The Adventure Program offers exciting outdoor trips, courses and clinics each quarter and over intersession breaks. The Adventure Program is subsidized by the Stanford Outdoors (SO) student group, providing student members the opportunity to participate in outdoor experiences at the lowest possible cost.
Registration Information – Fall 2016
SO Member registration for all Adventure Program experiences occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Wednesday, September 28th at 8:00am. Registration opens for non-members on Wednesday, October 5 during Outdoor Center Hours. Bring printed and completed Assumption of Risk and Medical History forms to expedite the registration process. Adventure Program Registration Policies:
- NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason, unless the trip is cancelled. For more expensive trips, consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance that protects you from canceling for unforeseeable circumstances such as injury or illness. We recommend Travel Guard.
- Individuals must be present to sign up for trips. Friends/partners cannot sign someone else up.
- Due to high demand, SO Members can sign up for only one multi-day Adventure Program trip during member registration week. Registration after the first week is unlimited.
- Stanford IDs will be checked by Outdoor Center staff to confirm memberships and Stanford affiliation.
- Registration is on first come, first served basis.
- Pre-trip meetings, if noted, are REQUIRED.
Adventure Program Trips
Unless otherwise noted, no previous experience is required for any of our trips and transportation is provided. Trips indicated as moderately to very strenuous require a high level of fitness and typically require you to hike/paddle/ski/etc. many miles per day, often carrying your own equipment. Contact the Outdoor Center for more information.
|Week#||Trip Title||Dates/Time(s)||Brief Description||Pre-Trip Meeting||Cost (Member/Non-Member)||Difficulty Level|
|2||Camping & Hiking in Yosemite National Park #1||Friday 10/7 at 12:00pm to Sunday 10/9 in the evening||Camp and hike past waterfalls in one of America's most beautiful parks. Includes meals.||Wednesday 10/5 at 6:30pm.||$60/$90||Moderate-strenuous|
|2||Wilderness Retreat: Explore Henry Coe State Park||Friday 10/7 at 12:00pm to Sunday in the evening.||Pack your hiking boots, a good book, and leave your cell phone behind. Retreat into CA's largest state park for a weekend of backpacking and reflection.||Wednesday 10/5 at 6:30pm.||$40/$70||Moderate-strenuous|
|3||Day Hiking Angel Island||Saturday 10/15 at 7am to evening||Explore this CA State Park by ferry then by foot where you feel like you are away from it all.||Wednesday 10/12 at 6:30pm.||$25/$45||Moderate|
|3||Day Hiking Mt. Tamalpais and Stinson Beach||Saturday 10/15 at 8:00am to late afternoon||Enjoy redwoods, beautiful coastal vistas, and lunch at the beach. Includes lunch.||None.||$15/$25||Moderate-strenuous|
|4||Camping & Hiking Pinnacles National Park||Friday 10/21 at 12:00pm to Sunday 10/23 in the evening||Explore towering rock spires and spot incredible wildlife like eagles and condor inside Pinnacles National Park.||Wednesday 10/19 at 6:30pm.||$60/$90||Easy-moderate|
|4||Day Hike Big Basin State Park||Saturday 10/22 8:00am-afternoon/evening||Hike through Redwoods to a remote waterfall. Includes lunch.||None.||$15/$25||Moderate|
|5||Camping & Hiking in Yosemite National Park #2||Friday 10/28 at 12:00PM-Sunday 10/30 afternoon or evening.||Camp and hike past waterfalls in one of America's most beautiful parks. Includes meals.||Wednesday 10/26 at 6:30pm.||$60/$90||Moderate-strenuous|
|6||Backpacking Pt. Reyes National Seashore||Friday 11/4 at 12:00pm to Sunday 11/6 in the evening.||Backpack along the coast of a protected, picturesque nature reserve.||Wednesday 11/2 at 6:30pm.||$40/$60||Moderate-strenuous|
|7||Bouldering Castle Rock State Park||Saturday 11/12 at 8:00am to 5:00pm.||Explore a local bouldering crag with SOE.||None.||$15/$25||Moderate|
|8||Backpacking the Skyline to the Sea Trail||Saturday 11/19 at 12pm to Monday 11/21 in the afternoon.||Backpack the rugged Skyline to the Sea Trail from Castle Rock State Park to Waddell Beach. A class Bay Area hike for your bucket list.||Wednesday 11/16 at 6:30pm.||$40/$60||Strenuous|
|9||Camping & Climbing in Pinnacles National Park||Friday 12/2 at 12pm to Sunday 12/4 in the evening.||Top-rope in Pinnacles National Park, then return to a comfy campsite at night to relax.||Wednesday 11/30 at 6:30pm.||$60/$90||Moderate|
Adventure Program Clinics
|Clinic Title||On-Campus Sessions||Trip Dates||Trip Location(s)||Cost (Member/Non-Member)||Brief Description||Signups|
|Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking||Pool Sessions Wednesdays starting 10/5-11/2 6:30pm-8:00pm at AOERC Pool||Saturday 11/5-Sunday 11/6||South Fork American River||$50/$75||Learn whitewater kayaking basics culminating in a full class 2+ whitewater experience||Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and explain in a sentence or two why you want to learn to kayak whitewater!|