Outdoor Explorations


If you are a Hopkins alumni and you enjoy the outdoors, that's all you need to be a part of this group! If you were active as a student in Outdoors Club, Outdoors Pursuits, or Experiential Education activities, if you ever hung out at the rock climbing wall, or only discovered nature after too many all-nighters in the library, come join us.
Activities are alumni-driven and open to suggestions - from easy hikes to kayaking, stream clean-ups to camping. If you are interested in being a key alumni volunteer, please contact us. If you are interested in simply participating, keep your eye on upcoming events and join the Facebook group. This Affinity is not restricted to a particular region - if there is a viable idea and an alumni group wants to participate, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association can help.

Upcoming Events

Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Events!

Past Events

Santa Cruz, CA: Elkhorn Slough Kayak Tour
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Outdoor Explorations: Rock Climb in Great Falls Park, VA
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Santa Cruz, CA: Elkhorn Slough Kayak Tour
Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Saturday Yoga & Wellness Series
Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Saturday Yoga & Wellness Series
Saturday, September 14th, 2019

La Jolla Kayak Tour
Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Rock & Rope at Great Falls Park, VA
Saturday, June 29th, 2019

SUP Coronado: Paddleboard Tour
Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Learn How to Boulder! Climb On! (Rock Climbing Workshop)
Thursday, October 25th, 2018

See More Past Events!

3rd Annual JHAA Golf Outing
Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Bay Area - Tilden Park Hike
September 23rd, 2018 

NJ - Boardwalk and Biergarten Tour
September 22nd, 2018 

San Diego - La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour 
September 15th, 2018 

Pop-Up Dinner: Field to Vase Dinner Tour
April 20th, 2018

Ride the Waves with the Blue Jays
October 14th, 2017

LED Standup Paddleboarding and Kayaking 
June 8, 2017

Atlantic Highlands Lunch, Hike, and Brewery Tour
May 20, 2017

You CAN Fly - Indoor Skydiving Experience - SOLD OUT
November 12, 2016

Rocking, Roping & Wine on Sugarloaf Mountain
October 16, 2016

Rocking & Roping at Great Falls on the Potomac - SOLD OUT
September 10, 2016

Rock Climb, Network, Eat & Drink! with JHU Alumni Affinities
April 16, 2016


Outdoors Explorations: Did you hear about this? 


Febuary 4th, 2019

Is Climate Change Worse Than We Thought? 

David Wallace-Wells, the author of new book The Uninhabitable Earth, depicts a world ravaged by climate chaos. India Rakusen talks to the author about why he thinks we are underestimating the impact climate change will have on the environment.

November 20th, 2017

How the Beach Benefits Your Brain, According to Science

Recent studies show that the beach is one of the best places to alleviate stress and heal your brain. Read more here!
April 14th, 2019 How to Build a Campfire

Lighting a campfire is one thing, but keeping it blazing so you can enjoy its warm glow for hours is another. Safely build one to be proud of using this guide.


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