The Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program (TOP) offers local and regional hiking, camping, and other outdoor adventures for students. We also have a four-season equipment rental center.

Outdoor Equipment Rentals: TOP offers affordable equipment rentals for students, faculty, staff, and community members.  We have a wide variety gear ranging from kayaks and paddles to ice axes, crampons, and tents.  Visit the Equipment Check Out page for more information.

If you are a student at Evergreen you're eligible to sign up for our low cost trips designed for all experience levels.

Past trips have included rock climbing at Smith Rocks in Oregon, paddling the Puget Sound, exploring mountains and beaches on the Olympic Peninsula, and more!

Read about upcoming and past trips on the TOP Facebook page.

Fall Quarter TOP Trip Sign-Ups

Please select the sign up link below for full details and online sign-up. You can also stop by the TOP office and we can assist you!

FALL TRIP SIGN-UPS WILL BE UPDATED BY THE END OF THE SUMMER

How It Works

  1. Register online or stop by the TOP office desk to sign up. If you want to find out more about a specific trip, visit the TOP office during our open hours of 2 pm - 7 pm, Monday-Friday.
    1. Trip fees range from $10 to $60 depending on the destination and type of trip. The fee covers food, campsite costs, transportation, group gear, and any outdoor rental equipment.
    2. Cost a barrier? See the below for information on the fee reduction program
  2. Attend the pre-trip meeting, which will cover logistics and safety for your trip. You'll find out what you'll need to bring and what to expect. If your schedule conflicts with the meeting time, email us to schedule a meeting with the TOP Coordinator to cover the material.

  3. Gear and Food:

    TOP staff will bring group gear like tents and cook stoves. At the pre-trip meeting, you'll get a packing list detailing anything you need to bring. If you don't have required clothing or equipment, we've got you covered. The rental cost of the gear is included in your trip fee.

    Meals are provided for all overnight trips. While food is included in the trip fee, you may opt out of the group food for some trips to reduce the trip cost. If you have special dietary needs, let us know! We have a lot of expertise in creating delicious and filling meals for virtually every eater.

  4. Refunds: We only issue trip fee refunds if the trip is canceled.

 

Trip Fee Reduction Program

The purpose of this partnership program with the Clean Energy Committee is to expand access to the outdoors and spread wilderness conservation ethics to our participants.  To apply, please submit the below Trip Reduction Request Form via email to top@evergreen.edu or deliver it in person to the TOP Office. You are allowed one reduction per quarter.

FileTrip Reduction Request (doc)

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Trip Reduction Request