Outdoor Excursions


Campus Recreation offers day, weekend, spring break trips 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 severely discounted rate or for free when possible, and registration fees usually include food, equipment, and transportation.




Fall 2017 Schedule


September 16-17 Backpacking @ San Bernardino - Join us for a challenging 16 mile round trip hike traversing through the epic San Gorgonio wilderness with 4,650 ft. of elevation gain and breath-taking views.

Oct. 6-8 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!)

Oct. 13-14 Waves Weekend SUP boarding - Grab your sunscreen, towel, and parents for this Waves Weekend event that can't be beat! We're headed to the beach next to the Malibu pier for a morning of stand up paddleboarding and kayaking.

Oct. 28-29 BIKEpacking in Topanga State Park
 - Join us for a mountain biking trip in the Santa Monica mountains. Possibly an overnight trip -- more information coming soon! Register HERE!

Nov 18 Exploring Santa Monica - Come join us as we bike around the pathways at the beach in Santa Monica and watch the sunset out at the pier! We'll also explore the fun attractions for visitors in the surrounding areas and maybe stop in at a coffee shop or two! Register HERE!

Dec. 2 Rock Climbing @ Point Dume
- Scale up and/or repel down (your choice) the steep cliffside of Point Dume with the sound of the ocean on your right and the sandy beach beneath you. Enjoy the panoramic views from the top of Point Dume which was also featured in the popular films "Planet of the Apes" and "Iron Man." Register HERE!

 Spring 2018 Schedule


Jan 2 - 6 Exploring Utah - Celebrate the New Year by embarking on an adventure to Zion National Park where we will be rock climbing, hiking, camping, and exploring this famous national park's scenic views and canyons! Register HERE!


Feb 10 - 11 Santa Barbara Camping - Join us for a weekend escape into the beautiful hills of Santa Ynez. Spend Saturday exploring the nearby Danish town of Solvang and camp overnight in a secluded getaway spot. Sunday will conclude the trip with a hike in the Santa Barbara hills before returning home from your best weekend of the semester yet! Register HERE!


Feb 16 - 18 Joshua Tree - Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us by going on an adventure to Chinatown in addition to caving, hiking, and exploring the famous Joshua Tree National Park! Register HERE


Feb 25 - Mar 2 God In The Wilderness @Mammoth - Join us for an epic Spring Break adventure on snowy Mammoth Mountain! We're headed up north to spend the week skiing, snowboarding, hiking to hot springs, playing card games, sitting by warm cabin fireplaces, and spending quality devotional time together. Get to know new friends, take some time to reflect, and experience a new side of God in a beautiful place. You'll even get 4 convo credits as an added bonus! What are you waiting for? Register HERE!


March 10-11 San Simeon - Venture north with us for a weekend adventure at San Simeon State Beach! We'll enjoy a beautiful drive along the coast, hike alongside an elephant seal rookery and visit Piedras Blancas lighthouse. This experience also includes dinner and camping under a starry sky and then stopping to explore a small Danish town on the way home. Join us for this amazing opportunity to explore some of Southern California's hidden gems! Register HERE!


**CANCELLED**March 24 - 25 Catalina - Take a weekend getaway to the adventurous Camp Emerald Bay. Ferry out to the beautiful Catalina Island Friday afternoon and enjoy a weekend full of an array of activities including kayaking, snorkeling, archery, hiking, and more! Register HERE!


April 7 - 8 Mount Baldy Summit - Join us for an 11 mile round trip backpacking experience up to L.A.'s highest peak: Mount Baldy, the highest point in Los Angeles County at over 10,000 feet! Be prepared for about 4000 feet of climbing, beautiful nature and wildlife, and spectacular views of the San Gorgonio mountains, Catalina, and L.A. County! Register HERE!


Sign-ups for all Outdoor Recreation trips are at the HAWC Front Desk


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 Denton Jones in HAWC 110 or by email to denton.jones@pepperdine.edu, by 5:00pm the Wednesday before the trip.  Once this deadline has passed, no refunds will be given.