Adventure Program

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The Adventure Program offers exciting outdoor trips, courses and clinics each quarter and over intersession breaks. Registration for all Adventure Program experiences is available at the Outdoor Center.

Want to see a trip or course happen that is not currently being offered? Download and submit a Trip Proposal Form here.

Registration Information

Registration for all fall quarter trips begins at 8am on Wednesday, September 23 in the Outdoor Center for SO Members. Registration opens for non-members on Wednesday, September 30 during Outdoor Center Hours.

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 trip experience 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.

Trips

Unless otherwise noted, no previous experience is required for any of our trips. 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 TitleDates/Time(s) Brief Description Pre-Trip MeetingCost (Member/Non-Member)Difficulty Level
1Whitewater RaftingSaturday 9/26, 6:45am to Saturday 9/26, eveningRaft class III rapids on CA's most popular river. No experience necessary!9/23, 6:00pmLess strenuous
2Intro to Surfing TBAJoin us in Santa Cruz for a beginner surf lesson9/30, 6:00pmLess strenuous
2Backpacking Big Basin 1AFriday 10/2, 12:30pm
to Sunday 10/4, afternoon
Backpack through redwood trees ending at the Pacific Ocean 9/30, 6:00pm$35/$50Moderately strenuous
2Backpacking Big Basin 1BFriday 10/2, 3:00pm
to Sunday 10/4, afternoon
Start at the beach and backpack up through Redwoods9/30, 6:00pm$35/$50Moderately strenuous
3Camping and Hiking Yosemite 1AFriday 10/9, 12:30pm to
Sunday 10/11, afternoon/evening
Hike 15 miles round trip to Cloud's Rest and explore Yosemite Valley10/7, 6:00pm$50/$75Very strenuous
3Camping and Hiking Yosemite 1BFriday 10/9, 3:00pm
to Sunday 10/11, afternoon/evening
Explore Yosemite Valley and Giant Sequoia Groves by foot10/7, 6:00pm$50/$75Moderately strenuous
4Backpacking Point Reyes 1AFriday 10/16, 12:30pm to
Sunday 10/18, afternoon/evening
Backpack and hang out on the beach the Bay Area's most beautiful coastal park10/14, 6:00pm$35/$50Moderately strenuous
4Backpacking Point Reyes 1BFriday 10/16, 2:00pm
to Sunday 10/18, afternoon/evening
Backpack and hang out on the beach the Bay Area's most beautiful coastal park10/14, 6:00pm$35/$50Moderately strenuous
5Camping and Hiking Yosemite 2AFriday 10/23, 12:30pm to
Sunday 10/25, afternoon/evening
Hike Yosemite's high country and explore Yosemite Valley10/21, 6:00pm$50/$75Moderately strenuous
Intro to Whitewater KayakingClass meets every Wednesday 6:30pm -8:30pm through 10/21Learn the basics of Whitewater Kayaking. No experience necessary, but must be comfortable in water$50/$75Moderately strenuous
6Backpacking Point Reyes 2AFriday 10/30, 12:30pm to
Sunday 11/1, afternoon
Backpack and hang out on the beach the Bay Area's most beautiful coastal park10/28, 6:00pm$35/$50Moderately strenuous
6Backpacking Point Reyes 2BFriday 10/30, 2:00pm to Sunday 11/1, afternoonBackpack and hang out on the beach the Bay Area's most beautiful coastal park10/28, 6:00pm$35/$50Moderately strenuous
8Backpacking Skyes Hot SpringsFriday 11/13, 2:00pm
to Sunday 11/15, afternoon/evening
A strenuous backpack trip to hot springs deep within the forest of Big Sur11/11, 6:00pm$35/$50Very strenuous