Outdoor Programs


Adventure Program

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.


Memberships are available for Stanford Outdoors and Stanford’s Common Adventure Clubs at the Outdoor Center.  Stanford Outdoors Membership benefits include rental discounts at the Outdoor Center, priority registration for Adventure Program trips, and more.

Outdoor Education Program

The Outdoor Education Program offers all credit bearing outdoor education experiences. The purpose of the Outdoor Education Program is to develop visionary outdoor educational leaders who are prepared to be agents of change in the world, whether in a wilderness context or a context where these transferable skills are implemented.

Outreach Program

The Stanford Outdoors Outreach Program (SOOP) is a student group that takes underserved high school students from East Palo Alto on hiking, camping, and backpacking trips.  SOOP educates youth about hiking, eating, and sleeping in the outdoors and empowers them to teach these skills to their peers.

Tahoe Cabin

Each year Stanford Outdoors leases a large cabin in the Tahoe area for use by Stanford students and affiliates. The cabin is run similar to a hostel with guest expected in participate in cooking and cleaning.

Outdoors Council

The 10-member Stanford Outdoors Council is the governing body of Stanford Outdoors, the student group that advises outdoor adventure programs and experiences at Stanford. Council and committee meetings are open to all members of the Stanford community.