Family adventure programs have long been a part of the Colorado State University Mountain Campus, and now the program is heading to the CSU Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
And this time it’s a week long over Spring Break.
“This is a sneak preview of sorts, the first CSU faculty, staff, family program offering at the CSU Todos Santos Center,” said Kim Kita, director of special projects at CSU. “CSU families and alumni will have a unique opportunity to experience the Center, to learn about the ecosystems and culture of Baja California Sur, and to have a meaningful family spring break.”
The CSU Todos Santos Center is the university’s international hub, aimed at cultivating global citizens through the Land Grant University ideals of education, outreach and service. To date, the Center has hosted more than 100 CSU faculty and students in credit and non-credit CSU courses ranging from Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology to Music, Theatre and Dance and Student Leadership. In the year ahead, the Center has plans to expand CSU programming, conferences, retreats and to continue the current English courses and workshops for the community of BCS.
The location is perfect for a handful of CSU families to come together for Family Adventure Week, says Seth and Kelly Webb, the trip hosts and Assistant Director of the Mountain Campus and Poudre School District school psychologist, respectively.
“It’s authentic, off-the-beaten-path … Mexico at its best, and there are amazing adventures in the area,” Seth Webb said.
Kelly Webb agreed.
“This is a family-oriented experience designed with the active, adventurous, culturally-curious family in mind; this is not your typical spring break family vacation to Mexico. We’ll have opportunities to engage with the local community in a meaningful way. The itinerary is packed full of adventures like swimming with sea lions, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, fishing, hiking …” she said.
The inaugural Family Adventure Week trip to Todos Santos follows eight years of the Webbs being involved in Mountain Campus Weekend Getaways for faculty, staff and alumni.
“For the Family Adventure Week we’re most excited to share the amazing opportunities Todos Santos and the Center have to offer faculty, staff and alumni,” said Seth Webb. “Building new relationships through shared experiences is also a rewarding aspect of these types of trips.”
For Kita, who has worked with the community in Todos Santos for the past five years to build relationships and collaboration within the community and regional universities, she’s excited for CSU families to experience the culture of the area.
“The program invites families to dive into something new, exciting, and meaningful, all with the support of an experienced CSU team,” Kita said. “It will be a week to always remember.”
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About the CSU Todos Santos Center
The Colorado State University Todos Santos Center is the university’s first international location and is core to CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service, and outreach.
The Center provides opportunities for CSU students and Baja California Sur residents to collaborate with local partners and businesses to identify needs, conduct research, and produce impactful outcomes.
CSU’s vision in Todos Santos is to cultivate generations of global citizens and to be a part of creating thriving communities through collaboration, experience, and exchange of knowledge in areas such as agriculture, infectious disease, elementary education, environmental and social sustainability, wildlife ecology, veterinary medicine, and public health.