School For Outdoor Leadership, Adventure, and
Recreation

Introducing Southeast Michigan to the Outdoors Since 1976


The following is our calendar as of March 13, 2019. We are currently developing a completely new website with a calendar but in the meantime we post our scheduled activities and classes here and on Meetup. There you will find further information including contact and signup details for all activities and classes.


S.O.L.A.R. Meetings & Programs
March 19, 2019 Tuesday Steering Committee Meeting 7:30 pm. TBD
March 26, 2019 Tuesday Monthly Meeting 7 pm. Program: Sturgeon in the Great Lakes: History and Protection St. Paul's, Livonia, MI
April 23, 2019 Tuesday Steering Committee Meeting 7:30 pm. TBD
April 30, 2019 Tuesday Monthly Meeting 7 pm. Program: Steering Committee Elections St. Paul's, Livonia, MI
May 21, 2019 Tuesday Steering Committee Meeting 7:30 pm. TBD
May 28, 2019 Tuesday Monthly Meeting 7 pm. Program: Al Newmann - Bicycling the Continents St. Paul's, Livonia, MI

Activities
March 23, 2019 Saturday Pound the Pits at Proud Lake Noon - 10:00 pm. Proud Lake St. Park, Commerce Twp, MI
May 3-5, 2019 Friday - Sunday Jordan River Pathway Backpacking Penny Bridge State Forest Campground, Alba, MI
May 16, 2019 Thursday Anish - Stories From the Pacific Crest Trail St. Paul's, Livonia, MI
May 19, 2019 Sunday BS Hiking - 20 Year Celebration Maybury State Park, Novi, MI
May 24-27, 2019 Friday - Monday Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes - Memorial Day Weekend Hike/Bike Lake Ann, MI
June 9, 2019 Sunday SOLAR Picnic Island Lake State Park - Bluebird Shelter, New Hudson, MI

Classes
March 30, 2019 Sunday Outdoor Make and Take 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Phil's Place, Westland, MI
April 3, 2019 Wednesday Lightweight Backpacking 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Online Webinar
April 13, 2019 Saturday Lightweight Backpacking - Gear Presentations 9 am.- 5 pm. Island Lake State Park, New Hudson, MI
April 17, 2019 Wednesday Lightweight Backpacking 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Online Webinar
April 19-21, 2019 Friday - Sunday Lightweight Backpacking - Trail Practical 9 am.- 5 pm. Pinkney Rec Area, Chelsea, MI
May 11, 2019 Saturday Basic Land Navigation Proud Lake Rec Area River Hawk Annex, Commerce Twp, MI
May 18 - 19, 2019 Saturday - Sunday Basic Land Navigation Practical Waterloo State Rec Area, Chelsea, MI

Be sure to read How S.O.L.A.R. Works for a full understanding of the way S.O.L.A.R. serves as a forum for members who want to teach classes or lead activities to find people to take those classes and join those activities.

Guidelines for coordinating and leading an activity through S.O.L.A.R.

Guidelines for participating in activities.

Review class guidelines on the Education page.


For further information download the S.O.L.A.R. Activities Policy. You may need a pdf viewer from either Adobe or Foxit to see and download the policy.

You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader here: Get Acrobat.

You can download the latest version of Foxit Reader here: Get Foxit.

If you would like to organize a trip or activity, contact our Activities Chairperson here.

If you would like to teach a class and offer it through S.O.L.A.R., contact our Education Chairperson here.

S.O.L.A.R. HAS A NO-REFUND POLICY. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND AN ACTIVITY, YOU MAY "SELL YOUR SPOT" TO ANOTHER CLUB MEMBER