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Spring Break: Yoga Coast Retreat

Monday, March 26 - Thursday, March 29, 2018
Signup Begins: Friday, January 19

Visit the some of the tallest coastal dunes in the world, and recharge your body doing yoga on this relaxing spring break trip!  The trip leaves Monday of Spring Break and returns Friday evening, so you have both weekends on either end of spring break to visit friends or catch up on homework.  Do yoga each day and explore the trails of the Oregon dunes, the ocean shores, and some of the old growth forests.  It’s a great way to see an amazing part of Oregon!  You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.



 

Spring Break: Hike & Kayak Redwood National Park

Friday, March 23 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Signup Begin: Friday, January 19

Come stay at a lodge and cabins in Redwood National Park for Spring Break! We’ll spend the week hiking through huge redwood forests and stunning beaches on the Pacific Ocean. We’ll also spend part of the trip learning how to handle a kayak on the bays and lagoons adjacent to the ocean. It’s the start of spring in these spectacular forests, so the wildflowers will be blooming. The main lodge where we stay has a huge kitchen for cooking meals, great resources for learning about redwood ecology, and hot showers, too! Redwoods are the tallest living things in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to live among them for a week! You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.



 

Spring Break: Tour de Oregon, A multi-sport backcountry expedition

Offered every other year.  Not being offered in 2018

This trip is a week-long expedition exploring the lesser-seen parts of Oregon.  It is rugged and rustic.  The first night we will backpack into a backcountry hut on Mt. Hood to learn avalanche awareness and search for some epic views of this majestic mountain.  We will then drive, hike, and snowshoe to explore more of Oregon’s fantastic landscapes including Smith Rock, volcanic craters, hot springs, sand dunes, forests, deserts, mountains, and the coast.  This will be a rugged and fun trip full of hikes, a variety of landscapes, and sleeping in very rustic cabins (read, you must be willing to poop in the woods). You can get one credit in PE/A 101 “Outdoor Adventures” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.



 

Spring Break: Surf Santa Cruz

Friday, March 23 - Saturday, march 31, 2018
Signups Begin: Friday, January 19

Learn to surf! Camp on bluffs just above the crashing Pacific Ocean, and surf on the central California coast.  This week of surf training covers all the basics.  Learn to read the surf conditions, choose the safest entry and exit point of the surf break, paddling and wave catching techniques, standing up, turning, and surfing etiquette. Get the best tips and coaching from the excellent surfing staff at UC Santa Cruz. This trip is designed for beginner surfers, yet more experienced surfers are welcome to take the classes and improve upon their skills.  All you need is your swimsuit, reasonable swimming ability, and a desire to hit the surf. We provide the rest.  Spectacular trails are there to explore after your surf sessions each day.  On top of that, the intriguing city of Santa Cruz and its world famous boardwalk are nearby.  Trip fee includes transportation, food, camping, surf instructors, and all the equipment (including surfboards and wetsuits, and any camping gear) you’ll need! You can get one credit in PE/A 142, “Wilderness Leadership” for participation during this trip as long you register prior to drop/add and complete a drop/add form. This class counts as an activity credit for graduation. Plan to add $5/day for vegan, gluten-free, or other specialized diet requests (a vegetarian option is included at no extra charge).  Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.