The Way Wilderness Orientation

The Way is a week-long, formative wilderness excursion for First Year Students (including transfer students). Organized by PLNU's Outdoor Leadership program, The Way is a great opportunity for incoming students to connect and help them make the leap into university life.

This one-week spectacular wilderness orientation is for First Year and Transfer undergraduate students.  Prepare to develop close relationships, explore towering mountains, serene lakes, creeks, and meadows. Challenge yourself at new heights and prepare to begin your PLNU journey in a big way in California's best wilderness areas. We will help prepare you for your "The Way" experience in the same way this trip will help you prepare for your college journey.  Food, outdoor gear, instruction, and transportation to and from PLNU is included.  Each participant will receive special access to our "The Way" Store to purchase equipment and exclusive apparel.

Our itinerary starts on campus where we will begin the group experience and prepare personal equipment. We will then leave the San Diego sky-line and for the high alpine forest to learn valuable skills while swimming in remote lakes. Backpacking is next where we will travel through the Sierra Nevada Mountains for five days. There is truly no better way to start college than a journey through the wilderness with a group of fellow travelers. 


For more information or to register, go here

Jonathan Morell
Director of Outdoor Leadership Programs
Phone (619) 849-2677
Fax (619) 849-7025