Adventure Welcome Experience

 

The Adventure Welcome Experience (AWE) offers first-year and transfer students a warm welcome to the CSUSB community, as well as provides the tools to successfully navigate the transition into Coyote life. Students will explore the beautiful outdoors of California and develop lasting relationships while on a fun-filled journey of self-discovery, leadership development, & lasting memories!

AWE is a program within the CSUSB Recreation & Wellness Department and consists of various trips held during the summer prior to the start of the school year. Each trip is 4 days/3 nights and consist of 6-10 participants and 2 experienced Adventure Program Leaders. Join us this summer and have AWE help inspire you for life as a Coyote!

 

2019 Trip Dates and Registration Deadlines

Transfer Student Adventure Welcome Experience

For new transfer students entering CSUSB 

Yosemite National Park Backpack
August 12 - 15, 2019, Registration Deadline July 24

Santa Cruz Island Camp and Explore
August 12 - 15, 2019, Registration Deadline July 24

Transfer AWE 2019 Registration Form

First-Year Student Adventure Welcome Experience

For new first-year students entering CSUSB 

Yosemite National Park Backpack
September 10 - 13, 2019, Registration Deadline August 21

Black Canyon Paddle and Camp
September 10 -13, 2019 , Registration Deadline August 21 

First-Year AWE 2019 Registration Form

Trip Activities:

A variety of activities will occur on each trip. All trips will begin with team building on the CSUSB Leadership Challenge Course and a tour of the campus. The “Santa Cruz Island Camp and Explore” trip will include hiking, snorkeling, and evening programming. The “Black Canyon Paddle and Camp” trip will include hiking, kayaking, and evening programming. The “Yosemite Backpack” trips includes wilderness travel carrying 40 lbs. packs in wilderness setting as well as evening programing. No previous outdoor experience in required; instruction and s equipment will be provided for all activities.

Activity Level:

Yosemite Backpack – Level 3
Designed for the seasoned explorer as well as the daring novice. Participants on this trip will experience advanced challenges for beginners. You may experience longer hours, higher mileage, greater elevations or rigorous challenges. There is also potential for higher levels of exertion on these trips.

Santa Cruz Island Camp and Explore – Level 2
Designed for the novice adventurer looking to learn more about the outdoors. These trips will ease you out of your comfort zone, and teach you some of the basic essentials of what to do and how to do it in order to have fun in the wilderness. No experience is needed to sign up for these trips, but a basic level of fitness will help to make these trips more enjoyable.

Black Canyon Paddle and Camp – Level 3
Designed for the seasoned explorer as well as the daring novice.  Participants on this trip will experience advanced challenges for beginners. You may experience longer hours, higher mileage, greater elevations or rigorous challenges. There is also potential for higher levels of exertion on these trips.

Accommodations:
Backpack trips. No showers will be available. Pit toilets are available the first night with running water. The remainder of the trip is without restrooms, requiring everyone to practice the Leave No Trace Principle of Disposing of Waste Properly. Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. We will set our campsite on hard packed soil all three nights.

Black Canyon Paddle and Camp. No showers will be available. Vault toilets are available all nights with drinking water. Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. We will set our campsite on hard packed soil all three nights.

Santa Cruz Island Camp and Explore. Vault toilets and no showers are available as well as drinking water. Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. We will set our campsite on hard packed soil all three nights.

Fee: $200
Thanks to the support of the Office of Student Engagement and University Enterprise Corporation we have been able to keep cost low.

Fee Includes:
Trip fees includes equipment, transportation from and back to CSUSB, leaders, meals, activities and a t-shirt!

Registration:

To secure a spot you must complete and return the registration packet with full payment prior to the registration deadline. Sign-up early, space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Transfer AWE 2019 Registration Form

First-Year AWE 2019 Registration Form

 

Can someone who is not an incoming transfer student or first year student attend?

No. 

What is SAR?

SAR is a Student Aid Report. You can find the report on the fafsa.gov website. 

Will receiving a scholarship effect my financial aid?

No.