Private sessions for outdoor classes & day trips

Book a private session and you'll have the entire experience all to yourself—and up to three additional friends or family members. Enjoy more one-on-one time with your guide or instructor, more flexibility throughout the session, and a more personal experience for everyone who joins you.

Who should consider booking a private session?

Anyone who wants to learn or go adventuring with a small, intimate group of friends and family. The maximum group size for a private session is four people, so you'll be guaranteed more one-on-one time with your guide or instructor too. Private sessions are also great for families and close friends who want to limit their exposure to others during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How do I book a private session?

Once you find an available private session, simply complete the registration process online. Private sessions can accommodate up to four participants, but you'll only need to enter your own information when registering. We'll collect any details we need from the other participants on the day of the event.

What does the private session price include?

The price for each private session covers everything needed for up to four people to participate in the class or activity. If fewer than four people participate, the price doesn't change. 

Can I book a private session for a date that's not listed online?

In many cases, yes. Contact your local REI team and we'll see what we can do. 

Are the lessons and activities in private sessions the same as the public sessions?

Yes. Private classes and day trips follow all the same lessons and itineraries as the public ones, so you won't miss a thing!

If I book a private session for my family and friends, do we still need to wear masks?

Yes. For the safety of our guests, our employees, and everyone we come across, wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing is required for all Co-op Experiences, private or otherwise. See all our COVID-19 health & safety updates.

What's the cancellation policy for private sessions?

Private sessions are subject to the same cancellation policy as our standard classes and day trips. See the details.

Any other questions?

Contact your local REI team if you need additional info or advice. They'd love to help!