California Adventure Road Trip

Highlights: Surfing, hiking, and national parks
Locations: Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and Big Sur
Saturday, June 15 – Friday, June 28

Price: $895/Student ($150 deposit option available)

Description: Ever wanted to travel to California? Or see Yosemite National Park? How about surf on the ocean? This fourteen-day adventure truly has it all! You will be driving across the country and experiencing some of the most scenic and adventurous things that California has to offer! Not only that, but you’re bound to develop close relationships with your adventure crew and learn some great skills along the way. As with any of our trips, this is all inclusive and no prior experience is necessary!

Itinerary Overview:
Day 1: Travel day to Utah.
Day 2: Travel day to California.
Day 3: Travel and camp near Lake Tahoe.
Day 4: Exploring and hiking Lake Tahoe.
Day 5: Exploring and hiking Lake Tahoe.
Day 6: Travel and camp near Yosemite.
Day 7: Hiking in Yosemite National Park.
Day 8: Hiking in Yosemite National Park.
Day 9: Travel and camp near Big Sur.
Day 10: Surfing on the ocean and hiking Big Sur.
Day 11: Surfing on the ocean and hiking Big Sur.
Day 12: Travel day to Nevada.
Day 13: Travel day to Nebraska.
Day 14: Travel day to Wisconsin.

H2G0: Watersports in Wisconsin

Highlights: Whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, kayaking, sea caves, waterfalls, and more!
Saturday, July 13 – Friday, July 19

Price: $395/Student ($150 deposit option available)

Description: This trip hopes to show you the best side of Wisconsin! Summertime warmth and water-based activities! Every day, we will help you try a new activity and explore a new area. We will be traveling across Wisconsin and back, to show everyone just how beautiful and incredible it can be to explore our great state by lakes, rivers, and streams. For anyone seeking a trip with incredible value and learning, this is for you! Our group will be embracing each day and the journey with a positive attitude and an excitement to enjoy life together.

Sea Kayaking the Apostle Islands

Highlights: Kayaking, island camping, sea caves, and more!
Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

Price: $395/Student ($150 deposit option available)

Description: Our sea kayaking trip takes you into the magnificent Apostle Islands for five days! This trip embarks into one of Wisconsin’s only national park units and explores some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest! During this time, you will kayak through sea caves and camp on beautiful islands underneath the stars! Our guide team will consist of a 1972 UWM Alumni and his crew of professionally-trained sea kayaking guides. You are bound to have an incredible, rustic experience, while exploring this amazing area together!

Notes on Extended Trips:

  • Participation is limited to current UW-Milwaukee students
  • Registration is available online or in-person, on day of registration.
  • Online registration will be available here:
  • No prior experience is necessary! We invite students of any background to join!
  • Some trips have essential eligibility requirements (i.e. physical fitness level).
  • Price includes transportation, equipment, food, lodging, guiding, and more!
  • The $150 security deposit, or $150 of the full price paid, is non-refundable.
  • Outdoor Pursuits hours of operation are 10AM-6PM, Mon-Fri.
  • Questions? Call Outdoor Pursuits at 414-229-5513 or stop by 131A Klotsche!
  • Website for more information is

AJ Heil, Outdoor Pursuits Program Director ( (414-229-7261)