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REI Outdoor School San Diego Area

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

REI OUTDOOR SCHOOL CLASSES AND EVENTS IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA

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4/17/2014 - 4/18/2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT

SUP Instructor Certification Workshop - ACA Level 1 | Adventure
The ACA Level 1: Introduction to SUP Instructor Certification Workshop (ICW) will provide you with the skills and understanding to teach others and better connect individuals with the outdoors. Successful completion of this class can include American Canoe Association SUP Instructor Certification. Instructor candidates must be 18+ years of age.

Location: Coronado Tidelands Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $225.00
Non Member: $245.00
Closed
4/17/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

Map and Compass Navigation Basics
Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing.

Location: San Diego REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00
Closed
4/19/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Backcountry Navigation With a GPS
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it. We recommend Map and Compass Navigation Basics or equivalent prior to this outing.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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4/19/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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4/19/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Digital Camera Field Class
Take what you've learned in the classroom out into the field! This trip will explore the potential of your Digital Cameras (SLR & Compact)and let you take better photos in the outdoors. Learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, and more!

Location: Torrey Pines State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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4/19/2014 12:00 - 4:00 PM PDT

Mira Mesa Bike & Brew - Cycling Brewery Tour - BYOBike | Adventure
Bring your own bike and join us on this unique experience of an organized bicycling brewery tour of Mira Mesa. This guided tour includes an inside look at one of our favorite breweries. Beer tastings, and van support provided.

Location: Mike Hess Brewing Company | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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4/19/2014 12:00 - 4:00 PM PDT

Mira Mesa Bike & Brew - Cycling Brewery Tour | Cycling | Adventure
Come join us on this unique experience of an organized bicycling brewery tour of Mira Mesa. This guided tour includes an inside look at one of our favorite breweries. Beer tastings, bicycles, and van support provided.

Location: Mike Hess Brewing Company | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $95.00
Non Member: $115.00

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4/19/2014 2:00 - 3:30 PM PDT

REI Climb Club
Looking to rock climb outdoors in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? Join us for our REI Climb Club! The Climb Club is a non-instructional, experience-based program that allows our members to have some fun together out on the rock.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $5.00
Non Member: $25.00

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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4/20/2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Kayak Tour - Coronado Island
Come and enjoy a relaxing day of paddling with us on the beautiful San Diego Bay. On this tour you will pass under the Coronado Bridge, paddle along the shores of Coronado Island, with views of the San Diego Water front and the US Midway aircraft carrier. You will also have the chance to see dolphins, pelicans, and several other marine animals.

Location: Coronado Tidelands Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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4/21/2014 8:00 - 10:30 PM PDT

Meteor Shower Hike | Adventure
Join us for a night hike at a local park during one of the meteor showers this year! With special access to the park at night, we'll hike by headlamp to a great viewing spot. All you need is a sense of adventure and a list of wishes!

Location: Cowles Mountain Trail Head | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $20.00
Non Member: $40.00

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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4/22/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

Digital Camera Basics Class
Find out everything you need to know about the basic functions of your digital camera from a professional photographer. We will cover exposure settings (automatic to manual mode), metering, auto focus, use of flash, file size and type, and playing back images.

Location: San Diego REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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4/24/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

GPS Navigation Basics
Join an REI Outdoor School instructor as he or she leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. This is an in-store class.

Location: Chula Vista REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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4/25/2014 1:00 - 6:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing for Women | Women Only
Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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4/26/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Artificial Rock Climbing Anchors Class
Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems with traditional gear. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors and not on climbing movement.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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4/26/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

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

Location: Mission Trails Kumeyaay Campground | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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4/26/2014 2:00 - 3:30 PM PDT

REI Climb Club
Looking to rock climb outdoors in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? Join us for our REI Climb Club! The Climb Club is a non-instructional, experience-based program that allows our members to have some fun together out on the rock.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $5.00
Non Member: $25.00

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4/27/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class
Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include a hike of approximately 3 miles.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/2/2014 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Rock Climbing Technique & Movement Class
Do you know the basics of climbing but want to improve your technique? Join our professional climbing instructors for a day of learning to improve your footwork, handwork, and body movement to advance your climbing skills! This course is for people who have learned basic belaying and climbing movement and are ready to advance.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/3/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Rock Climbing Rescue Class
Join REI Outdoor School rock climbing instructors to learn assisted-rescue skills no climber should be without: getting yourself out of tricky situations and assisting others when professional help is unavailable. You'll learn how to escape a belay setup, ascend to aid an injured climber and assist your partner from above.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/3/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Kumeyaay Campground | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/4/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Backcountry Navigation With a GPS
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it. We recommend Map and Compass Navigation Basics or equivalent prior to this outing.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/4/2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Kumeyaay Campground | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/4/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/4/2014 1:00 - 3:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Kumeyaay Campground | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/6/2014 4:00 - 6:00 PM PDT

Adult and Pediatric (Child) CPR / AED Class
The Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course will teach you how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years +) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years.

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

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

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5/10/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Visitor Center | 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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5/10/2014 7:00 - 8:30 AM PDT

Trail Cross - REI Nature's Gym
It is time to take your workout - OUTside! Join our Outdoor School & Fitness Instructors and switch the scenery from the treadmill to the local trail and diversify your workout by incorporating trail running with cross-training exercises using the features around you.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $18.00
Non Member: $38.00

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5/10/2014 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/10/2014 12:00 - 2:00 PM PDT

REI Climb Club
Looking to rock climb outdoors in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? Join us for our REI Climb Club! The Climb Club is a non-instructional, experience-based program that allows our members to have some fun together out on the rock.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $5.00
Non Member: $25.00

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5/11/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Outdoor Rock Climbing Refresher
If it has been a while since you took our Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class or if you are looking to knock the dust off your climbing moves, REI's got the beta to invoke your inner climber.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

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5/11/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Digital Camera Field Class
Take what you've learned in the classroom out into the field! This trip will explore the potential of your Digital Cameras (SLR & Compact)and let you take better photos in the outdoors. Learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, and more!

Location: Torrey Pines State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/11/2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Kayak Tour - Coronado Island
Come and enjoy a relaxing day of paddling with us on the beautiful San Diego Bay. On this tour you will pass under the Coronado Bridge, paddle along the shores of Coronado Island, with views of the San Diego Water front and the US Midway aircraft carrier. You will also have the chance to see dolphins, pelicans, and several other marine animals.

Location: Coronado Tidelands Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/11/2014 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM PDT

Coronado Island Cycle Tour
Come explore the bike paths and quiet streets of Coronado Island. We will ride 7 miles at a comfortable pace and have several rest spots along the way. This is a great introduction to group riding and is a fun way to explore Coronado Island.

Location: Coronado Tidelands Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $35.00
Non Member: $55.00

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5/11/2014 5:00 - 8:00 PM PDT

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: Shelter Island | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $55.00
Non Member: $75.00

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5/14/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

GPS Navigation Basics
Join an REI Outdoor School instructor as he or she leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. This is an in-store class.

Location: San Diego REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00
Cancelled
5/14/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

Digital Camera Basics Class
Find out everything you need to know about the basic functions of your digital camera from a professional photographer. We will cover exposure settings (automatic to manual mode), metering, auto focus, use of flash, file size and type, and playing back images.

Location: Chula Vista REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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5/16/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Lead Rock Climbing Class
Want to become a lead climber? This course is designed for those who have experience climbing on and building top rope anchors, and are ready to progress to lead climbing. We'll teach you how to lead belay, protect from a lead fall, manage your rope and rack, clip gear, and plan your route, all from the safety of a mock lead.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $100.00
Non Member: $120.00

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5/17/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Artificial Rock Climbing Anchors Class
Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems with traditional gear. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors and not on climbing movement.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/18/2014 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing for Women | Women Only
Experience the thrill of Rock Climbing in a friendly women's only environment with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/18/2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Learn to Kayak Class
This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out.

Location: Coronado Tidelands Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

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5/18/2014 12:00 - 2:00 PM PDT

REI Climb Club
Looking to rock climb outdoors in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? Join us for our REI Climb Club! The Climb Club is a non-instructional, experience-based program that allows our members to have some fun together out on the rock.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $5.00
Non Member: $25.00

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5/20/2014 4:00 - 6:00 PM PDT

Adult and Pediatric (Child) CPR / AED Class
The Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course will teach you how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years +) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years.

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

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

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5/24/2014 - 5/25/2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Backpacking Southern California's Cuyamaca Mountains | Adventure
Join us on an invigorating overnight trip as we explore one of Southern California's most amazing backcountry landscapes and reach peaks with amazing panoramic views.

Location: Green Valley Area Campground | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $275.00
Non Member: $295.00

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5/24/2014 12:30 - 6:30 PM PDT

Backcountry Navigation With a GPS
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it. We recommend Map and Compass Navigation Basics or equivalent prior to this outing.

Location: Paso Picacho | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/24/2014 12:30 - 6:30 PM PDT

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: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/25/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

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

Location: Paso Picacho | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/25/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Cuyamaca Mountain Bike Day Trip | Adventure
Join us for a fun and exciting mountain bike ride through the beautiful Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This is a great opportunity to go riding in a fantastic location, with the use of REI's Novara products, and the company of an industry professional.

Location: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/28/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

GPS Navigation Basics
Join an REI Outdoor School instructor as he or she leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. This is an in-store class.

Location: Encinitas REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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5/29/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

GPS Navigation Basics
Join an REI Outdoor School instructor as he or she leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. This is an in-store class.

Location: San Diego REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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5/30/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Rock Climb San Diego
If you are visiting the area or just looking to explore the city's climbing areas, join our professional instructor to get more time on the rock, refine your skills and continue your growth as a climber.

Location: Mission Trails Visitor Center | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $90.00
Non Member: $110.00

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5/31/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

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: Mission Trails Kumeyaay Campground | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/31/2014 12:00 - 4:00 PM PDT

Mira Mesa Bike & Brew - Cycling Brewery Tour - BYOBike | Adventure
Bring your own bike and join us on this unique experience of an organized bicycling brewery tour of Mira Mesa. This guided tour includes an inside look at one of our favorite breweries. Beer tastings, and van support provided.

Location: White Labs | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/31/2014 12:00 - 4:00 PM PDT

Mira Mesa Bike & Brew - Cycling Brewery Tour | Cycling | Adventure
Come join us on this unique experience of an organized bicycling brewery tour of Mira Mesa. This guided tour includes an inside look at one of our favorite breweries. Beer tastings, bicycles, and van support provided.

Location: White Labs | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $95.00
Non Member: $115.00

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