Winter Quarter Classes Open for Registration 

Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of classes in backpacking, rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, and winter snow activities. Check out our class listings or stop by Outdoor Adventures to learn more about upcoming classes. Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or you've found a new interest in the outdoors, you are sure to find a perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with Outdoor Adventures.


Outdoor "Basics" Series Classes

Come to Outdoor Adventures to learn the basics about getting outside and staying safe. These classes are designed for the true beginner who is interested in hiking, camping, snow and water sports, but doesn't know where to start. These classes are generally free to cheap. Come learn with OA!

Backpacking and Car Camping

These 2, 3, 5 and 6 day backpacking and car camping trips get participants into the wilds of California where they will have the opportunity to breath in the ocean air at Point Reyes, discover the glacial landscapes of Yosemite, wade in the lakes of Desolation Wildnerness, and get lost on The Lost Coast. Adventure awaits! Our backpacking courses are designed for the beginner backpacker in mind, but are great for all ability levels. If you're an experienced backpacker and want a new challenge, check out our new Advanced Backpacking trips!

Day Hikes

Get off campus and into some of the most spectacular areas that California has to offer. Day Hikes are great for participants who are interested in a less extreme outdoor adventure. Our friendly guides will help participants see the awe inspiring sites of Yosemite, Tahoe, Pt. Reyes and more!

Indoor Climbing Wall

The indoor rock climbing wall found in the ARC, is the perfect way for beginners to learn about rock climbing! Our friendly Rock Wall staff will assist you in learning how to belay for paired top-rope climbing and also show you about our numberous bouldering routes. Our staff makes sure to set climbing routes that are appropriate for beginners and highly skilled veteran climbers alike. We also offer Introduction to Indoor Climbing and Lead Climbing classes!

Sea and Lake Kayaking

Experience Lake Tahoe and Tomales Bay by kayak! Paddling through these spectacular locales allows you to see abundant wildlife, have fun, and stay cool. We offer both single day and overnight experiences. As with all of our trips, our kayak trips are designed with the beginner in mind, but are fun for all experience levels.

Snow Sports

Take advantage of our surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range this Winter! Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of snow activities from a simple one day snowshoeing trek at Castle Peak to a multiday cross country ski adventure at Mt. Lassen!