Example Trips and Events 

College Tours

Day 1: Fellows meet and drive up to California State University, Monterey Bay in the REACH Van. Campus Tour and lunch at CSUMB. Drive to Santa Clara University, check into dorms. Dinner in Santa Clara and evening activity.

Day 2: Wake up early, breakfast on campus and tour of Santa Clara University. Depart for San Jose State Unviersity. Tour SJSU, lunch, and check into dorms. Dinner and evening activity in town.

Day 3: Breakfast on campus at SJSU, depart for California State University East Bay. A quick tour of CSUEB, and then depart for University of California Berkeley. Lunch at UCB and then tour the campus. Check into UCB dorms. Evening activity at Berkeley.

Day 4: Breakfast at Berkeley, travel to and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Drive to the Exploratorium and have lunch. Head to the GLIDE Foundation and spend the afternoon doing service work in the community. Drive back towards UCB and have dinner. 

Day 5: Breakfast at Berkeley, drive down to Big Sur and go for an afternoon hike. After the hike, continue back to Santa Barbara.


Sierra Backpack

Day 1: Fellows meet and carpool up to the Eastern Sierras Blue Lakes trailhead. Camp and prep for the first day of backpacking. 

Day 2-4: Hike through remote wilderness, eating good food, getting some exercise, and seeing spectacular views. Learn to read a map, cook great food, and even try your hand at fishing. 

Day 5: Rest Day near one of the dozens of lakes in the area. Explore nearby peaks, take pictures, and enjoy nature.

Day 6-7: Navigate back to the trailhead. Camp at trailhead

Day 8: Return to Santa Barbara.