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Trips

Our programs are available to all current CSUN students, faculty, staff, alumni and their guests. We have trips for every skill level, from novice to expert. The guidelines below will help you select adventures that are right for you. If you’re unsure about your skill level, call or stop by the Outdoor Adventures office, and our friendly staff will help you.

Level 1: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace for people seeking a remarkable experience with low intensity

Level 2: Great for outdoor novices and those new to active travel who are seeking more knowledge of the outdoor world

Level 3: Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking for stimulating adventure in the great outdoors

Level 4: Recommended for fit travelers with basic skills who want an exciting trip with the same fantastic outdoors experience with a little more physical intensity

Please note that you need to sign up at the Outdoor Adventures office for our trips no later than 5pm the day before the scheduled date. Open spots fill up quickly, so sign up as early as possible.

Policies

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

      Multi day trip cancellations

      Cancellations made more than 8 days before the trip will be refunded for the full dollar amount, minus a 20% processing fee. Cancellations made less than 8 days before the trip are not eligible for a refund. Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to cancel any trip due to incompatible conditions for the activity. In the event Outdoor Adventures cancels the trip you will receive a full monetary refund.

      Single day trip cancellations

      Cancellations made more than 8 days before the trip will receive a refund for the full dollar amount minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 8 days before the trip are not eligible for a refund. Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to cancel any trip due to incompatible conditions for the activity. In the event Outdoor Adventures cancels the trip you will receive a full monetary refund.

      Special trip cancellations

      Special Trips are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the trip, the paying participant is ineligible for a refund (monetary or credity) or transfer onto another trip. Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip due to incompatible conditions for the activity. In the event Outdoor Adventures cancels the trip you will receive a full monetary refund.

Disclaimer

Due to the nature of Outdoor Recreation all locations, activities and times are subject to change. We love the mother nature but sometimes she's hard to plan with. 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 parities 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.

Trip Pricing and Details


March 29th — Whale Watching

It's migratory time and whales are are feeling photogenic. We'll jump aboard a large whale watching vessel with indoor cabin, snackbar, and toilets as set sail on the high seas in search of them. During our 2.5 hour tour we may see whales, dolphins, seals and other sea life as we explore the Pacific Ocean during this comfortable day trip. A snack, warm jacket, and adventurous spirit is all you will need to relax, snap some photos and kick back during this perfect day off from school.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Guided Tour Boat Ticket
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Cost: $60

April 4th - 9th — Canoe, Kayak and Explore the Everglades and Beaches of Florida

This spring break trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Florida! This trip will include a glass bottom boat tour over the only park in the United States that lies entirely underwater, canoeing in the Everglades National Park, Kayaking the Florida bay with manatees and other sea animals, exploring multiple state parks and driving through and exploring the Florida Keys! We will fly out of LAX on Saturday April 4th and return to LAX on Thursday April 9th. For more information about this amazing opportunity please stop by our office or give us a call!

Trip includes:

  • Plane ticket
  • Transportation in and around Florida
  • Glass bottom Boat tour
  • All canoe and kayak rentals
  • Experienced instructors
  • Most meals
  • Group gear (tents, cooking equipment, etc.)
  • All related camping fees and permits

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 4

Cost: $700

April 4th - 10th — Backpack Hawaii - Napali Coast

Aloha Matadors. Something about spring break makes us think of tropical, white sand beaches so we decided to hop a plane and head out to Kaui Island of the great state of Hawaii. Kaui is home to the Napli coast and one of the most famous backpacking trails in the US. For 4 days we will live and lie reclined amongst this tropical paradise, hiking for miles and miles along the same stretch of coast where they filmed Jurrasic park. Before and after our four days of beach backpacking we will take to the many state parks in search of hidden waterfalls, swimming holes and tropical flora and fauana, as we make the most out of this once in a life time trip.

Trip includes:

  • Airfare from LAX to Kaui
  • Transportation in and around Kaui
  • 4 Days of Backpacking along the Napali coast
  • All Backpacking, campground and entrance fees
  • All group related camping equipment (tents, stoves, cooking equipment etc.
  • All meals
  • Experienced Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 4

Cost: $1200

April 4th - 10th — Discover Arizona

Discover the wonders of Arizona with Outdoor Adventures this spring break! Not only will we admire the infamous Grand Canyon, but we will explore the brightly colored buttes of Sedona, experience swimming and cliff jumping at the natural slides at Slide rock, bare witness to the beauty of Monument Valley, and much more!

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • All Group camping equipment (tents, stoves, cooking equipment, etc)
  • All park entrance fees, campground fees and other permit costs
  • All meals
  • Experienced Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 3

Cost: $350

April 17th — Paddle and Play Day at Castaic Lake

Join us on the water as we enjoy a day in the sun at Castaic Lake! The CSUN Aquatics Facility is only a 30 minute drive north of campus, and has Kayaks, Canoes and Standup Paddle boards for us to play with. No experience is needed for any of the equipment as it is your choice to play or learn at your own pace. Our experienced instructors will be on site to help out in any way. Or simply grab a book and some SPF 50 and find some shade in the sand to spend your Friday relaxing.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation to and from the Lake
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Paddling equipment (lifejackets, paddles, etc)
  • Experienced Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 1

Cost: $10

April 18th — Bungee Jumping

Imagine standing on the edge of a bridge with steep canyon walls rising above you. Your sweaty palms grip the rail, your throat is dry, and your heart beats so hard you can feel it through your chest. You feel a rush as adrenaline surges through your body. Looking down at the water ten stories below, you hear the encouragement of your friends standing next to you as the countdown begins. “5-4-3-2-1-BUNGEE!!!!” Welcome to the most exhilarating, adrenaline pumping activity in the world. Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Join us for a ten mile round trip hike, and a little 100+ ft jump all that make up one amazing life experience.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Tickets for 1 Jump through “Bungee Jump America” located at Bridge to Nowhere in Pasadena
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 3

Cost: $100

April 24th - 26th — Camp and Explore Channel Islands: Santa Cruz Island

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Group Gear (tents, cooking equipment, etc)
  • All related camping fees and permits
  • 5 meals
  • Ferry Tickets to and from the Channel Island: Santa Cruz
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 2

Cost: $150

April 24th — Rock Climbing at Stoney Point

Slip on your shoes and tie in! Outdoor rock climbing is a mental and physical challenge anyone can enjoy, regardless of strength or fear of heights. A full-day venture into the local hills will introduce you to the thrill of rock climbing in a noncompetitive atmosphere. By the end of the day you should feel comfortable with basic climbing knots, belaying, and introductory rock movement techniques. We'll provide you with a variety of climbs for you to have fun and challenge yourself on. This is a great way to get away for the day whether you're a first-time climber or a repeat adventurer.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • All Climbing Gear (harness, shoes, rope, chalk)
  • Experienced Outdoor Adventure Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 2

Cost: $20

April 25th — Explore SoCal Organic Farming

Join us as we roll up our sleeves and prepare to slip our hands into some socal soil at a local organic farm in Malibu. This full day outing will take us to the coastal slopes of Malibu as we visit a communal organic farm. Once there we will meet our host, tour guide, and resident farmer as he takes us on a formal tour of the property. On the tour we will learn about organic practices, the benefits of organic/communal systems, and a new perspective on the health and wellness aspects of food systems.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • A tour of an Organic Farm
  • Fresh Produce
  • Experienced Staff and Hospitable tour guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 1

Cost: $15

May 1st - 3rd — Kayak and Snorkel La Jolla

Come join our adventure as we head to San Diego County to experience the beautiful La Jolla Cove and more! This journey will lead you to the wonderful views of Oceanside Camping. While camping on the gorgeous bluffs of Oceanside, we will overlook a sunset, and perhaps a sunrise, that will never fade from your memory. And that's only Day 1! Day 2, we will venture further south to La Jolla, where the real fun begins. Be ready for an awesome tour while kayaking the open waters, with views of sea caves, cliffs, wildlife, and a seemingly never-ending horizon! Once we finish kayaking, lunch on the beach, with the sound of waves, and the fun of a few games will take over our day. That is, until we snorkel La Jolla cove, one of the most beautiful and popular snorkeling sites in all of Southern California! With these two awesome events, Day 2 will conclude only after a short drive to Palomar Mountain and our campground, with a densely shaded, fairytale-esque like atmosphere, made even better with a fire and some delicious food! Day 3 will signal the end of our journey together, but not before we complete a short hike up to the Palomar Observatory and see the 200 inch Hale Telescope, truly a sight to behold. A short drive back up the coast will have us arrive back at CSUN, officially ending our amazing, once-in-a-life time adventure together. Don't miss out and sign up today!

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Kayak Rentals (includes paddle, pfd,and boat)
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Group Gear (tents, cooking equipment, etc)
  • All related camping fees and permits
  • 5 meals
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 2

Cost: $125

May 1st — Paddle and Play Day at Castaic Lake

Join us on the water as we enjoy a day in the sun at Castaic Lake! The CSUN Aquatics Facility is only a 30 minute drive north of campus, and has Kayaks, Canoes and Standup Paddle boards for us to play with. No experience is needed for any of the equipment as it is your choice to play or learn at your own pace. Our experienced instructors will be on site to help out in any way. Or simply grab a book and some SPF 50 and find some shade in the sand to spend your Friday relaxing.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation to and from the Lake
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Paddling equipment (lifejackets, paddles, etc)
  • Experienced Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 1

Cost: $10

May 2nd — Waterfall Day Hike

SoCal is pretty much a desert right? Wrong. SoCal, and Los Angeles in particular is home to an astounding amount of awesome waterfall hikes that will be flowing at peak capacity this spring. So slip on some sneakers and join us for a half to full day of hiking to scenic waterfalls with full Instagram and Facebook photo potential. All experience levels welcome! We will visit one of several local favorites on this popular day hike! Whether we visit Sycamore Canyon, Big Santa Anita Canyon, or Escondido Falls, this hike will be an adventure that will make you forget you're in Los Angeles.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • All related entrance fees and permits
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 1

Cost: $20

May 8th — Paddle and Play Day at Castaic Lake

Join us on the water as we enjoy a day in the sun at Castaic Lake! The CSUN Aquatics Facility is only a 30 minute drive north of campus, and has Kayaks, Canoes and Standup Paddle boards for us to play with. No experience is needed for any of the equipment as it is your choice to play or learn at your own pace. Our experienced instructors will be on site to help out in any way. Or simply grab a book and some SPF 50 and find some shade in the sand to spend your Friday relaxing.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation to and from the Lake
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boards
  • Paddling equipment (lifejackets, paddles, etc)
  • Experienced Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 1

Cost: $10

May 9th — Explore the LA Natural History Museum

Need to get out of Northridge for a day. Take a day off of studying and come hang out with us at the LA Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • All related entrance fees
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Cost: $20

May 21st - 25th — Backpack Lake Tahoe

If you live in California are just visiting you must make a yearly trip to Lake Tahoe. We don't make the rules we just enforce them. Celebrate the end of the year by jetting up North with us, to hot springs, past mono lake, to the bluest and deepest lake the US. Once in the Tahoe area, we will pack our packs and head out to the backcountry for a few magical days of outdoor cooking, sleeping under the stars and traversing the most pristine wildernesses that California has to offer. Bring your sense of adventure as well as your camera as we explore one of OAs favorite spots in the state.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Group Gear(tents, cooking equipment, etc)
  • All related camping fees and permits
  • 4 days of meals
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 3

Cost: $175

May 26th — Kayak the LA River

LA has a River? Be one of the first person in your neighborhood, office or family — or, for our international guests, the first from your entire country — to have paddled the fabled, notorious Los Angeles River! Traveling the river by kayak will provide you with a fresh understanding of the river — distinct from walking or biking along its banks. This experience will fundamentally reconnect you to the river, and will inspire and empower you to be river stewards. As you have fun learning or returning to kayaking, while gathering indelible memories, you too will play a role in creating a clean, healthy, safe and sustainable river for current and future generations.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Kayaks, paddles, Helmets
  • All related permit fees

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 2

Cost: $30

May 29th - June 1st — Canoe the Colorado River: Black Canyon to Hoover Dam

Canoe the gentle current of the majestic Colorado River through a sculpted black and red walled canyon. You'll be self-contained, with only the gear in your boat, as we embark on a three-day journey to scout for big horn sheep standing on sheer cliff walls, experience secluded sauna caves, leap from the surrounding cliffs and float beneath the towering monolith of the Hoover Dam. At night, we'll gather around a campfire and then hike to hot springs nestled within a narrow canyon pass. Nature doesn't get any better than this. Prepare to learn the basics of camping, canoeing a little bit about this amazing juncture of natural and man-made wonders.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Group Gear (tents, canoes, paddling equipment, cooking equipment)
  • All related camping fees and permits
  • 8 meals
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 3

Cost: $200

May 29th - June 1st — Camp and Explore the Grand Canyon

Take a mid-semester break and let us take you to the world famous Grand Canyon all the way in Arizona. In this rugged land carved by years and years of wind and water, we'll explore the iconic scenes that you may have seen in documentaries, post cards and national geographic magazines. Together we'll discover the Canyon and its rich geological and geographic history as well as the basics of camping.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • All group gear (tents, cooking equipment etc)
  • All Related permits and Campground fees
  • 8 meals
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 2

Cost: $275

May 29th - June 1st — Camp and Explore Zion National Park

Of the 14 National and State Parks of Utah, Zion is the crown jewel. From Angels landing to the world famous slot canyon named “the Narrows” we'll explore it all on our multiday camping and hiking trip. Get your boots and cameras ready for some long, scenic day hikes among this sandstone wonderland. At night we'll gather around the campfire to share stories and watch the stars. This trip is great for campers of any skill levels and together we'll learn the basics of camping, hiking, geology history of the park and leave no trace ethics.

Trip includes:

  • Transportation
  • Group Gear(tents, cooking equipment, etc)
  • All related camping fees and permits
  • 3 days of meals
  • Experienced guides

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 3

Cost: $225

June 6th - 12th — Backpack Hawaii - Napali Coast

Aloha Matadors. Something about spring break makes us think of tropical, white sand beaches so we decided to hop a plane and head out to Kaui Island of the great state of Hawaii. Kaui is home to the Napli coast and one of the most famous backpacking trails in the US. For 4 days we will live and lie reclined amongst this tropical paradise, hiking for miles and miles along the same stretch of coast where they filmed Jurrasic park. Before and after our four days of beach backpacking we will take to the many state parks in search of hidden waterfalls, swimming holes and tropical flora and fauana, as we make the most out of this once in a life time trip.

Trip includes:

  • Airfare from LAX to Kaui
  • Transportation in and around Kaui
  • 4 Days of Backpacking along the Napali coast
  • All Backpacking, campground and entrance fees
  • All group related camping equipment (tents, stoves, cooking equipment etc.
  • All meals
  • Experienced Instructors

Meeting location: Exact Departure times will be decided on during the pre-trip meeting which you will be contacted via email a week prior to the trips departure date.

Strenuosity Level: 4

Cost: $1200