ADVENTURING: A DC-based Gay and Lesbian Outdoor Group

Calendar of All Trips (Click on for Details)

  Date(s) Trip Title Leader Phone

Aug 23-24 (Sat-Sun) Big Meadows Weekend Craig (202) 462-0535

Aug 28 (Thu) Fall Woods Planning Meeting Craig (202) 462-0535

Aug 30 (Sat) Overall Run Hike & Splash Craig (202) 462-0535

Sep 01 (Mon) Wilson Bridge & Capital Wheel Hike Craig (202) 462-0535

Sep 06 (Sat) Antietam Battlefield Walking Tour Craig (202) 462-0535

Sep 06 (Sat) Cedar Run-Whiteoak Canyon Loop Hike Jeff; Jay (301) 775-9660; (415) 203-7498

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Gay Games IX Cleveland + Akron
The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation is one of the biggest sports & cultural festivals in the world and comes to Cleveland and Akron August 9-16.

The Games are open to all adults - regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability. With more than 35 sports (from darts to triathlon, bowling to softball) and 2 cultural events (band and chorus), there's something for everybody.

Team DC, the Washington area's LGBT sports connection, is promoting participation in or attendance at the Games and is offering registration and accommodation discounts. You can register for the Games, obtain discounts, and find out more about the Games at this Team DC web page: You can also find out more about the Games at the Gay Games 2014 website:

Update: Purchase a Team DC Gay Games IX uniform to show your esprit de corps at the opening and closing ceremonies for the Games: Deadline to place an order is June 9.

Pick the Place—Set the Pace—Be the Face
Have you ever wanted to be the one who decides where Adventuring goes? Have you ever thought, “I would like to set the pace?” Have you thought, “More people like me should be on this trip.” Become a Trip Leader, and you can pick the place, set the pace AND be the new face of Adventuring!

Adventuring’s volunteer Trip Leaders hone leadership skills while having fun with friends. Trip Leaders share practical tips with each other while serving Adventuring’s unique mission—opening up the Great Outdoors to the LGBT community!

Becoming a Trip Leader is easy and free. Contact the Program Coordinator in your area of interest listed at , or simply contact Keith Bennett at You can also contact any one on our Operations Committee listed at

Adventuring will pair you with a current Trip Leader with similar interests, and the two of you will plan and conduct your first Adventure together. Once you are comfortable with the process—then you get to pick the place, set the pace and be the new face of Adventuring!

Team DC Promotes LGBT Sports in DC Area
Team DC is a charitable organization providing information on the many LGBT sports and recreation groups in the Washington DC area, educating the LGBT community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation, and working within the broader community to dispel discrimination against LGBT people participating in sports. You can subscribe to their Sportsgram or find out more about LGBT sports and recreation in the DC area by visiting the Team DC website:

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