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We do customized trips! Location and times of trips subject to change due to
weather and snow conditions. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center on
Lewis North 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Private Trips Brochure

Pre-registration is required for all trips.
Schedule, fees and trip details, to include meeting times, are subject to change without notice.  Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. For more information,
email jblmadventuretrips@gmail.com.

ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. 

Bella Donna trips are ladies-only.
Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert instructors; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup; volunteer option

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Liability Waiver MWR

ODR

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people with exceptional needs

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21 years and older

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August 25, Intro to Rock Climbing

    Adults Only

$200 - This is a two part course. The first day is located in the Northwest Adventure Center Classroom on JBLM North. The second day is an indoor rock wall session and participants will meet at the Northwest Adventure Center to shuttle down to the off post gym. The third day is on the preceding weekend and will be an outdoor single day trip to a local climbing area. Please be prepared to bring lunch and proper clothing for the outdoor session and this will be discussed during the first day of class. This class will cover:

  1. Equipment for rock climbing
  2. Basic rock climbing movement and positions
  3. Anchor setup
  4. Rating systems
  5. Climbing styles
  6. Rope systems
  7. Introduction to sport climbing and leading and much more...

No experience required to participate! Begin your rock climbing adventure here and learn to be a safe effective climber.  Must pre-register. Minimum age 14: (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Northwest Adventure Center at 8 a.m.

August 27, Intro to Paddleboarding

    Adults Only

$45 - Learn the basics of getting on and off your board and proper paddling and maneuvering techniques in this one-hour introductory lesson. We start with a dry-land introduction that will include a SUP warm-up, proper water safety, and SUP etiquette. Then we'll get on the water and learn how to safely get on and off the board. You'll go from your belly to your feet and cover proper standing technique, paddling technique, turning the board, maneuvering over and through small waves, and more depending on the level of the group. Our Intro to SUP is perfect for those who have never paddled, SUPed, or surfed before, though anyone who has never received formal SUP instruction will benefit. All ages welcome but children under 12 must be on a board with an adult. Ages 13& older: $45; ages 3-12: $25. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 10 a.m. Pre-Registration required.

August 27, Waterfall Tour

    Family Friendly

$15-$65 - Come explore the great concentration of waterfalls in the continental United States. We will be traveling along the Historic Columbia River Highway which has an abundance of small waterfalls viewable from the road. We will stop at least five major waterfalls to include the world famous Multnomah Falls which plunges more than 620 feet from its origins. We will stop in Hood River, Oregon for lunch. Trip fee includes round trip transportation.  Adults ages 13+ $65; Children ages 5-12 $40; Infants Ages 0-4 $15 (under 18 must be accompanied byDeparture time & location: Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. No McChord pickup.  Pre-registration required.

September 1-5, Glacier Peak, Cool Glacier Route $750 - Glacier Peak is one of the five volcanoes of the state of Washington, and is the highest mountain in Snohomish County. It has 7498 feet of prominence and ranks 5th highest on the Bulgar List (Washington Top 100). It is located in the North Central part of the Cascades which it has a wilderness named after this mountain which is called the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The Native Americans once called this peak Takobia which would translate to "The Great Parent". This peak is classified as a stratovolcanoes (Composite) which there has not been any major activity in 300 years. This peak goes unnoticed by much of the people of the Northwest due to it being so far in the crest of the Cascades, its distance from the nearest town, and the fact that its access roads have been washed out making all the approaches to its base a long hike in. Glacier Peak can be seen from many locations along the Mountain Loop Highway, North Cascades, Highway 2 area, and many other high points throughout the state.

September 1, Mother/Daughter Paddle Board Adventure

$65

September 2, Horseback Ride $70 - Come and explore the beautiful Cascade Mountains by horseback with Cle Elum’s Flying Horseshoe Ranch.  This dude ranch has been around since 1955 and they will walk you through the steps it takes to groom, prepare, and safely ride your horse.  Then we will cruise around the hillsides enjoying everything the area has to offer.  Escape the hustle of the summer and get away with us and a new furry friend. Minimum age: 10, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at 9 a.m.

September 2, Hike Lake Serene

$65. Join us for an 8 mile round trip hike to the top of the beautiful snow melt Lake Serene. Follow the easy to moderate trail through the lush forest to a spectacular view of Index Mountain. Minimum Age: 12. Difficulty = Easy; Distance = 8 miles; Elevation Gain = 1200 feet; Time = 2.5 - 3 Hours. Meet at Northwest Adventure Center at  8 a.m. Pre-Registration Required.

September 3, Back to School Mama’s Bike Ride

Adults Only

$80 - Ladies, escape the hustle and bustle of getting the kids ready for school and join us for a relaxing bike ride down the Ruston waterfront in Tacoma.  There is a 10 mile boardwalk that ends right by the Point Defiance Park, with the opportunity to stop for some yoga in the grass. See your neighborhood from a different point of view! Must pre-register. Minimum age 14, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8 a.m.

September 3 GOPRO Video Editing

    Adults Only

$45 - There's more to a GoPro than a helmet cam or selfie stick. The GoPro video editing course gives people a new perspective on shots and imagery. Topics covered: Video and image quality, Editing, Media storage, Media distribution.  GoPro Studio software makes it easier than ever to create professional-quality videos with your videos. Learn how to create videos from scratch, or use GoPro templates help fast-track to an incredible edit. Trim and mix clips. Adjust video playback speed for fast or slow motion.  To get full advantage of the course please bring your GOPRO camera and laptop (with GOPRO Studio installed) and video files to this class.  Minimum age: 12, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at 9 a.m

September 6 Alpine Club Meeting – Free

September 6-25 Alpamayo Peru Expedition

   


September 8-18 Thailand Climbing $5,000- $3,500 without flight (can use space A)
Come with us to the breathtaking lands of South East Asia.  Thailand is known worldwide for its serene beaches, warm people, delicious food… and out of this world rock climbing!  Start in the heart of Bangkok, eating freshly made Pad Thai, walking through the bustling Kao San Road, and marveling at the intricate Buddha statues around the city.  We will take an overnight train down to the famous islands and the town of Krabi.  From there we will take a boat out to the secluded Railay and Tonsai Beach.  Enjoy time on the beach drinking coconut smoothies, hire a boat to take you to the amazing overhanging Thai rocks for some deep water soloing, hike through the jungle and make a new monkey friend, or climb on any of the hundreds of sport climbing routes the area has to offer.  Minimum age 16 (Under 18 Must be accompanied by an adult).  Passport and preregistration required. MUST REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 8TH.
NOT Included: Clothing appropriate for conditions (NO Cotton!), and food for the duration. We can assist you in selecting appropriate clothing.
**This trip requires a current valid passport and is considered international. This trip is subject to DFMWR international SOP guidelines and by paying for this trip you agree to abide by the approved document.**
For info email JBLMadventuretrips@gmail.com or stop by the Northwest Adventure Center.
**Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian and have approval from instructors. **

September 8, Sunset Yoga Series

$30 Take your practice out the doors and into nature. Break down the barriers of where your practice should take place, and change the expectations of what your practice should look like. Whether you are a lifelong yogi wanting to switch up your scenery, or have never said the word namaste and are inspired to try something new, this is for you. We are offering an entirely new way to explore this beautiful state. We will go to a different park around the area, every time! Pre Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at  6 p.m..

September 9, Sea Kayak Deception Pass

    Adults Only

$95 - Kayaking the waters of Deception Pass is truly an adventure. Not a beginner paddle, the pass offers opportunities to paddle in strong currents and develop an appreciation for tidal influence. This is a great trip expand your skills while paddling through strong currents, and crossing eddy lines. This trip is geared towards instruction to advance your skills in difficult conditions. Trip includes gear, instructor, and transportation. You provide: Appropriate clothing and food. Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced; Paddling Distance: 5 Miles. Paddling time 4-5 Hours. Minimum Age: 16, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; Meet at the Northwest Adventure at
6 a.m.  No McCord Pick Up Pre-Registration Required.

September 9: Mastering Photoshop

    Adults Only

$45 – Photoshop's layers are arguably the most powerful aspect of the software's user interface and are the key to successful image editing in Photoshop. Layers allow for both global and local adjustments to images and can be used to create a number of special effects. Best of all, layers allow for nondestructive editing of your original image. New Photoshop users often see layers as too complicated, and they miss out on the program's full potential.  In this class we will learn the skills needed to master this aspect of Photoshop.  Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 9 a.m. Pre-registration required.

September 10: Composition for Photography

    Adults Only

$50 - Learn techniques to enable you to turn everybody snapshots into beautiful compositions.  You will learn to see beyond your primary subject so that everything in the frame improves the image.  We will discuss composition techniques, including eliminating distractions and elements of composition to include leading lines and Rules of Thirds to create more dynamic images.  Begin to shoot with an eye that draws the viewer’s attention into vibrant and stimulating photography.  We will travel to Point Defiance Park to put to practice what we learned in the classroom.  Minimum age: 12, guest under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 9 a.m. Pre-registration required.

September 15 Sunset Yoga Series

$30 Take your practice out the doors and into nature. Break down the barriers of where your practice should take place, and change the expectations of what your practice should look like. Whether you are a lifelong yogi wanting to switch up your scenery, or have never said the word namaste and are inspired to try something new, this is for you. We are offering an entirely new way to explore this beautiful state. We will go to a different park around the area, every time! Pre Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at 6 p.m..

September 16-17 North Cascade Photography

    Adults Only

– $200 - The North Cascades range in the northwestern corner of Washington State contain some of the most rugged and inaccessible mountains in the lower 48. Mount Terror, Eldorado, Forbidden Peak, Mount Despair and Mt. Fury are some of the foreboding names of the peaks lurking in this steep, practically inaccessible corner of wilderness.  What to bring:  Camera lenses, filters, a tripod, extra batteries and memory cards.  Water, snacks, and any other food or beverages.  Also known as the American Alps, the range boasts deep valleys, old growth forests, soaring pinnacles, uncounted waterfalls and the highest concentration of glaciers in the US (outside of Alaska). The Skagit River drains the western slopes, powering 3 huge dams as its glacial-fed waters plunge down from the high peaks soon slowing and meandering through the lush farm lands of Skagit Valley.  What to bring:  Camera lenses, filters, a tripod, extra batteries and memory cards.  Water, snacks, sleeping bag and any other food or beverages.  We provide: transportation, dinner on first night and breakfast next day, tent and sleeping mat.  Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8 a.m.  Pre-registration is required before Sept. 1

September 15 Sunset Yoga Series

$30 Take your practice out the doors and into nature. Break down the barriers of where your practice should take place, and change the expectations of what your practice should look like. Whether you are a lifelong yogi wanting to switch up your scenery, or have never said the word namaste and are inspired to try something new, this is for you. We are offering an entirely new way to explore this beautiful state. We will go to a different park around the area, every time! Pre Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at  6 p.m..

September 17, Mountain Bike Swan Creek

$45 - Experience the thrill of mountain biking! We'll start by addressing proper bike fit and making any necessary adjustments to your bike. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a great trail ride. Minimum age: 14, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Departure time & Location: Northwest Adventure Center at 8:30 a.m. Pre-Registration required.

September 16-17: North Cascade Photography

    Adults Only

$200 - The North Cascades range in the northwestern corner of Washington State contain some of the most rugged and inaccessible mountains in the lower 48. Mount Terror, Eldorado, Forbidden Peak, Mount Despair and Mt. Fury are some of the foreboding names of the peaks lurking in this steep, practically inaccessible corner of wilderness.  What to bring:  Camera lenses, filters, a tripod, extra batteries and memory cards.  Water, snacks, and any other food or beverages.  Also known as the American Alps, the range boasts deep valleys, old growth forests, soaring pinnacles, uncounted waterfalls and the highest concentration of glaciers in the US (outside of Alaska). The Skagit River drains the western slopes, powering 3 huge dams as its glacial-fed waters plunge down from the high peaks soon slowing and meandering through the lush farm lands of Skagit Valley.  What to bring:  Camera lenses, filters, a tripod, extra batteries and memory cards.  Water, snacks, sleeping bag and any other food or beverages.  We provide: transportation, dinner on first night and breakfast next day, tent and sleeping mat.  Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 8 a.m.  Pre-registration is required before Sept. 1

September 19 : Kayak Skills Class

    Adults Only

$35 - We offer five levels of our 2 hour kayak skills class. At level one you will be taught proper paddling techniques and how to buddy rescue.  The second level covers edging maneuvers and self-rescue.  At the third level you will master recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.  The fourth class will cover multi-day kayak trip prep and T-rescue.  The fifth class will focus on learning kayak roll.  Start at any time and master as many of the 5 levels as you would like!  After the 5th level we can continue to perfect your roll.  Minimum Age: 12 (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).   Meet at the Kimbro Pool at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration required.

September 22-24: Intro to Rock Climbing

    Adults Only

$200 - This is a two part course. The first day is located in the Northwest Adventure Center Classroom on JBLM North. The second day is an indoor rock wall session and participants will meet at the Northwest Adventure Center to shuttle down to the off post gym. The third day is on the preceding weekend and will be an outdoor single day trip to a local climbing area. Please be prepared to bring lunch and proper clothing for the outdoor session and this will be discussed during the first day of class. This class will cover;

  1. Equipment for rock climbing
  2. Basic rock climbing movement and positions
  3. Anchor setup
  4. Rating systems
  5. Climbing styles
  6. Rope systems
  7. Introduction to sport climbing and leading and much more...

No experience required to participate! Begin your rock climbing adventure here and learn to be a safe effective climber.  Must pre-register. Minimum age 14: (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Northwest Adventure Center at 8 a.m.

September 22: Sunset Yoga Series

$30 Take your practice out the doors and into nature. Break down the barriers of where your practice should take place, and change the expectations of what your practice should look like. Whether you are a lifelong yogi wanting to switch up your scenery, or have never said the word namaste and are inspired to try something new, this is for you. We are offering an entirely new way to explore this beautiful state. We will go to a different park around the area, every time! Pre Registration Required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure center at  6 p.m..

Open-water scuba The first level of any diver’s education, the goal of open-water scuba is to make you a safe, confident and competent diver. With this certification, you can dive at a maximum of 60 feet. The requirements are: swim continuously for 200 yards and able to tread water or float for 10 minutes. There are academic requirements that involve lectures, quizzes and exams. Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certification card that recognizes you as an open-water diver, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world! Join us for this week-long course. Minimum age: 15 ($195)

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