A trip for all seasons
The Outdoor Program offers affordable, guided trips to anyone who wants to get out into the great outdoors. Be prepared to challenge yourself mentally and physically to make the most of these adventures.
- Grand Canyon backpacking December 31 – January 1, 2023
Spend 5 days and 4 nights traversing the trails of the canyon with 35+ pounds of gear on your back. There are only 4 spots left, so sign up quickly!
- California coast backpacking March 16 – 23, 2024
Go on a 25-mile journey through the remote coastline of California and visit beaches and forests. You’ll learn to live out of a backpack for five days!
Check out the list of all the trips offered this year. The cost covers transportation, gear and food. After signing up for a trip, you’ll receive an email with all the information you’ll need and go to a pre-trip meeting.
Don’t have gear? Not a problem. Renting quality gear from the Outdoor Rental Center is easy.
Check out the catalog to find the supplies you need.
Learn outdoor skills
Learn valuable skills and knowledge of the outdoors you can use wherever you go. You can learn how to:
- Prepare for a trip
- Use a compass and map
- Set up a tent
- Use a backcountry stove
- Pack a backpack
- Rock climb outdoors
- Leave no trace
- Hike safely
- Raft through rapids
- Mountain bike
And so much more!
You can even train to become a trip leader and grow your leadership skills. Trip guides share the setup and tasks of the trip with participants so you can practice your newly learned skills. What better way to learn than to have hands-on experience?
Anyone can adventure
Never been on an outdoor trip? No problem! Every trip is an opportunity to get outside and grow your confidence in the outdoors. No experience necessary.
Participants are involved in planning the trip with the trip leaders based on what recreational activities the group wants to spend their time doing. Accessibility accommodations are made for participants with disabilities (including an all-terrain wheelchair and climbing chair harness) so everyone can do the activities on the trip as a team.
Going on a trip is one of the best ways to meet new people, bond through shared experiences, push yourself and try something new. So, what are you waiting for? Go get out there!