Custom Adventure Combo

Variety is the spice of life! The most memorable adventure for you might be one with several different types of adventure combined into one. Oregon offers several different terrains; from the high desert Deschutes River to sweeping views on Mount Hood, to lush Pacific Northwest forests along the Clackamas River. We love all of our sites, and are excited to have you explore them with us!

Dangle and Dip

Starting with a challenge course day to encourage group unity, and finishing with a rafting day to take advantage of newfound friendships in a pretty stellar setting, this trip is excellent for groups with just a little bit of time who want a lot of bang for their buck.

  • Age: 11+
  • Season: March – September
  • Length: 2 days
  • Group Size: 8+
  • Cost: $172 per person (weekdays)

Rock and Roll

One of the most popular combos for a smaller time window, the Rock and Roll include one climbing day and one river day. The most common combination involves climbing at Horsethief Butte, and a raft on the Maupin stretch of the Deschutes, with an overnight camping experience at Wasco County Fairgrounds. The options are plentiful; let’s talk!

  • Age: 11+
  • Season: March – September
  • Length: 2 days
  • Group Size: 8+
  • Cost: $202 per person (weekdays)

Rope, Rock, Raft

This adventure consists of one day of each: challenge course, rock climbing, and rafting/kayaking on the river. This trip is set up with the perfect elements in the perfect order to pull a group together and prepare them for maximum growth. The challenge course day helps them see their group and individual value and skills; the rock climbing builds on those and adds a deepened sense of what group encouragement can do; and then, those pieces are utilized on the rafting day. It makes for an incredible trip and a beautiful team!

  • Age: 11+
  • Season: March – September
  • Length: 2 days
  • Group Size: 8+
  • Cost: $268 per person (weekdays)

River Adventure Program

If you ask anyone who’s been on it, including our staff, the “RAP” is a hands-down favorite trip. It’s much more than a raft trip and can include climbing, rappelling, swimming rapids, hiking, exploring small caves, and team-building elements experienced in the remote bends of the Deschutes River, some areas only accessible by boat. There are a million things to see and do, and the time to simply be together and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

  • Age: 11+
  • Season: March – September
  • Length: 3 – 5 days
  • Group Size: 8 – 13
  • Cost: $300+ per person

Mountains to Missions

Our Mountains to Missions program is designed to combine the elements of an adventure experience with a mission trip. Using an adventure experience as the foundation, we work with a group to prepare them for some of the things they will experience during the mission portion of the trip. These trips are often truly powerful in the lives of students and staff alike. While the pieces of the trip are flexible, typically this program involves backpacking, a climbing day and or rafting day, and then the mission segment, typically in partnership with Because People Matter in Portland, but there are lots of other options, local to us, and in your backyard.

  • Age: 11+
  • Season: March – September
  • Length: 3 – 5 days
  • Group Size: 8+
  • Cost: $185+ per person

How hard will the trip be?

There is no way around it, mountaineering is hard work. For many, summiting a cascade volcano will be the most difficult challenge they have ever faced. Between elevation, heavy packs, and a lot of marching up, a climb on any of the cascade volcanoes will push most anyone to their limits. The difficulty is what makes this worthwhile. Although greater physical fitness is certainly helpful, a strong and determined mind willing to push deep is the real strength needed, this is something we all possess and the reason we think anyone can climb the big mountains.

Who can come on a mountaineering trip?

Mountaineering trips are for all people aged 15 and up. This is due to the need for each rope team to be as safe as possible. Anyone within this age range is welcome to participate. Most physical limitations and fitness levels can be accommodated with careful planning and good teamwork.

How many people can come?

Group size on Mountaineering trips tops out at 9. On our mountain trips, we run a 3 to 1 participant guide ratio to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

How cold will it get?

The mountains in the summertime can be very pleasant. Daytime temperatures are often very comfortable with only a long sleeve shirt and pants. Once night falls or a storm blows in the weather can change fast. It is not unheard of for snow to fall high on the mountain in the summertime. We will make sure everyone is prepared for whatever conditions we will encounter.

What do I need to bring?

A trip equipment list will be sent to you the month before our start date. Youth Dynamics is able to provide all essential clothing and gear needed. The guides will check all participant’s clothing and equipment before hitting the mountain to ensure everyone has everything needed.

I’ve never been climbing before, can I still participate?

Of course, you can. Mountaineering experience is not necessary at all. This is a fully guided trip designed to allow you to just participate. The guides will cover all the logistics and decision-making. The participants can focus on their experience and what God may be doing in them.

What will we eat?

Backcountry food can make or break a trip. It is a challenge to find food that is nutritionally diverse, light, packable, and tasty. We try to always pack more food than necessary so participants are never hungry. Warm meals are eating for breakfast and dinner with generous snacking opportunities. Examples of some meals include breakfast burritos and chicken-tator casserole.  We also are very prepared to accommodate any food allergies or dietary needs you may have

Our staff will equip and provide the essentials for your experience (e.g. gear, food, equipment, training, insurance) and will work with your group leader for programming and other logistical needs. In addition, our staff will provide the technical and professional skills needed to provide a safe and life-changing adventure.

Our goal is to assist you in providing a memorable experience for your group that has the opportunity to be life-transforming. Whether you are trying to create unity in your church youth group or build community in your school, group home, or youth-related organization—we are with you!

Let’s adventure together!

V Youth Dynamics Adventures Oregon

Physical: 2350 SE Territorial Rd, Canby, OR 97013

Mail: PO Box 385, Canby, OR 97013

Phone: 503.692.9070