Our History

The Outdoor Adventure Club has been making every weekend count outdoors in the Bay Area since 1996.

First OAC tripIf 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.