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SPRING BREAK TRIP: BACKPACK BIG SUR IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Friday evening, March 18- Saturday evening, March 26, 2016

Signup Beings:  Friday, January 22, 2016

Pre Trip Meeting (PTM): Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Go on an adventure and explore Big Sur, California over spring break and spend your days backpacking, hiking and camping! The trip leaves on the Friday evening of Spring Break – March 18-  and will return the following Saturday evening, March 26. We will hike along the coast, in Andrew Molera State Park, and the Ventana Wilderness dissected by the Big Sur River. It’s a great way to see sunny California! 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- although if you have a doctor’s note for any special diet, there is no additional charge.  Also, there is no extra charge for a vegetarian diet preference.  (Medical dietary restrictions are exempt from the additional $5/day fee.)

 

 

 

 

SPRING BREAK TRIP: COASTAL RETREAT with yoga, hiking, and aquatic exploration.

Monday, March 21- Friday, March 25, 2015
Signup Begins: Friday, January 22
Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM): Tuesday, March 15 at 5:00 pm

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 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 TRIP: HIKING AND KAYAKING REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK

Friday, March 18 - Saturday, March 26, 2015
Signup Begin: Friday, January 23
Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM): Tuesday, March 8 at 4:30 pm

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 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 TRIP: TOUR DE OREGON, A multi-sport backcountry expedition

Saturday, March 21 - Saturday, March 25
Signups Begin: Friday, January 22
Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM): Tuesday, March 8 at 4:30 pm

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.



 

Surf & Hike the OR Coast

SPRING BREAK TRIP: CALIFORNIA SURF CLINIC

Offered every other year.  Not being offered in 2016, but will be offered in 2017 and 2019.

Learn to surf! Camp on bluffs just above the crashing Pacific Ocean, & surf on the central California coast.  This course is designed for beginner surfers, yet more experienced surfers are welcome to take the classes and improve upon their skills. Learn how to read the surf conditions, how to choose the safest entry and exit point of the surf break, and proper surfing etiquette.  Learn paddling, wave catching, standing up, and turning techniques. Get the best tips and coaching from the excellent surfing staff of UC Santa Cruz. 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 you’ll need! You can get one credit in PE/A 101 “Outdoor Adventures” for participation during this trip as long as you register before the end of Add/Drop.