All Quest participants will engage in rock climbing, challenge course elements, whitewater rafting, and will give back to the local community. Other activities will vary.

Please note that the majority of Quest trips are Partnership Trips, which are typically limited to students directly admitted to the listed College/Program. Trips that are not designated as Partnership Trip are classified as Open Enrollment, which all first year students, regardless of college or program, are eligible for.

All First-Year Trips are similar at their core.

  • No experience required or expected
  • All technical and camping equipment is provided
  • Trips are $95 or less
  • Earn 1 Fall College Credit
  • Focus on building lasting friendships and community
  • Engage with our impactful curriculum
  • Mentoring from upperclassmen peer leaders


Basecamp with Rustic Cabins


5 days

Quests Dates

  • Trip Name
  • Trip Date
  • Partnerships
  • Quest 1A

  • June 21 - June 25

  • College of Creative Arts

  • Quest 1B

  • June 21 - June 25

  • Chambers

  • Free
    Students who are eligible to attend these trips may participate for free. Students who register and cancel or no-show to their trip will still be charged the $95 registration fee.

  • Quest 3A

  • July 19 - July 23

  • Reed College of Media