All in-person conference attendees will have the opportunity to RSVP for one of the following during our Activity Track on the afternoon of August 31. Make sure you get your Conference Ticket and RSVP soon, because spaces are limited! A few notes:
- Activities run from roughly 4pm - 6pm, but timing may change per Activity.
- Activities are only open to Attendees and Guests, but we have only reserved kayaks and bikes for attendees. Guests who want to reserve and pay for their own kayaks/bikes are welcome to join!
- See equipment requirements for each activity.
Our friends at Netlify have reserved a block of single and double kayaks! Folks will head over to the Marina, check-out their gear and paddle down the Deschutes River. Here are details on how kayaking will work:
- Shuttles to Marina will pickup folks at the Main Lodge and depart at 3pm
- The ride down the river is one way and can take 2:15 to 3 hours to complete.
- There is a clearly marked pickup point where you will be brought back to the Marina and then shuttled back over to the Lodge, hopefully in time for dinner!
So, this is by far the most intense activity and will require you to leave the conference a little early and arrive for dinner a little late, but promises to be worth it.
Scavenger Hunt by
Our Activity Lead, Kelsey Breseman, loves to go Orienteering and has devised an amazing Scavenger Hunt that will require speed and wits. She's literally been doing this since she was 8...
Our friends at Begin will have some surprises in store as well, so don't miss out!
Sunriver Bike Ride by
If you're looking for a guided ride, Christian Danielsen will lead a group from the Bike Barn for a mellow, 1-hour circuit around the resort. Beginner friendly, all abilities welcome! The perfect place for cruising with your new friends at CascadiaJS.
Bikes will be provided, but you can always bring your own.
Unwind from a day of talks and networking with some yoga on the lawn with Ginger Lee of Sisters Yoga Outside. You'll be supported by the cool grass and warmth of the sun, moving to the rhythm of your breath and sounds of the birds... and most likely a fire playlist.
Please plan on bringing your own yoga mat or beach towel.
Bike to Benham Falls 🚲
This is a roughly 14-mile ride out to Benham Falls being led by Eric Artzt, a ride leader in the local Bend biking community. He promises this will be a fantastic Central Oregon experience!
The trails are either paved or gently rolling singletrack. The route is mostly flat with about 300 feet of accumulated climbing. We're still working on finalizing the route, but we expect getting out and back will take roughly 2 hours.
You will need to bring your own bike, or reserve one through the Bike Barn at Sunriver Resort.
Nature Walk 🌲
This will be a gentle walk through some of the prettier parts of Sunriver, led by Lead Organizer Carter Rabasa and his trusty sidekick Otto the Labradoodle.
This walk will be designed to be kid-friendly and dog-friendly and probably not be more than 2 miles or so.
I'm absolutely blown away by how much @cartwr and the entire team @CascadiaJS lifts up and highlights the people who contribute to and make this conference so special. This is what a conf that focuses on community looks like! 🌲 #cjs19 pic.twitter.com/Yh0CdOzVyx— Divya (@shortdiv) November 9, 2019
I absolutely LOVED MCing @CascadiaJS! This was such a well organized conference, huge kudos to the speakers, the organizers, the sponsors, and of course the audience + community for making it great. It was a pleasure!! #cjs20 pic.twitter.com/EhqjhYJEVY— Cassidy (@cassidoo) September 3, 2020
I was honored to participate in #CascadiaJS again this year. I've been so impressed again with all the creativity and effort the organizers, speakers, and community puts into making it a uniquely fun event. ✨ pic.twitter.com/x0byI4utED— Nicole Oliver (@nixcodes) November 5, 2021
Huge shoutout to the @CascadiaJS organizers for a truly unique experience that went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. You could really feel their passion for the community and the time, attention, and care they put into every single aspect. THANK YOU!! ❤️🌲 #cjs20 pic.twitter.com/5NH2FVfMA2— Rachael Thomas (@rachael_codes) September 3, 2020
I can't thank @crtr0, the @CascadiaJS team, and the conference sponsors enough for the opportunity to attend #cascadiajs! Everyone was so encouraging and welcoming, I'm thrilled to bring back what I learned to @MakeThinkCode & @pnca. pic.twitter.com/5hVyhcmyUL— meganmckissack (@meganmckissack) November 19, 2018