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 to become a sustaining donor.



You have skills and talents worth sharing. We are looking for help filling the following roles:

  1. Gear Mover - help pack and unpack before and after trips (2-4 hr blocks interspersed)

  2. Bookkeeper (two hours/week)

  3. Volunteer Coordinator (three hours/week)

  4. Graphic Designer

  5. Photographer - document events

  6. Videographer - share our story on the web!

  7. Board Member

  8. Advisory Council Member - put on fundraising events and spread the good word

  9. Welcome Home Team - organize ceremony, work together to host five annual summer events

  10. Flyering Squad - ride your bike, post flyers on message boards

    For Flyering Squad and Gear Mover, click here. For all others, email Nicole Medema




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)

Outdoor Gear:

  • Thick, high-quality tarps

  • Sleeping bags (below freezing grade)

  • Winter coats (adult sizes)

  • Rain jackets (adult sizes)

  • Sleeping pads

  • Travel shovels

  • Travel saws

  • Columbia fuel tanks (the green ones)

  • Paracord

  • Binoculars


  • Plastic storage bins

  • Folding tables

  • Canopy shelters (10 x 10 or larger)

  • Folding tables

  • Candles, tea lights

  • Hot water carafe

  • Dish towels and rags

  • Backjacks (floor chair that folds)

  • Folding chairs

  • Floor cushions



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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.