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Information about the Outdoor Adventure Club

We make every weekend count!

 

 

The Outdoor Adventure Club Mission: To provide professionally guided outdoor activites in fun, social groups, while promoting an awareness and appreciation for the outdoor world.

 

snowshowing at LassenWelcome to the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC), the Bay Area's FIRST activity club, run by professional guides, where you can choose a from variety of fun things to do every weekend! Since 1996, our professional guides have been organizing and leading great adventures all over California and all over the world. With the Outdoor Adventure Club, you can experience the great outdoors and meet other Bay Area adventurers in a fun club environment.

 

The OAC is a mix of professional guide service, adventure travel company and social club. Unlike a traditional guide service, we organize dozens of different outdoor adventure events. One week you may be rock climbing, the next you could be skydiving! Unlike a social club we are a professional, insured guide service. Our trip leaders are trained professionals, more than just a friendly face who's done it a few times. Unlike a traditional adventure travel company, we fill our trips primarily with people from the Bay Area and surrounding Northern California area. You'll be able to meet the people on your OAC international trip before and after your trip. Friendships formed on OAC trips can last a lifetime!

 

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What are the members like?

OAC members are a great collection of people from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa, and as far east as Sacramento. During the week, most members are working hard as busy urban professionals. By the time the weekend comes, they're ready to play and we're ready to help make it happen. Many people in the club are new to the area and want to meet people who love the outdoors, but don't have the time to organize trips on their own.

 

We are not a singles club; however almost all of our members are single. We're proud that 30 couples have gotten married after meeting through the Outdoor Adventure Club, but it's important to know that people come on our trips to enjoy the adventure of the day and make new friends, not to "hook up".

 

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What is the typical age group of the Club?

We see people of all ages on our trips. Some trips tend to attract a younger crowd, while other trips attract an older group. Unless otherwise specified, our trips are open to anyone 21 or older. We do offer family trips from time to time, as well as trips designed specifically for people of certain age groups. Whatever the age, all our members share an adventurous spirit.

 

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Can I sign up by myself?

Yes, you can sign up by yourself. Almost everyone who comes on an Outdoor Adventure Club trip comes solo on his/her first trip. After a few trips, you'll start recognizing names on upcoming adventures and soon enough you'll have a whole new circle of adventurous friends.

 

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What are the Outdoor Adventure Club trips like?

In a word, FUN! Our goal is to make all our trips feel like we're a group of friends out for a great time, all the while keeping safety our top priority. On Outdoor Adventure Club trips, we do all the work. You just sign up and show up! Our professional guides help prepare you for each adventure, introduce you to the folks on the trip, and make you feel welcome. On the trips, our guides prepare exquisite meals and teach outdoor skills. You'll be comforted by knowing all our guides are Wilderness First Responders or Wilderness EMTs, and have an abundance of training and experience in the outdoors.

 

There are a few things you won't see on our calendar. We don't do pub crawls or dancing lessons, for instance. There are plenty of outlets for those activities. What you will see is a calendar packed with more choices for outdoor fun than you'll see anywhere else, all organized and executed by people who make your fun their job.

 

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Are the trips too hard/too easy for me? Do I need experience? Am I fit enough?

Our trips are almost entirely outdoors and adventurous. We offer a full range of programs in everything we do. We offer introductory classes and easy trips for people new to the adventure as well as more advanced classes and trips for more experienced adventurers. Our variety of events and skill levels will offer something for everyone. By providing so many different trips, we can help you pick the perfect trip for your experience and comfort level. Just let us know if you have any questions about the fitness or experience level of any trip that interests you.

 

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How did the Outdoor Adventure Club originate?

If you’ve just found the Outdoor Adventure Club, you may be wondering how and when we started. The OAC began in June of 1996 when its founder was laid off from the high tech world. After spending long days working in front of the computer, she decided it was time to have some outdoor fun! She started looking for a local club that wasn't a singles club and offered more than just hiking and cycling. She couldn't find one, so she teamed up with Richard and the Outdoor Adventure Club was born!

 

Since then we've traveled the world, climbed some of the highest mountains, hiked some of the most beautiful trails, and rafted and kayaked some awesome rivers. But more important than all the great places we've been, is the great people we've met along the way.

 

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What kinds of outdoor trips do you offer?

Now, there are more than 5,000 active Bay Area people who receive the OAC newsletter each week and are excited about getting out and playing with other members of the Club. They agree this is a great way to meet active people in the Bay Area, but also a great way to get out and do some of the things they've always wanted to do.

 

Types of trips we offer include:

In addition to our local trips, we also offer International Adventure Vacations:

Yes, you could do all these things on your own, but it's a lot of work putting it together, and more fun to do with a group. Fortunately, OAC does all of the work for you and all of this happens behind the scenes. We:

  • Set up a calendar full of a variety of adventures
  • Handle all the permits
  • Make the reservations and reserve the accommodations
  • Preview the trips
  • Buy the groceries and cook the meals
  • Provide professional, friendly guides
  • Recommend gear and arrange for gear rentals (if needed)
  • Teach you a new skill or two!

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How do I sign up for an Outdoor Adventure Club trip?

Signing up for an Outdoor Adventure Club trip is simple. Just go to the Adventure Calendar, decide what you want to do and sign up. We'll just need a few details about you and your payment method and you are all set. You will receive a confirmation message that we received your sign up. Then one week to a few days prior to the trip (depending on trip type), you will receive an email with full trip details including what to wear, what to bring, how to get there and a carpool list.

 

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Do I have to be a member to come on a trip?

You don't have to be a member to come out on our trips. In fact, quite a few people tend to "sample" a trip first, then become a member later. If you want to sign up for a trip and are not a member, just look for the non-member pricing.

 

Others become members right away to take advantage of the discounted trip pricing, member perks and great deals and discounts at partner retailers and gyms. Now that you are excited to join, here is the scoop on Membership Information.

 

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How do I contact the Outdoor Adventure Club?

To contact the Outdoor Adventure club staff, send an email to info@outdooradventureclub.com or give us a call at 415-377-1195. We will be happy to answer any questions you have, point you in the right direction or even set up a custom trip for your group, family or corporate event.

 

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