UCI Outdoor Adventures

INCOMING ANTEATER ADVENTURE Fees: $325 Sun 9/8 at 10am - Wed 9/11 at 2pm REGISTER NOW

The UCI Incoming Anteater Adventure will be the first step toward a successful collegiate experience. It will serve as a starting point for community building, networking and campus engagement. We will camp near a So-Cal Beach, padde in the Newport Back Bay, rock climb Ortega Falls and all the while learn more about ourselves and our fellow incoming anteaters. The college transition is an important period that will help you set up for success the rest of your life. View the flyer.

We'll provide the gear, the food and the expertise you need. All you have to do is bring yourself and your willingness to learn about your surroundings and peers! Start it off right by joining the Incoming Anteater Adventure!

Student Trip Leader Training Course Fees: $15/$25 Day: Th Dates: 10/3 - 12/5 Times: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 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: $5/$10 Date: Wed 10/9 Times: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 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.

FREE Fall Hike FREE Date: Sat 10/12 Times: 9:00am - 11:00am REGISTER NOW

Bomber Canyon is about the closest location to campus for a nice hike. Come join us to learn the local trails.

Ortega Falls Climbing Fees: $35/$45 Date: Sat 10/19 Times: 8:00am - 6:00pm 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 October 17th, 6:30pm in ARC Conference room.

Beginning Backpack Adventure Fees: $45/$65 Date: Sat 11/9 - Sun 11/10 Times: 8:00am - 8:00pm 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 Outdoor Adventures. Pre Trip meeting is scheduled for November 7th 6:30pm in ARC Conference room

Apple Valley Climbing Fees: $35/$45 Date: Sat 11/23 Times: 8:00am - 5:00pm 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 21st, 6:30pm in ARC Conference room

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.

Please review the Campus Recreation Refund Policy (pdf).

If you would like to join a listserv for information on upcoming climbing wall events and outdoor trips, please sign-up here.