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Our team has carefully curated a weekend full of activities to choose from. This is a great opportunity to try new activities, enjoy ones you already love, and create a weekend you will remember forever.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR SCHEDULE
  1. Please choose only one 4-hour class per day (rock climbing, mountain biking, paddling, long hike) and fill the rest of your schedule with the shorter 2-hour classes / workshops.
  2. Please do not sign up for the same class/workshop more than once to ensure all participants have the chance to try different activities. Yoga is an exception to this rule - you can sign up for this more than once.. 
  3. If you are interested in a class that is full please sign up for the waitlist. We do have the ability to increase capacity in some classes if there is enough interest.
  4. Please note: You cannot double book time slots. If you select a community event like a meal or happy hour that overlaps with a class you will not be able to sign up for the class. You DO NOT need to add the community events to your schedule as everyone is welcome. so prioritize adding the classes / workshops to your schedule first.
Following these guidelines will help ensure that you don’t overdo it and that everyone will get to have a weekend full of different experiences.

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Thursday, September 26
 

4:00pm PDT

Check-in
Limited Capacity seats available

First stop upon arrival will be to the office / café where you will meet the team and get checked in!

Thursday September 26, 2019 4:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

7:00pm PDT

Welcome Campfire & S'mores
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us by the campfire to meet fellow AdventurUs Women, snack on some delicious Smashmallow S'mores, and get stoked for the weekend.

Sponsors
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Smashmallow

SMASHMALLOW is a premium snacking marshmallow made with Organic cane sugar and natural ingredients! SMASHMALLOW is a sweet pick-me-up for every-day, anytime-of-day and it allows a guilt-free indulgence at around 80 calories and less than 1 gram of fat on average per serving. One thing... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
North Sister Fire Pits

7:30pm PDT

Official Welcome & Event Opening!
Limited Capacity seats available

The AdventurUs Women team will officially welcome everyone, share important need-to-know info for the weekend, and raise a toast and/or s'more to the weekend ahead.

Thursday September 26, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Main Lawn
 
Friday, September 27
 

6:30am PDT

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Start the day off right with a nutritious and healthy breakfast. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Breakfast will be available to 8am.

Partners
avatar for Bleu Bite Catering

Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

7:30am PDT

Rock Climbing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to rock climb or improve your skills with the professional guides from She Moves Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape from a whole new perspective while climbing at the famous Smith Rocks.

PROVIDED: All climbing equipment provided (harness, helmet, belay device, ropes, and shoes). You can bring your own if you have them. Shuttle to and from off site climbing location included.

REQUIRED: Water bottle and small pack to carry water and snakcs in. Desire to reach new heights, challenge yourself, and have fun.

PLEASE NOTE: The shuttle leaves at 7:30 am!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Lizzy Van Patten

Lizzy Van Patten

Owner, She Moves Mountains
After years of climbing all over the United States and Patagonia, Lizzy started She Moves Mountains as a means to confront the lack of female presence in the climbing and professional guiding world. She has been invited to guide at climbing festivals throughout the US, spoken on numerous... Read More →

Partners

Friday September 27, 2019 7:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

8:00am PDT

Outdoor Photography & Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your camera-enabled smart phone and hit the trail with Eylene to talk about the basics of photography and ways you can use your phone to capture and tell compelling stories about your adventures. Please note: if you have a different camera that you prefer to use, you’re more than welcome to bring it along but it’s not necessary for purposes of this clinic!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Eylene Pirez

Eylene Pirez

Photographer
Born and raised in Cuba, Eylene grew up under harsh political and economic restrictions that drove to migrate to the United States in 2001 to pursue a career in science. She obtained her B.S. in Astrophysics and graduate degree in Accelerator Physics at UCLA. Eylene has also worked... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 1

8:00am PDT

Wilderness First Aid - Supporting and Splinting Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Outdoors
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrying a pack, hiking long distances, climbing, and paddling can all cause usable injuries such as strains and sprains, and unusable injuries such as fractures. NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructors will introduce participants to treatment for common injuries and decision-making tools for managing them in the outdoors. Attendees will get hands-on practice taping injured ankles and using common materials on-hand in the wilderness to splint and immobilize more serious injuries, that will prepare you to step forward with confidence during a medical emergency in the outdoors.

This is not a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. You can check for future courses in your area at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-aid-WFA for a complete listing of WFA courses offered by NOLS.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Roxanne Tenscher

Roxanne Tenscher

NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ultralight backpacking and has been a river guide, a mountain guide and volunteers with the Crater Lake Nordic Ski Patrol. She added wilderness... Read More →

Partners
avatar for NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine offers courses ranging in length from 2 to 30 days that prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors. Over 1,000 courses are offered each year in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 5

8:00am PDT

Yoga: Vinyasa Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Come warm up for the day with a flowing Vinyasa/Hatha sequence.
We’ll start with setting intentions and breath work.
We will slowly warm up our bodies and create heat. 
As we Flow we will focus on balance, strength and flexibility, before ending with a nice long savasana and guided meditation! 
This class will involve standing and seated poses in addition to the flowing movement between the two.
There will be lots of modifications to meet you wherever you’re at as well :)

Guides & Staff
avatar for Jess Blackmun

Jess Blackmun

Ambassador, Hydro Flask
Jess is a 200 hr ERYT yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon who first began practicing 10 years ago.Her classes are accessible to all levels and designed to help you find balance, flexibility and strength that not only builds on the mat but also transfers into all sorts of activities... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

8:00am PDT

Hike: Mountains, Mountains, Mountains Oh MY!
Limited Capacity seats available

Our morning hike will be focused on the stunning landscape of the local mountains! This 3-mile hike will take us up 1,600 feet to the summit of a 7,800-foot mountain. This volcano sits right next to Mt. Bachelor, a great spot for our guide to highlight the region’s geology from what is perhaps the most impressive view of the central Oregon Cascade Volcanoes.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Courtney Braun

Courtney Braun

Naturalist Guide, Wanderlust Tours
Originally from Upstate New York, she graduated from the University at Buffalo and spent her free time hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. She left NY for a 145-day thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail where she fell in love with Central Oregon and its High Desert! In her free time, you can find her exploring the great outdoors by way of trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and skiing. Her dog Clementine found her in Bend and now enjoys frolicking in the outd... Read More →
avatar for Lexi Stickel

Lexi Stickel

Ambassador, Women Who Hike
My name is Lexi Stickel (@lexi.irene on Instagram).  I currently live Salem, Ore. and work within the nonprofit field. I'm the daughter of a badass mama who raised me hiking, nordic skiing, fishing, camping, and canoeing all of over the Pacific Northwest. After a brief period of... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Women Who Hike

Women Who Hike

In this day and age, it is a seemingly rare thing for women to unite in the way that we have through Women Who Hike. Women Who Hike is an organization that empowers women on and off the trail. Through each of our hiking journeys, we are able to connect to and inspire one another... Read More →
avatar for Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours offers naturalist-guided tours and trips throughout the year in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters, Oregon - specializing in outdoor tours, outdoor activities, and things to do in Bend, Oregon since 1993. Renowned for our knowledgeable and professional guides, their tours... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

8:00am PDT

Intro to Mountain Biking
Limited Capacity seats available

Maybe you are new to mountain biking and want to learn the proper technique to make your riding safer and more enjoyable. Or maybe you just want to brush up on your skills. We will go over the foundational skills and cover things like body positioning, braking, shifting, pedaling techniques, cornering, climbing, and descending. Great for beginner/intermediate riders or anyone who hasn't taken a skills clinic before.

PREREQUISITE - You must be comfortable riding a bike. This is not a learn how to bike class.

PROVIDED: Bike and bike helmet.

REQUIRED: Closed toe shoes. Sandals are not allowed. Water bottle and small pack to carry water and snakcs in. Gloves are recommended if you have them.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Tina Brubaker

Tina Brubaker

Guide, Grit Clinics
Tina "Earthquaker" Brubaker started racing cyclocross and mountain bikes in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Tina is a 'Jackie of All Trades' on a bike, with race experience that ranges from road and track, to cyclocross, cross country, and enduro. Her versatility on two wheels has made... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Basecamp 3

8:00am PDT

Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an introduction to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking through the heart of Bend’s historic Old Mill District. Mountain views and local wildlife will delight you, while also experiencing the urban energy that’s put Bend on the map.

TCKC’s expert guides will teach you strokes to make your paddling more efficient while telling you about the many fascinating historical, geological and current facts relevant to the area. Guides will also discuss the basics of reading water, river safety and stewardship.

PLEASE NOTE: Both the SUP and Kayak classes take place at the same venue and on the same section of river, so we recommend choosing either a SUP or a kayak class.

PROVIDED: All paddling equipment (life jacket, paddle, SUP or kayak) are provided. Water shoes or sandals recommended. Shuttle to and from off site paddle location included.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Sue Fox

Sue Fox

Guide & Group Sales Manager, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
Sue Fox has been in the outdoor recreation and retreat industry for over a decade bringing people of all ages and abilities to the water, both locally and world-wide. She first fell in love with her favorite water activity, paddleboarding, while living in Maui, HI. There, when not... Read More →
avatar for Kelli Wittman

Kelli Wittman

Guide, Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Kayaking for me is one of the best ways to get outside and connect with nature. Similar to many stories that you have heard; being in nature removed from technology and the distractions of our busy lives we find happiness and joy. I started Sea Kayaking five years ago and have not... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is a locally owned business that has been the cornerstone of Central Oregon paddling for nineteen years.  Today, Tumalo Creek is a thriving family business, supporting 50-60 staff in the summer months. they’re happy to provide a gathering place for Bend’s... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

10:00am PDT

Map & Compass Navigation AKA Staying Found!
Limited Capacity seats available

The best way to avoid getting lost is to make sure you stay found! Sure, most of us carry a cell phone or even a GPS device into the backcountry these days, but we’re gonna go analog in this hands-on workshop by learning the basics of navigating with a map and compass. This handy skillset is great for not only figuring out where you are at any given moment, but also helping you develop confidence off-trail, locate sweet campsites just off the beaten path, identify peaks and other features on the landscape, and show off to all of your friends. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided - just bring your curiosity and prepare for some “Ah-ha!” moments!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert

Navigation and Outdoor Skills Instructor, Author, Writer, Outdoor Educator
Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer interested in the connections between humans and the natural world. Her work has appeared in Adventure Journal, AFAR, Alpinist, Backpacker, The California Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Modern Hiker, Outside, REI Co-op... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 3

10:00am PDT

Wilderness First Aid - Supporting and Splinting Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Outdoors
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrying a pack, hiking long distances, climbing, and paddling can all cause usable injuries such as strains and sprains, and unusable injuries such as fractures. NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructors will introduce participants to treatment for common injuries and decision-making tools for managing them in the outdoors. Attendees will get hands-on practice taping injured ankles and using common materials on-hand in the wilderness to splint and immobilize more serious injuries, that will prepare you to step forward with confidence during a medical emergency in the outdoors.

This is not a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. You can check for future courses in your area at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-aid-WFA for a complete listing of WFA courses offered by NOLS.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Roxanne Tenscher

Roxanne Tenscher

NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ultralight backpacking and has been a river guide, a mountain guide and volunteers with the Crater Lake Nordic Ski Patrol. She added wilderness... Read More →

Partners
avatar for NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine offers courses ranging in length from 2 to 30 days that prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors. Over 1,000 courses are offered each year in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.


Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 5

10:00am PDT

Yoga: Power Vinyasa Fusion
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready to sweat! In this class we will work on strength, balance, and flexibility while challenging ourselves and finding our power!
This class is designed like a mountain. We slowly work up to the peak then come back down.
Grounding and breath work to start.
Powerful flows and longer holds will help us to build strength. Balance-challenging poses will be incorporated throughout. 
Then slowing things back down with core work, and stretching before settling into a much needed savasana!
This is a high energy class that has an upbeat playlist to help us to energize ourselves through our practice.
There will be plenty of modifications and plenty of options to make the class either more or less challenging. All levels welcome!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Jess Blackmun

Jess Blackmun

Ambassador, Hydro Flask
Jess is a 200 hr ERYT yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon who first began practicing 10 years ago.Her classes are accessible to all levels and designed to help you find balance, flexibility and strength that not only builds on the mat but also transfers into all sorts of activities... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Be sure to fuel up for the rest of your day! Grab lunch and relax before your afternoon activities! Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.

Partners
avatar for Bleu Bite Catering

Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

1:00pm PDT

Hike, Journal, Meditate: Mini #HealingHike with Outdoor Journal Tour
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Kenya and Michelle for a nature walk and some introspection. We’ll lead the group on a short hike then convene for a sister circle that will include discussion, journaling and we’ll close we a guided meditation. Come with an open heart, we promise you will enjoy yourself!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Kenya Jackson-Saulters

Kenya Jackson-Saulters

Co-Founder, Outdoor Journal Tour
Kenya and Michelle are the founders of the Outdoor Journal Tour, a hybrid health organization that combines the healing benefits of the Great Outdoors with introspective journaling and mindful meditation. They are headquartered in Atlanta, GA and have 8 ambassadors in 6 regions (Atlanta... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Jackson-Saulters

Michelle Jackson-Saulters

Co-Founder, Outdoor Journal Tour
Kenya and Michelle are the founders of the Outdoor Journal Tour, a hybrid health organization that combines the healing benefits of the Great Outdoors with introspective journaling and mindful meditation. They are headquartered in Atlanta, GA and have 8 ambassadors in 6 regions (Atlanta... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Outdoor Journal Tour

Outdoor Journal Tour

The Outdoor Journal Tour was born out of a desire to help women learn the importance of "praying with their energy", or actively moving into alignment with your goals and living as if you already embody them. So many women take the time to do so many things for so many other people... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Basecamp 4

1:00pm PDT

Workshop w/ Steph Jagger: Why Traditional Goal Setting Is a Bunch of BS
Limited Capacity seats available

As a society, we’re pretty good at declaring and delivering (AKA pointing at the place we want to go and making a plan to get there). So why is it when we arrive at said place we’re left wanting more? Why is it never enough? And why do we miss the mark or, in some cases, never arrive where it is we say we want to go?
Steph Jagger beleives it’s because our goal setting equation is missing one crucial step. And not only that, but our steps are out of order.
We call B.S. and this workshop proves it by flipping the script and providing a new equation to get us where we’ve really wanted to go all along.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Stephanie Jagger

Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Stephanie Jagger

Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Basecamp 6

1:00pm PDT

Yoga: Vinyasa Flow and Glow
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Rebecca for a All Levels Vinyasa Flow class. Come let go of any tension or tightness through a dynamic practice of creative sequencing linking breath with movement focused around sun salutations, standing, seated, restorative poses while building heat, strength and flexibility. This class will be suitable for all levels of practitioners. Come and enjoy a transformative experience that will leave you feeling blissful and glowing.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell

Owner, Rebecca Bell Yoga
Rebecca has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 25 years. For the same period of time, she also has been a bodyworker. She founded and owns The Yoga Lab in Bend, Oregon. Rebecca is a Yoga Ambassador for lululemon. She leads daily classes, offers workshops, retreats, and facilitates... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Rebecca Bell Yoga

Rebecca Bell Yoga

Owner, Rebecca Bell Yoga
Celebrating TransformationRebecca Bell is a celebrated and honored yoga teacher in Bend, OR. She provides individualized instruction and workshops for students of all levels.


Friday September 27, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Basecamp 6

1:00pm PDT

Hike: Waterfalls and Our Watershed
Limited Capacity seats available

This stunning hike begins at the base of a 100-foot waterfall. The 7-mile roundtrip hike will take us up along the creek’s edge where one waterfall after the next drops into deep pools carved into the forest floor. A sweet creek crossing leading us to yet another splendid waterfall will bring us back to the trailhead. Basalt, mixed forest and chilly water fill our senses while silence of the region reigns.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Courtney Braun

Courtney Braun

Naturalist Guide, Wanderlust Tours
Originally from Upstate New York, she graduated from the University at Buffalo and spent her free time hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. She left NY for a 145-day thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail where she fell in love with Central Oregon and its High Desert! In her free time, you can find her exploring the great outdoors by way of trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and skiing. Her dog Clementine found her in Bend and now enjoys frolicking in the outd... Read More →
avatar for Lexi Stickel

Lexi Stickel

Ambassador, Women Who Hike
My name is Lexi Stickel (@lexi.irene on Instagram).  I currently live Salem, Ore. and work within the nonprofit field. I'm the daughter of a badass mama who raised me hiking, nordic skiing, fishing, camping, and canoeing all of over the Pacific Northwest. After a brief period of... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Women Who Hike

Women Who Hike

In this day and age, it is a seemingly rare thing for women to unite in the way that we have through Women Who Hike. Women Who Hike is an organization that empowers women on and off the trail. Through each of our hiking journeys, we are able to connect to and inspire one another... Read More →
avatar for Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours offers naturalist-guided tours and trips throughout the year in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters, Oregon - specializing in outdoor tours, outdoor activities, and things to do in Bend, Oregon since 1993. Renowned for our knowledgeable and professional guides, their tours... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

1:00pm PDT

Intermediate Mountain Biking Skills & Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enjoy the trails Bend has to offer while working on your skills. We will go over things like body positioning, cornering, switchbacks, climbing technique, and technical rock ascending/descending. We will do this all while sampling some of Bends best single track!.

PREREQUISITE - You must have previous experience ridgin a mountain bike and be comfortable riding on dirt and trails. This is not a learn how to mountain bike class.

PROVIDED: Bike and bike helmet.

REQUIRED: Closed toe shoes. Sandals are not allowed. Water bottle and small pack to carry water and snakcs in. Gloves are recommended if you have them.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Tina Brubaker

Tina Brubaker

Guide, Grit Clinics
Tina "Earthquaker" Brubaker started racing cyclocross and mountain bikes in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Tina is a 'Jackie of All Trades' on a bike, with race experience that ranges from road and track, to cyclocross, cross country, and enduro. Her versatility on two wheels has made... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics


Friday September 27, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Basecamp 3

3:00pm PDT

Adventuring with Dogs: Tips, Safety, Gear, Fun!
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Hydro Flask Ambassador, Elena Pressprich to learn how to safely adventure with your fur-baby! In this session, Elena will share her tips and tricks to getting outside with one, two or three dogs! You will go over gear, some first aid and tricks she's learned along the way, and of course answer any specific questions you may have. 

Guides & Staff
avatar for Elena Pressprich

Elena Pressprich

Elena is an outdoor enthusiast and photographer living in Bend, Oregon. Passionate, adventurous & inspired by the outdoor world around her, Elena uses that as fuel to capture moments that tell stories.Elena has a bachelor of science degree in photography with a minor in digital arts... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Basecamp 2

3:00pm PDT

Backcountry & Wilderness Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

The best thing you can carry into the backcountry isn’t what’s in your backpack; it’s what’s in your noggin. Outdoor adventures are more enjoyable when you arrive feeling confident and prepared, so we’ll cover what to plan for—and how to handle the unexpected. Worried about getting injured? Not sure you have the right equipment for a backpacking trip? Curious about proper hygiene protocols? Wonder how to handle rough weather or animal encounters? Not sure if you feel safe rolling solo? Your instructor has seen it all, from hailstorms on the Colorado Trail to bear encounters on the Pacific Crest Trail—and she survived to share her tips and tricks. This is a hands-on workshop—prepare to have fun!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert

Navigation and Outdoor Skills Instructor, Author, Writer, Outdoor Educator
Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer interested in the connections between humans and the natural world. Her work has appeared in Adventure Journal, AFAR, Alpinist, Backpacker, The California Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Modern Hiker, Outside, REI Co-op... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Basecamp 3

3:00pm PDT

Yoga: Vinyasa Soulful Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Rebecca in a Soulful flow that will create strength, length, calm and spaciousness in the body and mind. This class begins in a slow flow vinyasa style, cultivating warmth while linking breath with movement. We will build strength, enhance mobility and deepen awareness. After undoing the doing we drop into the second part of the class in supported restorative poses. Restoring the nervous system, calming the mind and body. Offering a well rounded sequence to all level practitioners by recommending modifications for different levels of students.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell

Owner, Rebecca Bell Yoga
Rebecca has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 25 years. For the same period of time, she also has been a bodyworker. She founded and owns The Yoga Lab in Bend, Oregon. Rebecca is a Yoga Ambassador for lululemon. She leads daily classes, offers workshops, retreats, and facilitates... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Rebecca Bell Yoga

Rebecca Bell Yoga

Owner, Rebecca Bell Yoga
Celebrating TransformationRebecca Bell is a celebrated and honored yoga teacher in Bend, OR. She provides individualized instruction and workshops for students of all levels.


Friday September 27, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Basecamp 6

5:00pm PDT

Happy Hour w/Precept Wine
Limited Capacity seats available

Congrats on a day well done! Relax before dinner and be sure to bring the Hydro Flask tumbler you received in your welocme bag for your wine, beer or non-alocholic beverage of choice. Calling all wine and cocktail lovers! Join Hannah Falter of Precept Wine as she leads a fun and interactive mixology experience with canned wine from House Wine. A variety of canned wine spritzers will be available as well as special ingredients to cut and mix with! Create something that is totally unique to you as well as learn a few new drink concoctions you can take home to your friends and family.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Hannah Falter

Hannah Falter

Precept Wine

Sponsors
avatar for Precept Wine

Precept Wine

Precept Wine is one of the fastest-growing wine companies in the United States, with a unique portfolio representing emerging American wine regions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and New Mexico. As trailblazers in American winemaking, we offer the best quality-to-price wines... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

6:00pm PDT

Dinner
Limited Capacity seats available

Delish food awaits you at the end of your first big day! Grab your food and get ready to enjoy the No Mans Land Film Festival!

Partners
avatar for Bleu Bite Catering

Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →

Sponsors
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Precept Wine

Precept Wine is one of the fastest-growing wine companies in the United States, with a unique portfolio representing emerging American wine regions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and New Mexico. As trailblazers in American winemaking, we offer the best quality-to-price wines... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

7:30pm PDT

Campfire and S'mores
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us by the campfire, snack on some delicious Smashmallow S'mores, reflect on the day and get stoked for tomorrow.

Sponsors
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Smashmallow

SMASHMALLOW is a premium snacking marshmallow made with Organic cane sugar and natural ingredients! SMASHMALLOW is a sweet pick-me-up for every-day, anytime-of-day and it allows a guilt-free indulgence at around 80 calories and less than 1 gram of fat on average per serving. One thing... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
North Sister Fire Pits

8:00pm PDT

No Man's Land Film Festival
Limited Capacity seats available

No Man's Land Film Festival is an all-woman adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect individuals who identify as women in pursuit of the radical. We are a collaboration and celebration of humans who are deeply engaged in enhancing the female presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely female lens, and above all, love adventure.

Along with cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a female point of view, No Man's Land strives to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change. Our mission transcends the films presented; this festival acts as a platform for progressive thought and movement in the outdoor industry. At No Man's Land, we aim to un-define feminine in adventure and sport through film.

Friday September 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Main Lawn
 
Saturday, September 28
 

6:30am PDT

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Start the day off right with a nutritious and healthy breakfast. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.  Breakfast will be available until 8.

Partners
avatar for Bleu Bite Catering

Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

8:00am PDT

Outdoor Photography & Storytelling (new name)
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your camera-enabled smart phone and hit the trail with Eylene to talk about the basics of photography and ways you can use your phone to capture and tell compelling stories about your adventures. Please note: if you have a different camera that you prefer to use, you’re more than welcome to bring it along but it’s not necessary for purposes of this clinic!

Guides & Staff
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Eylene Pirez

Photographer
Born and raised in Cuba, Eylene grew up under harsh political and economic restrictions that drove to migrate to the United States in 2001 to pursue a career in science. She obtained her B.S. in Astrophysics and graduate degree in Accelerator Physics at UCLA. Eylene has also worked... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 1

8:00am PDT

Wilderness First Aid - Managing Wounds in the Outdoors
Limited Capacity seats available

Soft tissue injuries including cuts, scrapes, burns, and blisters, are some of the most common injuries experienced in the outdoors. NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructors will introduce participants to controlling bleeding, preventing infection, and promoting healing. Participants in this clinic will gain hands-on practice cleaning, dressing, and bandaging wounds using first kit supplies and other resources that might be available in remote outdoor settings. The workshop will include new strategies for addressing blisters based on lessons from the endurance athlete community. Attendees will also gain awareness for recognizing and treating infections as well as evacuation decision-making tools. Knowing how to manage wounds will help you step forward with confidence during a medical emergency in the outdoors.

This is not a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. You can check for future courses in your area at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-aid-WFA for a complete listing of WFA courses offered by NOLS.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Roxanne Tenscher

Roxanne Tenscher

NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ultralight backpacking and has been a river guide, a mountain guide and volunteers with the Crater Lake Nordic Ski Patrol. She added wilderness... Read More →

Partners
avatar for NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine offers courses ranging in length from 2 to 30 days that prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors. Over 1,000 courses are offered each year in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 5

8:00am PDT

Workshop w/ Steph Jagger: Why Traditional Goal Setting Is a Bunch of BS
Limited Capacity seats available

As a society, we’re pretty good at declaring and delivering (AKA pointing at the place we want to go and making a plan to get there). So why is it when we arrive at said place we’re left wanting more? Why is it never enough? And why do we miss the mark or, in some cases, never arrive where it is we say we want to go?
Steph Jagger beleives it’s because our goal setting equation is missing one crucial step. And not only that, but our steps are out of order.
We call B.S. and this workshop proves it by flipping the script and providing a new equation to get us where we’ve really wanted to go all along.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Stephanie Jagger

Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Stephanie Jagger

Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

8:00am PDT

Intro to Mountain Biking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Maybe you are new to mountain biking and want to learn the proper technique to make your riding safer and more enjoyable. Or maybe you just want to brush up on your skills. We will go over the foundational skills and cover things like body positioning, braking, shifting, pedaling techniques, cornering, climbing, and descending. Great for beginner/intermediate riders or anyone who hasn't taken a skills clinic before.

PREREQUISITE - You must be comfortable riding a bike. This is not a learn how to bike class.

PROVIDED: Bike and bike helmet.

REQUIRED: Closed toe shoes. Sandals are not allowed. Water bottle and small pack to carry water and snakcs in. Gloves are recommended if you have them.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Tina Brubaker

Tina Brubaker

Guide, Grit Clinics
Tina "Earthquaker" Brubaker started racing cyclocross and mountain bikes in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Tina is a 'Jackie of All Trades' on a bike, with race experience that ranges from road and track, to cyclocross, cross country, and enduro. Her versatility on two wheels has made... Read More →

Partners
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Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Basecamp 3

8:00am PDT

Intro to Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Limited Capacity seats available

Weather Update! This class is going to start as a Kayak class and then depending on the weather for second half there may be the option to SUP or continue kayaking. Splash jackets that help keep you dry will be provided, but be sure to wear warm synthetic (fleecy) clothes.

Enjoy an introduction to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) through the heart of Bend’s historic Old Mill District. Mountain views and local wildlife will delight you, while also experiencing the urban energy that’s put Bend on the map.

TCKC’s expert guides will teach you strokes to make your SUP paddling more efficient while telling you about the many fascinating historical, geological and current facts relevant to the area. Guides will also discuss the basics of reading water, river safety and stewardship.

PLEASE NOTE: Both the SUP and Kayak classes take place at the same venue and on the same section of river, so we recommend choosing either a SUP or a kayak class.

PROVIDED: All paddling equipment (life jacket, paddle, SUP or kayak) are provided. Water shoes or sandals recommended. Shuttle to and from off site paddle location included.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Sue Fox

Sue Fox

Guide & Group Sales Manager, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
Sue Fox has been in the outdoor recreation and retreat industry for over a decade bringing people of all ages and abilities to the water, both locally and world-wide. She first fell in love with her favorite water activity, paddleboarding, while living in Maui, HI. There, when not... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is a locally owned business that has been the cornerstone of Central Oregon paddling for nineteen years.  Today, Tumalo Creek is a thriving family business, supporting 50-60 staff in the summer months. they’re happy to provide a gathering place for Bend’s... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

10:00am PDT

Map & Compass Navigation AKA Staying Found!
Limited Capacity seats available

The best way to avoid getting lost is to make sure you stay found! Sure, most of us carry a cell phone or even a GPS device into the backcountry these days, but we’re gonna go analog in this hands-on workshop by learning the basics of navigating with a map and compass. This handy skillset is great for not only figuring out where you are at any given moment, but also helping you develop confidence off-trail, locate sweet campsites just off the beaten path, identify peaks and other features on the landscape, and show off to all of your friends. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided - just bring your curiosity and prepare for some “Ah-ha!” moments!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert

Navigation and Outdoor Skills Instructor, Author, Writer, Outdoor Educator
Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer interested in the connections between humans and the natural world. Her work has appeared in Adventure Journal, AFAR, Alpinist, Backpacker, The California Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Modern Hiker, Outside, REI Co-op... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 3

10:00am PDT

Wilderness First Aid - Managing Wounds in the Outdoors
Limited Capacity seats available

Soft tissue injuries including cuts, scrapes, burns, and blisters, are some of the most common injuries experienced in the outdoors. NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructors will introduce participants to controlling bleeding, preventing infection, and promoting healing. Participants in this clinic will gain hands-on practice cleaning, dressing, and bandaging wounds using first kit supplies and other resources that might be available in remote outdoor settings. The workshop will include new strategies for addressing blisters based on lessons from the endurance athlete community. Attendees will also gain awareness for recognizing and treating infections as well as evacuation decision-making tools. Knowing how to manage wounds will help you step forward with confidence during a medical emergency in the outdoors.

This is not a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. You can check for future courses in your area at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-aid-WFA for a complete listing of WFA courses offered by NOLS.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Roxanne Tenscher

Roxanne Tenscher

NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ultralight backpacking and has been a river guide, a mountain guide and volunteers with the Crater Lake Nordic Ski Patrol. She added wilderness... Read More →

Partners
avatar for NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine offers courses ranging in length from 2 to 30 days that prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors. Over 1,000 courses are offered each year in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 5

10:00am PDT

Yoga: Power Vinyasa Fusion
Limited Capacity filling up

Get ready to sweat! In this class we will work on strength, balance, and flexibility while challenging ourselves and finding our power!
This class is designed like a mountain. We slowly work up to the peak then come back down.
Grounding and breath work to start.
Powerful flows and longer holds will help us to build strength. Balance-challenging poses will be incorporated throughout. 
Then slowing things back down with core work, and stretching before settling into a much needed savasana!
This is a high energy class that has an upbeat playlist to help us to energize ourselves through our practice.
There will be plenty of modifications and plenty of options to make the class either more or less challenging. All levels welcome!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Jess Blackmun

Jess Blackmun

Ambassador, Hydro Flask
Jess is a 200 hr ERYT yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon who first began practicing 10 years ago.Her classes are accessible to all levels and designed to help you find balance, flexibility and strength that not only builds on the mat but also transfers into all sorts of activities... Read More →

Partners
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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Be sure to fuel up for the rest of your day! Grab lunch and relax before your afternoon activities! Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.

Partners
avatar for Bleu Bite Catering

Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

1:00pm PDT

Adventuring with Dogs: Tips, Safety, Gear, Fun!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Hydro Flask Ambassador, Elena Pressprich to learn how to safely adventure with your fur-baby! In this session, Elena will share her tips and tricks to getting outside with one, two or three dogs! You will go over gear, some first aid and tricks she's learned along the way, and of course answer any specific questions you may have.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Elena Pressprich

Elena Pressprich

Elena is an outdoor enthusiast and photographer living in Bend, Oregon. Passionate, adventurous & inspired by the outdoor world around her, Elena uses that as fuel to capture moments that tell stories.Elena has a bachelor of science degree in photography with a minor in digital arts... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Basecamp 2

1:00pm PDT

Workshop w/ Steph Jagger: Story vs Fact: which world are you living in?
Limited Capacity seats available

The world is atwitter, busily debating the world of story versus fact. The truth of the matter is, even though we like to say we’re living in fact, we’re all living in story. So we better make sure we know which one it is.
Join Steph for a deeply moving workshop on how to understand what story you’re living in, as well as what you need to do to stay in it (assuming it’s working for you), or re-write it (assuming it’s not).

Guides & Staff
avatar for Stephanie Jagger

Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Stephanie Jagger

Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Basecamp 6

1:00pm PDT

Yoga: Vinyasa Flow and Glow
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Rebecca for a All Levels Vinyasa Flow class. Come let go of any tension or tightness through a dynamic practice of creative sequencing linking breath with movement focused around sun salutations, standing, seated, restorative poses while building heat, strength and flexibility. This class will be suitable for all levels of practitioners. Come and enjoy a transformative experience that will leave you feeling blissful and glowing.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell

Owner, Rebecca Bell Yoga
Rebecca has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 25 years. For the same period of time, she also has been a bodyworker. She founded and owns The Yoga Lab in Bend, Oregon. Rebecca is a Yoga Ambassador for lululemon. She leads daily classes, offers workshops, retreats, and facilitates... Read More →

Partners
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Rebecca Bell Yoga

Owner, Rebecca Bell Yoga
Celebrating TransformationRebecca Bell is a celebrated and honored yoga teacher in Bend, OR. She provides individualized instruction and workshops for students of all levels.


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Basecamp 6

1:00pm PDT

Intermediate Mountain Biking Skills & Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enjoy the trails Bend has to offer while working on your skills. We will go over things like body positioning, cornering, switchbacks, climbing technique, and technical rock ascending/descending. We will do this all while sampling some of Bends best single track!.

PREREQUISITE - You must have previous experience ridgin a mountain bike and be comfortable riding on dirt and trails. This is not a learn how to mountain bike class.

PROVIDED: Bike and bike helmet.

REQUIRED: Closed toe shoes. Sandals are not allowed. Water bottle and small pack to carry water and snakcs in. Gloves are recommended if you have them.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Tina Brubaker

Tina Brubaker

Guide, Grit Clinics
Tina "Earthquaker" Brubaker started racing cyclocross and mountain bikes in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Tina is a 'Jackie of All Trades' on a bike, with race experience that ranges from road and track, to cyclocross, cross country, and enduro. Her versatility on two wheels has made... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics

Grit Clinics


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Basecamp 3

1:00pm PDT

Intro to Kayak
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an introduction to kayaking through the heart of Bend’s historic Old Mill District. Mountain views and local wildlife will delight you, while also experiencing the urban energy that’s put Bend on the map.

TCKC’s expert guides will teach you strokes to make your kayak paddling more efficient while telling you about the many fascinating historical, geological and current facts relevant to the area. Guides will also discuss the basics of reading water, river safety and stewardship.

PLEASE NOTE: Both the SUP and kayak classes take place at the same venue and on the same section of river, so we recommend choosing either a SUP or a kayak class.

PROVIDED: All paddling equipment (life jacket, paddle, SUP or kayak) are provided. Water shoes or sandals recommended. Shuttle to and from off site paddle location included.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Sue Fox

Sue Fox

Guide & Group Sales Manager, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
Sue Fox has been in the outdoor recreation and retreat industry for over a decade bringing people of all ages and abilities to the water, both locally and world-wide. She first fell in love with her favorite water activity, paddleboarding, while living in Maui, HI. There, when not... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is a locally owned business that has been the cornerstone of Central Oregon paddling for nineteen years.  Today, Tumalo Creek is a thriving family business, supporting 50-60 staff in the summer months. they’re happy to provide a gathering place for Bend’s... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

1:00pm PDT

Rock Climbing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn how to rock climb or improve your skills with the professional guides from She Moves Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape from a whole new perspective while climbing at the famous Smith Rocks.

PROVIDED: All climbing equipment provided (harness, helmet, belay device, ropes, and shoes). You can bring your own if you have them. Shuttle to and from off site climbing location included.

REQUIRED: Water bottle and small pack to carry water and snakcs in. Desire to reach new heights, challenge yourself, and have fun.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Lizzy Van Patten

Lizzy Van Patten

Owner, She Moves Mountains
After years of climbing all over the United States and Patagonia, Lizzy started She Moves Mountains as a means to confront the lack of female presence in the climbing and professional guiding world. She has been invited to guide at climbing festivals throughout the US, spoken on numerous... Read More →

Partners

Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

3:00pm PDT

Backcountry & Wilderness Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

The best thing you can carry into the backcountry isn’t what’s in your backpack; it’s what’s in your noggin. Outdoor adventures are more enjoyable when you arrive feeling confident and prepared, so we’ll cover what to plan for—and how to handle the unexpected. Worried about getting injured? Not sure you have the right equipment for a backpacking trip? Curious about proper hygiene protocols? Wonder how to handle rough weather or animal encounters? Not sure if you feel safe rolling solo? Your instructor has seen it all, from hailstorms on the Colorado Trail to bear encounters on the Pacific Crest Trail—and she survived to share her tips and tricks. This is a hands-on workshop—prepare to have fun!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Shawnté Salabert

Shawnté Salabert

Navigation and Outdoor Skills Instructor, Author, Writer, Outdoor Educator
Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer interested in the connections between humans and the natural world. Her work has appeared in Adventure Journal, AFAR, Alpinist, Backpacker, The California Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Modern Hiker, Outside, REI Co-op... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Basecamp 3

3:00pm PDT

Numerology + Journaling Workshop with the Outdoor Journal Tour - UPDATED 9/26
Limited Capacity filling up

UPDATED MTG PLACE: BASECAMP 1

Join Kenya and Michelle, founders of the Outdoor Journal Tour, for an afternoon of introspection with an intro to numerology and journaling session.This workshop will help you determine and understand the numbers that govern your life. "Numerology is the idea that the universe is a system and once broken down we are left with the basic elements, which is numbers. These numbers can then be used to help us to better understand the world and ourselves as individuals."

Guides & Staff
avatar for Kenya Jackson-Saulters

Kenya Jackson-Saulters

Co-Founder, Outdoor Journal Tour
Kenya and Michelle are the founders of the Outdoor Journal Tour, a hybrid health organization that combines the healing benefits of the Great Outdoors with introspective journaling and mindful meditation. They are headquartered in Atlanta, GA and have 8 ambassadors in 6 regions (Atlanta... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Jackson-Saulters

Michelle Jackson-Saulters

Co-Founder, Outdoor Journal Tour
Kenya and Michelle are the founders of the Outdoor Journal Tour, a hybrid health organization that combines the healing benefits of the Great Outdoors with introspective journaling and mindful meditation. They are headquartered in Atlanta, GA and have 8 ambassadors in 6 regions (Atlanta... Read More →

Partners
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Outdoor Journal Tour

The Outdoor Journal Tour was born out of a desire to help women learn the importance of "praying with their energy", or actively moving into alignment with your goals and living as if you already embody them. So many women take the time to do so many things for so many other people... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Basecamp 1

5:00pm PDT

Happy Hour w/ Precept Wine
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all wine and cocktail lovers! Precept has two fun activitie for our last happy hour. Hannah Falter of Precept Wine leads a fun and interactive mixology experience with canned wine from House Wine. A variety of canned wine spritzers will be available as well as special ingredients to cut and mix with! Create something that is totally unique to you as well as learn a few new drink concoctions you can take home to your friends and family.
Also joining us is Sarah Cabot of Battle Creek Cellars. Prior to dinner she will guide a special tasting of her three vineyard designate Pinot Noirs. Immerse yourself in the nuances of the wine as you learn how the vineyards and regions impacts the smell and taste of each Pinot Noir making them truly unique to one another.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Sarah Cabot

Sarah Cabot

Winemaker, Battle Creek Cellars + Primarius
Sarah is an incredibly dynamic winemaker and individual. Her story has taken her from the esteemed halls of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Jazz Composition, to finding a love of wine working as a sommelier during college. That passion... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Falter

Hannah Falter

Precept Wine

Sponsors
avatar for Precept Wine

Precept Wine

Precept Wine is one of the fastest-growing wine companies in the United States, with a unique portfolio representing emerging American wine regions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and New Mexico. As trailblazers in American winemaking, we offer the best quality-to-price wines... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

6:00pm PDT

Dinner
Limited Capacity seats available

Tonight at dinner we have the special experience of being joined by one of Oregon's top winemakers, Sarah Cabot. Sarah will address the group about her background in winemaking, Oregon Wine Country and how she stands out in a sea of Pinot Noir’s. Questions encouraged!

If the mood strikes, you may be able to hoax Sarah into teaching you how to throw the perfect spiral. Sarah is a wide receiver for the Portland Fighting Shockwave’s, an all woman, full-contact football team based in Portland, OR.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Sarah Cabot

Sarah Cabot

Winemaker, Battle Creek Cellars + Primarius
Sarah is an incredibly dynamic winemaker and individual. Her story has taken her from the esteemed halls of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Jazz Composition, to finding a love of wine working as a sommelier during college. That passion... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Bleu Bite Catering

Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Precept Wine

Precept Wine

Precept Wine is one of the fastest-growing wine companies in the United States, with a unique portfolio representing emerging American wine regions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and New Mexico. As trailblazers in American winemaking, we offer the best quality-to-price wines... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
North Sister Common Area

7:00pm PDT

Live Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a live performance by Portland Artist Kingsley!

Saturday September 28, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend: Main Lawn

7:30pm PDT

Campfire and S'mores
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us by the campfire, snack on some delicious Smashmallow S'mores, reflect on the day and get stoked for tomorrow.

Sponsors
avatar for Smashmallow

Smashmallow

SMASHMALLOW is a premium snacking marshmallow made with Organic cane sugar and natural ingredients! SMASHMALLOW is a sweet pick-me-up for every-day, anytime-of-day and it allows a guilt-free indulgence at around 80 calories and less than 1 gram of fat on average per serving. One thing... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
North Sister Fire Pits
 
Sunday, September 29
 

6:30am PDT

Breakfast & Final Gathering
Limited Capacity seats available

We know that many of you will have to leave soon after your last class, please be sure to join us for breakfast at 7am for our last time to be all gathered together.  

Start the day off right with a nutritious and healthy breakfast. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. Breakfast will be available until 8am.

Partners
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Bleu Bite Catering

Cerstin Cheatham, Owner“I discovered my passion for entertaining in my mom’s kitchen,” reflects Cerstin Cheatham, creator, chef, and owner of Bleu Bite Catering.  And those homey roots influence every aspect of Cerstin’s catering from her rustic fare, personalized service... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am PDT
LOGE Bend: Café

8:00am PDT

Backcountry & Wilderness Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

The best thing you can carry into the backcountry isn’t what’s in your backpack; it’s what’s in your noggin. Outdoor adventures are more enjoyable when you arrive feeling confident and prepared, so we’ll cover what to plan for—and how to handle the unexpected. Worried about getting injured? Not sure you have the right equipment for a backpacking trip? Curious about proper hygiene protocols? Wonder how to handle rough weather or animal encounters? Not sure if you feel safe rolling solo? Your instructor has seen it all, from hailstorms on the Colorado Trail to bear encounters on the Pacific Crest Trail—and she survived to share her tips and tricks. This is a hands-on workshop—prepare to have fun!

Guides & Staff
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Shawnté Salabert

Navigation and Outdoor Skills Instructor, Author, Writer, Outdoor Educator
Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer interested in the connections between humans and the natural world. Her work has appeared in Adventure Journal, AFAR, Alpinist, Backpacker, The California Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Modern Hiker, Outside, REI Co-op... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 3

8:00am PDT

Wilderness First Aid - Preparing for the Heat and Cold: Environmental Injury and Illness 
Limited Capacity seats available

Handling the elements and staying comfortable and healthy when you are exposed to hot and cold environments are important parts of managing risk in the outdoors. NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructors will introduce participants to recognizing and responding to heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration, as well as frostbite and hypothermia. Attendees will come away with new awareness and hands-on practice treating environmental issues that will prepare you to step forward with confidence during a medical emergency in the outdoors.

This is not a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. You can check for future courses in your area at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-aid-WFA for a complete listing of WFA courses offered by NOLS.

Guides & Staff
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Roxanne Tenscher

NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ultralight backpacking and has been a river guide, a mountain guide and volunteers with the Crater Lake Nordic Ski Patrol. She added wilderness... Read More →

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NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine offers courses ranging in length from 2 to 30 days that prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors. Over 1,000 courses are offered each year in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 5

8:00am PDT

Workshop w/ Steph Jagger: Why Traditional Goal Setting Is a Bunch of BS
Limited Capacity filling up

As a society, we’re pretty good at declaring and delivering (AKA pointing at the place we want to go and making a plan to get there). So why is it when we arrive at said place we’re left wanting more? Why is it never enough? And why do we miss the mark or, in some cases, never arrive where it is we say we want to go?
Steph Jagger beleives it’s because our goal setting equation is missing one crucial step. And not only that, but our steps are out of order.
We call B.S. and this workshop proves it by flipping the script and providing a new equation to get us where we’ve really wanted to go all along.

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Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →

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Stephanie Jagger

Emcee, Guide, Author, Executive Coach, Steph Jagger | The Great Big Journey
www.stephjagger.com or get the inside scoop on Instagram @stephjagger">Steph Jagger is an author, speaker, coach, and world record smasher who holds a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) degree from Royal Roads University. Regardless of the format, you can count on Steph coming to the table with a mixture of bold intuition, straight-talking authenticity... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

8:00am PDT

Yoga: Vinyasa Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Come warm up for the day with a flowing Vinyasa/Hatha sequence.
We’ll start with setting intentions and breath work.
We will slowly warm up our bodies and create heat. 
As we Flow we will focus on balance, strength and flexibility, before ending with a nice long savasana and guided meditation! 
This class will involve standing and seated poses in addition to the flowing movement between the two.
There will be lots of modifications to meet you wherever you’re at as well :)

Guides & Staff
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Jess Blackmun

Ambassador, Hydro Flask
Jess is a 200 hr ERYT yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon who first began practicing 10 years ago.Her classes are accessible to all levels and designed to help you find balance, flexibility and strength that not only builds on the mat but also transfers into all sorts of activities... Read More →

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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

8:00am PDT

Hike: Mountains, Mountains, Mountains Oh MY!
Limited Capacity filling up

UPDATE! Escape the weather and head underground as you explore local caves created by lava tubes.

Our morning hike will be focused on the stunning landscape of the local mountains! This 3-mile hike will take us up 1,600 feet to the summit of a 7,800-foot mountain. This volcano sits right next to Mt. Bachelor, a great spot for our guide to highlight the region’s geology from what is perhaps the most impressive view of the central Oregon Cascade Volcanoes.

Guides & Staff
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Courtney Braun

Naturalist Guide, Wanderlust Tours
Originally from Upstate New York, she graduated from the University at Buffalo and spent her free time hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. She left NY for a 145-day thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail where she fell in love with Central Oregon and its High Desert! In her free time, you can find her exploring the great outdoors by way of trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and skiing. Her dog Clementine found her in Bend and now enjoys frolicking in the outd... Read More →
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Lexi Stickel

Ambassador, Women Who Hike
My name is Lexi Stickel (@lexi.irene on Instagram).  I currently live Salem, Ore. and work within the nonprofit field. I'm the daughter of a badass mama who raised me hiking, nordic skiing, fishing, camping, and canoeing all of over the Pacific Northwest. After a brief period of... Read More →

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Women Who Hike

In this day and age, it is a seemingly rare thing for women to unite in the way that we have through Women Who Hike. Women Who Hike is an organization that empowers women on and off the trail. Through each of our hiking journeys, we are able to connect to and inspire one another... Read More →
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Wanderlust Tours

Wanderlust Tours offers naturalist-guided tours and trips throughout the year in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters, Oregon - specializing in outdoor tours, outdoor activities, and things to do in Bend, Oregon since 1993. Renowned for our knowledgeable and professional guides, their tours... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Shuttle Stop

10:00am PDT

Map & Compass Navigation AKA Staying Found!
Limited Capacity seats available

The best way to avoid getting lost is to make sure you stay found! Sure, most of us carry a cell phone or even a GPS device into the backcountry these days, but we’re gonna go analog in this hands-on workshop by learning the basics of navigating with a map and compass. This handy skillset is great for not only figuring out where you are at any given moment, but also helping you develop confidence off-trail, locate sweet campsites just off the beaten path, identify peaks and other features on the landscape, and show off to all of your friends. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided - just bring your curiosity and prepare for some “Ah-ha!” moments!

Guides & Staff
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Shawnté Salabert

Navigation and Outdoor Skills Instructor, Author, Writer, Outdoor Educator
Shawnté Salabert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer interested in the connections between humans and the natural world. Her work has appeared in Adventure Journal, AFAR, Alpinist, Backpacker, The California Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Modern Hiker, Outside, REI Co-op... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 3

10:00am PDT

Wilderness First Aid - Preparing for the Heat and Cold: Environmental Injury and Illness 
Limited Capacity seats available

Handling the elements and staying comfortable and healthy when you are exposed to hot and cold environments are important parts of managing risk in the outdoors. NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructors will introduce participants to recognizing and responding to heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration, as well as frostbite and hypothermia. Attendees will come away with new awareness and hands-on practice treating environmental issues that will prepare you to step forward with confidence during a medical emergency in the outdoors.

This is not a Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. You can check for future courses in your area at https://www.nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-first-aid-WFA for a complete listing of WFA courses offered by NOLS.

Guides & Staff
avatar for Roxanne Tenscher

Roxanne Tenscher

NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Roxanne started her outdoor education career in 1973 teaching white water rafting skills. Since then she has taught kayaking, skiing, cycling, ultralight backpacking and has been a river guide, a mountain guide and volunteers with the Crater Lake Nordic Ski Patrol. She added wilderness... Read More →

Partners
avatar for NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine

NOLS Wilderness Medicine offers courses ranging in length from 2 to 30 days that prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors. Over 1,000 courses are offered each year in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world.


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 5

10:00am PDT

Yoga: Power Vinyasa Fusion
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready to sweat! In this class we will work on strength, balance, and flexibility while challenging ourselves and finding our power!
This class is designed like a mountain. We slowly work up to the peak then come back down.
Grounding and breath work to start.
Powerful flows and longer holds will help us to build strength. Balance-challenging poses will be incorporated throughout. 
Then slowing things back down with core work, and stretching before settling into a much needed savasana!
This is a high energy class that has an upbeat playlist to help us to energize ourselves through our practice.
There will be plenty of modifications and plenty of options to make the class either more or less challenging. All levels welcome!

Guides & Staff
avatar for Jess Blackmun

Jess Blackmun

Ambassador, Hydro Flask
Jess is a 200 hr ERYT yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon who first began practicing 10 years ago.Her classes are accessible to all levels and designed to help you find balance, flexibility and strength that not only builds on the mat but also transfers into all sorts of activities... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance insulated products from beverage and food flasks to the new Unbound Series® soft coolers. Believing that every adventure starts with two simple words: Let’s Go!, Hydro Flask creates products that facilitate an active and... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am PDT
Basecamp 6

12:00pm PDT

Official End of Weekend
Limited Capacity seats available

All good things must come to an end. Classes all end at noon on Sunday and so does the event. Time to start thinking about next year's Escapes!

Sunday September 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:00pm PDT
LOGE Bend