Trips

The Way Wilderness Orientation Experience (July 11-18, 2015) 12:00 pm Jul 11 to 5:00 pm Jul 18

This is a trip for incoming First Year Students (including transfers) only!
IMG_7396"The Way" is a week-long wilderness backpacking and rock climbing experience (no experience required) for freshmen and transfer students. Consider this the adventure before the adventure.  We will help prepare you for your "The Way" experience in the same way this trip will help you prepare you for your PLNU journey.  Come develop close relationships, explore towering mountains, serene lakes, creeks, meadows, and glaciers. Challenge yourself at new heights rock climbing; and prepare yourself for the start of your big PLNU journey in a big way in California's best wilderness areas. This one-week spectacular wilderness orientation is for freshmen and transfer students. No experience necessary. Food, outdoor gear, instruction, and transportation to and from PLNU is included.
Our itinerary starts on campus where we will begin the group experience and prepare our personal equipment, we then will leave the San Diego sky-line and spend the first day rock climbing in a remote and scenic climbing area. Backpacking is next where we will travel through a serene wilderness setting for five days. There is truly no better way to start college than a journey through the wilderness with a group of fellow travelers. 

How To Sign Up

***Please read all directions/terms carefully before registration***

  1. Please read our cancellation policies before completing your registration.  Your spot on the trip will be reserved for 3 weeks and not finalized until supplemental forms are received.
  2. Print the The Way Liability release and medical information form (Student must sign)
  3. Return the form to "Outdoor Leadership -The Way"  through the contact information at the bottom of the page.  They can be returned by mail, email, or fax.  If these are not received your spot will be open to someone else after 3 weeks or May 31st, whichever comes first. 

**Once ALL materials are received and reviewed by the trip leaders, confirmation of final acceptance to the trip will be sent.  If registration is closed all spots have been filled, please join the waiting list by emailing your name, and phone number to [email protected]  While it is not anticipated that the trip will be canceled, unforseen circumstances always make this possible.  In this unlikely event full trip cost will be refunded, however, we are unable to compensate for any lost fees from airfare.


**Specific dates and times: Please plan to arrive on campus in San Diego before 2:00 p.m. on July 11th.  The Trip will end late in the afternoon of July 18th in San Diego, but do not schedule a flight before 7 p.m. on that day.  Accommodations are provided if flights must be booked for arrival on July 10th or departure on July 19th.  Airport pickups will be available and scheduled closer to the date of the trip.

**Cancellation policy: In the event of cancellation there will be a $100 cancellation fee, within one month of the trip no refunds can be issued. However, if we are able to fill the open spot we will refund fees at any date minus a $30 cancellation fee.

What to Bring

The Way 2015 Packing List (downloadable document) 
Contact us with any questions about the items on this list.

Commonly Asked Questions

Check this link for common questions.
We look forward to speaking with you and answering any other questions that you might have!

Jonathan Morell
Director of Outdoor Leadership Programs
Contact Information
3900 Lomaland Dr. San Diego, CA 92106
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 849-2677
Fax: (619) 849-7025

 

Price: $325.00

Available Spaces: 5

The Way Wilderness Orientation Experience (July 25-Aug 1, 2015) 12:00 pm Jul 31 to 5:00 pm Aug 1

This trip is now Full.  If you register you'll be added to a waitlist.  Click here to see our other trip.
This is a trip for First Year Students (including transfers) only
IMG_7622
"The Way" is a week-long wilderness backpacking and rock climbing experience (no experience required) for freshmen and transfer students. Consider this the adventure before the adventure.  We will help prepare you for your "The Way" experience in the same way this trip will help you prepare you for your PLNU journey.  Come develop close relationships, explore towering mountains, serene lakes, creeks, meadows, and glaciers. Challenge yourself at new heights rock climbing; and prepare yourself for the start of your big PLNU journey in a big way in California's best wilderness areas. This one-week spectacular wilderness orientation is for freshmen and transfer students. No experience necessary. Food, outdoor gear, instruction, and transportation to and from PLNU is included. 
Our itinerary starts on campus where we will begin the group experience and prepare our personal equipment, we then will leave the San Diego sky-line and spend the first day rock climbing in a remote and scenic climbing area. Backpacking is next where we will travel through a serene wilderness setting for five days. There is truly no better way to start college than a journey through the wilderness with a group of fellow travelers. 

How To Sign Up

***Please read all directions/terms carefully before registration***

  1. Please read our cancellation policies before completing your registration.  Your spot on the trip will be reserved for 3 weeks and not finalized until supplemental forms are received.
  2. Print the The Way Liability release and medical information form (Student must sign)
  3. Return the form to "Outdoor Leadership -The Way"  through the contact information at the bottom of the page.  They can be returned by mail, email, or fax.  If these are not received your spot will be open to someone else after 3 weeks or May 31st, whichever comes first. 

**Once ALL materials are received and reviewed by the trip leaders, confirmation of final acceptance to the trip will be sent.  If registration is closed all spots have been filled, please join the waiting list by emailing your name, and phone number to [email protected]  While it is not anticipated that the trip will be canceled, unforseen circumstances always make this possible.  In this unlikely event full trip cost will be refunded, however, we are unable to compensate for any lost fees from airfare.


**Specific dates and times: Please plan to arrive on campus in San Diego before 2:00 p.m. on July 25th.  The Trip will end late in the afternoon of Aug 1st in San Diego, but do not schedule a flight before 7 p.m. on that day.  Accommodations are provided if flights must be booked for arrival on July 24th or departure on August 2nd.  Airport pickups will be available and scheduled closer to the date of the trip.

**Cancellation policy: In the event of cancellation there will be a $100 cancellation fee, within one month of the trip no refunds can be issued. However, if we are able to fill the open spot we will refund fees at any date minus a $30 cancellation fee.

What to Bring

The Way 2015 Packing List
Contact us with any questions about the items on this list.

Commonly Asked Questions

We look forward to speaking with you and answering any other questions that you might have!

Jonathan Morell
Director of Outdoor Leadership Programs
Contact Information
3900 Lomaland Dr. San Diego, CA 92106
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 849-2677
Fax: (619) 849-7025

Price: $325.00

Available Spaces: 1