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REI Outdoor School

Whether you're an outdoor novice or a seasoned adventurer—
we've got the outdoor class that's right for you!

Just bring your thirst for learning and adventure. The REI Outdoor School provides everything else: professional instruction, transportation and gear!

Join us for beginning to advanced-level classes and outings in:

  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • family hiking
  • mountain biking
  • navigation
  • road cycling
  • backpacking
  • camping skills
  • wilderness medicine
  • and many more outdoor pursuits!

Learn more about the REI Outdoor School.

REI Expert Advice

More than 350 how-to articles and videos, all with one aim: to help you have the most fun in the outdoors! Rate the articles and share your suggestions, too.

Featured Expert Advice Articles

How to Choose a Camping Tent

From ventilation to vestibules, learn how to pick the perfect home away from home. Read about how to choose a camping tent.

How to Go Geocaching with Kids

Take the whole gang on a high-tech treasure hunt. Learn how to go geocaching with kids.

How to Choose Bike Pedals

Do you need flat pedals or clipless? And what's a clipless pedal, anyway? We've got answers. Learn how to choose bike pedals.

Browse all 350-plus REI Expert Advice articles.

Outdoor How-To Videos

Real-life REI experts give demonstrations and share ideas to make the most of your outdoor gear and adventures.

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Classes in REI Stores

Join one of the hundreds of classes and events happening year-round in REI stores. A sampling of this season's offerings:

  • Women's Biking With Traffic
  • Camp Cooking Basics
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Rock Climbing Basics
  • Advanced GPS Skills

Get in on the action! Find the REI store nearest you.

REI Family Adventure Program
Outdoor family fun starts here! Find advice, games, local hiking and biking trails and more ideas with the REI Family Adventure Program.

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