OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS
Ortega Falls Climbing Fees: $35/$45 Date: Sat, 10/1 Registration Deadline: Fri, 9/30 REGISTER NOW
  This is a great rock climbing spot close to campus. We can spend the day on the rock and have you back to campus for the evening. No experience needed. It's a great way to try climbing outdoors!

We will carpool. No climbing experience necessary. All climbing gear will be provided for the trip. Pre Trip meeting is scheduled for Thursday September 29th, 7:30pm in ARC Conference room.
         
Student Trip Leader Training Course Fees: $35/$55  Date:  Tu, 10/4 - 11/22 Registration Deadline: Tu, 10/12 REGISTER NOW
  Be a leader and get outdoors to do it. UCI's Outdoor Trips program needs you to help deliver our outdoor adventures to UCI's Students, Faculty and Staff. This course will train you to help be an outdoor leader in areas of camping, backpacking, hiking and rock climbing. Students will recieve training skills such as camp craft, wilderness first aid and rock climbing as well as leadership, group dynamics and decision making. If you have ever wanted to work in the outdoors then this is the course for you. It is also a fantastic opportunity to get involved at UCI!
Intro to Backpacking Workshop Fees: $10/$20  Date:   Tues, 10/12 Registration Deadline: Mon, 10/11 REGISTER NOW
  If you have wondered about how to start backpacking and wanted to learn more about what steps you need to take then join Outdoor Adventures for this detailed look at backpacking the introductory steps. No experience necessary.
Idyllwild Urban Adventure Fees: $55/$65  Dates:  Sat 10/15 Registration Deadline: Fri, 10/14 REGISTER NOW
  Idyllwild is a charming southern California mountain town! We will have beautiful trails to hike with stunning views, local artists of all sorts and some great food including an awesome bakery! Transportation is included so join Outdoor Adventures for a great day of sightseeing and simple mountain charms! Guests are welcome too.

Registration deadline of Friday October 14th. Be sure to attend our pre trip meeting on Thursday October 13th at 7:30pm in the ARC Conference room to get all the details before we go. .
Apple Valley Climbing Fees: $35/$45  Date:  Sat, 11/19 Registration Deadline: Th, 11/17 REGISTER NOW
  Looking for a new place to climb? Apple Valley has been developing routes! Located in the high desert near Barstow this rock is granite very similar to Joshua Tree. This is a sport climbing area with a pretty short approach so that means it's a good place for beginners to try outdoor rock climbing. Plenty of fun routes for veteran climbers too!

We will carpool. No climbing experience necessary. All climbing gear will be provided for the trip. Pre Trip meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 17th, 7:30pm in ARC Conference room
Beginning Backpack to Sitton Peak Fees: $50/$75  Date:  Sat, 12/10 - Sun, 12/11 Registration Deadline: Fri, 12/9 REGISTER NOW
  This is the perfect introductory trip for new backpackers. It will give you a hands on opportunity to practice skills you've learned previously or test out your comfort level for new skills. Sitton peak is close to campus and a relatively easy hike with great panoramic views of the coast. We will hike in, spend the night and hike out the next day. It's the perfect way to end fall quarter and develop your new backpacking skills.

This is a carpooling trip. The cost of food is included so that it will be easier to provide for the group. Group gear will be provided but each participant will need their own backpack, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. If you don't have these items they can be rented from the Outdoor Adventures Coordinator. Pre Trip meeting is scheduled for December 8th 7:30pm in ARC Conference room
SCUBA - Open Water Certification Fees: $189/ $214   Call 824-3738
  Saturday 10/15 10am - 11:50am Sea Stallions Scuba Center  
       
Description:   SCUBA classes are 7 weeks in length including the orientation, and provide students with an SSI certification. Classes include classroom, pool and ocean dives sessions. All participants will attend a Saturday orientation session for the course they plan to attend. There are 2 pool dives with lessons that require a full day commitment. In addition, ocean dives will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from approximately 7:30am-12:30pm. Students will need to purchase their own personal equipment, that can be purcahsed at Sea Stallions but all other required equipment is included in the class fee. The orientation will take place at Sea Stallions Dive Shop at 21098 Bake Parkway Suite # 108 in Lake Forest at 10am on the Saturday morning listed in the schedule. You may attend the SCUBA orientation without signing up before hand in order to ask questions and understand how the schedule will run. If you have any questions about the class or orientation prior to the orientation or if you plan to attend before registration, please contact the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, Doug Tully at 949-824-0388 or dtully@uci.edu so that the session is not inadvertently cancelled. Scuba registration is accepted at the ARC Sales Desk (open Monday - Friday 8am-6pm) in person or over the phone at 949-824-3738.

The orientation will take place at Sea Stallions Dive Shop at 21098 Bake Parkway Suite # 108 in Lake Forest at 10am on the Saturday morning that your class is scheduled to start. If you have any questions about the class or orientation please contact the Director of Outdoor Adventure, Doug Tully at 949-824-0388 or dtully@uci.edu. Personal Gear consists of a mask, snorkel, fins, booties and gloves

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Information for all Outdoor Adventure Participants: All activities and trips are available for online registration for UCI Students and ARC Members. All other participants may register at Campus Recreation Services (2nd Floor, ARC) or by calling (949) 824-3738.

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