Pierce College’s continuing education department offers a number of active, educational adventure travel opportunities this summer. Two close-to-home offerings include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Ore., June 27 – July 1, and volcano climbing Mt. Adams and Mt. Baker, June/July. Both opportunities combine classroom instruction with the travel/adventure experience.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Class sessions: 6/20, 6/31, 6/22, 6/26, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/11, 7/12 and 7-9 p.m.
Ashland dates: 6/27-7/1
Drama buffs and K-12 teachers can earn ten credits or 100 clock hours while enjoying six plays, along with classroom study to enhance their understanding of Shakespeare and the selected works. You’ll combine nine class sessions with a four-day stay in Ashland, Ore. The featured plays are The Importance of Being Earnest, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Winsor, and The Diary of Anne Frank. A discussion with a director or actor and backstage tour is included. The fee is $875 and includes course tuition and fees, play tickets and four nights lodging in Ashland. Meals and transportation to and from Ashland are not included. Enrollment is limited. To register, call: (253) 964-6616.
Mt. Rainier field trips 6/3 and 6/10
Mt. Baker – 6/24 and 6/25 or 7/8 and 7/9
Mt. Adams – 7/15 and 7/16 or 7/22 and 7/23
Classroom dates 5/23, 5/25, 5/30, 6/1, 6/8, 6/13 and 6/15 (optional), 6/20, 6/27, 7/6, and 7/11
Reach new heights! Join the Pierce College climbing class and learn how to properly and safely climb some of the most beautiful peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Instruction covers equipment, clothing, packing, fitness, nutrition, rope skills, knot tying, crevasse rescue training, self-arrest technique, snow and glacier travel, navigation and more. Learn from experienced instructors while participants enjoy the spectacular views and thrill of the climb. The fee for classroom sessions, Mt. Rainier field trips and climbs is $395. For classroom sessions and Mt. Rainier field trips only the fee is $150. Enrollment is limited. To register, call: (253) 964-6616.
Travel abroad opportunities are also available. Call: (253) 964-6601 to learn more about Pierce College continuing education trips to places like Argentina and Brazil, England and Scotland, Egypt, Portugal and more.