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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.

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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.com.
Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; in-house trip with NAC expert guides

September

Visit Tillicum Village  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Sept. 20
Join us for this four-hour adventure to Tillicum Village Saturday, Sept. 20. The trip begins with a scenic 50-minute cruise to Blake Island State Park. Upon our arrival to the village, we’ll find a path strewn with sun-bleached clamshells as we’re greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar broth. Inside the longhouse, whole chinook salmon are cooked over alderwood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional style. Your meal is served buffet-style and includes salmon, warm Tillicum whole-grain bread, new red potatoes, long-grain and wild rice, fresh salad bar and Boehms chocolate salmon dessert. As you finish your meal, the lights dim while the myth and magic come to life in the spellbinding performance featuring the Tillicum Village dancers. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:30 a.m. ($90; ages 5–12: $65; ages 0–4: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

 

Saturday, Sept. 20
Sea kayak Lake Union  
Head out to the Seattle area with us to paddle on Lake Union Saturday, Sept. 20. You’ll paddle past houseboat communities, yacht yards and the NOAA research-ship facility, as well as many trendy urban neighborhoods. We’ll stop for lunch at the Aqua Verde Paddle Club, where you may eat your packed lunch or purchase a meal for $4–$8 (not included in the trip fee). Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 5.5 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. ($45)

Explore Victoria, B.C.

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Sept. 21
Hop on the ferry and spend the day exploring Victoria, B.C., by foot Sunday, Sept. 21. Downtown Victoria has everything from antique shops to artisan chocolate shops. Plus, you can stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum or watch a thrilling IMAX film. The trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. A passport is required. ($100; ages 5–11: $85; ages 0–4: $55) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Sunday, Sept. 21
Wine, kayak and beer tour  
This amazing trip starts at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery for a private tour and tasting Sunday, Sept. 21. You’ll have time to walk the beautiful grounds of the winery or purchase wine. As the summer sun sets slowly toward Seattle, you’ll find yourself and your friends paddling the Sammamish River to the RedHook Brewery. Dinner is our destination as we slowly unwind; paddling, talking and relaxing. The air is filled with scent of ripened blackberries and the sounds of bicyclists and hikers on the nearby Sammamish River Trail, and natural wildflowers and foliage decorate the river banks. The kayaking, equipment private winery tour and the brew tour are included; dinner is at your own expense. No paddling experience is necessary. Minimum age: 6 with a parent. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at noon or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 12:30 p.m. ($95)

Saturday, Sept. 27
Bungee jumping  
Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country Saturday, Sept. 27. A full 20 stories high, the private bridge is nestled in a forest above a river. If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed. Trip fee two jumps and the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($135)

Sunday, Sept. 28
Seattle Insider’s Tour  
Get an insider’s view of Seattle Sunday, Sept. 28. See the best parts of The University of Washington, Ballard, Fremont, Queen Anne, City Center, Pike Place Market and Safeco Field. We’ll stop to see and taste the spots of Seattle that most pass by. The trip fee includes transportation, a guided tour with commentary of the quirky history surrounding you and lunch. After the tour, we’ll have time to go to the Space Needle, the Experience Music Project and the Museum (entry to this will be on your own). Minimum age: 7. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:30 a.m. ($60; ages 7–12: $30)

Sunday, Sept. 28
Hope Island day kayak  
Take a nice paddle and walk around Hope Island’s beaches and tide pools Sunday, Sept. 28. Hope Island offers visitors the chance to see wildlife such as bald eagles, harbor seals and starfish. Paddle distance: approximately 6 miles. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:15 a.m. Minimum age: 15 ($40)

Pike Place Market/Ride the Ducks  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 4
You haven’t seen Seattle until you’ve seen it from a Duck! Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour of Seattle Saturday, Oct. 4. From aboard amphibious World War-II vehicles, you’ll see downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and funky Fremont before splashing into Lake Union for a spectacular view of the city skyline, luxurious yachts and Sleepless in Seattle houseboats. We’ll also have time to explore Pike Place Market’s shops and booths. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis Main at 9 a.m. or Adventure’s Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($45; ages 3–12: $35; ages 0–2: $30) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

 

Saturday, Oct. 4
Ape Caves adventure  
Head to Mount St. Helens to explore the largest continuous lava tube in the Western Hemisphere Saturday, Oct. 4. 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: intermediate; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 250 feet. Minimum age: 12. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($40)

Sunday, Oct. 5
ATV RiderCourse   
In this half-day course, ATV Safety Institute instructors will guide you through the fun and excitement of safely riding an ATV. We’ll ride rain or shine, so dress for the weather for this Sunday, Oct. 5 class. The trip fee includes ATV, helmet and goggles. ASI ATV RiderCourse Certification will be awarded upon completion. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the JBLM ORV Park at 9 a.m. ($35)

Sunday, Oct. 5
Hike Mount Si  
If you’re looking for a hike to get your blood pumping, this Sunday, Oct. 5 hike is it. Summitting the 4,167-foot Mount Si is an accomplishment of which you can be proud! With an 8-mile round-trip distance and a 3,200-foot elevation gain, the hike treats you to an amazing view of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. You’re sure to see why this is one of Washington’s most popular hiking trails. Difficulty: difficult; distance: 8.2 miles; elevation gain: 3700 feet; time: 5.5 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. ($40)

Family trip to the corn maze and pumpkin patch 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 11
Looking for some fun for the entire Family? Come along with us to the Rutledge Corn Maze Saturday, Oct. 11. Navigate through more than three miles of mazes (this year’s design is Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice). You’ll also have time to enjoy horsedrawn hay rides to the pumpkin patch, where you can pick out your perfect pumpkin. Trip free includes transportation and corn maze. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 10:30 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. ($30; ages 5–12: $15; ages 0–4: free) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Oct. 11
Spend Saturday, Oct. 11 with the Outdoor Recreation program at Oktoberfest in the beautiful Bavarian village of Leavenworth. We’ll enjoy live music, German food, arts and crafts, a Bavarian clothing sale and activities for the entire Family. This is a transportation-only event. Entry tickets are $20 but active-duty military with ID will receive free admission at the gate.   Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($50) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Sunday, Oct. 12
Bike the Carbon River Trail  
Join us Sunday, Oct. 12 as we bike through the rainforest of Mount Rainier National Park, following the Carbon River five miles toward Carbon Glacier. Parts of Carbon River Road washed out in the November 2006 floods, and bicyclists now share the road with pedestrians (the road is closed to motor vehicle traffic). Difficulty: easy; distance: 9.2 miles; elevation gain: 600 feet; time: 3 hours. Minimum age: 12. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at 9:30 a.m. ($45)

Visit Seattle Outlets & Tulalip Casino

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Oct. 12
This trip to the Seattle Premium Outlet Mall in Marysville is for the serious bargain-hunter. On Sunday, Oct. 12, spend a full day with us browsing stores such as Oakley Vault, The North Face, Coach and Chico’s. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk will bring you to Tulalip Resort Casino. The trip fee includes round-trip transportation. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:30 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

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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OCTOBER SPECIALS:

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014, Two Sessions
5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

$30-$40 – The fields surrounding the JBLM Paintball Field are crawling with the un-dead! Help us shoot them all or you can be the un dead! If you come dressed as an “Authentic” zombie it is only $30. If you choose to be the Humans taking on the zombies, it is $40. With special Zombie Themed games these Zombie Wars are going to be the talk of the living and the dead for days to come. Equipment and 500 rounds of paint are included. Paint beyond 500 rounds costs $15 for 500 or $55 for a case of 2000. Meet at the Paintball Field at 4:00 p.m. Games start at 5:00 p.m. 50 people per session. Pre-Registrationn Required. Register here

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Northwest Adventure Center, Nco Beach Rd, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, United States (map)
Description
ZOMBIE PAINTBALL $50 – The fields surrounding this local Washington farm are crawling with the un-dead! Climb aboard one of our specialty equipped zombie proof wagons armed with a semi-automatic paintball marker and help them clear the dead from their farm. Trip includes Transportation, admission, equipment and paint. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at 5:00 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:15 p.m. Pre-Registration Required. Register here

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