Seattle (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
Dread the idea of summer school? REI is here to change that. As a national leader in outdoor education, REI offers an extensive selection of classes through REI Outdoor School.
Led by professionally trained instructors, classes help beginner- to advanced-level individuals experience a wide range of activities and sharpen their skills. Last year more than 150,000 people participated in REI Outdoor School in-store and field classes, bringing the total student count to over 1 million since the program launched in 2005.
“At REI, our mission is to inspire, educate and outfit our customers for a lifetime of adventure and stewardship,” said John Sheppard, director of Outdoor Programs at REI. “We offer a comfortable and informative environment that allows everyone to learn at their own pace. Whether students attend a class alone, with friends or as a family, we’ll help them reach their outdoor goals, while having fun.”
Most REI Outdoor School classes are priced under $100, and a variety of free in-store classes are held at all REI stores. Additionally, students are provided with highly rated gear for REI’s field classes at no additional cost. REI members receive a $20 discount – equivalent to the cost of lifetime membership – on all REI Outdoor School classes.
Find the Perfect Class
REI Outdoor School offers an average of 50 classes per year in communities across the U.S. Classes are regularly updated based on local customer preferences and seasonal conditions. For customers who want to expand their outdoor education online, REI provides expert advice and instructional videos on a range of topics.
To learn more about REI Outdoor School and sign up for summer classes, visit REI.com/learn.
REI is a $2 billion national multichannel retail co-op headquartered outside of Seattle. With more than 5 million active members, REI serves the needs of outdoor adventurers through innovative, quality products; inspiring classes and trips; and integrated customer service that allows shoppers to buy great gear and clothing in any way they want. REI has 135 stores in 33 states and REI.com and REI.com/outlet. Anyone may shop with REI, while members pay a one-time $20 fee to receive a share in the company’s profits through an annual member refund based on patronage. Membership in the co-op also includes special promotions and discounts on REI Adventures trips and REI Outdoor School classes.
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