News and Notes

About Outdoor Adventures - Although we have been known by multiple names (formerly Experiential Learning and Adventure Center; Outdoor Programs), the programs and philosophy of Outdoor Adventures has remained the same since we began offering trips in 1986.

Get Ed-Wrecked with Outdoor Adventures

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Did you know you could get course credit for rock climbing? Or riding horses? Or bowling? We all know that USD has many things to offer, but galloping on ponies? Education Recreation is one of the least appreciated programs here on campus. For a small fee, one can venture outside, breathe some fresh air and gain a credit (or two...or three).

Alumnus, Center Share Passion to Explore Nature

Alumnus, Center Share Passion to Explore Nature

Friday, February 18, 2011 

There's a Experiential Learning and Adventure Center display in the Student Life Pavilion gallery filled with photos of beautiful places where staff and USD students have visited. Will Rochfort '04 knows it, too, because he's lived it.

Center Provides Many Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Adventure Center, located on the Hahn University Center's ground floor (Room 136), is doing its part to encourage more members of the USD community and beyond to try their hand at a new activity this summer or just rekindle interest in an active sport.  The center offers a wide range of outdoor equipment available for rent and special summer offers to encourage faculty, staff, and summer students to participate

USD MAGAZINE: Culture Comes Alive

Summer 2010

Immersion trips leave students with indelible impressions.  From Honduras to Guatemala to Costa Rica, immersion trips help students open their minds and suspend preconceived notions.

Alumnus’ Film Fuses Adventure, Environmental Awareness

Monday, May 10, 2010

In 1968, intrepid adventurist Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins loaded a second-hand panel van with surfboards, climbing gear and camping supplies, started the ignition and headed south on an epic journey from Ventura, CA, straight into the heart of the unknown.

Students Spend Spring Break on Costa Rica Outdoor Adventure

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 

The Experiential Learning and Adventure Center at USD has organized an eight-day, seven-night eco-adventure trip to Costa Rica that started last Friday and runs through March 13.

THE VISTA: Adventure Center Gets a Makeover

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Formally known as the Outdoor Program, the Experiential Learning and Adventure Center has changed its name to better express its revamped mission.

Contact Information

Outdoor Adventures
Hahn University Center 136
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4709

Office Hours

M-F 12 p.m. –5  p.m.