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Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals

Trips FAQ

Q: I am a officer for a club on campus. Can I organize a trip for my club through OPR?
A: Absolutely, OPR offers guided trips and instructional classes for many campus-based groups. From Alpine Lakes Wilderness backpacking trips, to day hikes and winter camping, let OPR handle some of the details of your next adventure so you can fully immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. 
 
Q: I do not have any equipment or experience in the outdoors. Can I go on an OPR trip?
A: YES! OPR offers trips enjoyable for people of all skill-levels. OPR trips are perfect for people considering an outdoor trip as well as first-timers! Sign up for an OPR trip and you also gain access to our equipment rental shop so you can get the gear you need for the trip. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Q: How do I sign up for an OPR trip?
A: Registering for an OPR trip is as easy as stopping by OPR to reserve your spot. Trip prices are discounted and there is a variety of payment options to make our trips as accessible and affordable as possible for CWU community members. For a full list of our trip offerings, you can pick up an Adventure Guide from OPR or visit our Trip Schedule page. 
 
Q: Who leads outdoor trips for OPR?
A: For the most part, student employees lead our trips. Each trip leader has specific training in the trip area they are leading and are also required to have a current Wilderness First Aid certification. If you are interested in becoming a trip leader, the most appropriate first steps are to join us on one of our trips, gain certification, and begin to build experience in outdoor leadership.
 
Q: Do you offer any certifications or trainings?
A: Yes! OPR offers at least one professional level training and certifications each year.  Examples of these are: Wilderness First Aid, Swiftwater Rescue, Raft Guiding, and Climbing Wall Instructor. This year OPR will have a strong emphasis on winter safety and avalanche awareness. Be sure to stay posted as this year’s clinic, trips, and training line-ups are going to be incredible.

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