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Adventure Programs

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Come play outside! See the calendar here

For fun outdoor adventures, you can't beat JBLM's Outdoor Recreation program!  Come spend a day or night with us in the great outdoors.

Trips, tours, clinics and courses are available for almost any adventure.


58714741_10215750758456798_6162326090258841600_n.jpgDo you want a climb of a lifetime or a lifetime of climbing?

We offer trips, clinics, and seminars in all disciplines of climbing.  Education-based programs will help you and your team of friends and family, get out there on rock, snow, ice and glaciers. 


GettyImages-613696696 (1).jpgNot sure what to do when the white, fluffy stuff hits the ground? Come strap on some snowshoes and explore what the PNW has to offer this winter. I have a pair of snowshoes and poles with your name on them. Come join us!

Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Ski across the Cascades this winter without any lift lines! Backcountry skiing is growing in popularity and backcountry access is increasing. Don’t miss the opportunity to see amazing alpine wilderness and truly unforgettable skiing next spring and winter!

Fly Fishing

GettyImages-1324325300.jpgThe newest of the Adventure Programs is Fly Fishing! Come learn how to put it all together, from basic to advanced rigging and casting. You can even take a trip with us!

Mountain Biking


New to mountain biking or been on many epic rides? Outdoor Recreation is here to help you get the wheels a-turning on your next dirt-filled adventure. And YES! We still go in the snow.

Hiking & Backpacking


Come on a trip with us into the great outdoors.  We have trips for the newest to the most experienced explorer.  So much to see in the PNW and so little time.  Family-friendly hiking and backpacking is available.



New to the area and have a cool, new, or old camera? Join one of the Outdoor Rec team in a beginning or advanced photography clinic. Whether you are already a great photographer or new to the art, come join us! You may find some new great photo spots.

Private Trips

Our professional leaders can help you plan a trip to any destination you can imagine! We provide transportation for you, so you can relax and enjoy the journey along the way. Trips depart from the Northwest Adventure Center and are open to active-duty personnel, retirees, DOD civilians, your families and non-military guests.

Let us help make your outdoor adventure EPIC while you are stationed here in the PNW!

Outdoor activities
• Mountain biking, hiking and backpacking
• Sea kayaking and whitewater rafting
• Horseback riding
• Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
• Snow camping

Sea Kayaking

GettyImages-1306238103.jpgIt might be a little wet and cold right now…but come spring and summer the watery world awaits you.  Join us for a course, clinic or tour on one of the long rivers or great lakes throughout the region.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

GettyImages-1206651481.jpgStand-up paddleboarding is a quickly rising favorite activity. With the power to take you on the ocean, lakes, and even down rivers, it's a versatile and exceptional activity for the entire family. In the past couple of years, people have crossed oceans and set records on a SUP, they have surfed giant waves and put on incredible competitions on standing river waves! Head out on an adventure on American Lake and rent from the Northwest Adventure Center.

Whitewater Rafting


Washington is filled with rivers accessible for whitewater rafting, ranging from beginner level to intermediate and advanced. Whatever experience you want, our river trips reliably deliver thrills! Our expert guides are excited to take you on a trip you'll never forget right here in your backyard. Stay tuned for whitewater rafting adventures returning to the calendar!

Many more adventures

The Outdoor Recreation team is poised to lead it all. In addition to the above, we have trips to Victoria B.C., Leavenworth and the Razor Clam festival on the books.

More Outdoor Recreation


Outdoor Rec Adventure Trips

JBLM Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips


Outdoor Rec Adventure Trips

JBLM Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips


Kids Climbing Day Camp

Jul 15 4 pm - 6 pm

Eagle's Pride Bird Walk

Jul 18 8 am - 12 pm

Mount Baker Summit

Jul 19

Mount Baker Summit

Jul 19

Sporting Clays

Jul 20

Job Fair

No base access required. Bring your resume and transcripts or applicable certifications. On-the-spot interviews! Selections made the same day!

Aug 6 8 am - 2 pm

Back-to-School Beach Bash

Aug 24 11 am - 4 pm

DONSA hours

Aug 30