We've composed a list of frequently asked questions concerning trips and Outdoor Adventures as a whole.

Outdoor Adventures is a department of Associated Students. Here at “OA” we are in charge of the rock wall at the SRC, run single and multi-day wilderness outings, rent all sorts of Outdoor equipment at reduced prices, hold workshops and clinics on cool outdoor skills, and lead team building progressions. Above all we are an Outdoor resource for the entire CSUN community to use.

Outdoor Adventures is an incredible and affordable experience. Through our scheduled trips and professionally trained staff we seek to create super fun and life changing experiences out in beautiful nature settings. OA is an awesome opportunity to do amazing things with amazing people.

The best way to pick a trip is to come in and talk to our staff; ask about the location, how strenuous it is, and the highlights. If are not available, you can also do a quick google search of the location for images and information on the site. Check the National Park Service website for an information overload.

Our backpacking trips are usually slightly more strenuous and teaching oriented around backcountry skills. On these trips we will really get to know one specific area as we hike and camp away from civilization. Camp and Explore trips have a more relaxed feel as we focus on lots of shorter hikes and activities around a location; on these trips we’ll get a broad feel for an entire area in shorter bursts.

We are very proud of our fun and professional trip leaders. Through our extensive “Outdoor Leadership Program” we train competent individuals so that they can facilitate the best outdoor experience on our trips. Each trip leader has at minimum 10 days of training in the field; here they learn how to be better outdoor guides, drivers, chefs, camp counselors, naturalists, gear technicians, and engineers of fun. All of our trip leader teams have at least 1 certified Wilderness First Responder (80 hours of medical training) staff are certified food handlers.

Come by the Outdoor Adventure Rental Center, in the Northwest corner of the SRC, between 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday and one of our staff will help you with registration for the trip of a lifetime.

No. We only accept sign ups in person at our office during normal hours. We cannot save or reserve your spot until you have paid.

Currently all of our Outdoor Adventure trips are for currently enrolled CSUN students and no guests are allowed.

We usually leave at a time that accommodates all of the group members on Friday. That being said we try to depart before 1:00pm, but we are happy to make it work.

We try to squeeze the most out of our weekends. The majority of our multi-day trips return Sunday evening, anywhere between 5:00pm and 10:00pm.

Included in the price of your trip is all the “group gear.” This means tents, cooking equipment, stoves, pots, pans, water, and fire wood is all taken care of. You are only responsible for the basics such as your clothes, sleeping bag, and water bottles. You can rent anything you don’t already have from us at our CSUN Outdoor Rental Center, which is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Nope! We encourage you to try a weekend away from phones and laptops; cameras are awesome though.

Nope! All the more reason to unplug and unwind in the wild.

We have a strict no drugs or alcohol policy for the entire duration of all our outings. This also is extended to include no pets, fireworks, or firearms.

On our Camp and Explore trips usually stay in designated campsites with running water, and toilets. On our backpacking trips may spend days at a time without a toilet, as we learn to properly use the woods as our restroom. Ask at the office for trip specific information.

On all of our trips we will sleep outside in sleeping bags. You will have the option of sleeping inside a tent or directly out under the stars.

With the cost of our trips you will receive all transportation for the weekend, group gear (tents, and cooking equipment), campgrounds, wilderness permits, all associated park fees, all meals, experienced trip leaders who know the location and trails.

No. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation in 12 passenger vans to and from our office at the SRC. All you have to do is kick back and enjoy.

If you have any other questions feel free to give us a call at 818-677-4453 during our Office hours of 10am - 5pm Monday thru Friday or email us at outdooradventures@csun.edu

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