Avalanche Awareness Workshop
Join AO for a clinic on how to travel safely in avalanche terrain.
Let AO introduce you to backcountry skiing/riding in the beautiful California Cascades.
Backcountry Yurt Overnight
AO’s backcountry yurt is a winter retreat for the Chico State community. Join us as we hike or snowshoe through one of nature’s most beautiful wonderlands to the yurt, complete wi...
Big Basin Backpacking
An AO favorite, the Big Basin area is known for its coastal redwoods and a variety of habitats from freshwater marshes, to high sunny ridges and beautiful beaches. Prepare to be aw...
Big River Sea Kayaking
Prepare to feel the power of the ocean as we ride the rising tide and paddle through old growth forest in Mendocino. We’ll turn around with the changing tide while embracing the g...
Intro to Whitewater Raft Guiding
Do you love rushing rivers, mossy serpentine canyons and the roar of whitewater in your ears? If so, immerse yourself in life on the river and learn what it takes to become a raft ...
Introduction to Mountaineering
Learn the fundamentals of alpine climbing in the Cascade range. If you are looking to climb Mount Shasta, this trip is a great way to practice and apply new skills!
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking
Join the AO kayak instructor crew for 4 pool sessions and 3 days of on-river instruction. This progression will thoroughly introduce you to the basics of this amazing sport that c...
Lassen Cross Country Skiing
Traverse the snowy hills of the winter wonderland in our own back yard on cross country skis, and see the park like you never have before.
This is going to be a day full of adventure! We’ll begin bright and early by driving from campus to Lassen Volcanic National Park. From there we’ll put on our snowshoes and packs...
Lassen Winter Backpacking
Come and experience the majesty of Lassen Volcanic National Park sparkling white with snow. Let our experienced leaders teach you how to camp in winter conditions and recognize ava...
Lava Tubes Caving and Camping
From Chico we drive northeast to Lava Beds National Monument, home to a high-desert wilderness, vast lava fields, and an extensive network of more than 700 caves. An Adventure Outi...
Northern California River Rafting
Come whitewater rafting with us on an exciting stretch of class III whitewater. After spending an exhilarating day on the water, we’ll camp nearby and wake up ready for another day...
Outdoor Photography Workshop
Grab your camera and join us for a day of photography! We will cover a number of techniques to help you capture better photographs in the outdoors. You will receive instruction on ...
Redding Mountain Bike Staff Training
This trip is for AO staff only.
The Redwoods of northern California are well known to be an area frequented by the elusive Bigfoot creature, also known as Sasquatch. Join us as we take in the beautiful scenery ...
Sacramento River Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand up paddleboarding on the Sacramento River is the perfect way to see river wildlife, cool off in the water, and unwind from a stressful week.
Table Mountain Wildflower Day Hike
Spring is here! What better way to enjoy a spring day than a hike among the flowers, lava beds and waterfalls? Let your mid-semester worries and angst float away for a day as we ex...
Trinity River Inflatable Kayaking
Learn the basics of whitewater paddling and build confidence on the Trinity River’s class II and III rapids. It is hard not to have the time of your life in an inflatable kayak!
Upper Park Mountain Biking
Here’s your chance to hit the trails of our backyard gem, Upper Bidwell Park! Join our skilled AO staff as they teach you the tips and tricks of mountain biking.
Upper Park Wildflowers & Watercolors
Come join us on a Thursday evening to explore Upper Bidwell Park and let your creativity flow with some instructed watercolor painting.
Wilderness First Responder Course
Designed specifically for outdoor professionals, this course provides you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations.