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Outdoor Experience Program Calendar

Spring 2023 Adventure Trips Calendar

Registration for all trips will open 1/16/2023


Yosemite Ice Skating Saturday, February 4th

Description: Join the OEP staff for a fun day as we head to Half Dome Village Ice Skating Rink and glide the afternoon away at one of the most picturesque skating rinks in the country. This is an open-air rink right in the heart of Yosemite. Trip fee includes transportation, park entry, skating fee and skate rentals. This trip is rated easy to moderate.

Registration Deadline: In Person: February 1st, Online: January 31st  

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $40. All others: $70

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Snowshoe in Yosemite Saturday, February 11th

Description: Join us as we travel to Yosemite to spend the day snowshoeing in the backcountry. Trip fee includes transportation, park entry, snowshoeing gear and guiding. This trip is rated moderate to difficult due to altitude, high mileage and low temperature.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: February 8th, Online: February 7th

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Explore San Francisco Sunday, February 12th

Description: Enjoy a day in San Francisco and leave the driving to us. Shop and visit the sights or enjoy the great cuisine of the city. You will definitely leave your heart in San Francisco. Trip fee includes transportation and parking. This trip is rated easy.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: February 9th, Online: February 8th

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Overnight Camping: Pinnacles National Park TBD

Description: Join us on an overnight getaway. The forest beckons and we must go. Experience majestic trails and great views. Fee includes transportation, park entrance, meals and camping gear. This trip is rated easy to moderate for mileage.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: February 15th, Online: February 14th

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $130. All others: $160

Register online: link will be updated soon!


Hike Mariposa Grove Saturday, February 25th

Description: Join the OEP and Wilderness Center staff on a hike through the biggest sequoia grove in Yosemite National Park. You will experience the best views of Wawona Valley and the 1800-year-old Grizzly Giant sequoia. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rated easy to moderate for mileage.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: February 22nd, Online: February 21st  

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Rock Climbing | Alpine Sunday, February 26th

Description: Learn how to top rope belay and climb at Alpine Climbing Adventure Fitness gym in Ripon. This is a 3-hour climbing session with 1-1.5 hours of instruction by their staff members and 1.5-2 hours of climbing. Trip fee includes transportation, rental gear, the routes open to only our group and 1-week free membership to Alpine. This trip is rated easy.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: February 23rd, Online: February 22nd

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $60. All others: $90

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Hike Yosemite Falls Saturday, March 4th 

Description: Join our OEP and WEC staff for a hike to Upper Yosemite Falls, in Yosemite National Park. This hike is around 7.2 miles round trip with a 2,700 ft elevation gain. At Columbia Rock, on the way, there are outstanding views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Sentinel Dome and at the top of the hike you will see Yosemite Creek. Trip fee includes transportation and park entry fee. This trip is rated strenuous due to the mileage and elevation gain.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: March 1st, Online: February 28th  

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Kayak Elkhorn Slough Saturday, March 11th

Description: Join us as we enjoy the breathtaking views of kayaking one of the last natural wetlands in California. Led by OEP staff and Kayak Connection for a thrilling paddle in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We will be passing by otters, sea lions and an infinite amount of birds. This is a great chance to see wildlife as you have never seen before. Trip fee includes transportation, equipment rental and guided tour. This trip is rated moderate.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: March 8th, Online: March 7th

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $100. All others: $130

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Surf Santa Cruz Sunday, March 12th

Description: Experience what Santa Cruz has to offer. Spend the morning surfing and enjoying your time on the spectacular beaches. Then relax and cruise through the Santa Cruz Boardwalk while enjoying the spectacular views. Trip fee includes transportation, parking and surfing lesson. This trip is rated moderate.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: March 9th, Online: March 8th

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $130. All others: $160

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Spring Break Trip Monday, March 27th-Saturday, April 1st

TBD- will be updated soon!


Horseback Riding on the California Coast Saturday, April 8th

Description: Join us as we travel to the California Coast for a day of horseback riding. Enjoy amazing views while riding around. Trip fee includes transportation and riding fee. This trip is rated easy to moderate.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: April 5th, Online: April 4th

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $125. All others: $155

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Hike Mist Trail Saturday, April 15th

Description: Join us for a strenuous hike up to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Yosemite. Get soaked from the spray of Vernal Falls and enjoy the majesty of Nevada Falls on this 8-mile round trip hike. Trip fee includes transportation, park entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for high mileage, water and altitude.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: April 12th, Online: April 11th  

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Explore Monterey Bay Sunday, April 16th

Description: Join us as we travel to historic Monterey Bay. Take a stroll down iconic cannery row or enjoy some fresh seafood on the wharf. Experience what this part of the California coast has to offer. Trip fee includes transportation and parking. This trip is rated easy.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: April 13th, Online: April 12th   

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Hike Wawona Meadow Loop Saturday, April 22nd

Description: Join the OEP and WEC staff on a hike of the Wawona Meadow Loop in Yosemite National Park. This mostly flat terrain hike can range from 3.5 miles to 5 miles with views of the beautiful meadow. Trip fee includes transportation, and park entrance fee. This trip is rated easy.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: April 19th, Online: April 18th    

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Hite Cove Wildflowers Hike Sunday, April 23rd

Description: Join us for a spectacular day hike into Hite's Cove Gold Mine, just outside of Yosemite. Experience one of nature's most amazing wildflower displays in the entire western US. On our 10-mile round trip hike, you will encounter many plants and animals. Learn about Native American tales as well as the story of John Hite, the richest gold miner of the Central Sierra. Trip fee includes transportation, entrance fee and guiding. This trip is rated moderate to strenuous for high mileage.

Registration Deadline: In-Person: April 20th, Online: April 19th     

Pricing: Currently enrolled UCM students and Rec-Cen Members: $30. All others: $60

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Pre-Trip Meeting

Please note attendance at pre-trip meeting is mandatory for each trip. Participants not attending the pre-trip meeting will be removed from the trip and not eligbile for a refund.

All pre-trip meetings will be held on the Wednesday before a Saturday departure at 5:00pm and Thursday before a Sunday departure at 5:00pm in the Outdoor Center in SAAC. 


For participants seeking a refund, the following will apply:
Up to 14 days prior to trip departure - 100% refund minus $20 processing fee
From 13-7 days prior to trip departure - 50% refund minus $20 processing fee
Fewer than 7 days prior to trip departure - No refund.