Backpacking and Camping

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Campus Recreation is excited to offer a fee waiver for students interested in participating in programming at any of our centers, made possible through a partnership with Amazon. Any current and active fee paying UC Davis student can apply for a fee waiver to enroll in classes at less than the usual cost. More information can be found with the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver Application. If you are interested in obtaining a fee waiver, make sure to fill out the application ASAP. It could take up to 3 weeks for your application to be reviewed. Fee waiver funds can not be used to reimburse you for a trip you have already purchased.

 

Pricing:

A: UC Davis Student/ARC Member
B: Non-UC Davis Student/Non-ARC Member


Lake Tahoe Camping 

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This trip is a great way to get acquainted with one of California's most popular destinations without having to leave all of your creature comforts at home. We will utilize a car camping site close to the lake so that participants will be able to explore the area by hiking and site seeing during the day before returning to their camp for a nice dinner and a much needed rest in their comfy tent. Participants will have the chance to learn about basic camping skills such as camp set up, and cooking. This is an awesome trip for anyone looking to unwind after a long week. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation, group camping equipment, dinners and breakfasts.

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.

 

Yosemite Backpacking 

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Experience Yosemite like famous explorer John Muir once did, by rambling through it's backcountry. Walk by glorious waterfalls, rest on granite slabs carved by ancient glaciers, and sleep under the pines. It doesn't get much better than this. This 2-day, 1-night trip is a great introduction to backpacking for the beginner and also an awesome experience for the avid hiker who's looking for a weekend getaway. 


Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment, $15 park entry fee and lunches.

 

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking 

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Explore the backcountry with a great group of companions and let the impressive scenery revitalize you. Outdoor Adventures guides will make sure you have the proper equipment and cover topics such as safety and leave no trace camping techniques. Trips are designed for beginners but great for more experienced backpackers looking for a weekend getaway. 

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.

 

North Coast Camping - Holiday Weekend Trip

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"The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always...The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe." - John Steinbeck

Join Outdoor Adventures on this 3-day, 2-night adventure to Patrick's Point State Beach in Northern California. Participants on this trip will not only have the opportunity to experience the majesty of the Redwood trees, which abound in this area, but will also walk along it's beaches and maybe even catch a glimpse of the whales, sea lions and other wildlife which call this area home. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime adventure. 

Transportation, group gear, dinners and breakfasts are provided. Participants are responsible for their own personal camping equipment and lunches.