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.

Looking for camps? Head over to our Camps page.
Looking for No-school Days? Head over to our No-school Days page.


Stories and S'mores: All ages. What is better than a great story told around a roaring campfire? Well s’mores of course! Join us for family friendly stories and sticky treats around the campfire at Dorris Ranch.

Friday, 6/21, 7-8:30pm 
$7 ID/$9 OD.
Class #21471. Register Here


Mountain Bike Basics for Kids: Ages 8-11. Before your child hits the trails it is important they know how their bike functions and how to handle different terrain. In this three hour class by Mountain Biker Dennis Sibilia-Young, children will learn how to care for their bikes, ride them safely and responsibly and control them in different environments. Introductory class is held on level surfaces with minimal inclines, mountain bike and helmet are supplied. Takes place at Clearwater Park.

Saturday, 6/29, 9am-12pm 
$59 ID/$72 OD
Class #21468. Register Here


Living History Candlelight Tour: All ages. Campfires and candlelight illuminate the night as you stroll back through time observing different eras of Oregon’s history as they come to life around you. Takes place at Dorris Ranch.

Satuday, 6/30, 7-9pm 
$7 ID/$9 OD
Class #21474. Register Here


Family Flashlight Scavenger Hunt: All ages. Under the canopy of oaks and firs make your way along the trails at Dorris Ranch, using flashlights to seek out everything on your list. Digital camera or phone required. Takes place at Dorris Ranch.

Friday, 7/12, 8:30-10pm 
$7 ID/$9 OD
Class #21473. Register Here


 Girls' Night Out “Under the Stars”: Grades 6-8. This overnight camping trip is a great way to introduce middle school girls to the outdoors in a non-intimidating environment. We will start our day with a bike ride from the Bob Keefer Center to Dorris Ranch. Our time will be spent learning basic camping skills, creating art and team building. We'll also be star gazing, stories and s’mores around the campfire. All gear and food provided. Participants will need to supply clothes, pillow and basic hygiene items.

Saturday, 7/20 at 1pm to Sunday, 7/21 at 10am 
$42 ID/$50 OD
Class #21682. Register Here


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

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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