School For Outdoor Leadership, Adventure, and

Introducing Southeast Michigan to the Outdoors Since 1976

What is S.O.L.A.R.?

S.O.L.A.R. is a Southeast Michigan based social club with more than 400 members dedicated to the enjoyment of nature and outdoor activities. Whether you are a beginner or experienced wilderness enthusiast, S.O.L.A.R. members offer classes and trips for all skill levels and interests. Some of those classes, trips and activities include:

  • Backpacking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountaineering
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Skiing

  • Caving
  • Dog Sledding
  • Bird watching
  • Search & Rescue
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Ultralite Backpacking
  • First Aid
  • Snow Shoeing

In addition to classes, S.O.L.A.R. members also lead numerous diverse trips and activities. These range from easy and relaxing trips to those that would challenge the most ardent adventurers with specialized skills. How S.O.L.A.R. Works contains more information about how classes and activities offered through S.O.L.A.R. are run.

S.O.L.A.R. Membership

Membership starts as low as $40 a year and includes discounts to several retail outfitters, access to S.O.L.A.R.-owned equipment, a club newsletter describing recently completed as well as upcoming events, and a chance to meet hundreds of other like-minded people. S.O.L.A.R. members are drawn together by a common love of pristine waters, breathtaking vistas, virgin forests, scenic shorelines and the experiences to be found there.

Want to learn more about S.O.L.A.R.? All adventures begin at our member meetings, held the last Tuesday of the month in Livonia, Michigan. Meetings are held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, starting at 7:00 pm . This location is just west of Inkster on the south side of Five Mile road. There you will meet other members and learn about classes and activities.

S.O.L.A.R.'s Electronic Newsletter The SOLAR Ray.

The archive of all issues of the membership newsletter can be found here: SOLAR Ray

Steering Committee

S.O.L.A.R. is made up by its members and its leadership is no exception to that rule. You can read about the current steering committee members who volunteer their time and effort on the Steering Committee page.

You can CONTACT US today! Or use the US Mail to our address: SOLAR Outdoors, P.O. Box 40222, Redford, MI. 48240

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