Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon for a one-year membership package to Venture Outdoors. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a family membership package (a $50 value), which includes two passes good for one-hour kayak rentals from Kayak Pittsburgh (a $30 value) and two family-admission passes for events and activities (up to a $40 value), up to a $120 total value.
- For $20, you get an individual membership package (a $25 value), which includes one pass good for a one-hour kayak rental (a $15 value) from Kayak Pittsburgh and one admission pass for events and activities (up to a $20 value), up to a $60 total value.
Venture Outdoors is a nonprofit organization that offers 500 public programs each year, featuring a bevy of fresh air activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing, and skiing. Use your activity passes to attend an upcoming winter activity such as the Family Showshoe Walkabout, and bide your time until kayak season. During warmer months, Kayak Pittsburgh offers multiple routes on two watery destinations around Pittsburgh. Select the downtown location for skyline views or the scenic Lake Elizabeth location, which is Pittsburgh's oldest park and is great for beginners. Like the protocol for riding a Great Dane, all kayaking participants will be given basic safety instruction, need to wear proper safety gear (in this case, a life jacket), and must sign a risk-acknowledgment form.
Like living above a candy factory and below a dentist, membership to Venture Outdoors has its benefits. Members receive up to half off the price of any Venture Outdoors activities, plus regular invitations to members-only events. Members also receive a snazzy VO bumper sticker to slap on the tailgate of their family vehicle, high-speed matter transporter, or all-terrain hang glider.