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Spring Break: Coastal Retreat with Yoga & Hiking

Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Signup Begins: Friday, January 19
Cost: $375

Visit the some of the tallest coastal dunes in the world, visit tide-pools, and recharge your body doing (optional) yoga on this relaxing spring break trip! We’ll hike along the ocean beaches and surrounding trails to find huge Sitka spruce trees, ferns, cascading streams, and waterfalls. You’ll see bays and coves with waves crashing on spectacular cliffs, and have a chance to frolic on the extensive sand dunes. You can re-charge with yoga each day, and relax in cozy yurts in the evening. 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. You can get one activity 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. 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
Cost: $595

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 activity 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. 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: Central Oregon Wintery Adventure

Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30, 2018
Signup Begins: Friday, January 19
Cost: 
$375

Offered in even numbered years (2018, 2020, etc)

Spring break is the perfect time to explore the wintery wonderland of central Oregon! The east side of the Cascade Mountains features snowy peaks, pine forests, and plenty of crisp spring sunshine. We’ll spend our days snowshoeing and learning to cross country ski, then head back to sleep in cozy rustic yurts. We’ll stay near Bend, Oregon close to the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Bachelor. You’ll get to practice backcountry navigation skills, learn some avalanche awareness basics, and definitely drink lots of hot cocoa! Time and conditions permitting, we plan to build an igloo, go ice skating, snowshoe by moonlight, and hike at iconic Smith Rock. No experience is necessary, but this trip is moderately strenuous and is recommended for those in good physical condition who are comfortable in the wintery outdoors. You can get one activity 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. 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

Offered only in odd numbered years (2017, 2019, etc)
Cost:
$595

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.