Rock Climbing and Backpacking in the High Sierras
This trip will take participants deep into the heart of California’s world famous Sierra Nevada mountain range. It begins with a hike into the mountains where the scenery is dominated by alpine lakes and thousand-foot granite walls. Students will also be introduced to the sport of rock climbing and its many different facets. This trip is sure to appeal to anyone wishing to see the wild land that John Muir revered. The High Sierras are known for their beauty and vast wilderness, making them a great place to practice minimal impact recreation. No prior backpacking experience is necessary, however this trip is recommended for students who are confident in their physical fitness. Cost: $425
Canyoneering, Mountain Biking and Hiking in Zion National Park, Utah
Students will enjoy traveling to the southwestern corner of Utah for an authentic desert experience in Zion National Park! On this trip, students will engage in a wide range of adventure activities. Students will go canyoneering (rappelling into canyons and pools) and mountain biking, as well as hike two of Zion's world class trails: The Narrows and Angels Landing. The group will set up base camp inside the park, and from there take off on many different adventures. This trip is recommended for those applicants confident in their physical fitness. Cost: $425
Watersport Multi-Adventure in San Diego, California
This trip is for those looking for the essential “California Coast” experience. Students will depart to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center in sunny San Diego, CA. Once in San Diego, the group will be fully immersed in water activities and beach adventures. Each day participants will engage in a different ocean activity such as paddle boarding, sailing, night kayaking, wake boarding, tubing, and of course, surfing. There is also plenty of time for beach volleyball, body surfing, and soaking up the sun! Going on this trip could turn your “California dream” into a reality. Participants should be confident in their swimming abilities. Cost: $495
Coastal Camping and Sea Kayaking in the Channel Islands
This trip will take participants to the Channel Islands, located west of Ventura, in the Pacific Ocean. Participants will experience a rich island ecosystem, populated by wild foxes, seals, and incredible marine life. The Channel Islands are well known for fantastic sunset displays. The trip begins with a ferry out to Santa Cruz Island, populated only by several campsites and a ranger cabin. There students will do two days of extensive sea kayaking, including cave exploration! Cost: $495
Backpack and Camp in Havasu Falls, Arizona
On this adventure, participants will be heading to Arizona to visit a secret gem just outside the Grand Canyon. Participants will embark on a 10 mile backpack trip (One of the nation’s top ten!) through a canyon before arriving at Havasu Falls, a luscious oasis occupied by the Havasupai Indian community. The group will enjoy swimming in the crystal blue waters beneath the cascading falls and relaxing by the river. No prior backpacking experience is necessary, however this trip is recommended for students who are confident in their physical fitness. Cost: $425
Backpack and Hike on the Famous Pacific Crest Trail in Idyllwild, CA
Idyllwild provides all the excitement and diversity of Southern California’s mountains in one accessible area. The group will explore high elevation peaks (up to 11,000 ft), backpack and hike on the famous Pacific Crest Trail, and be introduced to the sport of rock climbing at some of the best sites in Southern California! Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an exciting leadership curriculum to discover more about their leadership style and development. No prior backpacking or climbing experience is required, however this trip is recommended for students who are confident in their physical fitness. Cost: $325.
Southern California Adventure
This trip is a one of a kind experience for new students to explore all that Southern California has to offer. The base camp for this adventure will be the University of Redlands, where we will spend most of our nights. During the day however we will be exploring local mountains, museums, hiking to the Hollywood sign and the Redlands R, and enjoying Southern California's famous beaches. Service will be a key component of this trip, serving in both the inner city of LA and the environment surrounding Southern California Cost: $325.
Mt. San Gorgonio, California
Come explore the tallest mountain in Southern California: Mt. San Gorgonio. Located in the San Gorgonio Wilderness just one hour away from campus, this trip will focus on backpacking through Jeffery Pine forests in an attempt to summit the 11,503 ft. mountain. Students can expect to learn wilderness travel techniques like water purification, backcountry camping travel, and leave no trace principals while backpacking the Vivian Creek trail. No prior backpacking experience is necessary, however this trip is recommended for students who are confident in their physical fitness. Cost: $325.