Calendar

Dec 14

Opal Creek Give!Guide Party

Join Opal Creek, OPAL Environmental Justice, and 1000 Friends of Oregon for a free Give!Guide event celebrating Oregon’s natural and built environments! Explore the connections between  more…

Mar 30

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 13

Volunteer Stewardship Weekend 1

Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our historic 1930s mining town of  more…

Apr 28

Family Workshop: Amphibian Adventure!

From the coastal giant salamander to the unique tailed frog, discover the dozen amphibians that call our pristine watershed home. Opal Creek’s ancient forests,  more…

May 4

Painting in the Ancient Forest

Retreat for a weekend of mixed-media art in a spectacular natural setting. Come prepared to get messy while getting your hands in the paint,  more…

May 5

Rainforest Mixology

Join us in the woods for a one-of-a-kind experience with our favorite Portland drink experts! Treat yourself to guided hikes and forays with Opal  more…

Jun 9

Family Workshop: A Bug’s Life

Welcome in summer with the critters that buzz, crawl, and hop when the sun shines! Join our science instructors as we search high and  more…

Jun 13

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…

Aug 31

Adult Women Backpacking

Ladies, join us for a backpacking adventure in the Opal Creek and Bull of the Woods wildernesses! Perfect for first-time backpackers or those who  more…

Sep 28

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 4

Yoga in the Ancient Forest

Unplug and settle into the natural beauty of Opal Creek. The crystal clear waters and giant trees are the perfect backdrop for getting quiet  more…

Oct 5

Homesteading in the Jawbone Kitchen

What does it take to provide home-cooked meals in the renowned Jawbone Flats kitchen? Alongside our food service manager, you’ll learn one facet of  more…

Oct 12

Volunteer Stewardship Weekend 2

Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our historic 1930s mining town of  more…

Oct 20

Ancient Forest Mushrooms

The ancient forest of Opal Creek produces a large diversity of mushrooms every fall. Hike through the tall trees and learn about the amazing  more…

Oct 27

Family Workshop: Crafting with Wild Mushrooms

Did you know mushrooms aren’t just food—they’re also used in handcrafts? Join us on a wild mushroom foray focused on species that produce pigments  more…

Nov 2

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…