2017 Programs Open for Registration!

We are thrilled to present a new and exciting slate of workshops and expeditions for 2017! We are also currently accepting cabin reservations.


In 2017 we’re offering brand-new ways for you and your family to experience the ancient forest, with two tree-climbing workshops led by our friends at Expedition Old Growth! These workshops–one for families and one just for adults–will let a small, lucky group up into the fascinating but little-seen world of the old-growth canopy.

We’re also excited to be offering two sessions of our popular Painting and Ancient Forest Yoga workshops! Both workshops sold out last year so if you missed it, this is your chance. Our mixed-media painting workshop will offer both a spring and a fall session; and our yoga retreat will offer a three-day spring option and a four-day fall option.

Finally, our every-other-year Mosses, Lichens, and Liverworts workshop returns in April. This is a fascinating, in-depth exploration of the dozens of bryophyte species that keep Opal Creek lush and healthy.

Check out our full workshop offerings here.


We’re really excited about our new workshops, but we’re even more excited about our new expeditions!

This year for the first time ever we have permits for the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness! We’re offering two trips to Mt. Jeff, one for 12-14 year olds, and an extended trip for our older campers.

We’re also offering our first ever ladies-only expedition, Ladies of the Cascades! This trip will be a safe and comfortable experience for all female-identifying teens. Tap into your inner mountain woman with this adventure in the Opal Creek and Bull of the Woods Wildernesses!

And finally, we have a brand-new three-day camp for 8-10 year-olds! Junior Basecamp is the perfect way to launch your child onto a path of wilderness adventure at Opal Creek that will last through high school–and will stay with them forever.

Check out our full expedition offerings here.


We are currently accepting cabin reservations for all comers. Check our availability calendar to find your perfect dates!

To make a reservation, please contact our registrar Janelle at 503-892-2782, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday.

Cedar and Pacific Yew level members are eligible for an early cabin reservation period beginning in November for the 2018 program season. Cabin reservations for the general public will open in January 2018.

As an Opal Creek member, you are part of a very special circle of wilderness lovers. You are bringing an immersive wilderness experience to over 1500 children each year, forever impacting their awareness of wild ecosystems and their place in the natural world. As a thank-you from us, Cedar and Pacific Yew members get access to this early cabin reservation period, 10% off workshops and expeditions (excluding WMI courses), an invitation to Member Day in Jawbone Flats, and a special member gift! Become a member today.

Not sure if your membership is still current? Give us a call at 503-892-2782 or email our development manager.