Applications are now open for the 2024 Alternative Spring Break

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Alternative Spring Break trip in Boulder Creek, CA. The trip will be spent volunteering as camp counselors at Camp Campbell, Outdoor Science School.

The California Outdoor Science Association is sponsored by the California Department of Education. WSU volunteers will serve as camp counselors through the week and assist with the Outdoor School’s programming. Volunteers will receive a day long training on the first day of the trip, Monday. The camp takes place from Tuesday-Friday. Activities during the week may include but are not limited to attending field studies with students in the redwood forest, conducting river studies and daily nature hikes traveling around to various communities surrounding the camp. One evening campers will participate in a field study which includes a night walk, emphasizing the nocturnal animal life, nighttime sensory awareness, and astronomy. On Saturday, WSU volunteers will have a “tour day” to spend touring San Francisco and will spend the night in the city and depart the following Sunday to fly back to Wichita.

The cost of the trip is $200 per student. The cost includes transportation (airfare to/from, housing, meals, and excursions). The full payment of $200 must be received along with the application by Dec. 9, 2023. If you are not chosen to participate in the trip, you will be refunded the full amount. For more information about the trip, you may attend one of SEAL’s upcoming informational meetings held Sept. 12 and 26 in the SEAL office in 216 Rhatigan Student Center.

For more information email Loren Belew at or call 316-978-7016.