Outdoor Adventures

Pack for a hike, learn a new skill, or play in beautiful landscapes. We go on adventures in every season!  The outdoors can refresh your spirit like nothing else.

Want to see activities happening at Dorris Ranch? Head to the Dorris Ranch page.
Looking for camps? Head over to our Camps page.
Looking for No-school Days? Head over to our No-school Days page.


Family Camp Out: Get a taste for the outdoors while sleeping under the stars at Willamette Heights Park. This event encourages families to be active in the outdoors. Activities include games, crafts, campfire stories and stargazing. Enjoy dinner and a continental breakfast after a night of fun. Need camping gear? Check out rentals here.

Friday, 8/9 at 5pm to Satuday, 8/10 at 10am 
$10 ID/$12 OD
Class #21710. Register Here


Outdoor Adventure Camp: Grades 3-5. Expect a week of high adventure in the outdoors.  From the beaches of the coast to mountain waterfalls, each day brings a new adventure in a new location. The majority of camp will be spent outdoors and include hiking and river tubing. Please bring a water bottle, sack lunch and swimsuit. We will be outside for most of the day, please wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Monday-Friday, 8/26-8/30, 7:30am-5:30pm 
$222 ID/$249 OD
Class #21469. Register Here


A Night of a Million Stars: All ages. Join our friends from the Eugene Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing under the darkness of the new moon. Takes place at Dorris Ranch.

Friday, 8/30, 9-11pm  
$7 ID/$9 OD
Class #21472. Register Here


Afternoon Float on the Willamette River: Ages 4+. Enjoy the beauty of the Willamette River in early fall. Pack a few snacks and bring your family or friends for a gentle, guided raft float from Clearwater Park to Island Park.
 
Clearwater Park
Sunday, 9/8, 2–6pm
$35 ID/$42 OD
Class #22912. Register here
 

Fire Starting 101: Grades 2–5. Journey through time as we try a variety of fire starting techniques, from flint and steel to fire pistons. Learn how to start a fire with one match, in the rain, and how to choose the proper materials to make the most effective fire.
 
Barn at Dorris Ranch
Saturday, 9/21, 2–4pm
$11 ID/$13 OD
Class #22886. Register here
 

Archery for Teens: Ages 12–17. Michael Hearn, a USA Archery instructor, will teach basic stance, hand placement and technique in this weekly class for teens held at the Bowtech facilities. All supplies provided.
 
Bowtech Archery, 90554 Hwy. 99, Eugene
Tuesdays, 9/24–10/29, 3:45–4:45pm
$42 ID/$50 OD
Class #22738. Register here
 

Snowshoeing the Cascades: Ages 8+. Take a 3-mile round-trip tour of scenic views and snowy wilderness (conditions permitting). For beginning and moderate skill levels; some elevation changes. Children ages 8–12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants will attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique. Please bring your own sack lunch and water. Space is limited.
 
Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 12/14, 8am–2pm
$45 ID/$49 OD
Class #22739. Register here
 
Wednesday, 12/18, 8am–2pm
$45 ID/$49 OD
Class #22740. Register here
 

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners: Ages 8+. Includes pre-trip information and day-of instruction and guidance as you navigate some of the 20km of groomed trails around Willamette Pass Ski Area. Children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants will attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique.
 
Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 1/4, 8am–4pm
$49 ID/$68 OD
Class #22741. Register here

Current Classes

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FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.
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