CBU Outdoor Adventures program hosts Mammoth Mountain ski trip
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – A group of California Baptist University students and staff spent part of the first holiday weekend of 2017 skiing and snowboarding the snow-covered slopes of Mammoth Mountain.
The two-day excursion was operated through the CBU Community Life Outdoor Adventures program. The program provides opportunities for students to enjoy natural wonders such as prestigious national parks, popular mountain ranges and the iconic beaches of the Pacific coast. Community Life provides, for a nominal fee, transportation, appropriate gear for the adventure and most of the food. Twenty-six CBU students and four staff members participated in the latest Mammoth excursion.
“Usually you don’t get to go with 26 other students or friends or people of your age, so there’s a common bond that’s formed,” said Tucker Carl, Community Life’s program coordinator – outdoor adventures. “It’s just a great way to make friends.”
Christina McDonald, a junior double majoring in leadership studies and business administration, made it a goal this semester to join an Outdoor Adventure to meet a new group of Lancers. She said a highlight was learning how to snowboard again from peers and staff.
“I loved the group that went. Every one [that I met] had different majors within CBU. We all came together to have a great weekend,” McDonald said.
Other Outdoor Adventures this semester includes kayaking in La Jolla (San Diego), and several five-day camping trips to Big Sur (California’s central coast) and Santa Barbara, and also to the Grand Canyon and Page, Arizona.
Community Life offers these opportunities to provide unique experiences, Carl said.
“It is a great way to create an environment in which people can interact and build relationships while enjoying God’s creation,” Carl said.