Scrambles

We've updated the Scrambler Resources page! Gear lists, rental forms, many of the letters from Scramble leaders, travel plans forms, and other documents are now available for your browsing pleasure and convenience. You should be receiving hard copies of all of these documents soon.

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR 2015 SCRAMBLES!

Availability of trips is as follows:

Strawberry Jubilee (early athlete/international/SCORE) - FULL
Rosstafarian Adventure - FULL
A Rossin' and a Rollin' - FULL
San Juan Wanderers - FULL
Outrageous Orcas Orbiters - FULL
Jonesin' for Jellies - FULL
Seaside Swag - FULL
Tidal Trekking - FULL
Glacial Glow - FULL
Pyroclastic Pathfinders - FULL
Sacajawea Scavengers - 3 spots
Face the Hurricane - 4 spots
Smith Family RobinsonFULL
School of Hard Rocks - FULL
Bodaciously Bouncing Boating - FULL
Slammin' Salmon - FULL
Elkhorn Extravaganza - 3 spots
Epic Elkhorn Escape - 1 spot
Strawberry Sweetness - 4 spots
Strawberry Fields - Closed

We will accept completed forms with payment until all spots have filled.
Updated 7/27/15

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Click here to download the 2015 Scrambles Booklet.

Looking for the Registration Form, Health and Diet Questionnaire, or Liability Waiver? All forms can be found on the 2015 Information page.

What is a Scramble?

Start your Whitman career off right by participating in a Scramble! Each August, small groups of incoming first-years join three upperclass student leaders on an outdoor adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Incoming students are introduced to the region surrounding Whitman and Walla Walla, and have the opportunity to meet fellow first-years and older students during their week-long experience of a lifetime.

Scrambles provide an excellent opportunity for incoming students to meet current students, learn about Whitman, and gain a greater understanding of what to expect when they begin college. Scrambles also ease the transition from summer activities to college life by giving first-years the chance to meet new friends before school begins. So, how about taking a week before school starts for a wilderness adventure?

In 2015, the Outdoor Program will offer 20 Scrambles. These trips will include backpacking in the Wallowas, Olympics, Strawberrys, Elkhorns, Mt. St. Helens, and the North Cascades, sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands, canoeing on Ross Lake, rock climbing at Smith Rock, and whitewater kayaking and rafting on the Salmon River.

Most trips are designed for participants with little or no outdoor experience, but there are some strenuous trips for the more seasoned outdoor adventurer. 

There is also one early Scramble offered for athletes, international students and SCORE participants. That trip will return with time for students to make most commitments to their sport, orientation, and/or program.

Watch the video North Cascade Navigators-Scrambles 2013 HERE!

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