Outdoor Excursions


Campus Recreation offers day and weekend trips, and a Spring Break trip that allow students the opportunity to explore and adapt to new surroundings and to develop an appreciation for the body and nature as God's creation.

Trips are offered at a discounted rate or for free when possible, and registration fees usually include food, equipment, and transportation.


Fall 2018 Schedule


August 31-September 3 Labor Day Weekend to Kings Canyon - Join us for a fun adventure of hiking, camping, swimming, and exploring in the beautiful Kings Canyon National Park. We'll be playing in nature over the long weekend, so bring your boots and backpack and enjoy the ride! Register HERE!

Oct. 5-7 God In the Wilderness
- Experience three days of relaxation, restoration, and community at the beautiful Forest Home Christian Camp in Ojai Valley. This weekend getaway offers quality time for spiritual and personal growth as students will receive 4 convocation credits for coming on the trip. Additionally, Forest Home Christian Camp offers a variety of adventure filled activities such as a large pool facility, volleyball court, climbing wall, basketball court, Zip Line, tree house, human foosball court, and skate park (just to name a few!) Register HERE!


Oct. 27 Mount Baldy Hike - Wake up bright and early to seize the day and venture over to the San Gabriel Mountains, to conquer the TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. At 12,441′ ft. tall, Mt.Baldy has no rival nearby. Not for the faint of heart, Mount. Baldy is a great full day hike (10 Miles, 8 hours) and is suitable for those physically fit enough for the challenge!!! Join us Saturday October 27th for THE must do adventure of the weekend! Register HERE!


Nov. 10 Geocaching - Do you like exploring off trails? Do you like finding treasures along the way? Then geocaching is for you! Planted by members of the community, boxes filled with small knick-knacks and a log to sign your name are strung along trails and roads for geocaching members to find. The adventure begins at Nicholas Flats in Malibu. Trail mix materials will be provided before the hike so we can all make our own trail mix. From there, we will take off on a relaxing hike and search for geocaches along the way. Register HERE!


Nov. 17 Sunrise Yoga and Photography - Are you needing to get your namaste on before Thanksgiving Break? Or are you looking for photography tips on sunrise shoots? Come join us for this FREE event at 6:15am at the Malibu Bluffs field! Transportation is not provided, so bring friends and carpool or walk to the Malibu Bluffs right across the PCH from Pepperdine. An acai bowl bar will be provided after the yoga session! Bring your own yoga mat or borrow one from Campus Rec (supplies limited). Register HERE!



 Spring 2019 Schedule


Jan. 1 - 5 Zion National Park - Celebrate the New Year with us by embarking on an adventure to Zion National Park in Utah where we will be hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering, and exploring this famous national park's scenic views and canyons. Register HERE!


Feb. 24 - Mar. 1 God In The Wilderness - Come shred your face off in Mammoth! Hit the pow pow on the mou mou and then cozy up next to a warm fire in some sweet cabins with a cup of hot cocoa while playing some Catan. Hear powerful messages of journeying in Christ's redemptive grace and experience His creativity as you summit the top of the mountain and overlook His creation! You won't want to miss this community experience over Spring Break!! Register HERE!


March 9 Surf and Snow - Have you ever dreamed of the ultimate California day, the thrill of going from a dawn patrol with the dolphins to an afternoon on the snowy peak? Can you imagine a day in two of the most incredible spaces of tranquility, peace, and grace all in one 24 hour period? On this particular Saturday we will meet students at Zuma beach with wetsuits and surfboards ready to go and enjoy the morning in the waves and at 9am we will depart back to Pepperdine to load everyone into cars to head straight up to Big Bear for an afternoon and evening spent on the slopes. A light breakfast and sack lunch will be provided for you all, it's quite the steal and something you can only do in very few places in the world. So what do you say? Are you up for the challenge? Register HERE!


March 16 Deep Sea Fishing - Come join Campus Recreation on a deep sea fishing excursion! We will take off from Marina Del Rey and be out on the water fishing for Rockfish, Sheepshead, Bass, and whatever else decides to bite! Cost is 45$ per person, which includes transportation and boat fare. Fishing license, poles, and tackle are NOT included, but can be rented/purchased from the Marina ($17 for day license, $10 for tackle and pole). Fish filleting also an extra cost if wanted, and bring a little cash to tip the boat crew for their hard work! Register HERE!


March 20 Dojo Boom - Dojo Boom Extreme Air Sports is a place to channel your inner ninja warrior, slackline, jump on trampolines, climb, and fall into foam pits with a great group of friends. Join Campus Recreation at DOJO BOOM for of climbing, jumping, swinging, and lots more fun! Pizza and drinks provided, but special socks will be $3 at the event. Remember your water bottle and get hyped for an incredible air experience! Register HERE!


March 23-24 Crystal Cove Backpacking - Join Campus Recreation on a weekend backpacking trip at Crystal Cove, one of Southern California's most beautiful coastal state parks, located in Laguna Beach. This is a very moderate backpacking trip open to adventurers of any experience level! Cost is 45$ per participant and this includes transportation, food, and campground fee. Register HERE!


April 5-7 Death Valley - Death Valley is the largest National Park on the continental U.S., the driest land in North America, and has the lowest elevation on the continent (under sea level). Join us as we witness the incredible bloom of desert flowers, watch the breathtaking night sky, and bond with others while camping at Death Valley. Register HERE!


April 14 Boney Mountain Trail - Have experience hiking and love the outdoors? Do you want to explore the greater LA area? Come join us on the Boney Trail guided hike with the Sierra Club! Stay wild and enjoy the beautiful mountains that southern California has to offer! The hike is about 8 miles round trip and costs $10. We have 9 spots and we need one more person to drive. If you are available, we can reimburse you, just let us know! Register HERE!


More Trips TBA

Dates and trips are subject to change. Trips may be added or canceled throughout the semester. Contact the Campus Recreation office for more details.

Trip Cancellation & Refund Policy

Final trip preparation and purchase of necessary supplies is based on the number of people that sign up.  Therefore, cancellations need to be made well in advance of the trip if a student wishes to be refunded.  In order to receive a full refund, cancellation requests must be made to Casey Gillam in HAWC 111 or by email to casey.gillam@pepperdine.edu, by 5:00pm the Wednesday before the trip.  Once this deadline has passed, no refunds will be given.