Wilderness Welcome Program encourages incoming freshman to participate in an optional outdoor orientation. Trips are open to participants of all skill levels! Trips include gear, food and transportation.
Why Join WWP for a Trip?
- Meet future classmates who will become lifelong friends
- Learn about outdoor recreation
- Gain leadership skills
- Get assistance with move in after the trip
For those seeking a backcountry adventure, join us for an all week backpacking trip through the majestic Desolation Wilderness! Sleep under a blanket of stars while hiking mountains, swim in crystal clear lakes and relax under the awe of the granite that towers around you! Clear your mind in the midst of breathtaking scenery while you and your peers prepare for your first year of college at SSU.
Pt. Reyes Backpacking and Kayaking:
Get a mix of adventure by practicing your kayaking and backpacking skills! Start your trip backpacking through Point Reyes National Seashore and end it with a wet n’ wild adventure. Experience the amazing Tomales Bay and one of its famous attractions, the bioluminescent phytoplankton! Dip your paddle into the bay and watch as the water lights up around you! Camp on the beach for your final night and sit around the toasty campfire. Test your limits, explore and enjoy some relaxation on the beach for this beautiful hybrid where backpacking meets the sea!
Lassen National Park Backpacking:
Venture to Northern California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park on this journey of a lifetime!
Backpack for the week, exploring the meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes that this area has to offer. Watch the sunrise in this quiet paradise with fellow incoming freshmen or transfer students to help you feel at ease in your transition to our university.
For more information, please visit the Campus Recreation website