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Outdoor Excursions

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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.  

 

Spring Schedule

 

Jan. 14-16                Camping @ Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Enjoy wildflowers, slot canyons, mud caves, wildlife, and stary nights while camping in California's largest state park. Register Here

Jan. 21                     Surfing in Ventura (Cancelled)

Come shred the waves in one of Southern California's more popular surf locations and then hang out and barbecue on the beach.

Feb. 3-4                   Think Outside

In partnership with Relathionship IQ we are offering a camping trip at Leo Carillo State Park where we'll explore the issues of conflict, relationships, and disagreement within the context of fun activities like kayaking, beach games, and rock climbing. Register Here 

Feb. 11                     Kayak to Point Dume

Embark on a 3 mile kayaking journey to Point Dume where we'll explore the cliffs, rocky coastline, tide pools, and underwater world using snorkeling gear, and enjoy a picnic lunch. Register Here

Feb. 27 - March 3    God in the Wilderness

Go skiing and snow boarding in California's snow-capped Mammoth mountains! Enjoy the warmth and comfort of Mammoth's snow lodges, friends, daily devotionals and reflection times (which includes 4 convo credits), and of course heart-warming, home-made meals! Register Here. 

March 18-19             Backpacking @ Cucamonga Peak

Join us for a challenging 12 mile round trip overnight backpacking adventure through the San Gabriel Mountains. With 4300 ft. of elevation gain, you can enjoy the mountainous forests and natural scenery with a spectacular view at the top. Register Here

March 25-26             Camping & Sea Cave Kayaking @ The Channel Islands

Isolation at the Channel Islands over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archaeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was. We'll take a ferry to the islands, camp overnight, and then go on a guided kayaking tour around the island. Register Here

April 14-15               Beach Camping @ Point Mugu

End this year with a BANG at the beach in Malibu's local beach campgrounds. Bring your friends to celebrate the end of the year with fun in the sun, games, and a bonfire on the beach. Register Here

 

 

 

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.