Begin your journey to becoming an all-around outdoorsperson!

The Guide Development Program (GDP) is open to all PLNU students and explores the follow areas: 

  • Developing personal wilderness skills in backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, experiential education, group dynamics, wilderness medicine, Leave No Trace, and other disciplines
  • Sharing in fellowship with those who have similar adventure interests
  • Building leadership skills through outdoor programs
  • Guiding Great Escapes trips
  • Gaining professional certifications to work in the outdoor field
  • Exploring a career in camping ministries, outdoor recreation, experiential education, and leisure recreation

Great Escapes trip schedule

Guide training information

Guide meeting information


Contact Us

Jonathan Morell
Director of Outdoor Leadership Programs
jonathanmorell@pointloma.edu
619-849-2677