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SOM OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
Check in is from 10:00-10:30 AM on Friday at Outback Adventures (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.
To park on campus
The closest parking to the course start location are Northpoint Lane P359 and the Hopkins parking structure. Should you choose to park on campus, you will need a valid permit for both days. Parking Permit Purchase.
What to wear day 1
On the first day of the program, we will hike in the afternoon, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothes you can move in. We recommend wearing tennis shoes, or another shoe you feel comfortable walking in for a long period of time.
We will be camping in yurts with bunk beds in the Tijuana River Valley Campground. Outback provides group equipment, you provide (or rent from Outback) your sleeping bag and personal equipment. The campground has cold running water and vault style outhouses. There are no showers available. The weather can be unpredictable. Expect days in the 70s/80s and nights down to 50 degrees. There is always a chance of rain – please pack accordingly.
Outback has planned a great menu for the trip. We will cook and clean at the campsite. We will eat buffet style 3 times a day. There will always be a vegetarian option and usually a meat option. Feel free to bring non-perishable snacks if you are used to more frequent meals.
We will be driving several 12 passenger vans with cargo trailers or chartering a bus to our campsite. Drive time is less than 1 hour.
Please be sure to read through the packing list and let us know if you have any questions before the trip. We have 40-60 people, so space will be tight. Please do your part to pack what is on the equipment list only. While this may mean leaving some of the comforts at home, doing so will ensure that we have plenty of space for everyone’s essential items.
The program will wrap up around 6:00pm on Sunday; please do not make travel or pick-up arrangements before this time.