May 23, 2024

The next installment of the Outdoor Adventures program took students to La Jolla Feb. 20 to go kayaking.

This day trip gave students the opportunity to explore the coast line, as well as caves and the beach.

The group was led by guides who explained the landscape and gave students an introduction to the history, scenery and wildlife that make La Jolla their home.

La Jolla is located just north of San Diego and is surrounded on three sides by the ocean and Mt. Soledad as its inland boundary. The town features a small village area, as well as many little shops and eateries.

Sam Cannon, program coordinator for Outdoor Adventures in the Community Life Office, said he was especially excited for this year’s kayaking trip to take place.

“We were trying to take 100 people from CBU,” Cannon said. “This was our largest Outdoor Adventure to date and we are so excited to offer one of our most popular events to even more people. Logistically we cannot always accommodate larger groups, but when we can, we make sure that it happens.”

Many students go on Outdoor Adventures events because they build friendships, and the feeling of community CBU has is strengthened by the interactions.

Katelyn Meeter, sophomore kinesiology major and Community Life intern, said she was looking forward to the community aspect, and also the opportunity to be going on such a large trip.

“This was my first time ocean kayaking and I am so glad I get to experience it while building community with other students from CBU,” Meeter said. “We have intentionally organized an adventure that could offer a unique experience for a large group of people.”

Meeter said she thought the trip was coming at a great time as she was looking forward to taking advantage of the February weather.

“Being from Oregon, I know that not everyone gets the opportunity to go kayaking in the middle of February,” Meeter said. “My hope was that this trip provided a way for people to get away from campus and enjoy a relaxing day in the sun.”

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