What is SOLAR?

SOLAR is a Southeast Michigan based club with more than 400 members dedicated to the enjoyment of nature and outdoor activities. Whether you are a beginner or experienced wilderness enthusiast, classes and trips are offered by our members, through the club, for all skill levels and interests. Some of the classes, trips and activities offered by our members 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 our standard classes, our 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 SOLAR Works contains more information about how SOLAR classes and activities are run.

SOLAR Membership

Membership starts as low as $40 a year and includes discounts to several retail outfitters, access to SOLAR-owned equipment, a monthly newsletter describing upcoming events, and a chance to meet hundreds of other like-minded people. SOLAR 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 SOLAR? -All adventures begin at our member meetings, held the first Tuesday of the month in Southfield, Michigan. -Meetings are held at Colony Hall (21780 Evergreen) in Southfield, between 8 Mile and 9 Mile roads, starting at 7:00 pm. - You’ll meet other members, learn about classes and activities.

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