Gonzaga Outdoors offers students an opportunity to participate in and learn about a multitude of recreational activities. We facilitate guided outdoors trips, offer students discounted rental services, and provide a bike and ski shop. We strive to keep recreational outdoors activities accessible to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful local surroundings. Gonzaga Outdoors hopes to inspire students to become active in protecting and participating in the outdoors throughout their life.
There are two possible Pre-Orientation trips to choose from:
GOOB: Backcountry - $300
- GOOB Backcountry is a program that takes Zags into the beautiful Inland Northwest outdoors from August 23 - 27. Groups of ten incoming first year students, each with two student trip leaders, will meet at Gonzaga and travel by van to spend four days and three nights backpacking through Northeast Washington and/or North Idaho* depending on your group. Each day students will break camp and head on to their next site. Evenings will be spent getting to know each other, hanging around the camp, swimming in alpine lakes, and learning a little bit about what it means to be a Zag. Students will return to campus just in time for New Student Orientation. *(exact locations and itineraries are TBD, pending scouting, land management agencies, and permitting processes.)
GOOB Montana - $450
- GOOB Montana is a program that takes Zags into the beautiful Western Montana outdoors from August 23 - 27. You’ll meet at Gonzaga and travel by bus to spend four nights camping on the Clark Fork River. Each day students break into three groups to embark on a full day excursion with upper division student leaders. You’ll raft through the class II-III Alberton Gorge, mountain bike the Trail of the Hiawatha and hike to one of several scenic lakes on the Idaho-Montana Divide. Each afternoon we will re-group at our base-camp at the Montana River Lodge to enjoy a dinner prepared by the student leaders. Students will return to campus just in time for New Student Orientation.
Registration for all optional, fee-based programs is on a first-come, first served basis. Students may only participate in one program.
Open: June 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. PST
Fee waivers, based on financial need, are available for students on a first-come, first served basis. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Gonzaga Outdoors for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registration opening.