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Schedule of Trips and Events

OPR Spring Quarter 2014 Trips!


Weekly Sunset Hikes

5.13, 5.20, 5.27

Every Tuesday• Departs OPR at 4 p.m., returns at 7 p.m.
$5 per trip for CWU students & Rec. Center members, $10 for non-members
*Pre-registration is required
Join our guides and your fellow students for some exercise and beautiful scenery in the Ellensburg area. Hikes range from easy to moderate difficulty levels, just check in at OPR to see where the hike is going. Make sure to bring closed toed shoes, some water and a snack!

Weekly Kayak Pool Sessions



Most Sundays • 7 - 9 p.m. • CWU Aquatic Center
$5 per session • No experience needed.
No experience needed. This is a great chance to become introduced to the sport of kayaking. Participants need to wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.



Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Class

5.13, 5.15, 5.17, 5.18

Mon & Wed: 7-9 pm CWU Aquatic Center, Sat & Sun: 9 a.m.- 4:30 pm on moving water
$150 CWU students and Rec. Center Members, $200 non-members
This introductory course allows you to become familiar with the fundamentals of paddling a whitewater kayak. Students will learn how to paddle, roll, and safely navigate class I & II whitewater rivers.


Swift Water Rescue Training

5.30, 5.31, 6.1

Friday evening; all day Saturday and Sunday
 $385 CWU students and Rec. Center member’s $400 non-members
This course is designed for anyone who wants to be competent with skills required for river rescue. Whether you are a whitewater kayaker, a raft guide, or just a leisure river floater, the knowledge acquired during this course could one day save your life or the life of a friend. With one classroom session and then two days on the water, this course covers a wide variety of knots, pulley systems, craft recovery techniques, as well as how to recover, retrieve, and transport people in the river. All gear necessary for this course is included in the cost including dry suits, PFD’s, and helmets.

Wilderness First Responder Certification Course

4.2-5.31, 6.16-6.20

Consists of several online classes and tests (April and May online portion) that are to be completed by the end of Spring Quarter, followed by five days of hands-on training in June.
$579 for CWU Students, $589 for CWU Faculty and Staff, $599 for General Public.

Custom Trips

Anytime With 2 Weeks Notice!

Got an idea for a trip? Bring it to OPR at least two weeks ahead of time, and you can be on your way! OPR staff will sit down with you and help with the planning process to make your trip idea a reality!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to contact OPR:

Phone: (509) 963-3537 Email:

In person: Located on the SURC East Patio!

Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM