Outdoor Adventures: Washington Summer Adventure

Travel with us on this two-week adventure via train to backpack and explore all the biomes of Olympic National Park.  Covering nearly one million acres in the Pacific Northwest, highlights of the park include the rugged peaks of the Olympic Mountains, incredible old-growth rain forests, and a scenic coastline full of unique beaches. 

The trip begins with two days crossing the country on an Amtrak from Chicago to Olympia-Lacey. We will rent a van and travel to the park. The first night we will prepare for our 4-day backpacking trip in the Enchanted Valley. Then we will continue to explore the northwest part of the park as well as along the Pacific coast before we catch the train home. 

The registration fee includes all food, transportation, equipment, leadership, and all camping, permits, and park fees for an incredible value. All ages welcome! Those under 16 require a parent/guardian over the age of 18 to attend.  

Trip Dates: Mon, Jul 24 - Sat, Aug 5

Registration cost/deadline: NIU Student: $1,500, Non-Student: $1,750 

Register for this awesome adventure. 

A deposit is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance is due June 30. 

Want to learn more? Join us in person at the Recreation Center or email us to join virtually for one of the following info nights:  

Tuesday, January 31 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday, February 16 from 8 to 8:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, March 22 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. 
Monday, April 17 from 8 to 8:30 p.m. 

Learn more about this trip on the Info Meeting PowerPoint and reach out to Jessica at jwind1@niu.edu with any questions.

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Monday, July 24

More dates through August 5, 2023

Olympic National Park, WA