This is an opportunity to smooth the transition into college life as well as establish a network of friends on campus that enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Together, you will explore some of the most beautiful natural places in Northern California.
Experience is certainly not required. All you need for the 6-day trips is enthusiasm and readiness for adventure. People of all abilities are welcome and should expect to be challenged to their personal best.
Actually, the New Student Orientation program is your time to set up your class schedule and ask academic questions. Wilderness Welcome Program is an additional, social orientation that will be extremely beneficial to your overall experience. The Wilderness Welcome Program takes place the week before move-in weekend, which makes it extra easy get all of your first time freshman experiences!
Come with an open mind to enjoy some good time with people who enjoy adventure as much as you do. You will make friends who are transitioning together into this new culture and create a foundation for happiness in college.
WWP and Outdoor Pursuits, practice Leave No Trace ethics and stick to a NO drugs, alcohol or tobacco rule on all of our adventures. In keeping with our striving for sustainability and low impact for the planet and our bodies, we buy and eat organic and vegetarian meals.
Trip Includes: Transportation, Instructors, Food, Activity fees, T-shirt, Group and Personal Gear: tents, stoves, sleeping bag/pad, cookware, etc.
The leaders are outdoor leaders that are a part of the Campus Recreation community. They are all Wilderness First Aid certified and are great resources for Sonoma State and a community of active people. They all have had their own experience at SSU that they can share with you and hopefully ease the transition and answer some of your questions.
There will be an emergency contact list included in the confirmation packet once you are registered. This will include emergency numbers for the Sonoma State coordinator, as well as emergency contacts for any outfitters we will contract out. You will also have a fairly specific itinerary so they can know where you are.
Full refund with 30 or more day notice prior to the course starting date, 50% refund with 14-29 day notice and NO REFUND with fewer than 14 days notice.
We are continually trying to give back to the planet that we all take so much from. So, not only is it impractical to take meat on backpacking trips, but we choose an all vegetarian and organic food plan for all of thee WWP trips as well as Outdoor Pursuits. This is a conscious choice to lessen the impact we make on the planet as well as our bodies.
Wilderness Welcome Program and Outdoor Pursuits practice Leave No Trace ethics. There is also NO drugs, alcohol or tobacco use allowed on any of our adventures. In keeping with our ideals for sustainability and low impact of our planet and bodies, we buy and eat organic and vegetarian meals.