Outdoor Adventures

Have an Adventure and Experience California

Come join us for an Adventure!

Have you ever wanted to explore California and do fun outdoor activities along the way? Outdoor Adventures is the program for you. We offer a variety of fun outdoor activities to help you experience all that California has to offer; including: bouldering, rock climbing, hiking, camping, surfing, horseback riding, zip-lining, kayaking, skiing/snowboarding, and more.

All of our trips are planned so that all you will need to do is register. We will provide the transportation, gear that you will need for the trip, and most trips meals and snacks. You may be wondering, how much will these trips cost me? All of the trips we provide are priced to make them very affordable to Students and SRC Members. For students we subsidize the cost of each trip 40% from your student fees. This means the costs are lower for you to come with us on and adventure, than to go on your own. 

Fall 2017 Trips Schedule: Registration Opens August 28th!

San Onofre Surfing Overnight |September 8th -10th (Friday-Sunday) | 3:00PM-5:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy - Moderate 
Spots Available: 13
Price: $120 Student | $175 Member 
San Onofre State Beach is one of California's most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists. It is one of the top five most-visited state parks in California.  Whales, dolphins, and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time. Join us for a two-day surfing experience at San Onofre beach enjoying the sun and waves of Southern California. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Meals, Gear, and Transportation included.  

Pine Mountain Bouldering | September 16th (Saturday) | 8:00AM-6:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy - Moderate 
Spots Available: 9
Price: $15 Student | $20 Member 
Enjoy some of the finest sandstone bouldering* this side of the Sierras on our Pine Mountain Bouldering trip. If you’ve never climbed on real rock, or if you’re an experienced climber, there’s something out here for you to climb. Learn some bouldering and spotting techniques while enjoying the cool mountain air. Lunch and transportation are provided for this trip.

Piedra Blanca Formation Hike | September 23rd (Saturday) | 10:00AM-5:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy
Spots Available: 20
Price: $10 Student | $15 Member 
This 2.3-mile hike is located in the Sense Wilderness in Los Padres National Forest to the south-west of Bakersfield. The Piedra Blanca Formation is a sandstone rock outcrop located above the Upper Sense Creek. The creek’s riparian vegetation offers dramatic spring and fall colors in contrast with rocky cliffs and dark green big cone Douglas firs. Identified by scientists as an area of high ecological significance, this free-flowing stream is one of the best remaining low elevation and relatively intact aquatic ecosystems in the central and southern California region. Lunch and transportation are provided for this trip.

Cayucos Surfing & Boogie Boarding  | September 30th (Saturday) | 7:00AM-6:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy - Moderate 
Spots Available: 20
Price: $30 Student | $40 Member 
Join us for a beach day surfing and boogie boarding in Cayucos, located on cool, colorful Estero Bay on the Central California Coast, just north of Morro Bay. Enjoy the white sand beaches, the historic Cayucos Pier and views of Morro Rock, while we spend the day on the beach with games. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Lunch, surfboard and wetsuit, and transportation are provided.

Giant Sequoia Hike | October 7th (Saturday) | 8:00AM-6:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy
Spots Available: 20
Price: $10 Student | $15 Member 
This hike will take you through the breathtaking Sequoia National Forest just a few hours north-east of Bakersfield. See General Sherman, the tallest tree in the world at 275 feet, as well as countless other Giant Sequoias. The Congress Trail loop is only 2 miles long, but offers a relaxed hike on a paved path with some spectacular scenery including some of the largest trees in the world.

Castaic Lake Wakeboarding/ Waterskiing | October 14th (Saturday) | 8:00AM-6:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Spots Available: 9
Price: $50 Student | $180 Member 
Castaic Lake is located in between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Take a trip with us for a day on the lake with your choice of either wakeboarding or waterskiing. Even if you have never been before, the staff at the CSU Northridge Aquatic Center will provide instruction. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation, lunch, gear, and lessons are included. 

Castaic Lake Windsurfing | October 14th (Saturday) | 8:00AM-6:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Spots Available: 7
Price: $40 Student | $60 Member 
The winds on Castaic Lake provide an ideal location for learning to windsurf. By partnering with the CSU Northridge Aquatic Center you can take advantage of instruction on the water. No experience necessary to have a blast with us on Castaic Lake. You must be able to swim to attend this trip. Transportation, lunch, gear, and lessons are included. 

New Jack City Rock Climbing Overnight | October 20th – 21st  (Friday -Saturday) | 3:00 PM- 5:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Spots Available: 9
Price: $30 Student | $40 Member 
This high desert rock climbing haven just south of Barstow offers hundreds of climbs. New Jack City is perfect for beginners and experienced climbers alike. The rock is an unusual metamorphic rock of volcanic origin which has weathered into an amazing array of formations offering a variety of holds - edges, crimps, jugs, pockets, huecos and underclings. Join us for an overnight excursion to experience the high desert night skies, and some of the best climbing close to Bakersfield. Meals, gear, and transportation are provided.

Halloween Horse Back Riding | October 28th (Saturday) | 10:00AM-5:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy 
Spots Available: 20
Price: $65 Student | $105 Member 
Get ready to immerse yourself in the stunning fall colors of the Hollywood hills from horseback. Starting off at the Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables, we’ll make our way through the Hollywood hills until it opens up for a view of the iconic Hollywood sign. Come dressed up in celebration of Halloween. Lunch, a 2-hour horseback tour, and transportation are provided for this trip.

Sunset Sea Kayaking  | November 4th (Saturday) | 7:00AM-6:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy 
Spots Available: 20
Price: $35 Student | $55 Member 
Come enjoy the picturesque view of the Channel Islands Harbor for a sunset sea kayaking tour with the CSU Channel Islands Boating Center. With the beautiful sights of the islands and the occasional dolphin sighting, this is a trip you do not want to miss. Arrive early and meet everyone before we head out, then layer up and get on the water as the day turns to night. Sunset kayaking sessions last approximately 3 hours. Dinner, transportation and gear provided. 

Bishop Peak Hike | November 11th (Saturday) | 8:00AM-4:00PM 
Activity difficulty: Easy 
Spots Available: 20
Price: $10 Student | $15 Member 
Bishop Peak is a 1,559-foot mountain located in San Luis Obispo, California. It is the tallest of the Morros or "Nine Sisters", a chain of similar peaks stretching to Morro Bay. With over 6 miles of hike able trails, Bishop Peak offers a panoramic view of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding mountains.  Lunch and transportation are provided.

Leadership Development Weekend | November 17th - 19th (Friday-Sunday) | 3:00pm-6:00pm 
Activity difficulty: Easy 
Spots Available: 10
Price: $55 Student | $65 Member 
This training weekend is the perfect place to begin learning outdoor skills for those interested in becoming an Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader or just wanting to become more confident in the outdoors. Supplement your time attending the Instructor Development Program clinics, with some hands-on experience. We will spend the weekend camping, hiking, and climbing, all while learning the necessary skills you must have to become a confident outdoor leader. If you have any questions about becoming a trip leader, please email us at outdooradventures@csub.edu. 

Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification Course |December 2nd-3rd (Saturday-Sunday) | 8:00am-5:00pm 
Activity difficulty: Easy 
Spots Available: 10
Price: $25 Student | $30 Member 
This Wilderness & Remote First Aid certification, also known as the WFA, will offer you valuable knowledge of first aid in the back country. Whether you are interested in becoming a trip leader for our program, or just want to feel more comfortable while hiking with your friends; this course teaches you skills that will prepare you for whatever happens out there. 



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Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Close Quote
John Muir

For more information about the Outdoor Adventures program, please contact:

Marshall McArthur
Coordinator - Outdoor Adventures and Experiential Education
Phone: (661) 654-2709
Email : outdooradventures@csub.edu 

Joshua Coy
Student Manager - Outdoor Adventures (Trips) 
Phone: (661) 654-2733
Email :
 outdooradventures@csub.edu

Policies

Trips are pet, alcohol, and drug free (in compliance with University policy).

Cancellations

There is a no refund policy for Outdoor Adventure Trips, unless the trip is cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, you may transfer your registration to other trips available during the semester. If a refund is announced, you will have 30 days after the date of the trip to transfer the funds to another trip, or to submit for a refund.

Disclaimer

Due to the nature of outdoor recreation all locations, activities and times are subject to change. Weather, water levels, trail conditions, roads closures, and fires can change any trip with little warning. We appreciate the patience, understanding, and flexibility of all parties involved in our outings. If changes need to be made we will update our information in a timely manner and will always notify registered participants as soon as possible.