Kayak and snorkel with the Rec Center

By Aaron Wolf |Staff Writer|

Kayaking and snorkeling adventures are being offered by the CSUSB Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec Center) for the students that cannot stay out of the water.

Trips are open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the San Bernardino community.

The trips range in price from $40 to $80.

The next trip is scheduled down south in La Jolla. Kayaking along the coast will be preceded by snorkeling, swimming, and playing on the beach.

La Jolla is known for its rocky cliffs and notable architecture. This trip is scheduled for May 7.

The La Jolla Cove is known for its snorkeling as it is home to a diverse amount of sea life.

According to SoCalSnorkeling.com, “La Jolla Cove is a really popular snorkeling/diving location. The way that the beach is almost north facing makes the beach very sheltered from the waves. La Jolla usually offers some of the warmest waters off the coast of CA as well.”

The La Jolla snorkeling trip is $40 for students and $53 for faculty, staff, and alumni association members.

The Rec Center also offers this trip without the kayaking in July and August.

The first La Jolla snorkeling trip is July 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The second trip is scheduled for August 14 and will also be from 8 a.m, to 8 p.m.

The La Jolla snorkeling trips cost $40 for students, $53 for staff, $66 for alumni and $80 for community members.

The Rec Center will be putting on a kayaking trip from May 21 to May 22. The trip will be to Santa Barbara, California.

“Referred to as the American Riviera, Santa Barbra has beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colorful culture” which will make for an excellent trip according to the CSUSB adventure guide.

The Santa Barbara trip costs $80 for students, $106 for faculty, staff, alumni and $160 for community members.

On July 15 the Rec Center will explore the LA River, a river “older than California.” The trip will include a 2.5-mile kayak journey.

Trip goers will be trained in boating and water safety skills. They will also learn about the history of the area,the local wildlife, and the history of Los Angeles.

The cost of the LA River trip is $40 for students, and $53 for faculty, staff and alumni association members. Members of the general community may attend for $80.

Big Bear lake will be explored in August. This trip is scheduled for August 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The trip will begin with time to explore the city of Big Bear and its historical and natural elements.

Kayaking will be offered in Big Bear lake to trip goers and the group will stop for dinner before coming back to campus.

“Kayaks and canoes provide the perfect way to explore Big Bear Lake to get in touch with nature and the surrounding environment. Of course, kayaks and canoes offer great exercise and fitness all in the name of fun,” according to bigbear.com.


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