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Teen and Adult Programs

Spring 2024

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Fundamental Wilderness Skills

Coyle Outside

Apr7 | Ages 16+

Take a shallow dive into the skills that elevate competence and confidence of casual outdoor lovers toward more adventurous endeavors and trips. Shelter, fire, knots, knife work and navigation will be covered. Use this class as a springboard into the five-part wilderness skills series that follows.

Sunday   9:00am-1:00pm​

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Women's Mountain Biking Clinic

Coyle Outside

Apr27-28 Ages 16+

This clinic is for beginner and novice riders with access to a good bike. We will cover basic gear and mechanics and spend time assessing skills the morning of day one. Skills introduced, taught and practiced include braking, balance, shifting, downhill technique, uphill climbing and more. Class will progress during the weekend over more challenging terrain and obstacles leading to higher competence and confidence. Expect to travel to local trails for the later part of day (up to 45 minutes.)

Bring bike, helmet, food, water, appropriate clothing. Basic bike skills required.

 

If you need ideas for renting, borrowing or purchasing a bike, contact Dan Coyle at 541-760-0774

Saturday-Sunday   9:00am-2:00pm​

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Adult Wilderness Skills Weekend

Coyle Outside

May4-May5 | Ages 15+

This class is 100 percent taught outside and combines a series of five separate skills classes into a weekend-long experience. You'll study and practice five fundamentals of outdoor skills to build confidence and competence for backpacking, car camping, teaching youth and survival. Additional instruction will be provided Saturday night for those willing to stay on-site. Sessions will follow this sequence: Knife and tool skills, knots and cordage, fire, shelter, navigation. All tools and equipment provided -- including knives, compasses, fire strikers and more. There may be travel from the site to practice in natural settings. On-site work occurs around a fire pit and under shelter. Camping available for those travelling from out of the area. This is the same training given to our own instructors.

Saturday-Sunday   10:00am-4:00pm​

Spring Foraging

Coyle Outside

Jun1 | All Ages

Dive into spring foraging with forager and herbalist Logan Keister. Logan will lead a nature walk, guiding participants throughout the walk on seasonal available edibles, mushrooms, and medicinals.

The group will meet at Coyle Outside Headquarters at 245 SW Cummings Corvallis Or at 9:30 and head to the foraging location by 9:45. The group can caravan and/or carpool in a Coyle Outside 15 passenger van.

Saturday  9:30am-4:00pm​

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