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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
North Fort Lewis 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, call 252-967-6263 or visit JBLMmwr.comReasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup

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Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

  Exceptional Needs Adults Only

Sunday, May 17
Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Sunday, May 17. We’ll put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth and paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:30 a.m. Ask about our private trips for groups and units! Groups of 24 or more are just $60 per person. No experience necessary. Minimum age: 12. No rafting experience necessary. ($65) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, May 17

Hope Island day kayak

Join us for a nice paddle and walk around Hope Island’s beaches and tide pools Sunday, May 17. You may see bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. Paddle distance: approximately 6 miles. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Minimum age: 12 ($60)

Sea kayak skills class

    Adults Only

Tuesday, May 19
The Outdoor Recreation program offers five levels of our two-hour kayak skills class.

  1. Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to      buddy-rescue.
  2. Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.
  3. Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory      exercises for the roll.
  4. Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.
  5. Level five: the roll.

The next class is Tuesday, May 19. You may start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like! Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 12 ($25) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sea kayak skills class

    Adults Only

Tuesday, May 19
The Outdoor Recreation program offers five levels of our two-hour kayak skills class.

  1. Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to      buddy-rescue.
  2. Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.
  3. Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory      exercises for the roll.
  4. Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.
  5. Level five: the roll.

The next class is Tuesday, May 19. You may start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like! Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 12 ($25) Clinic with NAC expert guides

Outdoor photography workshop

    Adults Only

Saturday, May 23
Outdoor photography is one of the most popular forms of photography out there. Saturday, May 23 head to Seattle’s Discovery Park with us as we cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings and composition. Learn how to eliminate distractions and the rule of thirds to create more dynamic images. Bring your camera and tripod along with the owner’s manual. Before class, please familiarize yourself
with the process of adjusting your shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. We’ll talk at length on when and why to make these adjustments. It’s strongly suggested that you have a fully charged
back-up battery. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($35) Trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, May 23
Westport bottom fishing
Join us Saturday,
May 23 for a chartered boat trip out of Westport, where rockfish are always plentiful and lingcod are real fighters! Dress in layers. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 4 a.m. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, May 20, 5 p.m. ($130)

Hope Island stand-up paddleboarding

  Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, May 23
Join us for a nice paddle and walk around Hope Island’s beaches and tide pools Saturday, May 23. Hope Island offers visitors the chance to see wildlife, such as bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. This is an intermediate SUP trip; prior SUP experience or the Introduction to Stand-up Paddleboarding class is required. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Paddle distance:  approximately 6 miles. Minimum age: 15 ($60) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Seattle Aquarium/Pike Place Market

  Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Sunday, May 24
Sunday, May 24 head to the Emerald City for two tourist hots pots — the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market. The aquarium is filled with local exhibits and many amazing things to see and touch.
Pike Place Market has an assortment of unique food and shops to explore. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 a.m. Aquarium admission is included. ($50; ages 4–12: $40;
ages 0–3: $30) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, May 24
Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Sunday, May 24. We’ll put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth and paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:30 a.m. Ask about our private trips forgroups and units! Groups of 24 or more are just$60 per person. No experience necessary. Minimum age: 12 ($65) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, May 30
Bungee jumping or zip line adventure
If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed in this Saturday, May 30 trip! Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country. Zip line over the canyon for an adventure in the trees on seven different zip lines. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9 a.m. or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:15 a.m. Preregistration is required before Wednesday, May 27. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. ($135 each)

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, May 30
Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Saturday, May 30. We’ll put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth and paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids. Meet at the Northwest
Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:30 a.m. Ask about our private trips forgroups and units! Groups of 24 or more are just$60 per person. No experience necessary. Minimum age: 12 ($65) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

    Adults Only

Sunday, May 31
Intro to stand-up paddleboarding
Learn the ins and outs of stand-up paddleboarding in the safest environment possible. Head to American Lake with us Sunday, May 31. We use very forgiving inflatable boards from NRS. Children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($35; ages 3–12: $25) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup

Sunday, May 31
Bike ride Lopez Island
A bicyclist’s paradise, Lopez Island is known as the “Friendly Isle.” When it comes to cycling, this 15-mile island is one of the most peaceful and relaxed islands in the San Juan Islands. Join us Sunday, May 31 as we cycle past driftwood-scattered beaches to Spencer Spit for stunning views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains 50 miles away on the mainland. Further south, we’ll see Shark Reef Sanctuary, where seals fish and bask in the sunshine. Last, we will stop Lopez Village, the only village on the island, which is beautifully situated at the north end of Fisherman Bay. It has a good range of delis, bakeries and restaurants, as well as an organic winery. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($115)

Sunday, May 31
Skykomish raft & ribeye
Battle the rapids of the Skykomish and celebrate with a ribeye dinner Sunday, May 31. The expertly guided rafting adventure includes nine miles of class III-V whitewater rapids. Three miles into the trip, we’ll be faced with the infamous class-V “Boulder Drop,” which challenges even the most experienced boaters. Exhilarating rapids such as “Lama Ledges,” “Lunch Hole,” “Railroad,” “Fun,” “Proctor Rapid” and “Deja Vu” will continue to keep your adrenaline pumping for the entire trip. And don’t worry — a photographer will be there to capture the most memorable moments so you can share them with your friends, Family and coworkers (photos are available for viewing and purchase). At the end of the trip, you’ll enjoy a quick shuttle back to the River House for a delicious dinner (included in the price of the trip). The on-site café means that you can also enjoy an adult beverage or espresso, if you’d like.
You must be a confident swimmer to go on this trip. Difficulty: beginner; time: 10 hours; minimum age: 16. Preregistration required before Wednesday, May 27, 5 p.m. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 11:15 a.m. ($120)

June 6–7
Beginner whitewater kayaking
Spend the weekend camping and learning to whitewater kayak in the Columbia River Gorge June 6–7. With two full days of instruction, this course is designed to introduce beginning paddlers to the sport of whitewater kayaking and provide a solid foundation of basic skills needed to kayak in class-I and -II whitewater. Minimum age: 16. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 4:45 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. ($325)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

  Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, June 6
Take a ride through Snoqualmie Tunnel (it’s nearly two miles long!) with us Saturday, June 6.
From there, we’ll snake our way around the hills and over old train trestles on our way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part is — it’s all downhill! Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours; minimum age: 14. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($50) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Ape Cave adventure

    Adults Only

Saturday, June 6
Travel to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere Saturday, June 6. We’ll travel deep into the underside of a 2,000-year-old lava flow to scramble under and climb over volcanic formations. In this subterranean environment, the average year-round temperature remains a constant 45 degrees, so dress warmly. Difficulty: moderate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet; minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($45) Trip with NAC expert guides

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Sunday, June 7
Whitewater raft the Wenatchee
Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Sunday, June 7. We’ll put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth and paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:30 a.m. Ask about our private trips forgroups and units! Groups of 24 or more are just$60 per person. No experience necessary. Minimum age: 12 ($65) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

    Adults Only

Wednesday, June 10
Sunset stand-up paddleboarding
Join us Wednesday, June 10 for a leisurely sunset stand-up paddleboard adventure on American Lake. All ages are welcome, but children 12 and younger must be on a board with an adult. Meet at Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 p.m. ($30; ages 3–12: $20) Trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for lunch & souvenir cup

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, June 13
Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Saturday, June 13. We’ll put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth and paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:30 a.m. Ask about our private trips forgroups and units! Groups of 24 or more are just$60 per person. No experience necessary. Minimum age: 12 ($65) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Waterfall tour

Exceptional Needs Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, June 13
Explore the greatest concentration of waterfalls in the continental U.S. as we travel the Historic Columbia River Highway Saturday, June 13. We will stop at at least five major waterfalls to include the world-famous Multnomah Falls, which plunges more than 620 feet from its origins. We’ll stop in Hood River, Ore., for lunch (cost not included in the trip fee). Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($65; ages 0–4: $15; ages 5–12: $40) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

June 13–14
Kayak Blake Island
Join us for a weekend of kayaking to Blake Island June 13–14. We’ll spend two days (one night) camping at one of Washington’s amazing boat access-only state parks. Once we get to the island, everyone will have a chance to set up camp and relax on the grass or explore one of the many trails Blake Island has to offer. We will join the Tillicum Village Salmon bake and cultural show for dinner where you’ll be greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar broth. Inside the longhouse, watch as whole Chinook salmon are cooked over an alderwood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional style of the Northwest Coast Indian. Your meal is served buffet-style and includes a menu of traditional Indian-style baked salmon, warm Tillicum whole-grain bread, new red potatoes, long-grain and wild rice, fresh salad bar and Boehms chocolate salmon dessert. Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 4 miles; paddle time: 5 hours; minimum age: 14. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($150)

Sunday, June 14
ATV RiderCourse
In this half-day course, ATV Safety Institute instructors will guide you through the fun and excitement of safely riding an ATV. Sunday, June 14, we ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather. ASI ATV RiderCourse certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM Skeet Range at 9 a.m. ($35)

Sunday, June 14
ATV RiderCourse
In this half-day course, ATV Safety Institute instructors will guide you through the fun and excitement of safely riding an ATV. Sunday, June 14, we ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather. ASI ATV RiderCourse certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM Skeet Range at 9 a.m. ($35)

Sunday, June 14
Pedals & pints
Head to Woodinville and bike along the Sammamish River Trail to Marymoor Park and back Sunday, June 14. We’ll finish this excursion with a tour of the famous Redhook Brewery and dinner at the Forecaster Pub. Difficulty: beginner–intermediate; distance: 12.5 miles; minimum age: 21. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. ($55)

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 July 7–13 or July 14–20. Minimum age: 15 ($195)

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May
2, Wenatchee -$65
4-9, Owyhee - $1,100
10, Mothers day on the Wenatchee - $65
17, Wenatchee - $65
24, Wenatchee - $65
30, Wenatchee - $65
31, Skykomish raft and ribeye - $120

June
6-7, Beginner white water Kayak - $325
7, Wenatchee - $65
13, Wenatchee - $65
21, Fathers day Skykomish raft and ribeye - $120
27, Wenatchee - $65

July
5, Wenatchee - $65
11, skykomish raft and ribeye - $120
19, Full day on the white salmon - $200

Aug
9, half day on the white salmon river - $110
16, intermediate White water Kayak $200

Sept
5, raft the Tieton - $125
19, Half day on the white salmon river - $110

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