SPOT – Pacific Coast

The SPOT Pacific Coast trips will take you to a beautiful site along the Pacific Coast for a five-day camping trip down in Big Sur. Many of our participants are first time campers, and our leaders are excited to facilitate an enjoyable pre-orientation outing.

  • Group Size of 10-12 students
  • Led by Stanford Students
  • Day Hikes
  • Tent Camping
  • Beach Activities
  • SPOTlights
  • Stargazing
  • Calzones on a camp stove

Check out the  Pacific Coast Base Camping Welcome Packet here, which includes arrival logistics, important dates, and the gear list.

Here is a sample schedule from one of last years Mountain Base Camps:

Sept 13Arrive Stanford check in to SPOT, get to know your SPOT leaders and members of group, organize gear and food, Pizza party, camp on Roble Field
Sept 14Depart campus early for your SPOT destination. Once you arrive your will set up camp and begin to form new friendships that will last your whole Stanford career
Sept 15HIking options for the day, SPOTlights
Sept 16Get up early to watch sunrise form the top of a volcanic cinder cone, spend the afternoon by the a mountain lake
Sept 17More SPOTlights, games, hikes, stargazing, learn how to make calzones on your camp stove
Sept 18Solo reflection time by a mountain lake, skits, songs, celebrate your last night in the mountains
Sept 19Wake up early, board the buses back to Stanford. Shower and get ready for slide shown and Tostada party on Roble Field
Sept 20NSO begins at 8:00am. YOu will be escorted to you res. hall by your SPOT leader and ready to begin life at Stanford with 11 new SPOT friends.