So, You May Be Asking,"What Exactly Is Steppin'Out?"
The answer to that is a little bit difficult because Steppin' Out has evolved in so many ways. While we started as a singles group, because of the over 17,000 in our database, we also do business and networking groups. (and now with over 60 marriages, we're working on family trips). We also know that we have put together amazing trips and work with outstanding outfitters abroad and we are extending that knowledge to put together customized trips, exotic wedding and honeymoons as well as trips for families and corporations.
But if you look at all the different activities we do and audiences we target (singles, business networking and corporate adventures) there is a common theme that comes up: Community Builder.
Whether we are taking a singles group trekking up Macchu Pichu or skiing, or setting up interactive Speed Networking events or sending corporate groups orienteering, or on a scavenger hunt, our concept is through activity and fun, people bond. It worked bringing singles together, facilitating business relationships, and fostering comaraderie in the workplace.
Our History: The simple answer is that we started as an outdoor adventure group for Jewish adults. And while we still run a schedule of adventure (and non-adventure) trips for the Jewish singles we've expanded our market, and specify Jewish single trips. All other trips are open to singles, couples, and anyone who enjoys a good adventure.
Steppin Out was originally conceived in October, 1993 by three business professionals, Wendy David, Robin Richman and Ben Harris, all who love the outdoors, the thrill of new challenges and the opportunity to introduce others to new experiences. In May 1997, Robin took sole ownership of the group, but has been wonderfully supported by great staff members and volunteers. We have held over 400 events and been responsible for 48 marriages, 34 babies and a whole lot of friendships and business partners. We re expanding to other cities and people attend our events from across the country.. We are currently starting an LA chapter in hopes to create a community in LA as in Chicago. So, while Steppin Out originated in Chicago, don t think that you can't join in the fun if you aren t from Chicago. Then of course we hope that you ll join us for our national and international trips so that you expand your circle to people across the nation.
Our Philosophy: We call ourselves an outdoor adventure travel agency, however, we leave the word adventure open for interpretation. For us, adventure means trying something new and different and that' s what Steppin Out is all about. We re a group that takes care of all the logistics so you can step out of your daily routine, whether it be for a few hours, a day, a weekend or even a two week trip.
Our singles division, which at this point has the highest demand, is geared toward fun-loving singles with adventurous spirits. Our activities are for thrill seekers who enjoy the outdoors as well as mental and physical challenges. And although the group is being marketed with Judaism as a common thread, it is by no means exclusive. Steppin Out offers its participants, whose ages range between 28-48 and 48-65, the opportunity to relive camp days and play, and sometimes even get a little dirty We hold events approximately every 3-5 weeks, with special events for members. The trips range from a gathering at a bar to rockclimbing, from a few hours in the park to a two week trip to Israel, Nepal or Brazil. Most likely you ll find something that will catch your eye.
So if you want to Step Out of Your Daily Routine, whether it be to join a singles trip or challenge yourself by exposing yourself to something new, give us a call. You'll be glad you did.
MEMBERSHIP: Singles Division
The cost of membership is currently $85 a year. As Steppin Out continues to grow and meet the demands of the Jewish community, the administrative costs have soared as well and we d like to continue to provide the quality services that you ve been hearing about. We want you to get the most of your membership with us and therefore, your membership dues include Substantial discounts on events , Special member-only social events like cocktail hours and pot-luck dinners and Membership discounts with our sponsors:
We hope to hear from you soon. If you re interested in becoming a member or want more information, give us a call at 877-264-7694 or visit our website at www.steppinoutadventures.com. We look forward to meeting you.