New Student Orientation

For Traditional Undergraduates

Telios Leadership Program

July 16-21, 2017

Urban Service Adventure and Outdoor Recreation

This program will spend a week in the San Francisco Bay area. Several service projects will take place in the Tenderloin district which has become home to many of the low income and homeless population of San Francisco. We will be learning about the history of the Tenderloin, speaking with community members, and serving alongside our peers. We will explore the bay area while partaking in different activities such as: kayaking, hiking, biking Angel Island, whitewater rafting and more!

"Telios was a good bonding experience and a great way to meet other incoming first years in an environment that provided for lasting friendships and new experiences." - Morgan (Telios '14)

"I really enjoyed the service aspect of the trip, it helped me identify what area of service I wanted to go into and it also fostered relationships that I still maintain throughout the year." -Jeffrey (Telios '14)

"Telios was one of the best experience I had with Cal Lutheran because it quickly oriented me into life at college, gave me 20 amazing friends, as well as helping to develop my leadership skills which I have been using ever since." - Dominic (Telios '13)

Participants will be traveling, living, and meeting together throughout the week and will end their experience with a 2-day camping trip. This experience will include an ecological clean-up along a riverbed and conclude with an unforgettable whitewater rafting trip (

Application and Cost

Priority applications will be those submitted before May 12th. Priority applications will know if they are accepted by Monday, May 15th. Once you receive an e-mail with confirmation of acceptance, a $100 deposit will be due May 26th to hold your spot. The remaining $250 balance will be due June 16th.

After priority, applications will then be accepted until spots are filled.

Cost: $350 (all-inclusive)
Includes: Food, activities, lodging, and transportation
Limited availability


Contact Information

If you are interested and have further questions, please contact:

Andrea Treptow
Associate Director of Student Life
60 W. Olsen Road #6300
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 493-3304