CSU community invited to Family Adventure Week in Todos Santos

During CSU’s 2020 spring break (March 14-20), Colorado State University will host its third Family Adventure Week at the CSU Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The weeklong experience is open to all CSU faculty, staff, and alumni interested in experiencing Mexico’s rich culture and ecology at the University’s international location.

“CSU System has so many wonderful assets across its campuses and centers,” said Family Adventure Week trip leader Seth Webb. “Family Adventure Week provides the CSU community with a unique opportunity to connect and stay engaged with other faculty, staff, and alumni.”

Webb serves as the director of CSU’s Mountain Campus and also instructs courses and gives guest lectures at CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources in subjects including wilderness skills, conservation leadership, and adventure and nature-based tourism.

Having worked with CSU in various capacities since 2002, Webb modeled Family Adventure Week based on similar programs and curricula offered at CSU’s Fort Collins campus as well as its Mountain Campus, roughly 60 miles west of Fort Collins. The Mountain Campus Getaways program, for example, shares many commonalities with Family Adventure Week, and allows the CSU community to enjoy hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities in a mountain setting.

Trip details

  • Dates: Spring Break – March 14-20, 2020
  • Space is limited. Contact trip leader Seth Webb to learn more and apply: Seth.Webb@colostate.edu
  • Application deadline: October 15, 2019
  • Cost: $4,500-$5,000*; includes 6 nights lodging and in-country transportation, most activities and most meals (*for a family of four; subject to change)
  • More info: todossantos.colostate.edu/csu-family-adventure-week

“With the seasoned leadership of Seth Webb, Family Adventure Week provides guided adventures for families to learn about Mexican culture, experience the pueblo mágico of Todos Santos, and explore the ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez,” said Kim Kita, director of the CSU Todos Santos Center. “The CSU Todos Santos Center is home base for this annual program — complete with friendly staff, delicious meals, and comfortable lodging.”

In early September, CSU Todos Santos Center staff traveled to Colorado to tour CSU and meet with the Center’s programmatic counterparts on campus. The trip included an overnight stay at the Mountain Campus where the Todos Santos team met with Webb and other administrators to share common challenges and best practices in various operational areas, given the many similarities between the two locations.

2020 activities include:

  • Walking tours of Todos Santos – shopping, galleries, restaurants, and more
  • Meals and happy hours
  • Presentation on Wildlife Conservation in Baja California Sur with Dr. Kate Huyvaert
  • “Glamping” on Isla Espiritu Santo: snorkeling; kayaking; paddle-boarding; swimming with sea lions; relaxing on the beach; stargazing
  • Swimming with whale sharks in Bay of La Paz
  • Surfing and boogie-boarding at Playa Los Cerritos

About the CSU Todos Santos Center

Located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, CSU Todos Santos Center serves as the University’s international hub, providing research and educational opportunities in alignment with existing University curricula.

Advancing CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service, and outreach, the Center collaborates with Mexican universities and organizations, and provides workshops and programs for visitors and local residents.

CSU’s vision in Todos Santos is to cultivate generations of global citizens and to partner in the creation of thriving communities through experiential learning and the exchange of knowledge.

For additional information, visit todossantos.colostate.edu.