Straub Outdoor Adventures!


SEC’s Outdoor Adventures take you to some of the most beautiful places in our region to learn about nature in a spirit of fun. Each season, SEC’s top-notch educators and experts design unique excursions where participants get a up close and personal with the Great Outdoors and drink-in information about wildlife, wildflowers, geology, natural history and more. Each Adventure is family-friendly and offers comfortable–and often unforgettable–accommodations throughout the Northwest. And there are options for nearly every schedule and family situation–check out the 2017 offerings below!

Snow, Bike & Brew–Fat Tire Biking to Elk Lake Resort

This inaugural outdoor adventure took place February 10-12, 2017. 

Wine Tasting and Wildflower Hiking in the Columbia Gorge!

Friday-Sunday | May 19-21

Enjoy spectacular vistas, vibrant wildflowers, hikes for all fitness levels, regional wines, a private group tour of Cor Cellars winery, natural history and botany presentations, a guided tour of tribal petroglyphs, and gourmet dinners at the historic Lyle Hotel. This fun and educational excursion is perfect for couples, families and anyone wanting to connect with other people who like the Great Outdoors! 






Connoisseur Package @ the Historic Lyle Hotel | 100 Seventh Street, Lyle, WA
$325/person (two nights, single occupancy) | $250/person (one night, single occupancy)
$185/person (two nights, double occupancy) | $150/person (one night, double occupancy)

European-style Hostel Package @ the Bingen School Inn | Bingen, WA
$125/person (two nights, double occupancy) | $95/person (one night, double occupancy)

Daytripper Package (Saturday or Sunday)
$70/adult | $45/Kids 6 and older | Free/Kids 5 and under

Trip prices include continental breakfasts at the Lyle Hotel, Saturday lunch, presentations, guided hikes, and interpretive tours; Friday and Saturday dinners and Sunday lunch are an additional charge.

One-night options include the tours and hikes on the following day.

For a more detailed itinerary or to find out more, call 503-779-5414 or email

Camp Kid Again–Summer Camp for Grown-Ups!

Friday-Sunday | August 25-27

Ever wanted to re-visit (or for that matter, create) that summer camp experience so many of us had as kids? Then SEC’s Summer Camp for Grown-ups (and families) is your ticket to new memories! Mt. Hood Tiny House Village will be the base camp for our adventures. Enjoy campfire dinners, nature hikes, basic orienteering, leaf rubbing, bracelet-making, camp games and more! Stay tuned for additional details on activities, registration, and cost!

High Summer Wild-Crafting

Friday-Sunday | September 15-17

Join us at sky-high and secluded Olallie Lake Resort to explore the subalpine forest, pick huckleberries, gather natural material to craft into useful items, and learn about this unique area. Stay tuned for details regarding activities, registration, and cost!