Calendar

Mar 31

Wilderness First Responder Recertification

This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with  more…

Apr 5

Pacific Pie Community Support Day

Dine at either Pacific Pie location on Wednesday, April 5th, and they will generously donate a portion of their proceeds to Opal Creek outdoor  more…

Apr 7

Volunteer Stewardship Weekend 1

Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our Jawbone Flats education center. Volunteer  more…

Apr 7

Three-Day Ancient Forest Yoga

This unplugged three-day off-grid retreat includes a daily Four Directions ceremony, morning and afternoon yoga sessions, and many hours of free time to explore  more…

Apr 15

Mosses, Lichens and Liverworts

Non-vascular plants such as mosses, lichens, and liverworts are drawing increasing attention for their importance as indicators of forest health, air quality and environmental  more…

Apr 25

McMenamin’s Friends & Family Night

Join us at McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon for an evening of local brews and music with half of all proceeds from 5 PM to  more…

Apr 29

Family Workshop: Amphibian Adventure!

From the Pacific Giant salamander to the unique tailed frog, Opal Creek’s intact old-growth and cool clean waters host the full diversity of Pacific  more…

May 6

Painting in the Ancient Forest

A weekend mixed-media painting retreat in a spectacular natural setting. Come prepared to get messy while you get your hands in the paint, the dirt,  more…

May 19

Evening for Opal Creek

Now in its 13th year, our annual spring fundraiser will be the party of the year! Held in the new Lagunitas Community Room in  more…

Jun 10

Family Workshop: Tree Climbing

Join us for a family weekend in the trees! It’s an experience that few in the world have had – sitting atop a mighty  more…

Jun 14

Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

Learn how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult medical decisions in remote locations with confidence. Apply your urban emergency care  more…

Jun 24

Member Day at Jawbone Flats

All Hemlock, Cedar, and Pacific Yew members are invited to a very special Member Day in the ancient forest. Give yourself and your family  more…

Jun 25

Backcountry Basics 1

ages 10-12 Average daily mileage: 4 This backcountry adventure will focus on the skills needed to be a comfortable, competent, and happy hiker. We’ll  more…

Jul 2

Backcountry Basics 2

ages 10-12 Average daily mileage: 4 This backcountry adventure will focus on the skills needed to be a comfortable, competent, and happy hiker. We’ll  more…

Jul 9

Among the Ancients

ages 12-14 Average daily mileage: 5.5 This trip covers lots of ground on a route that will take us to the tallest ridges and  more…

Jul 10

Jawbone Flats Basecamp

ages 10-12 Unplug for a week-long camp based in the off-grid town of Jawbone Flats. We’ll spend the days getting to know the Opal  more…

Jul 16

River Deep, Mountain High – FULL

ages 12-14 Average daily mileage: 5 Astonishing views of the Cascades, from Mt. Hood to the Three Sisters, will greet us as we traverse  more…

Jul 23

Bull of the Woods: Extended Expedition

ages 14-18 Average daily mileage: 6 Hone your backcountry travel and wilderness leadership skills in this seven-day trip through the Opal Creek and Bull  more…

Jul 23

Ridgelines and Waterways

ages 12-14 Average daily mileage: 5 Explore Opal Creek’s deep valleys, vista views, and pristine lakes in this trip emphasizing backcountry self-sufficiency. We’ll discuss  more…

Jul 30

Backcountry Basics 3

ages 10-12 Average daily mileage: 4 This backcountry adventure will focus on the skills needed to be a comfortable, competent, and happy hiker. We’ll  more…

Aug 6

Tour de Lacs: Extended Expedition

ages 14-18 Average daily mileage: 7 Join us for the first time ever in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness! Over the course of seven days  more…

Aug 6

Ladies of the Cascades – FULL

ages 12-15 Average daily mileage: 5 Ladies, grab your girlfriends for this Cascades lake tour! A route chosen by girls and for girls, we’ll  more…

Aug 13

Going Glacial – FULL

Ages 12-14 Average daily mileage: 5 On this brand-new trip we’ll circumnavigate Three-Fingered Jack, an extinct shield volcano in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. As  more…

Aug 14

Junior Basecamp – FULL

ages 8-10 Unplug for this three-day camp based in the off-grid town of Jawbone Flats. We’ll spend the days getting to know the Opal  more…

Aug 20

Backcountry Basics 4

ages 10-12 Average daily mileage: 4 This backcountry adventure will focus on the skills needed to be a comfortable, competent, and happy hiker. We’ll  more…

Aug 25

6th Annual Opal Creek Golf Tournament

The 6th Annual Opal Creek Golf Tournament features a shotgun scramble with mid-course contests, followed by dinner, drinks, and more. Come play at Aloha’s  more…

Sep 9

Adult Tree Climbing

Join us for a weekend in the trees! It’s an experience that few in the world have had – sitting atop a mighty Douglas  more…

Sep 14

Four-Day Ancient Forest Yoga

This unplugged four-day off-grid retreat includes a daily Four Directions ceremony, morning and afternoon yoga sessions, and many hours of free time to explore  more…

Sep 15

Photography in the Ancient Forest

Learn the digital photography methods that will allow you to capture the Opal Creek forest’s natural beauty. We’ll study composition on the trails, then  more…

Sep 29

Wilderness First Responder Recertification II

This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with  more…

Oct 7

Painting in the Ancient Forest II

A weekend mixed-media painting retreat in a spectacular natural setting. Come prepared to get messy while you get your hands in the paint, the dirt,  more…

Oct 7

Ancient Forest Mixology with Merit Badge

We’re getting together with our favorite Portland drink experts to bring you a one-of-a-kind experience! Combining a few of our favorite things–well-mixed cocktails and  more…

Oct 14

Ancient Forest Mushroom Workshop 1

Join us to learn about the amazing world of mycology that holds the ancient forest together. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll hunt for mushrooms,  more…

Oct 21

Ancient Forest Mushroom Workshop 2

Join us to learn about the amazing world of mycology that holds the ancient forest together. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll hunt for mushrooms,  more…

Oct 27

Volunteer Stewardship Weekend 2

Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our Jawbone Flats education center. Volunteer  more…

Nov 3

Wilderness First Responder

This course is recommended for anyone who works or travels in areas where medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable. This course builds  more…