Welcome To Wilderness Orientation
UCSC's Wilderness Orientation (WO) has proven time and again to be an invaluable experience for incoming college students. Throughout the trip participants are introduced to both wilderness travel and the approaching college environment; both within the context of a healthy group experience.
The beautiful, informal setting provides students with an excellent opportunity to form new friendships and discuss their hopes and fears for the upcoming University experience.
We have two trips to choose from:
1) A ten day backpacking excursion into California's spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains.
2) An eight day sea kayaking adventure in Tomalas Bay located in Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
Registration for WO is first come, first served. Registration for 2014 admitted students will start in late March/early April of 2014. Feel free to contact the WO staff with any questions.
In 2014 the following sessions will be offered:
Backpack Session 1: Aug 31 (3 pm) - Sept 10 (10 am)
Sea Kayak and Service Session 1: Aug 31 (3 pm) - Sept 10 (10 am)
Backpack Session 2: Sept 16 (3 pm) - Sept 26 (10 am)
Sea Kayak and Service Session 2: Sept 16 (3 pm) - Sept 23 (10 am)