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Ano Nuevo Elephant Seals

The Elephant Seals have arrived in mass at beautiful Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Here is a unique chance to get close to these massive (up to 6,000 lb) marine mammals as we roam abo...

The Elephant Seals have arrived in mass at beautiful Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Here is a unique chance to get close to these massive (up to 6,000 lb)...
$24.00

Backpack Big Sur

Join us for a weekend of backpacking across the bay in the Santa Lucia Mountains aka Big Sur. This is an opportunity to explore and enjoy an outstanding and relatively-unknown part...

Join us for a weekend of backpacking across the bay in the Santa Lucia Mountains aka Big Sur. This is an opportunity to explore and enjoy an outstandi...
$130.00

Beginning Surf Class

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC STUDENTS. Be a part of the sport that has defined much of the Santa Cruz culture since the turn of the century. Learn to paddle, catch waves, sta...

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC STUDENTS. Be a part of the sport that has defined much of the Santa Cruz culture since the turn of the century. Lea...
$180.00

Big Basin Backpacking

Join us for an overnight backpacking trip to the oldest state park in California, Big Basin. We will hike six miles through the redwoods and past waterfalls to our campsite. The...

Join us for an overnight backpacking trip to the oldest state park in California, Big Basin. We will hike six miles through the redwoods and past w...
$130.00

Big Sur Camping and Hiking

Arroyo Seco is a beautiful river valley that lies on the eastern side of the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur. From our car camp we will spend our days hiking down to secluded swimmin...

Arroyo Seco is a beautiful river valley that lies on the eastern side of the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur. From our car camp we will spend our days h...
$135.00

Big Sur: An Extravaganza of Natural History

Are you interested in exploring the beauty of the wild and scenic California Coast Range? On this 9-day extravaganza, we will engage in the practice of natural history and a sense ...

Are you interested in exploring the beauty of the wild and scenic California Coast Range? On this 9-day extravaganza, we will engage in the practice o...
$450.00

Co-Ed Beginning Surf Clinic

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC STUDENTS. You will learn the basics of the sport: choosing the safest entry and exit points, paddling, standing up on the board, and the rules of...

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC STUDENTS. You will learn the basics of the sport: choosing the safest entry and exit points, paddling, standing up ...
$60.00

Day Hike: Big Basin to the Sea

Join us as we explore California’s oldest state park. We will begin the hike in Big Basin and hike ten miles downhill to Waddell Beach. Along the way we will pass giant redwoods, B...

Join us as we explore California’s oldest state park. We will begin the hike in Big Basin and hike ten miles downhill to Waddell Beach. Along the way ...
$19.00

Day Hike: Big Sur to Carmel Valley

Explore the beautiful Carmel Valley and Northern Big Sur Mountains on this day hike. We will depart from campus and drive down to the Carmel Valley outside of Monterey. From there,...

Explore the beautiful Carmel Valley and Northern Big Sur Mountains on this day hike. We will depart from campus and drive down to the Carmel Valley ou...
$19.00

Day Hike: Wilder from Campus

Join us for a hike from campus to Wilder State Park. We will hike through upper campus and then down through Wilder and all the way to the ocean. From there we’ll hike along the bl...

Join us for a hike from campus to Wilder State Park. We will hike through upper campus and then down through Wilder and all the way to the ocean. From...
$15.00

Death Valley Ntl. Park: Desert Canyon Backpacking

Come explore the largest national park in the United States! Our trip will be spent exploring some of the highlights of Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra, including Bad Water...

Come explore the largest national park in the United States! Our trip will be spent exploring some of the highlights of Death Valley and the Easte...
$525.00

Grad Only Beginning Surf Class

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC GRADUATE STUDENTS. Be a part of the sport that has defined much of the Santa Cruz culture since the turn of the century. Learn to paddle, catch w...

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC GRADUATE STUDENTS. Be a part of the sport that has defined much of the Santa Cruz culture since the turn of the cen...
$180.00

Grad Only Day Hike: Forest of Nisene Marks

The Forest of Nisene Marks is a beautiful redwood forest in the midst of regeneration. We'll hike up Aptos Creek to Bridge Creek to Maple Falls and stop for lunch at the falls or o...

The Forest of Nisene Marks is a beautiful redwood forest in the midst of regeneration. We'll hike up Aptos Creek to Bridge Creek to Maple Falls and st...
$19.00

Grad Only Kayak Sunset Paddle

This kayak tour is open to UCSC graduate students only. There’s no better way to watch the sunset than from the waters of the Monterey Bay outside the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, m...

This kayak tour is open to UCSC graduate students only. There’s no better way to watch the sunset than from the waters of the Monterey Bay outside ...
$34.00

GRAD ONLY: Yosemite Snowshoe

Yosemite in the winter is amazing! This Grad student only trip will allow you to take your pick of snow travel. From our heated tent cabins in the heart of the valley we will h...

Yosemite in the winter is amazing! This Grad student only trip will allow you to take your pick of snow travel. From our heated tent cabins in the...
$190.00

Henry Coe State Park Camping

Don't miss out on this weekend of adventure through the largest state park in Northern California. Come hike with us through the forest covered ridges and deep canyons of Henry Coe...

Don't miss out on this weekend of adventure through the largest state park in Northern California. Come hike with us through the forest covered ridges...
$90.00

ISSS Only Kayaking SUNSET Paddle

Join us for a kayak paddle out onto our beautiful Monterey Bay with the moonlight glistening like millions of diamonds on the water as the sun sets. It’s a sight to take your breat...

Join us for a kayak paddle out onto our beautiful Monterey Bay with the moonlight glistening like millions of diamonds on the water as the sun sets. I...
$15.00

Kayak Moonlight Paddle

Join us for a kayak paddle out onto our beautiful Monterey Bay with the moonlight glistening like millions of diamonds on the water as the sun sets. It’s a sight to take your breat...

Join us for a kayak paddle out onto our beautiful Monterey Bay with the moonlight glistening like millions of diamonds on the water as the sun sets. I...
$34.00

Kayak Morning Marine Wildlife Paddle

Mornings on the Monterey Bay are a magical time! There’s no better way to start your day than joining us for a paddle from the beautiful waters of the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor throu...

Mornings on the Monterey Bay are a magical time! There’s no better way to start your day than joining us for a paddle from the beautiful waters of the...
$34.00

Kayak Sunset Marine Wildlife Paddle

There’s no better way to watch the sunset than from the waters of the Monterey Bay outside the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, moving through coves and kelp forests. Wildlife such as ott...

There’s no better way to watch the sunset than from the waters of the Monterey Bay outside the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, moving through coves and kelp ...
$34.00

L.A. Bunny Express

$160.00

Mushroom Foraging: UCSC

Have you ever had the desire to go mushroom foraging? There are several types of edible mushrooms located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Come learn how fun and exciting it can be...

Have you ever had the desire to go mushroom foraging? There are several types of edible mushrooms located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Come learn ...
$25.00

OneWheel: Ride Santa Cruz

Want to learn how to ride a Onewheel from a Pro? This OneWheel How-To Class guarantees a riding experience of epic proportions for riders of any skill and experience level! In ...

Want to learn how to ride a Onewheel from a Pro? This OneWheel How-To Class guarantees a riding experience of epic proportions for riders of any skill...
$14.00

Peter Grubb (Recreation Staff Only)

$45.00

Pinnacles Camping and Exploration

Join us for a weekend at Pinnacles National Park hiking through massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus caves. Pinnacles National Park is a release site for the e...

Join us for a weekend at Pinnacles National Park hiking through massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus caves. Pinnacles National Pa...
$130.00

Pinnacles National Park Rock Climbing

Take a break from your school work and come climbing on the majestic rock spires in the Pinnacles National Park! After reviewing important fundamentals, we'll top rope some more...

Take a break from your school work and come climbing on the majestic rock spires in the Pinnacles National Park! After reviewing important fundamen...
$130.00

Pt. Reyes Camping and Hiking

Join us for a long weekend of exploring Point Reyes National Seashore. We will spend our days hiking to pristine beaches on the coast, looking for sea lions at the historic lightho...

Join us for a long weekend of exploring Point Reyes National Seashore. We will spend our days hiking to pristine beaches on the coast, looking for sea...
$135.00

Rock Climbing Course - Pacific Edge Climbing Gym

Have you been thinking about learning to climb or wanting to improve your technique as well as getting stronger? This six week 2 hour course is a great way to build a solid fou...

Have you been thinking about learning to climb or wanting to improve your technique as well as getting stronger? This six week 2 hour course is a ...
$170.00

Sail Santa Cruz

Have you ever wanted to go out on an afternoon sail in one of the UCSC sailboats? Well, here is your chance to climb aboard. We will sail out of the harbor mouth and venture to...

Have you ever wanted to go out on an afternoon sail in one of the UCSC sailboats? Well, here is your chance to climb aboard. We will sail out of t...
$15.00

Sea Kayaking Point Reyes National Seashore

Come join us for seven days in one of California's hidden gems, Tomales Bay, within Point Reyes National Seashore! We will paddle up the peninsula, packing all of our food and ...

Come join us for seven days in one of California's hidden gems, Tomales Bay, within Point Reyes National Seashore! We will paddle up the peninsula...
$450.00

Sunset & Full Moon Hike: Wilder Ranch

Join us for a post class hike from campus to Wilder State Park. We will hike through upper campus and then down through Wilder to an overlook where we will watch the sunset and t...

Join us for a post class hike from campus to Wilder State Park. We will hike through upper campus and then down through Wilder to an overlook where ...
$11.00

Whitewater Rafting Guide School

Navigating down a raging river is one of the most exciting experiences on the planet! This leadership based course is designed to teach students how to become a river guide and s...

Navigating down a raging river is one of the most exciting experiences on the planet! This leadership based course is designed to teach students how...
$525.00

Women's Beginning Surf Clinic

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC STUDENTS. You will learn the basics of the sport: choosing the safest entry and exit points, paddling, standing up on the board, and the rules of...

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO UCSC STUDENTS. You will learn the basics of the sport: choosing the safest entry and exit points, paddling, standing up ...
$60.00

Yosemite Snowshoe

Yosemite in the winter is amazing! This trip will allow you to take your pick of snow travel. From our heated tent cabins in the heart of the valley we will head out to explore thi...

Yosemite in the winter is amazing! This trip will allow you to take your pick of snow travel. From our heated tent cabins in the heart of the valley w...
$190.00


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