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Adventure Leader Program

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Develop your outdoor leadership skills through this interactive and exciting course. Participants will be learning both leadership and technical skills in classroom sessions and on outdoors trips. Technical skills include equipment, food preparation, logistics and clothing needs. Leadership topics include decision making, critical thinking, informal interpretation, teaching skills, leadership qualities and styles. Take this opportunity to expand your leadership abilities in the outdoors. This course is required to apply and interview to become a Volunteer CSUSB Adventure Leader.

When you register you will receive a questionnaire to complete and bring with you to the first workshop. After the first workshop and review of your completed questionnaire we will select participants to continue in the training program. Payment will not be due until you are accepted into the program.


In order to register for the Adventure Leader Program course, you must be CSUSB student, faculty or staff, have a CA Driver License, pass a background check, and have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.


CSUSB student, faculty or staff: $60

Spring 2017 Course


Informational Meeting

  • April 21, 2017 (Friday 2:30pm - 4:30pm)

Multi-day Staff Training Trip

  • April 28 - 30, 2017 (2:00pm Friday - 10:00 pm Sunday)
  • Location - Joshua Tree
  • Activities include: hiking and camping


  • Friday (5/5, 5/12, 5/19)
  • All 2:30 - 4:30pm
  • On campus. Location TBD

One-day trips

  • Choose two
  • La Jolla Snorkel - 05/06/2017
  • LA Arboretum and Norton Simon - 05/07/2017
  • Sandboarding and Body Boarding - 05/13/2017
  • Waterfall Hike - 05/14/2017

CPR/AED Certification

  • Required for Wilderness First Aid
  • May 19, 2017
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • On Campus: Location TBD

Wilderness First Aid Certification

  • May 20 - 21, 2017
  • Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm Sunday
  • On Campus: Location TBD

How to Become a CSUSB Adventure Leader

After successful completion of the Adventure Development Program you can apply and interview to become a volunteer CSUSB Outdoors Leader.

Once a Leader

As a CSUSB Adventure Leader, you can request trips that you would like to lead in future quarters. We will then assign you with a co-leader to lead trips that match your skills and leadership ability. Leaders are expected to continue to attend leader training trips and to keep current in certifications.

Certifications include: CSUSB Defensive Driver Course, the San Bernardino Food Handler Certification, CPR/AED, and WFA.

You will also be required to complete a State Harassment Training

Benefits of Being a CSUSB Adventure Leader

  • Great leadership experience
  • Discounts on trips and rentals
  • Explore the great outdoors
  • Make friends with similar interests
  • Opportunity to stay fit and healthy
  • Possible career exploration
  • Conferences and trainings free or at reduced price
  • Discounts on purchasing outdoor gear

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer leader for CSUSB Outdoors, register for our Adventure Leader Program which is offered quarterly. For more information on becoming a leader you can call Mark Oswood (909)537-3863 or email