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REI Outdoor School Boston and New England Area

Classes and Outings in Climbing, Cycling, Hiking & Camping, Navigation, Outdoor Photography, Paddling, and Wilderness Medicine.

REI OUTDOOR SCHOOL CLASSES AND EVENTS IN THE BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND AREA

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4/18/2014 5:00 - 9:00 AM EDT

Sunrise Photography Class
Join us at sunrise for an early morning photography adventure! We'll hike in a beautiful park to a spot that offers views of the Eastern horizon. We'll cover techniques for shooting in limited light, exposure bracketing and the use of a tripod. Bring your Digital or Film camera and tripod along with the owners' manual.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Worlds End | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00
Closed
4/19/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience.

Location: Red Rocks | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00
Closed
4/19/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Backcountry Cooking Class | Family
In this hands-on field course, REI Outdoor School instructors will teach you how to build a camp kitchen, design a menu and prepare tasty, nutritious meals. All stoves, kitchen materials and food ingredients are provided (with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters).

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00
Closed
4/25/2014 6:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Learn to Climb Class
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to belay and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided.

Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Road Cycling Class
This outing is perfect for beginning cyclists who know the basics of riding but are looking to explore the rapidly growing sport of Road Cycling. We'll cover the bike, basic riding techniques, risk management, law, riding etiquette, and basic bike maintenance skills.

Location: Hingham REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00
Closed
4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Essential Camping Skills Class | Kids | Family
Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn Essential Camping Skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your bathroom facilities, and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $50.00
Non Member: $70.00
Cancelled
4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience.

Location: College Rock | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

Class Full

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4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

How To Ride A Bike Class
If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older.

Location: Boston REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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4/26/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass
Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate what is on your map to the surrounding area. How to use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, putting the Map & Compass together to plan your route and adjust as needed.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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4/26/2014 1:30 - 3:30 PM EDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Boston REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

Class Full

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5/1/2014 5:00 - 8:30 AM EDT

Sunrise Photography Class
Join us at sunrise for an early morning photography adventure! We'll hike in a beautiful park to a spot that offers views of the Eastern horizon. We'll cover techniques for shooting in limited light, exposure bracketing and the use of a tripod. Bring your Digital or Film camera and tripod along with the owners' manual.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Worlds End | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/3/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Photography - Composition & Technique Class
Our REI Outdoor School instructors take you into the field to teach you how to shoot vibrant and stimulating photographs. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera and its owner's manual, as well as extra batteries and memory.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Worlds End | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/3/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/3/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience.

Location: Red Rocks | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/3/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass
Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate what is on your map to the surrounding area. How to use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, putting the Map & Compass together to plan your route and adjust as needed.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/4/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Road Cycling Class
This outing is perfect for beginning cyclists who know the basics of riding but are looking to explore the rapidly growing sport of Road Cycling. We'll cover the bike, basic riding techniques, risk management, law, riding etiquette, and basic bike maintenance skills.

Location: Reading REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/9/2014 5:45 - 8:45 PM EDT

Learn to Climb Class
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to belay and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided.

Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/10/2014 - 5/11/2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations.

Location: Reading REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $220.00
Non Member: $250.00

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5/10/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Photography - Composition & Technique Class
Our REI Outdoor School instructors take you into the field to teach you how to shoot vibrant and stimulating photographs. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera and its owner's manual, as well as extra batteries and memory.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/10/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Road Cycling Class
This outing is perfect for beginning cyclists who know the basics of riding but are looking to explore the rapidly growing sport of Road Cycling. We'll cover the bike, basic riding techniques, risk management, law, riding etiquette, and basic bike maintenance skills.

Location: Hingham REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/11/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience.

Location: College Rock | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/11/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Outdoor Photography - Composition & Technique Class
Our REI Outdoor School instructors take you into the field to teach you how to shoot vibrant and stimulating photographs. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera and its owner's manual, as well as extra batteries and memory.

Location: Goddard Memorial State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/14/2014 5:30 - 9:30 PM EDT

Evening SUP Tour on the Charles River | Adventure
Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a sunset tour at one of our favorite paddling destinations! After some basic instruction, we'll take a short paddle tour of the area.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Charles River Peninsula | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

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5/17/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills
Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness survival class. We will provide practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/17/2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

How To Ride A Bike Class
If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older.

Location: Boston REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00
Closed
5/17/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Rock Climbing Anchors Class - Natural & Fixed Protection
We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors.

Location: College Rock | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/17/2014 1:30 - 3:30 PM EDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Boston REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00
Closed
5/24/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Essential Camping Skills Class | Kids | Family
Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn Essential Camping Skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your bathroom facilities, and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $50.00
Non Member: $70.00

Spots left: 10

5/24/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass
Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate what is on your map to the surrounding area. How to use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, putting the Map & Compass together to plan your route and adjust as needed.

Location: Goddard Memorial State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

Spots left: 9

5/30/2014 5:45 - 8:45 PM EDT

Learn to Climb - Belay and Brew | Adventure
Learn the basics of rock climbing, meet new people, and enjoy a brew on us. We'll review basic gear, how to belay, and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. After climbing, we'll walk across the street to relax together at John Harvard's Brewery! 21+

Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $55.00
Non Member: $75.00

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5/31/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Essential Camping Skills Class | Kids | Family
Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn Essential Camping Skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your bathroom facilities, and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Rocky Woods | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $50.00
Non Member: $70.00

Spots left: 8

5/31/2014 9:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Boston REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

Spots left: 9

5/31/2014 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

How To Ride A Bike Class
If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older.

Location: Boston REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Spots left: 7

5/31/2014 6:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Sunset Kayak Tour
Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a sunset tour at one of our favorite kayaking destinations! After some basic instruction, we'll take a short paddle tour of the area and find a nice spot to watch the sunset from out on the water. Pre-Requisite: Learn to Kayak Class or equivalent skills.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Worlds End | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $55.00
Non Member: $75.00

Spots left: 10

6/1/2014 7:30 - 10:30 AM EDT

Naturalist SUP Tour
Spend a peaceful morning paddling on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) while observing the natural environment around you. Your REI Outdoor School Instructor and Naturalist will provide you with instruction on the Stand Up Paddleboard and information on the wildlife and environment around you.

Location: The Trustees of Reservations - Charles River Peninsula | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

Spots left: 9

6/7/2014 - 6/8/2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT

Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations.

Location: Reading REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $220.00
Non Member: $250.00

Spots left: 19