support rites of passage for all.
Cascadia Quest is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides wilderness rites of passage as well as other nature-immersed, personal growth and educational experiences. We envision multi-generational communities of empowered, initiated individuals living a sustainable, regenerative culture in the Willamette Valley and Cascadia Bioregion. We foster this through our many programs, send-off and welcome home ceremonies, mentorship, ongoing circles (elders, mentors, gender specific councils, etc.), and our evolving model of community supported rites of passage. We place high value on the sacredness of Nature, involvement of Community, recognition of Spirit, and engagement of all generations, particularly youth and elders.
you can help.
Your tax-deductible donation helps:
reweave the broken fabric of relationships— between self, community, nature, and spirit
families raise responsible and empowered adults
youth become adults in a healthy, guided way
elders to utilize and be recognized for their wisdom
individuals to understand their gifts and their importance
bring people back to the wisdom, pace, and love of the natural world
individuals to carry out their passions
find meaning in one’s wounds
provide safe spaces for grief and vulnerability
create a sustainable future
Donate one-time below or email Nicole Medema at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a sustaining donor.
You have skills and talents worth sharing. We are looking for help filling the following roles:
Gear Mover - help pack and unpack before and after trips (2-4 hr blocks interspersed)
Bookkeeper (two hours/week)
Volunteer Coordinator (three hours/week)
Photographer - document events
Videographer - share our story on the web!
Advisory Council Member - put on fundraising events and spread the good word
Welcome Home Team - organize ceremony, work together to host five annual summer events
Flyering Squad - ride your bike, post flyers on message boards
For Flyering Squad and Gear Mover, click here. For all others, email Nicole Medema email@example.com.
If your business aims to support environmental rights, youth development, and spiritual connection, then you’ve come to the right place. We welcome the help of businesses that can sponsor our annual fundraiser, host smaller year-round fundraising events, donate to our scholarship fund, and provide matching grants. Give Rob Miller a call at 458-201-2868.
We will accept your tax-deductible, in-kind donations of any of the following:
Big ticket items:
Vehicles (high clearance trucks or passenger vans)
Event space (indoor and outdoor for ceremonies)
Office space (with storage, kitchen, and outdoor meeting area)
High quality digital cameras (stills and/or video)
Thick, high-quality tarps
Sleeping bags (below freezing grade)
Winter coats (adult sizes)
Rain jackets (adult sizes)
Columbia fuel tanks (the green ones)
Plastic storage bins
Canopy shelters (10 x 10 or larger)
Candles, tea lights
Hot water carafe
Dish towels and rags
Backjacks (floor chair that folds)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!
Donations small, medium, and large go a long way to establishing us as a sustainable organization that aims to make rites of passage a common resource in the Pacific Northwest. You can donate using the link above, mail a check to PO BOX 50594, Eugene, OR, 97405, or call us at 458-201-2868 to discuss major and sustained giving.