Trip Schedule

Earth Day
Earth Day Trail work
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

There is no better way to spend Earth Day than to be helping to improve the environment and our ability to get out and enjoy it. We will be working on a local hiking trail. We will be linking up with a local organization (Mountains to Sound Greenway). More information will be posted soon.

US - Intro to Mountaineering
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

Ever wonder what it takes to climb a mountain like Mt. Rainier? This trip will introduce you to the skills and techniques it takes to climb on steep snow and on glaciers. We will spend time learning how to use an ice axe and how to self arrest.

MS Hiking
Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8

We are going to head out for a hike on a trail in the Cascades with a beautiful lake or a mountain viewpoint as our goal. Exact trail will be determined later, but probably near Snoqualmie Pass. (due to weather, trail conditions, etc)


Rock climbing
MS Rock Climbing and Camping
Open to:
5, 6, 7, 8

This trip will go to a popular sport climbing venue (Vantage/Frenchman's Coulee). Students will learn the basics of climbing, belaying, repelling, rope-handling, and all of the safety aspects of rock climbing. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

Mystery Trip
US Mystery Trip
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

This is a trip for those adventurous enough to head out into the unknown.........

An Overlake Outdoor Program Dark Day!!!!!

Be ready for anything!!!  Pack for snow, rain, water, hot, cold, and alien attacks.

Diablo Lake Kayaking
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

Diablo Lake is a beautiful spot in the North Cascades. The paddling is moderate, but the views are spectacular as we will go under waterfalls and get views of the Cascade peaks on a clear day. Look forward to the benefits of carrying deluxe meals on this trip.

Trailwork and Camping
Open to:
8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Here is a chance to make a real difference on some of the local hiking trails.  We will spend two days working on trails, building and maintaining trails up the popular Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.  We will be linking up with a local organization (Mountains to Sound Greenway).  We will al

7th/8th Backpacking the Cascades
Open to:
7, 8

Spend the week in the great outdoors, as we learn outdoor education skills and plan and then go on a backpacking trip in the Cascades.

For all Summer trips the grade level is the grade you will be entering in the Fall. Please sign up accordingly.

St. Helen's
Mt. St. Helen's Climb
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

Annual summer tradition continues to the top of Mt. St. Helen's!  This trip is dependent on getting climbing permits.

On Monday, we will drive down to Mt. St. Helen's, shop for food, and hike through the Ape Caves.  We will then set up our camp.

Mt. Rainier
US Mt. Rainier hike to Camp Muir
Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12

We will spend three days down at Mount Rainier, culminating with a hike up to Camp Muir.



Kent Renno
Chair, Department of Experiential Education
425-868-6191 x631
425-495-2922 cell