was a great time to bond with my peers and really soak in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Winston, 2022 Cascades Student


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