Adventure Out started as an outdoor adventure program exclusively for women. Today, the company offers activities and adventures for everyone.
Surf! Surfing clinics are offered on weekends at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica for kids ages 8 and up. The one-day clinic costs $89–$99 and includes equipment, snacks, and drinks. Teens can sign up for the two-day clinic that costs $155–$175. Kids must know how to swim to attend. Private lessons are always available.
Rock climb! Learn how to rock-climb in a four-hour clinic at Remillard Park in Berkeley or Castle Rock State Park in the South Bay. The clinic costs $85–$95 and includes all the gear needed to get started.
Survive in the wilderness! Sign up for Wilderness Survival weekend clinics in Santa Cruz. Kids ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. These one-day, five-hour clinics cost $89–$99. Participants experience the "ancient skill of survival: shelter, water, fire, food." Learn how to do native shelter building and fire-by-friction.
Backpack! Spend three days and two nights in a guided backcountry adventure in the Sierras for $370–$395. The package includes a planning session a month before the trip. Adventure Out also offers backpacking in the desert in Southern California and the Lost Coast, which is north of the Sonoma coast.
Mountain bike! Learn the basics in an outdoor classroom and through the famous trails of the Marin Watershed or the Santa Cruz Mountains. These one-day, six-hour clinics cost $80–$90. Bring your own equipment or rent a mountain bike for $35.
Surfing: Kids and teens can enroll in three- to four-day surf camps. The package includes three hours of surfing lessons per day, all the equipment, lunch, snacks, and drinks. The teacher/student ratio is 1:4.
- Kids 3-Day Surf Camp: 8 to 12, $215–$245
- Teen/Adult 4-Day Surf Camp: 13 and up, $295–$325
Times: varies; some are 9am–noon, others 12:30pm–3:30pm
Rock climbing: Three-day rock climbing camps for kids and teens include four hours of lessons per day (9am-1pm), and are held outdoors in Remillard Park in the Berkeley Hills. No previous experience is necessary and all the equipment is provided.
Gear: Their online store is a great place to buy outdoorwear and equipment for surfing, rock climbing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.