School For Outdoor Leadership, Adventure, and

Introducing Southeast Michigan to the Outdoors Since 1976

Become A Member

Top five reasons to join S.O.L.A.R.

  1. Experience the outdoors as you never have before. Hike under a star-filled sky... backpack through a virgin forest... hunt for trilobites in a fossil-rich riverbed... crawl on hands and knees through underground caverns... dog-sled across the tundra... climb a frozen waterfall... conquer a summit. Your adventures are limited only by your imagination!
  2. Learn the ins and outs of outdoor adventure. Check out our calendar page to be routed to the classes and activites run through S.O.L.A.R.
  3. Form lasting friendships with other like-minded people. Read the testimonials of the steering committee members in their biographies on the Steering Committee page. If you think you're alone in your appreciation of the outdoors, you're in for a wonderful surprise.
  4. Get quite a return on your membership fees. Some outfitter stores offer discounts to S.O.L.A.R. members. You can borrow gear from S.O.L.A.R.'s extensive equipment list with just a refundable deposit. Get a free club newsletter recapping past trips and describing upcoming adventures. Gain access to our Yahoo group where you can post questions to be answered by other members. Learn about the outdoors through one of the many classes and workshops offered through S.O.L.A.R. or take fantastic trips at or near cost. Never has so much fun been so inexpensive!
  5. Develop your leadership and teamwork skills. Plan a trip, teach a class, or hold an office.

Challenge yourself! Become a member at our next meeting.

How to Join

Attend the next monthly meeting and talk to our Membership Chairperson who is always stationed near the hall entrance, or one of our friendly greeters. Complete your membership application and get your S.O.L.A.R. membership card -- your ticket to great classes and adventures.

Download Membership Form

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Individuals — $40 annually or $240 lifetime
Family — $55 annually, or $330 lifetime.

For more information

Please contact our Membership Chairperson here.