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

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people with exceptional needs

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

Adults only event
21 years and older

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NAC expert guides

Adults Only

Winter survival camping trip  

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, April 11
Head to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park for an overnight trip Saturday, April 11. You’ll learn the basics of trip preparation, winter travel, shelter construction, winter survival basics, backcountry cooking and leave-no-trace camping. There is a mandatory pretrip class at the Northwest Adventure Center Thursday, April 9 from 5–6 p.m. 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). If weather doesn’t permit snow caves, we’ll sleep in tents. Minimum age: 18 ($85) Trip with NAC expert guides

 

Saturday, April 11
Mountain Day at Stevens Pass  

Head north for the fantastic snow at Stevens Pass! Join us Saturday, April 11. 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)

Bike through the Skagit tulips  

Adults Only Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, April 12
The beauty of hundreds of acres of tulips is awaiting you Sunday, April 12! On this guided bike journey through the Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, you’ll tour the Rooengaarde gardens, view open fields and stop in the small tourist town of LaConner for a hearty lunch and to experience the festival from a local perspective. The fields might be muddy and the weather might be chilly or rainy, so be prepared and dress in layers with a waterproof jacket. Bike, helmet and gloves provided. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 6:45 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 7 a.m. Difficulty: easy; distance: 15 miles; time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12 ($60)  Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Military Appreciation Day at Crystal

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, April 12
Don’t miss the chance to ski or ride Crystal for half price Sunday, April 12! The 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) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Intro to stand-up paddleboarding

    Adults Only

Saturday, April 15
Learn the ins and outs of stand-up paddleboarding in the safest environment possible Saturday, April 25. 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

Westport Crab Fest

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, April 18
Learn to catch, identify and cook crabs during the World Class Crab Races, Derby and Feed Saturday, April 18. You may catch the $500 crab! Festival events include crab races, an excellent crab dinner (while supplies last) and much more. Entrance fees to the activities and dinner aren’t included in the trip fee. Required fishing licenses are available at the Northwest Adventure Center, Lewis North. Meet at the NAC at 9 a.m. ($35) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Saturday, April 18

Whitewater raft the White Salmon & Wind rivers

Join the Outdoor Recreation program Saturday, April 18 for an overnight rafting trip. We’ll spend the first day with a run on the White Salmon River, where we’ll camp at the beautiful Timberlake Campgrounds before heading off the following morning for a full day of whitewater action on the Wind River. These rivers are rated at class III–V. Trip fee includes rafting gear, camping equipment and lunch both days. Meet at McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8 a.m. or the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required before Wednesday, April 15. Minimum age: 18 ($250)

Sunday, April 19

Hope Island day kayak

Join us for a nice paddle and walk around Hope Island’s beaches and tide pools Sunday, April 19. 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)

Pike Place Market/Ride the Ducks

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, April 19
Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour of the Emerald City Sunday, April 19 aboard amphibious World War-II vehicles. See Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and funky Fremont before splashing into Lake Union for a spectacular view of the city skyline. You’ll also have time for shopping and great food. Meet at the Northwest Adventure at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. Preregistration required before Friday, April 17. ($50; ages 0–2: $30; ages 3–12: $40) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Sea kayak skills class

    Adults Only

Tuesday, April 21
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, April 21. 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

Saturday, April 25

Westport bottom fishing

Join us Saturday, April 25 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, April 22. ($130)

Whale watching

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, April 26
Early spring provides a unique opportunity to view migratory gray whales in the calm, comfortable and protected waters of the Puget Sound. Don’t miss this Sunday, April 26 opportunity. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 5 a.m. or McChord Field, Adventures Unlimited at 5:30 a.m. Preregistration required before Wednesday, April 22. ($120; ages 0–2: $40; ages 3–12: $80) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Intro to single-track mountain biking

    Family Friendly

Sunday, April 26
Spend Sunday, April 26 learning the basics of mountain biking. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5–6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12 ($35) Popular Family trip

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

  Adults Only Family Friendly

Saturday, May 2
Take a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Saturday, May 2. 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) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; volunteer opportunities

Wine and cheese tour

   

Saturday, May 2
Enjoy sipping and savoring wine and ciders paired with a variety of cheeses crafted by local artisan creameries. Price includes a commemorative glass. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. For a chance to see eight wineries, sign up for both days — Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 — and save. Minimum age: 21 ($75 each; $125 for both) Volunteer opportunities

Waterfall tour

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, May 3
Explore the greatest concentration of waterfalls in the continental U.S. as we travel the Historic Columbia River Highway Sunday, May 3. 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; volunteer opportunities

Wine and cheese tour

   

Sunday, May 3
Enjoy sipping and savoring wine and ciders paired with a variety of cheeses crafted by local artisan creameries. Price includes a commemorative glass. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Adventures Unlimited at 8:15 a.m. For a chance to see eight wineries, sign up for both days — Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 — and save. Minimum age: 21 ($75 each; $125 for both) Volunteer opportunities

Owyhee River rafting

    Adults Only

May 4-9
Often called Oregon’s Grand Canyon, the Owyhee River contains thrilling class-III rapids in a deep, desert canyon. Bighorn sheep and cougars wander through sagebrush at the base of sheer-walled volcanic canyon walls, nearly twice the height of the Washington Monument. You’ll see herds of antelope, birds of prey and other wildlife visiting the river for sustenance. Add in stellar archaeological sites and hot springs, and this trip fulfills all the requirements for one of the world’s greatest river journeys. Each day, we’ll drift deeper into the wilderness and our relaxing river routine. Take in the colorful side canyons, stunning waterfalls and scenic ridgelines with amazing views of the river below. Take a hike up a side creek, relax on the beach with a good book or explore nearby hot springs for a dip in Mother Nature’s hot tub. The trip includes riverside meals so delicious you’ll think you’re in a five-star restaurant. Revel in the adventures of the day, tell lies by the fire or drift off to your personal star-gazer’s paradise. The itinerary for this May 4–9 trip consists of relaxing, exploring and enjoying the river. Warm breakfasts and coffee prepare you for the day’s river journey as your guides talk about what lies downstream. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. Preregistration required before Monday, April 20. There is a pre-trip meeting at the NAC Wednesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. Minimum age: 14 ($1,100)

NAC Open House & Yard Sale

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Saturday, May 9
You’re invited to the annual Open House & Community Yard Sale at the NAC Saturday, May 9. If you have sport, yard and house items you want to get rid of, rent a table to sell your gently loved items. To reserve a table for $10, register and pay at the NAC by Friday, May 8. The Open House event is from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and features a rock climbing wall, demonstrations, stocked “fish pond” for youth and more. Learn about equipment rental and the lakeside cabins and purchase outdoor gear. Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Leavenworth Mayfest

  Exceptional Needs Family Friendly

Sunday, May 10
Experience the Grand Parade, live entertainment and traditional German dancing Sunday, May 10. Stroll through the Bavarian Village of Flowers, visit Art in the Park, see all the great shops and restaurants and tap your toes to oompah music! Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 9:15 a.m. ($55) Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip

Whitewater raft the Wenatchee

  Exceptional Needs Adults Only

Sunday, May 10
Celebrate Mother’s Day on the beautiful Wenatchee River Sunday, May 10. 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

16 MAY: ARMED FORCES DAY (no trips)

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

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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253-967-6263.

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is through the Northwest Adventure Center and online through RecTrac.
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Any cancellations or changes made to any reservation will be assessed a $10 administrative fee each time.

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Join the Norhtwest Adventure Programs & Tours and sign up for single days & overnight White Water Rafting trips
For more information email jblmadventuretrips@gmail.com or call 253-967-6263.
Apr
18-19, White Salmon and Wind River - $250

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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