Outdoor Adventure


Enjoying God in His Creation with friends as we Backpack, Camp, Hike, Walk, and More.


Walking is good for our soul. God can slow us down and make us more open to hear and see Him. We look forward to being on-trail with you. 

Walks are at 9am unless otherwise noted.

2020 Walk Schedule Pending

Tent Camping

Tent camping is a great time to relax, explore, and enjoy friendships old and new in God’s creation.

2020 Camping Trips

Feb 14 – 17, 2020 – Presidents Day Weekend at Death Valley (sites reserved – sign up for our e-news to know when the registration opens (Orientation: Feb 9)

May 22 – 25, 2020: Memorial Day Weekend at Idyllwild (21 sites reserved) (Orientation: May 17) (with hikes to Suicide Rock, and Ernie Maxwell Trail)

June 26 – 28, 2020 Lake Morena (9 sites reserved) (Orientation: June 14)

Sept 4 – 7, 2020:  Labor Day Weekend at Big Bear (pending)

Oct 8-12, 2020 – Sedona, Arizona (pending)

Big bear - pine knot camping trip - 2020 Pending

Labor Day Weekend at Big Bear – Pineknot Campground

An All-Church Favorite!

A great trip for everyone!  Families, single parent families, singles, couples, and YOU!

You’ll enjoy a Saturday potluck, a worship & communion service, morning devotions, group campfires, fellowship, lots of fun adventures, and of course plenty of hiking, walking, and relaxing with friends!

Adults: $    each , Children age 3 & up: $     each  Registration coming   

Flyer pending

Adventure Ideas

There are lots of fun activities at Big Bear.  Go online and order a Visitor Guide at:  http://www.bigbear.com/visitor-guide/

Alpine Slide & Waterslide, biking, mountain biking, bowling, fishing, golf, miniature golf, tennis, go-carts, horseback riding, stables, petting zoo, animal park, tours, Flying Bear zip-lines, workshops, hobbies, Paddlewheel Tour Boat, Shopping, Walks / Hikes / Trails, Board Games or Books (bring!), Off-Road, Sky Chair, Picnic, Beach, Boating: Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Boats, Pontoon, Sail, Speed, Water-ski, Parasail (let us know if you are bringing watercraft), Discovery Center: tours, exhibits, learning activities, shopping, Big Bear Historical Museum, Solar Observatory

2021 Camping Trips

Feb 2021: Presidents Day Weekend 

May 2021: Memorial Day Weekend 

June 2021: Lake Morena 

Sept 2021: Labor Day Weekend 

Oct 2021: Grand Canyon (pending)

HIking & Backpacking

December 14, 2019 San Marcos Ridgeline HIke (our webpage is not working properly - brief details - 9am 102 San Elijo Road, San Marcos, CA 92078 or email golfingbadger@gmail.com sorry for the inconvenience)
2020 Backpacking TRIPS and DAY HIkes

 January 4 – Elfin Forest Hike (7 miles)  Training #1 for the PCT hike 7am

February 1 – Discovery Hills Hike, San Marcos (10 miles) Training #2 for the PCT hike 7am

March 7 – Daley Ranch Hike, Escondido (15 miles) Training #3 for the PCT hike 7am

March 13-15 – Indian Canyon Backpacking Trip, Santa Rosa Mountains – Craig (Orientation Mtg: March 8)

April 4 – Pacific Crest Trail Hike (20 miles) 6:30a – optional – reserve your own campsite at Lake Morena on April 3 

June 13-15, 2020 – San Bernardino Mountains backpacking – Craig (Orientation Mtg: June 7)

July 29-August 1, 2020 – Lake Sabrina backpacking – Mike  (Orientation Mtg: July 19)

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Other Groups

Coyote Running Club Sundays at 7 a.m. through NCCC’s Whole Life Sports. Go to northcoastcalvary.org/wls/ for details

Golfing Group for men and women through NCCC’s Small Groups. Email Richard Kim for details


Medical Forms

Print out the Medical Form for 2019 events, complete, and bring to the event.

Adult Form 2019

Minor Form 2019


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Hiking Ten Essentials


Essentials 1-5:  Protection from the sun, Illumination, Navigation, Hydration and Nutrition


Essential 6:  Insulation


Essential 7- 10:  Medication (first aid supplies), Incineration (Fire – Waterproof matches), Fabrication (Repair kit and tools), Protection (Emergency shelter).


Clothing layers with boots and socks


Other important things beyond the ten essentials to consider: hiking poles, supplies for Bio brakes (trowel, toilet paper, wipes and bags to carry off used paper), and a bandanna.



Backpack with all the gear plus 2 liters of water. It weighs out at 15 lbs. I used my regular backpacking pack as my daypack, gained a few lbs, because I don’t have a 30 liter pack anymore only the 54 liter one.

Gear and Essentials Info from REI
Day Packs
Hiking Boots
Trekking Poles
The 10 Essentials

Trail Talk Files

Past Topics:

Stoves used for Cooking Meals in the Back Country

Backcountry Navigation Dan Scott

Backcountry Navigation  Craig Dunn

Rescue and Recovery  Dan Scott   SOAP          Wilderness First Aid Guide

Maneuvering in Rocks and Boulders – Dave Cram

Wilderness and Remote First Aid, May 3, 17, June 7, 2018  Dan Scott

Trail Talks Layering Basics. – Dan Scott

Marmot Winter Survival Guide

Future Topics – we are discontinuing Trail Talks for now and may revisit it later in 2019:

  • Navigation: Backcountry Navigation with a map & compass, GPS Navigation
  • Climbing/Mountaineering: Outdoor Rock Climbing Skills: Rope Management, Climbing Anchors,  Bouldering & Free Climbing
  • Wilderness First Aid:  Your First Aid Kit (07/20/17), Shock and Heart Attack, Chest Injuries, Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries, Wounds and Wound Infections, Bone and Joint Injuries, Burns, Abdominal Illnesses, Hypothermia, Heat-Related Illnesses, Lightning, Altitude Illnesses, Submersion Incidents, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, Avoiding Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke,
  • What to do in the Wilderness: With Lightening, Forest Fires, Earthquakes, Snakes and Snakebite, Physical and Spiritual Ten Essentials, Signal Whistle Codes. Setting up Camps in the Wilderness. Bio Breaks in the Wilderness, Trail Etiquette & Leave No Trace, Identifying Plants, Technical Equipment, Apps, Equipment List and Gear, River Crossings (07/06/17), Hiking in Snow and Ice (07/06/17)
  • Experiencing God in the Wilderness:  Devotionals, Meditation/Reflection
  • Technology in the Outdoors:  Solar Panels, Chargers, GPS
  • General CPR & 1st aid refresher

  • Orienteering with map and Compass

  • Layering – clothing systems for all conditions

  • Backcountry sleeping systems (tent, hammock, ground tarp, bivy sack, fly style tarp, etc.)

  • Weather protection systems (rain jacket, fleece, windproof DWR jackets, etc)