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Outdoor Spring Break: Hawai'i

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Saturday, March 16th - Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

This week-long excursion is open to all current CSUSM students, however, we are requiring all students to apply in order to ensure an equal opportunity to participate. 

Application Deadline
The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 3rd by 5:00 pm.

Applicants will be emailed for group interview times on Monday, December 4th. Once the interviews conclude, students will be selected and notified around December 12th, 2023. Please note that the $300.00 Non-refundable deposit due by December 15th. 

*Students MUST have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher to be eligible. 

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Trip Overview

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Embark on an exciting spring break adventure with Outdoor Adventures as we explore the wonders of Hawai'i! Join us for a week-long journey filled with cultural immersion, breathtaking landscapes, and a variety of outdoor activities. Our itinerary on the Big Island includes engaging in a service project on Mauna Kea, experiencing the mesmerizing world of manta rays in Honokōhau, ziplining through the Hakalau Forest, and horseback riding to a scenic waterfall, among other thrilling experiences.

In addition to the excitement, participants will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and knowledge. Learn about outdoor ethics, embrace Leave No Trace principles, engage in restoration efforts, and understand the importance of environmental stewardship.

It's important to note that this is a substance-free trip, and all university policies apply. Get ready for a memorable and enriching adventure in the heart of Hawai'i!

Virtual Info Session - Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 2023 from 4:30pm - 5:00pm

If you have any questions about this Outdoor Adventure, please email the OA team: 

Trip Cost: $1,500.00 per Student

Payment will be collected in three installments:

  1. $300.00 - Non-refundable deposit due by December 15th
  2. $600.00 - Due by January 26th, 2024
  3. $600.00 - Due by February 23rd, 2024

We will have THREE MANDATORY pre-travel meetings before the trip departs to review travel details, expectations, what-to-bring items, and to get to know each other through team-building activities.

Trip Cost Comparison 

The chart below highlights the cost difference/savings  between going on this trip with Outdoor Adventures vs. doing this trip on your own. 

Pricing Breakdown


Most Meals

(Flights included)

Campsites & Lodging

Entrance Fees


Snorkeling with manta rays


Horseback Riding


Total Cost 

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On Your Own 











Our goal is to provide students with affordable opportunities to experience the outdoors in a variety of ways. We subsidize trip costs by 30%-55%. See above for cost-savings; some of these categories are estimated if we do not have actual cost (ex: gas cost).

Note that activities are subject to change based on weather, vendor cancellations, or other unforeseen circumstances. 

All University programs require student participants to follow standards of the CSUSM Student Code of Conduct in order to ensure a safe, respectful learning environment. As the Policy states, “The University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community should choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life.” 

Failure to abide by these standards could result in becoming ineligible to participate in Outdoor Adventure programs indefinitely and a referral to the Dean of Students Office.