Students hike next to a lake

Outdoor Leadership

Find yourself in the great outdoors!

As a PLNU student, you have access to quality outdoor adventures year-round. From ice climbing and kayaking to night hikes and backpacking, there is plenty to explore while you make new friends and take in the beauty of the Golden State.

Start Exploring

Want to explore on your own? You can rent a wide selection of outdoor equipment — including wetsuits, kayaks, tents, sleeping bags, surfboards, and more — from our on-campus rental center. We are conveniently located in Nicholson Commons in the Activities and Recreation Center. 

Rent Equipment

PLNU students at The Way Wilderness Orientation.
A student climbs Descanso Wall during a Great Escapes rock climbing trip.
Lauren Wuertz climbs Descanso Wall during a Great Escapes rock climbing trip.
A student canoes up the Colorado River during a fall break trip.
A student canoes up the Colorado River during a fall break trip.
On a hike in Julian, Calif., a student takes a moment to appreciate the beauty.
On a hike in Julian, Calif., a student takes a moment to appreciate the beauty.
A student kayaks in the San Diego Bay.
Zach Lickteig goes for a paddle in the San Diego Bay.
Three students stop to take a photo on a guide training trip in Joshua Tree, with many carabiners.
Three students stop to take a photo on a guide training trip in Joshua Tree, with many carabiners.
A group of students on a mud cave excursion take a photo together.
A mud caves excursion calls for a group selfie.

 

Location and Hours

Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), Nicholson Commons, First Floor
Main Campus

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Holiday hours may vary.

Contact Us

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

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