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Outdoor Adventures

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About Us...

Outdoor Adventures has been introducing Cougars to the outdoors since 2008. We offer opportunities to meet new people, see new places, and have new and diverse experiences. Whether you have hiked before or are just now becoming curious about outdoor recreation, our trips are for CSUSM students wanting to explore.

Our goal for all Outdoor Adventure trips is to build group unity through a cooperative effort by appreciating a wilderness adventure and creating friendships. We challenge students and ourselves to break away from the day-to-day routines. You can choose from day trips, to weekend trips, and to extended week-long excursions that vary in outdoor activities.

Our trips are led by CSUSM student guides, many of whom have acquired extensive wilderness training and enjoy sharing their love and avidity for the outdoors with others! So take the plunge and join in on the adventures!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @csusmrec for updates, information, and more.

You can also sign up to recieve the Outdoor Adventure Newsletter for updates, trip reminders, job/volunteer opportunities, opportunity drawings, workshops, and more.

Leave No Trace Principles

The 7 Principles

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Walk on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

To learn more, visit the Leave No Trace website.
Enjoy your world. Leave No Trace.

The CSUSM Campus REC Outdoor Adventure department abides by the Leave No Trace principles. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibility. Our shared vision is to sustain healthy, vibrant natural lands for all people to enjoy, now and into the future. Every person who ventures outside puts Leave No trace practices into action.

As part of our learning outcomes, we require all participants who sign up for overnight trips to complete the Leave No Trace awareness course.