Calendar

Jun 3

Outdoor School Open House Day

We invite all of our 2016-2017 outdoor school students and their families to Jawbone Flats for the very first Outdoor School Open House Day!  more…

Jun 3

Forest Service Education Series – Wilderness

Join our local Detroit district forest rangers for a series of educational talks throughout the summer! These will be open to the public and  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 – FULL

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 17

Forest Service Education Series – Botany

Join our local Detroit district forest rangers for a series of educational talks throughout the summer! These will be open to the public and  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 1

Forest Service Education Series – Fisheries & Aquatic Resources

Join our local Detroit district forest rangers for a series of educational talks throughout the summer! These will be open to the public and  more…

Jul 2

Backcountry Basics 2 – FULL

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 – FULL

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 15

Forest Service Education Series – Fire Prevention

Join our local Detroit district forest rangers for a series of educational talks throughout the summer! These will be open to the public and  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 – FULL

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 29

Forest Service Education Series – Forest Management

Join our local Detroit district forest rangers for a series of educational talks throughout the summer! These will be open to the public and  more…

Jul 30

Backcountry Basics 3 – FULL

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 – FULL

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 12

Forest Service Education Series – Watershed Conservation

Join our local Detroit district forest rangers for a series of educational talks throughout the summer! These will be open to the public and  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…