The Way 2019: SOCAL Surf - June 27-29

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The Way 2019: SOCAL Surf - June 27-29


Destination: San Onofre Beach, CA

*Dates subject to change

Surfing with new friends as you prepare for your first year at PLNU. Sounds pretty great, right?  The Way is a great opportunity to begin your college journey at PLNU by connecting with nature and other future friends.  

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Please read our cancelation policy (at the bottom of this page) prior to registering. 

12 participants

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More about the trip:


Whether this is your first time in the water or rock climbing or you've been dozens of time, this trip will offer something new and challenging for you.  The intent of this trip is to create a shared experience in a beautiful and unfamiliar setting, with unfamiliar people, experiencing new challenges with ample support in order to remind you that you can succeed in your college adventure!  We're with you and the new family you create will help kick start your college career.

The Way Goals:

  • Create a community of belonging set in the wilderness

  • Empower students to reveal their ability to endure and compassionately connect

  • Create support systems and opportunities for students to gain self awareness and insight

  • Connect to God's Creation through activity and reflection  

About the Trip & Itinerary

Once you arrive and check-in on Monday, you'll be introduced to your fellow travelers and guides. PLNU staff will fit you for a wet suit, board, climbing shoes and climbing harness.  Monday afternoon we will depart for Malibu for a day of surf instruction and beach life and end the day by camping under the stars.  Tues- Wed, we will be rock climbing, cooking, laughing, sharing stories, and making memories in one of California's most beautiful coastlines.


We will be outside rock climbing, swimming in the surf, and hanging out on the beach.  Surfing and rock climbing require strength, mobility, and perseverance to fully enjoy these activities.  We recommend some strength and endurance training.  Swimming experience is required for the surf portions of the trip. 

Safety & Risk Management

Each group carries emergency equipment including a first aid kit. Staff are proficient at water and rock rescue techniques.

Fitness Rating: 2.5 out for 5 Difficulty

Wait list

Only if the trip is full, click the button below and you'll be redirected to and added to our wait list..

**If you are under the age of 18:  Parents and/ or guardians are asked to sign medical and liability forms.  Please download this form and email it to

**Specific dates and times: Please plan to arrive on campus in San Diego before 7:00 a.m. on Monday.  The trip will end early evening on Wednesday in San Diego, but do not schedule your flight before 7 p.m. on that day.  The Way begins and ends at PLNU, no exceptions.  Please plan pick-up and drop-offs accordingly.  Accommodations are offered if flights must be booked prior to or after the start and end date.  Airport pickups are available and can be scheduled closer to the date of the trip.

**Cancellation policy: In the event you may need to withdraw from the trip, there will be a $100 cancellation fee.   Refunds: within 5 weeks of the trip, no refunds can be issued. However, if we are able to fill the vacated spot we will refund trip fees at any date minus the $100 cancellation fee.

**Trip Cancellation: While it is not anticipated that the trip will be canceled, unforeseen circumstances always make this possible.  In this unlikely event, participants will be contacted and the full trip cost will be refunded, however, we are unable to compensate for any lost fees from airfare. 

**If registration is sold out, all spots have been filled, please join the waiting list. If spots open up we will go to the wait list first.