We strive to provide the highest quality, professionally guided trips while promoting an appreciation for the outdoor world and leading by example to develop future stewards of the outdoors.
Our value is in the quality of the experience we provide.
The Outdoor Adventure Club, as a business, is an extension of who we, the staff, are as people. Climbers. Backpackers. Kayakers. Yoga instructors. Adventurers. We share our love of special places reached through rigorous activity.
We realize we are models for our clients’ behavior. We seek to always minimize our impact on the environment and we take Leave No Trace ethics seriously. We achieve this by crafting a unique experience on each trip through smaller groups, reuse-able products, and an engaged staff able to guide our members on being a steward of the outdoors.
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! (This photo is from the very first OAC trip, kayaking!)
In 2008, the founder retired to focus on raising her two boys and Richard took the reins. 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.