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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. 11-12 Backpacking @ Cucamonga Peak
- Embark on a challenging 12 mile trip to one of the highest peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains for an alpine scenery, natural springs, and a great view of Mt. Baldy.

Dec. 2-3 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."


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.