Morro Bay Campout

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2022

$180 students / $220 non-students

Even our backyard has great camping! Spend a few nights at a Morro Bay State Park campsite and day trip to a handful of Central Coast favorites! Led by our Trip Leaders, this adventure will feature treks along the ragged coast, immersion in some of Big Sur’s best views, and the inside scoop on the best local snack spots. You won’t want to miss it. Every day’s journey will end with a good meal, a starry sky, and quality time with your peers.


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Skill Level: Moderate

Activity Level: Beginner

Trip Highlights

  • Coastal campsite
  • Opportunity for campfire
  • Scenic drives up and down Highway 1
  • Central Coast sight seeing
  • Group Meals
  • Coastal hiking
  • Leave no Trace education
  • Opportunity to learn general camping skills


***A pre-trip meeting will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the trip. Participants will receive confirmation of pre-trip date and time after registering.

After meeting at the designated time and place, the group will pack-up, do basic introductions, and hit the road.

The group will be stopping for dinner on the road Friday night. (Dinner will not be provided by ASI Poly Escapes on Friday night.)

The group will be camping at Morro Bay State Park.

Activities after arriving include: hiking, making group meals as a unit, getting to know one another, learning about the local flora and fauna, and exploring the park.

The group will return on Sunday.

Hiking will be minimal to moderate, but it is important to note there may be uneven terrain. Participants should be prepared to carry a pack containing their water, food, and any group gear distributed. Participants will be sleeping on the ground, with padding, in sleeping bags, in tents.

What's Included

All transportation and group gear: pots, pans, stoves, tents, water, maps, first aid kits, maps, camp tools, etc.

Meals provided: Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch

What to Bring

***A more comprehensive list will be distributed at the trip’s pre-trip meeting by the Trip Leaders.

Good, sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support, sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing, copy of medical insurance card (if applicable,) the capacity to store 2 liters of water, toiletries, a quart-size bag of personal snacks, medications, money for dinner on Friday evening, a bowl or plate and utensils for meals, etc.

The following items will be needed and can be rented for half off at the Rental Center if you have registered for a Poly Escapes Trip: headlamp and batteries, sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner, sleeping pad, trekking pole, etc.

Need Rental Equipment?

The Poly Escapes Rental Center at the Cal Poly Recreation Center has the gear you need for your next adventure! Explore our selection online, then visit the Rental Center to equip your trip.

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