Guide Development Program

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

Zac Sawyer
Outdoor Leadership Coordinator
zacsawyer@pointloma.edu
(619) 849-2677

Michael Douglas
Coordinator of Guide Development
mdouglas2011@pointloma.edu