What we're about
Welcome to Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society!
Founded in 1980, Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society is a not-for-profit, community-based organization for LGBT people in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state region who enjoy participating in non-competitive outdoor activities. The purpose of the club is to organize various outdoor and cultural activities and to enjoy the great outdoors with each other!
Learn about Sundance through photos and articles in our newsletter:
Go to 'More' and click on 'Files' to see recent issues of the "Crosswinds", the Sundance newsletter.
Our Mission Statement
To provide non-competitive outdoor activities for the enjoyment of GLBT people.
To foster the meeting of like-minded people and encourage a sense of community.
To encourage an appreciation and respect for the natural world.
We're a fun, inclusive and friendly club that's been around since 1980! Everyone is welcome.
There are well over 100 outings organized each year. Some examples of outings are:
Hiking in the Catskills
Bike riding in the Hamptons
Paddling the Hackensack on an Ecotour
Visiting the Museum of Modern Art
Cross-country Skiing in Vermont
Backpacking in the Adirondacks
Canoeing in Canada
Camping at an LGBT Campground
What are some special advantages that Sundance offers over other venues?
We’re an all-volunteer organization. No one gets paid for anything they do in Sundance.
We offer lots of outings, in great variety - There are events for all levels - easy to advanced.
We’re a full service organization: Leaders are well organized and plan everything for their outing, from recommending equipment to helping to arrange carpools, to planning the trip.
Sundance can front any deposits needed by outing leaders (e.g. for outfitter costs).
Camaraderie of a club: Over time, as you attend more outings, you’ll meet and get to know members. Many members have formed life-long friendships in our club.
Consistency and reliability of the outings: All outing submissions go through a review process and are vetted by Team Captains and our Outings Director.
We have a lot of experience in handling unforeseen events that come up on outings (these are documented in our member/ leadership handbook.)
The club funds leadership safety training courses for leaders each year.
Sundance is incorporated with the State of New York. As a result, we adhere to NYS’ laws governing not-for-profit corporations, such as holding elections and maintaining financial records, and maintaining a fully staffed Board of Directors.
Our mailing address is:
Sundance Outdoor Adventure Society
208 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011-7702