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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.

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.
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November

Introduction to mountain biking   

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 6
If you have always wanted to try mountain biking, don’t miss this class Saturday, Dec. 6. Learn the basics and get plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Location will be determined based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 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 8:45 a.m. ($35; add $25 for lunch and souvenir cup) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

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December

Christmas cruise  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 6
The Argosy Cruises’ Christmas Ship festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Enjoy choirs onboard and the sight of bonfires on shore Saturday, Dec. 6. Registration required before Monday, Dec. 1. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 1:30 p.m. ($60; ages 4–12: $40; ages 0–3: $20) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Woodland Park Zoo’s Wildlights 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Dec. 7
  See the zoo in a whole new light Sunday, Dec. 7 during Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights, which features animals and places from around the world recreated in thousands of sparkling LED lights. Registration required before Thursday, Dec. 5. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5:30 p.m. ($25; younger than 2: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival 

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Dec. 7
Head over the mountains to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony Sunday, Dec. 7. Visit with Santa, Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas while exploring the different shops and boutiques. Gather around the pavilion at the end of the day to watch as thousands of colored lights turn this town into a winter wonderland. Trip fee includes transportation only. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 10 a.m., or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 10:15 a.m. ($55; ages 4–12: $30; ages 0–3: $5) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Bald eagle float trip  

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 13
View up to 200 bald eagles on this Saturday, Dec. 13 float down the docile Skagit River, among one of the largest concentrations in the Lower 48. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($55; add $25 for lunch and souvenir cup) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

 

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival  

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 13
Head over the mountains to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13. Visit with Santa, Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas while exploring the different shops and boutiques. Gather around the pavilion at the end of the day to watch as thousands of colored lights turn this town into a winter wonderland. Trip fee includes transportation only. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 10 a.m., or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 10:15 a.m. ($55; ages 4–12: $30; ages 0–3: $5) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Shop Seattle Outlets/Tulalip Casino  

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Dec. 14
Cross some items off your holiday shopping list at the Seattle Outlets Sunday, Dec. 14. Stores include OakleyVault, The North Face and Coach. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk brings you to Tulalip Resort Casino. 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 9:15 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

 

Snowshoe Paradise

    Adults Only

Sunday, Dec. 14
 Discover the beauty of Mount Rainier on snowshoeing trails that offer something for everybody Sunday, Dec. 14. We’ll travel along Mount Rainier’s Glacier Vista Trail while exploring the best route up to Panorama Point. Difficulty: moderate-to-difficult; time: three hours; distance: 3 miles. 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. ($45; add $25 for lunch and a souvenir cup) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sea kayak skills class  

    Adults Only

Tuesday, Dec. 16
We offer five levels of our two-hour kayak skills class. At level one, you’ll learn proper paddling techniques and how to buddy-rescue. The second level covers edging maneuvers and self-rescue. At the third level, you’ll master recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll. The fourth class covers multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue, and the fifth focuses on learning roll. Upcoming classes are Tuesdays, Dec. 16. Start at any time and master as many of the levels as you’d like! Minimum age: 12. Meet at Kimbro Pool in McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. ($25 each; sign up for five classes, and the cost is $100) Trip with NAC expert guides

Kayak Christmas caroling  

    Adults Only

Saturday, Dec. 20
Bring your own kayak or use one of ours Saturday, Dec. 20. Decorate it and come with your holiday cheer to paddle and sing for all to hear! We’ll meet to decorate our kayaks at 5:30 p.m. at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip includes steak dinner with fixings and souvenir cup. Registration required before Monday, Dec. 15. Minimum age: 12 ($70) Trip with NAC expert guides

ZooLights at Point Defiance  Zoo 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 20
Watch as Point Defiance Zoo comes aglow with more than a half-million lights Saturday, Dec. 20. Warm up with hot chocolate, shop for gifts or enjoy the beautiful decorations. Registration required before Wednesday, Dec. 17. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5:30 p.m. ($20; younger than 2: $10)
Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival 

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Dec. 21
 Head over the mountains to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony Sunday, Dec. 21. Visit with Santa, Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas while exploring the different shops and boutiques. Gather around the pavilion at the end of the day to watch as thousands of colored lights turn this town into a winter wonderland. Trip fee includes transportation only. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 10 a.m., or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 10:15 a.m. ($55; ages 4–12: $30; ages 0–3: $5) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Snowshoe Paradise  

    Adults Only

Sunday, Dec. 21
Discover the beauty of Mount Rainier on snowshoeing trails that offer something for everybody Sunday, Dec. 21. We’ll travel along Mount Rainier’s Glacier Vista Trail while exploring the best route up to Panorama Point. Difficulty: moderate-to-difficult; time: three hours; distance: 3 miles. 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. ($45; add $25 for lunch and a souvenir cup) Trip with NAC expert guides

Moonlight Snowshoe Gold Creek  

    Adults Only

Friday, Dec. 26
Head to Snoqualmie Pass to snowshoe in the moonlight Friday, Dec. 26. Difficulty: beginner; distance: 1.5 miles; elevation gain: 50 feet; time: 2 hours. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5:30 p.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:45 p.m.  ($40; add $25 for dinner and souvenir cup)  Trip with NAC expert guides

Snowshoe Hurricane Ridge  

    Adults Only

Saturday, Dec. 27
Discover the beauty of the Olympic Mountain Range on snowshoeing trails Saturday, Dec. 27. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. Minimum age: 12 ($65; add $25 for lunch souvenir cup) Trip with NAC expert guides

Shop Seattle Outlets/Tulalip Casino

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 27
 Cross some items off your holiday shopping list at the Seattle Outlets Saturday, Dec. 27. Stores include OakleyVault, The North Face and Coach. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk brings you to Tulalip Resort Casino. 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 9:15 a.m. ($35) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Seattle Aquarium/Pike Place Market 

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, Dec. 28
   Head to Seattle and visit the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market Saturday, Dec. 28. The aquarium is filled with local exhibits and tons of amazing things to see and touch. Pike Place has an assortment of unique food and shops. Cost includes aquarium admission. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9:30 am. Registration required before Friday, Nov. 28. ($40; ages 4–12: $35; ages 0–3: $15) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Mountain day at White Pass  

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, Dec. 28
Head off the beaten path to White Pass with us Sunday, Dec. 28. This beautiful mountain town ski resort is your getaway from work. If you’re skiing or snowboarding, the fee includes gear, a two-hour lesson and full mountain lift ticket. Call or come in to ask about cross-country skiing. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:45 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 a.m. (ski/board: $115; transportation only: $35; snowshoe: $45) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Saturday, Jan. 3
Winter survival camping trip
Head to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park for an overnight trip beginning Saturday, Jan. 3. Learn the basics of trip preparation, winter travel, shelter construction, winter survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping. Ask about mandatory pretrip classes at the Northwest Adventure Center when you sign up for the class. Trip fee includes winter camping class, group gear (not including sleeping bag), camp entrance and three camp meals (participants are responsible for lunch on the first day). Minimum age: 18 ($85) Trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, Jan. 3
Mountain Day at Stevens Pass
Head north for the fantastic snow at Stevens Pass Saturday, Jan. 3! If you want to ski, snowboard or snowshoe, you’re in luck. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 6:15 a.m. (ski/snowboard, includes beginner lift ticket: $150; snowshoe: $50; transportation only: $40).  Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Sunday, Jan. 4
Introduction to mountain biking
If you have always wanted to try mountain biking, don’t miss this class Sunday, Jan. 4. Learn the basics and get plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. Location will be determined based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:45 a.m. Minimum age: 12 ($35; add $25 for lunch and souvenir cup) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, Jan. 10
Ski-n-snowboard Mission Ridge
Travel across the mountains Saturday, Jan. 10 for a day of skiing at the beautiful Mission Ridge Ski Resort. Gear, two-hour lesson and full mountain lift ticket are included in the trip price. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 5:15 a.m. (ski/ board: $115; transportation only: $50; prefer to snowshoe: $55) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Saturday, Jan. 10
Bald eagle float trip
View up to 200 bald eagles on this Saturday, Jan. 10 float down the docile Skagit River among one of the largest concentrations in the Lower 48. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($($55; add $25 for lunch and souvenir cup) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, Jan. 11
Snowmobile the Cascades
Fun, action, beauty and excitement await you on these trips through the Cascade Mountains! Join us Sunday, Jan. 11. Snowmobile, helmet, boots, gloves and snowsuit are provided. Dress in layers. Meet at the Northwest
Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. Minimum age to
drive: 16 ($165; adult passengers: $125; passengers 15 and younger: $75; add $25 for lunch and souvenir cup) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Sunday, Jan. 11
Snow tubing
Travel to one of Washington’s best tubing hills for a ton of fun! There are lots of trips this winter — such as Sunday, Jan. 11. Dress warmly and get ready to go for a wild ride! 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; ages 6–12: $25; ages 0–5: $5) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; trip with NAC expert guides

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Military Appreciation Day at Crystal
Don’t miss the chance to ski or ride Crystal for half price Wednesday, Jan. 14! Trip fee is for transportation and gear; lift tickets should be purchased at the mountain. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7 a.m. ($45; have your own gear, pay $25) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs

Jan. 16-19
Mount Bachelor ski weekend
Spend Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at Mount Bachelor, one of the largest resorts in North America. Find plenty of snow, big terrain and short lift lines Jan. 16–19. The park features four terrain parks and an Olympic-size super pipe. Fee includes gear, three nights’ lodging, breakfast and souvenir cup. Lift tickets should be purchased at the mountain. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($675/1 per room; $475 each/double occupancy; $425 each/triple occupancy; $400 each/4 per room)

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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