Great Friends, Great Times, Great Outdoors!

Great Outdoors is the largest LGBTQA+ outdoors recreation club in the western United States.  We go camping; host day hikes; have movie nights; host potlucks and holiday parties; and visit gardens, galleries, and museums.  

The Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter has many local social events as well as camping trips across the entire Southwest USA.  Thank you for checking us out!

COVID-19 Update

California has lifted its stay at home order.  

Great Outdoors (GO) outdoor events are now allowed but must be consistent with the requirements for gatherings set in the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Indoor in-person events are not allowed at this time.

Upcoming events

General Meeting and Pizza Social

General Meeting and Pizza Soci

Third Wednesday of every month

Core Group Meeting starts at 6 pm (you're welcome to attend if you want to be involved in the "business" of your chapter)

Pizza Social starts at 7 pm and costs $5 per person for those who wish to eat pizza.

Rusty’s Pizza, 232 West Carrillo St, Santa Barbara (intersection of Carrillo and Bath). For more information contact our President Joe D.

Become a Member

Memberships last for 1 year, and entitle you to pay the member fee for outings and events.  Join Now!

If you have any questions for the SBVC Chapter - email us at

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California Great Outdoors, Inc. is a 501(C)7 not for profit, all-volunteer LGBTQA+ organization dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor recreation. Copyright 1981 - 2020 by California Great Outdoors, Inc. All rights reserved.

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