…is a student-run Voluntary Student Organization (VSO) that offers outdoors trips, courses, and clinics for a variety of skill levels through the Stanford Adventure Program (SAP). Stanford Outdoors also organizes an outreach program and offers training for students who want to learn the skills necessary to become a SAP leader. All experiences are broadly open to Stanford students who meet minimum prerequisites. Participation is open to faculty, staff and other affiliates on a space available basis.
Stanford Adventure Program
The Stanford Adventure Program (SAP) offers exciting outdoors trips, courses and clinics each quarter and over intersession breaks. Trips are facilitated by Stanford students and range from introductory skills-focused trips to advanced, technical adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. All SAP trips are offered at subsidized prices through the support of Special Fees funding.
To find out more about what SAP will be offering for the upcoming quarter, come in to the Outdoor Center.
The Stanford Outdoors Outreach Program (SOOP) is a student group that take high schoolers from East Palo Alto on hiking, camping, and backpacking trips to give them an opportunity to experience the natural world that they ordinarily would not have. SOOP educates youth about hiking, eating, and sleeping in the outdoors and empowers them to teach these skills to their peers. Most of SOOP’s excursions consist of weekend-long backpacking trips to nearby locations such as Henry Coe, Big Basin, Natural Bridges, Point Reyes, Jasper Ridge, and the Desolation Wilderness. In addition to leader skill and expertise, SOOP also provides gear such as external frame backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stoves, and tents free of charge.
For more information, visit soop.stanford.edu.
Trip Facilitators Training Program
The Stanford Outdoors Trip Facilitators Training program provides students with the technical skills and leadership experience that they need to become leaders in the Adventure Program. The program is administrated through a quarter-length class that offers participants the chance to get outdoors on weekends during the quarter and learn about leading and facilitating trips in a fun and safe environment.
For more information, visit oep.stanford.edu.