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    delicious meals around the fire at our oceanfront campsite And if that weren t awesome enough nothing beats waking up to the sound of waves getting out of your tent and looking out onto the sparkling Pacific Ocean in the morning light This trip provides the environment necessary to learn the skills of this dynamic sport as you learn more about life at UCSD The Trip UCSD is touted as being the nation s 1 surfing University so why not start your time at UCSD with a surf and camping trip While our school has many talented surfers the Baja Surf Camp is an excellent trip for both those who are experienced surfers looking to take their skills to the next level and those who have never tried the sport and are wishing to build a solid foundation for it Our Wilderness Orientation surf guides will not only help you learn the ins and outs of this great sport but also give you the insider s perspective to life at UCSD During this WO surf trip students will spend their days exploring a beginner friendly beach break in Baja California Lucky for us beaches in Baja tend to be much less crowded than the beaches in San Diego and we often are the only surfers at the break Our surf trips travel to an area just a few hours south of the border a location we ve become familiar with over the years Course Area Punta Cabras Baja California Outback Adventures has been conducting surf trips in Baja California for several years now and we have fostered many positive relationships with our friends in Mexico and have developed an extensive working knowledge of the area Punta Cabras is a point of land jutting into the Pacific about 5 miles north of Ejido Eréndira North of the point is a long bay to the south is a south facing bay perfect for those learning to surf as well as those already skilled Ejido Eréndira is a small community located in the municipality of Ensenada in the state of Baja California It is 100 km south of the city of Ensenada It has a population of about 1 170 people most of whom make a living by fishing Erédira is an isolated and undeveloped beach While it has areas with the rough cold seas common on the Pacific side of Baja California there are rocky outcroppings that form pools of seawater that are protected from the open ocean Nearby there is an area that had been used by pre historic peoples that gathered seasonally here to collect shellfish such as clams sea snails mussels and other They left a layer of shells over eight meters thick that Canadian archeologists have dated back over 10 000 years The first Europeans arrived here in 1542 when viceroy Antonio de Mendoza send Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Wildlife to be found in the areas aside from shellfish include migrating whales dolphins seals pelicans seagulls sea anemones limpets

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    learning outdoor living skills Evenings will be spent getting to know your group members and eating delicious meals around the fire at our oceanfront campsite And if that weren t awesome enough nothing beats waking up to the sound of waves getting out of your tent and looking out onto the sparkling Pacific Ocean in the morning light This trip provides the environment necessary to learn the skills of this dynamic sport as you learn more about life at UCSD The Trip UCSD is touted as being the nation s 1 surfing University so why not start your time at UCSD with a surf and camping trip While our school has many talented surfers the Baja Surf Camp is an excellent trip for both those who are experienced surfers looking to take their skills to the next level and those who have never tried the sport and are wishing to build a solid foundation for it Our Wilderness Orientation surf guides will not only help you learn the ins and outs of this great sport but also give you the insider s perspective to life at UCSD During this WO surf trip students will spend their days exploring a beginner friendly beach break in Baja California Lucky for us beaches in Baja tend to be much less crowded than the beaches in San Diego and we often are the only surfers at the break Our surf trips travel to an area just a few hours south of the border a location we ve become familiar with over the years Click here for a trip video Course Area Punta Cabras Baja California Outback Adventures has been conducting surf trips in Baja California for several years now and we have fostered many positive relationships with our friends in Mexico and have developed an extensive working knowledge of the area Punta Cabras is a point of land jutting into the Pacific about 5 miles north of Ejido Eréndira North of the point is a long bay to the south is a south facing bay perfect for those learning to surf as well as those already skilled Ejido Eréndira is a small community located in the municipality of Ensenada in the state of Baja California It is 100 km south of the city of Ensenada It has a population of about 1 170 people most of whom make a living by fishing Erédira is an isolated and undeveloped beach While it has areas with the rough cold seas common on the Pacific side of Baja California there are rocky outcroppings that form pools of seawater that are protected from the open ocean Nearby there is an area that had been used by pre historic peoples that gathered seasonally here to collect shellfish such as clams sea snails mussels and other They left a layer of shells over eight meters thick that Canadian archeologists have dated back over 10 000 years The first Europeans arrived here in 1542 when viceroy Antonio de Mendoza send Juan

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    paddling along the Colorado River are calm but challenging As we move up the river the valley turns to a canyon with walls towering vertically out of the river We might see an occasional Bighorn Sheep and what is left of the silver and gold mines of the area Camping on the river next to hot springs we will have the opportunity for a day trip to a sauna cave and the heated waterfall in Gold strike Canyon You will learn valuable paddling skills used to conquer the river s many currents while travelling upstream toward the Hoover Dam but will also enjoy being able to float lazily along the waters on your way back down The Trip As one of the most amazing paddling trips in the west this flatwater stretch of the Colorado is perfectly suited for beginners We will get a chance to experience numerous heated streams pools and waterfalls throughout our time in the canyon and while not paddling we ll be eating delicious food and telling stories under the array of desert stars Each day you will travel from beach to beach along the river in your canoe gliding through the emerald green waters of the river and seeing the remnants of old abandoned mining operations Besides learning how to paddle you will also develop your outdoor cooking navigation and Leave No Trace skills These skills may seem specific to the wilderness but you d be surprised how helpful they can be in every day life In spending time on the river with your fellow Wilderness Orientation participants you will develop a sense of community and will discover how face the many challenges of the river as a member of a team This experience will help you prepare for the many obstacles you will encounter once you begin your stay at UCSD Click here for a Trip Video Click on a Trip Slideshow here Course Area Black Canyon Black Canyon is one of the most amazing places to canoe in the west This section of the Colorado Black Canyon is best known for its numerous mineral hot springs that emerge from the crevices of the canyon walls And because we will be camping along the river on many nights we will be able to soak away in the natural hot mineral waters until dinner The heat of the Arizona summer is impressive but it s nothing that can t be conquered with a dip in the chilly Colorado And if warm air and cool water weren t enough to make you want to play on the river the emerald green caves and coves are enough to take anyone s breath away This is one of our most awesome trips and for that reason it will fill early so register soon Trip Itinerary Day 1 Meet at the Outback Adventures Headquarters at 10am Check out your gear and then experience the Challenge Course Drive to Willow Beach and camp along the Colorado River Day 2 5

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    ferry over to Two Harbors on Catalina Island we will spend our days kayaking hiking snorkeling and scuba diving Nights will find us sitting around camp fires sharing stories getting to know each other and learning the inside scoop about UCSD We will be staying in picturesque cabins just steps from Emerald Bay with hot showers clean bathrooms and healthy delicious meals The Trip After you meet your fellow group members at UCSD we will drive up to San Pedro and take the Ferry over to Two Harbors on Catalina Island We will then settle in to our cabins at the picturesque Emerald Bay Camp have dinner and get to know our fellow UCSD incoming students We will be kayaking snorkeling and visiting the Marine Science Center We will head out on a hike travelling through some of Catalina s best scenerary followed by more swimming snorkelling and relaxing while we enjoy great food as well as archery sports boating a research lab and much more We will depart early afternoon return to the mainland by ferry and be back at UCSD ready for those assigned to early college crientations to take part Optional Scuba Dive All Catalina Island Adventure participants will be able to snorkel on the trip but there is an option to scuba dive The dive is run by the Malibu Divers shop on the island There are dive options for both certified divers and participants who are not certified each include all necessary equipment The dive fee would be paid directly to Malibu Divers on the island when you arrive Click on a trip video here Course Area Catalina Island California Santa Catalina Island or just Catalina is a rocky island off the coast of the U S state of California The island is 22 miles long and 8 miles across at its greatest width The island is located about 22 miles south southwest of Los Angeles California The highest point on the island is 2 097 feet Mt Orizaba Prior to the modern era the island was inhabited by people of the Gabrielino Tongva tribe who having had villages near present day San Pedro and Playa del Rey regularly traveled back and forth to Catalina for trade Archeological evidence shows Tongva settlement beginning in 7000 BC These Pimugnans had settlements all over the island at one time or another with their biggest villages being at the Isthmus and at present day Avalon Shark Little Harbor and Emerald Bay The island is very rich in quartz to the point that some beaches on the seaward side have silvery grey sand Catalina is primarily composed of two distinct rock units Catalina Schist from the Cretaceous period and volcanic and intrusive igneous rocks from the Tertiary period Catalina is home to 15 taxa found nowhere else About 400 species of native plants grow on the island Six species subspecies or varieties are endemic and can be found only on Catalina Island The island is home to five native

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    College students There s nothing quite like seeing the spectacular high sierra s with new friends from your own college powered by your own two feet carrying all you need in your backpack WO backpackers will spend seven days exploring Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park an area that John Muir deemed as glorious Your group will feel a sense of shared accomplishment and camaraderie as you hike over mountain passes past pristine lakes and among craggy peaks This trip will set you on the path to success at UCSD The Trip Sheer mountain peaks offering fantastic views of the California landscape glassy alpine pools still crisp from winter snows expansive night skies teeming with flecks of the moon and stars fern lined mountain trails that echo scenes from The Lord of The Rings these are just some of the wondrous sights that students will get to experience while on their Wilderness Orientation backpacking trip The rugged and beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains provides an inspiring Wilderness Orientation backpacking experience Not only will you learn how to have a working relationship with the environment but you will also learn how to physically emotionally and mentally deal with the rigor of the wilderness You will learn an abundance of skills during this time including team building leadership backcountry cooking and navigation In addition to all of this you will also experience an invaluable camaraderie with their fellow WO participants and will form friendships with them that can last throughout their years at UCSD and beyond Whether you re a seasoned backpacker or would like to get out and explore for the first time our backpacking trips can fit your needs and get you even more ready for life here at UCSD Course Area Sierra Nevada The Sierra Nevadas are the largest mountain range in the contingent United States and extend 400 miles from north to south making it bigger than the Swiss Italian and French Alps combined It is in this wilderness that WO participants will spend seven days traveling learning and bonding with their fellow backpackers This year s trips will travel to the majestic Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park one of California s oldest National Parks This glacially sculpted area offers a remote look into the inspiring beauty California has to offer You ll find high country meadows brimming with wildflowers and the waters delightfully cool after a day of hiking Along the way you may encounter mule deer marmots red tail fox rabbits and very occasionally the curious little black bear Trip Itinerary Day 1 Meet at Outback Adventures Office Rental shop at 10 am on the first day Gear check and experience the Outback Challenge Course Camp at Outback Adventures on the first night Day 2 Depart for Sierra Nevadas early in the morning Arrive at Sierra Nevada and set up camp Day 3 Learn and practice backpacking cooking navigation skills Camp high in the mountains Day 4 8 Explore the Sierra Nevada be amazed feel connected to nature

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    great experience in one of the most beautiful places in Southern California After taking the ferry over to Two Harbors on Catalina Island we will spend our days kayaking hiking snorkeling and scuba diving Nights will find us sitting around camp fires sharing stories getting to know each other and learning the inside scoop about UCSD We will be staying in picturesque cabins just steps from Emerald Bay with hot showers clean bathrooms and healthy delicious meals The Trip After you meet your fellow group members at UCSD we will drive up to San Pedro Harbor and take a ferry to Catalina Island After setteling in to our picturesque cabins at Emerald Bay Camp a multitude of activities and leasure time will help you get to know your fellow incoming grad students Between kayaking snorkeling hiking swimming and chowing down on great food you ll be able to realx and enjoy this island retreat We will also have the oppertunity to visit the Marine Science Center a research lab learn archery and participate in an optional Scuba Diving program be sure to pre register if you are intersted in scuba diving on your trip Click here for a Trip Video Optional Scuba Dive All Catalina Island Adventure participants will be able to snorkel on the trip but there is an option to scuba dive The dive is run by the Malibu Divers shop on the island There are dive options for both certified divers and participants who are not certified each include all necessary equipment The dive fee would be paid directly to Malibu Divers on the island when you arrive Course Area Catalina Island California Santa Catalina Island or just Catalina is a rocky island off the coast of the U S state of California The island is 22 miles long and 8 miles across at its greatest width The island is located about 22 miles south southwest of Los Angeles California The highest point on the island is 2 097 feet Mt Orizaba Prior to the modern era the island was inhabited by people of the Gabrielino Tongva tribe who having had villages near present day San Pedro and Playa del Rey regularly traveled back and forth to Catalina for trade Archeological evidence shows Tongva settlement beginning in 7000 BC These Pimugnans had settlements all over the island at one time or another with their biggest villages being at the Isthmus and at present day Avalon Shark Little Harbor and Emerald Bay The island is very rich in quartz to the point that some beaches on the seaward side have silvery grey sand Catalina is primarily composed of two distinct rock units Catalina Schist from the Cretaceous period and volcanic and intrusive igneous rocks from the Tertiary period Catalina is home to 15 taxa found nowhere else About 400 species of native plants grow on the island Six species subspecies or varieties are endemic and can be found only on Catalina Island The island is home to five

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    logistics information SOM Outdoor Experience Travel and Logistics Information Check in Check in is from 8 00 8 30 AM on Thursday August 21 at the Outback Challenge Course Map and Directions Reserved rental items can be picked up and paid for at check in We will not be providing breakfast coffee that morning please arrive well fed The first provided meal will be lunch at 12 00 Parking To park on campus You will need to purchase 2 one day passes 9 each This will allow you to park legally from Thursday morning to Saturday evening Choose outback adventures at the parking machines in Hopkins parking structure Only pay stations in P357 will allow purchase of permit for two days The station can take cash or credit card At the end of the trip we will return to P357 What to wear day 1 On the first day of the program we will all experience UCSD s high ropes Challenge Course so we recommend wearing longer shorts or pants jeans or athletic yoga style pants work fine Please note that you will NEED CLOSED TOED SHOES FOR THIS ACTIVITY Any pair of tennis shoes is fine but please know that you cannot participate in this activity in your sandals or flip flops Leadership 10 School of Medicine students will facilitate community building activities discussions about being a SOM student and more 5 6 staff from Outback Adventures will lead the challenge course adventure activities transportation logistics meals risk management and first aid We will be working together closely to make this a great trip Camping We will be camping on the ground in tents at a rustic campground in the Laguna Mountains Outback provides the tents and group equipment you provide or rent from Outback your sleeping bag and

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    FAQs Contact Us Climbing Center Locations Hours Rates Membership Groups Private Rentals Staff FAQs Surf Shop Location Hours Products Staff Feedback FAQs Policies Contact Us Rental Shop Location Hours Products Pricing Staff Feedback Used Gear Sale FAQs Policies Contact Us Outback Film Series Rec Classes Adult Classes Archery Badminton Basketball Boxing Circus Arts Craft and Design Dance Fencing Figure Skating Fine Arts Fun and Games Golf Gymnastics Martial Arts Racquetball Scuba Stroke Clinics Surf Swim Conditioning Swim Lessons Tennis Volleyball Youth Classes Archery Dance Water Polo Swim Lessons Stroke Clinics Private Lessons Diving Fencing Martial Arts Workshops DIY Tennis Gymnastics Youth Camps Knock Around Meet the Staff FAQ Safety Interim Rec Clubs Register Your Org Policies Forms FAQ Contact Sports Clubs Schedule About History Contact Us julia Name Julia de Molina Hometown Charlotte NC Leadership experience National Honors Society High School Captain of HS Swim team 30 day backpacking trip through the Andes Mountains Guide for Outback Adventures What WO means to you WO was by far the best part of my first year at UCSD It was where I met my best friends learned about the Outback community and encouraged me to start Rock climbing Favorite quote Every time

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