Students explore Sierra Nevada on Outdoor Adventures trip
Riverside, Calif. (Sept 24, 2018)—Community Life at California Baptist University hosted its latest Outdoor Adventures trip to Big Pine located in the Sierra Nevada on Sept. 21-23. Twenty students and four staff members camped, hiked and enjoyed the outdoors as they forged friendships along the way.
“These trips are made to give students an opportunity to enjoy God’s creation and build community and friendships among the students and staff going on the trip,” said Tucker Carl, program coordinator for Outdoor Adventures.
During the outing, the group hiked about 12 miles to view glacial lakes along the Big Pine Lakes trail. This journey was a highlight of the trip for Emily Linville, a liberal studies freshman.
“It was extremely fun going camping with college students, and I got to know most of them pretty well by the end of the trip,” Linville said. “I grew closer with God, my peers and I even learned more about myself throughout the trip.”
Katelin Booth, a graphic design and Christian studies sophomore, went on the trip to fulfill a personal goal this year—exploring more of California.
“Being able to rest by the lakes, swim and hang out together was an awesome time,” Booth said. “It’s a fun opportunity for me to get off campus and see new places and meet new people while enjoying God’s creation.”
The Outdoor Adventures program provides opportunities for students to enjoy various outdoor destinations and national parks. Community Life furnishes, for a nominal fee, transportation, appropriate gear for the adventure and most of the food. Other Outdoor Adventure outings for the semester include to Joshua Tree, California; Santa Barbara, California and Sedona, Arizona.