March 3, 2021
As the vaccinations continue and cases of COVID-19 decline, we are working on our tentative reopening plans.
Advanced Rock Clinics: The Advanced Rock team is operating several clinics this spring and summer. There is a Crack Clinic that opens tomorrow (March 4) for registration and more to come.
AIARE Level I: We are offering two AIARE Level I classes being offered with Kaf Adventures in April. Details: https://mazamas.org/aiare/
Backcountry Skiing: The Backcountry Skiing class went virtual this year and kicks off tonight! (March 3) We are excited to offer this course in a virtual format and look forward to seeing how it goes.
BCEP: BCEP applications are being reviewed and acceptances will be emailed on March 5. The program will run in small cohorts, 6 students with 4 instructors, from March 29 through May 22. BCEP will operate in a hybrid format with virtual lectures and in-person field sessions which primarily take place outdoors.
Canyoneering: The Canyoneering Team is planning to operate the Canyoneering program this summer, however the time period will be shifted from late spring/early summer, to late summer/early fall.
Climbing Season: We are hoping to operate a number of climbs this spring/summer season. We expect climb season to open a little bit later than the typical April 15. We will keep you updated as we get closer to that date. Keep an eye on https://mazamas.org/climbing/ for more details and upcoming climbs.
First Aid/CPR: The First Aid team is hosting three WFA Hybrid WFA courses in March and one fully online course. There is a Hike Leader First Aid course in March and April, and there are several CPR courses scheduled.
Hiking: Our hikes are limited but they are happening! If you are a hiker, keep an eye on https://mazamas.org/hiking/ for upcoming hikes. We hope that once vaccinations really pick up that we will be able to bring back the Street Rambles.
Mazama Lodge: We are working on a Lodge reopening plan, with a tentative reopen date in early April. This modified plan will include room rentals as opposed to individual bunk rentals, with a set number of people that can occupy each room. The kitchen will remain closed and there will be no food service. Keep an eye on mazamas.org/lodge for more details.
Mazama Wild: Mazama Wild will be operating this summer for 8 full weeks. Registration launched on March 1 (https://mazamas.org/campsessions/) and we already have several weeks that are full with wait lists. We are currently looking to hire a Camp Coordinator for the summer (https://mazamas.org/joinourteam/).
RTM: There are a few challenges to operating RTM as usual this summer—COVID and trail conditions. The wind storm last Labor Day did some major damage to the Timberline Trail. But the Trail Trips team is researching options and we hope to have information for you soon.
Running Camp: We are hoping to offer the Running Camp in a limited format this year. Planning is in progress.
UES: We are hoping to offer a Used Equipment Sale later this year once we are able to gather in larger groups. Keep an eye on our website for more details.