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Pine Ridge Service-Learning - SBC and PDC

Pine Ridge Service-Learning - SBC and PDC

May 23, 2024 - June 2, 2024
8:00am - 10:00pm
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota



The CSUSB School of Social Work and CSUSB Adventure will travel to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for Re-Member, a week long service-learning trip with a strong emphasis on cultural immersion. Re-Member brings hundreds of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds from across the United States and around the globe to the Pine Ridge Reservation. Working with program staff, volunteers complete various projects across the reservation, while learning about the culture and history of the Lakota people.

On the reservation, volunteers live in bunkhouses at Re-Member headquarters and spend three days working to make daily life better for residents and two days learning about the Oglala Lakota people through presentations by Native speakers, tours, interaction, music and community events. More on the Re-Member Program. 

In addition to the 6-day Re-Member program will will visit some cultural, historical and natural sites on the way to and from South Dakota. We will depart CSUSB San Bernardino Campus and Palm Desert Campus in a 12-passenger van early on May 23rd and camp at Mesa Verde National Park where the next day we will tour some cliff dwellings of Ancestral Pueblo people before head to our Denver Colorado Area Hotel. The next day we arrive at Pine Ridge Reservation for the start of our 6-day service-learning experience. 

Re-Member program ends we will travel to Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Monument, and spend the night is some basic cabins at Custer State Park. We will explore the state park in the morning before driving to our Provo, Utah hotel for the night. The next day we finish our return to CSUSB.

Trip Cost     
CSUSB Student: $850
Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Association: $950 

Special Cancelation Policy
If you cancel fewer than 60 days before the trip you will only receive a refund less $25 if the trip is full and we are able to fill your spot. To cancel email 

Fly to Pine Ridge Option
If you would like arrange you own transportation to and from Pine Ridge you can register for the Re-Member Program only for $745. You must arrive at Pine Ridge on May 25, 2024 before 4:00pm. You would depart Pine Ridge May 31, 2024 after breakfast. Please email if you are interested in this option. 

Sign-Up Deadline
May 1, 2024 @ 6pm

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Activity Level
2 – Active

Trip Departs From
CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center 6:00am
Palm Desert Campus, Meet in front of Indian Wells Theater 5:00am


Day 1: Depart CSUB for Mesa Verde National Park to set up camp. This will be a long day in the van and we will arrive late at night. 

Day 2: Tour Mesa Verde and travel to Denver area hotel.

Day 3: Travel to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for Re-Member Program arrive between 2pm - 4pm for dinner at 5pm. 

Day 4 - 8: Re-Member Service Learning Experience 

Day 9: Re-Member Program ends after breakfast. Travel to Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Monument, and camp at Custer State Park. 

Day 10: Explore Custer State Park in the morning before driving to our Provo Utah hotel. 

Day 11: Travel from Provo, UT to CSUSB

Packing List

Mesa Verde, CO
Denver, CO
Pine Ridge, SD
Custer State Park
Provo, UT

25 meals are included, starting with breakfast on day 2
7 meals are not included (2 lunches, 5 dinner). You will be able to purchase meals at nearby restaurants. 

Hygiene and Comfort
Night 1: Reserved Campsites. Sharing tent with 2 other people. Restrooms and showers are nearby. Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided.
Night 2: Hotel. Sharing room with 2 other people.
Night 3 - 8: bunkhouses each featuring the same style of twin-size beds. All males in one room  and all females in another. There are separate shower and toilet facilities for men and women.
Night 9 - One-room, log-style cabins with bunk bed and twin bed. Shared with 2 other people. 
Night 10: Hotel. Sharing room with 2 other people. 

Risk / Hazards / Safety

How to Register                                     

Register Here