Adventure Program

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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.

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

Registration Information – Winter 2017

SO Member registration for all Adventure Program experiences occurs in-person at the Outdoor Center on Wednesday, January 11th at 8:00am. Registration opens for non-members on Wednesday, January 18th during Outdoor Center Hours. Bring printed and completed Assumption of Risk and Medical History Form 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 and one single-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 TitleDates/Time(s)Brief Description Pre-Trip MeetingCost (Member/Non-Member)Difficulty Level
1Backpacking Lost Coast Friday 1/13 at 11:00am to Monday 1/16 in the eveningRead trip details here.
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Wednesday 1/11 at 6:30pm.$75/$95Moderate-strenuous
1Trail Running Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space PreserveSaturday 1/14 at 8am to afternoonRead trip details here.None.$10/$20Moderate-strenuous
2Day Hike Mt. Tam & Stinson BeachSaturday 1/21 at 8am to eveningRead trip details here.None.$15/$25Moderate
2Ski & Snow Camp Lassen Volcanic National Park #1Friday 1/20 at 12:00pm to evening on Sunday 1/22Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 1/18 at 6:30pm.$60/$90Strenuous
3Snowshoe & Snow Camp Lassen Volcanic National ParkFriday 1/27 at 12:00pm to Sunday 1/29 in the eveningRead trip details here.
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Wednesday 1/25 at 6:30pm.$60/$90Strenuous
3Bouldering Castle Rock State ParkSaturday 1/28 8:00am-afternoon/eveningRead trip details here.None.$15/$25Moderate
4Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Tahoe #1Friday 2/3 at 12:00PM-Sunday 2/5 in the eveningRead trip details here.
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Wednesday 2/1 at 6:30pm.$100/$150Moderate-strenuous
4Backpacking Pt. Reyes National Seashore #1Friday 2/3 at 12:00PM-Sunday 2/5 in the eveningRead trip details here.
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Wednesday 2/1 at 6:30pm.$50/$75Moderate-strenuous
5Day Hike Muir Woods National MonumentSaturday 2/11 at 8:00am to eveningRead trip details here.None.$15/$25Easy-moderate
5Ski & Snow Camp Lassen Volcanic National Park #2Friday 2/10 at 12pm to Sunday 2/12 in the evening.Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 2/8 at 6:30pm.$60/$90Strenuous
6Camp & Hike Pt. Reyes National SeashoreFriday 2/17 at 12pm to Monday 2/20 in the evening.Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 2/15 at 6:30pm.$50/$75Moderate
6Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Tahoe #2Friday 2/17 at 12pm to Monday 2/20 in the evening.Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 2/15 at 6:30pm.$100/$150Moderate
7Day Hike Windy Hill Open Space PreserveSaturday 2/25 at 8am to the afternoon.Read trip details here.None.$10/$20Easy-moderate
8Backpacking Pt. Reyes National Seashore #2Friday 3/3 at 12pm to Sunday 3/5 in the evening.Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 3/1 at 6:30pm.$50/$75Moderate-strenuous
8Beach Hopping & Camping in Half Moon BaySaturday, 3/4 at 9am to Sunday 3/5 at 12pm.Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 3/1 at 6:30pm.$50/$75Easy
9Camping & Hiking Big SurFriday 3/10 at 12pm to Sunday 3/12 in the evening.Read trip details here.
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Wednesday 3/8 at 6:30pm.$50/$75Easy-moderate
9Day Hike & Yoga in Monte Bello Open Space PreserveSaturday 3/9 at 8am to the afternoon.Read trip details here.None.$10/$20Easy

Adventure Program Clinics

Clinic TitleOn-Campus SessionsTrip DatesTrip Location(s)Cost (Member/Non-Member)Brief Description
Introduction to Campcraft and Wilderness ExperiencesTuesdays, 1/17-3/7, 7:30-8:50pm in AOERC, Room 208B.Friday 2/17-Saturday 2/18Big Basin State Park$50Read course details here.
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