The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. O.A.R.S. is proud to support Open Outdoors for Kids by donating 1% of sales from national park trips to the National Park Foundation to help get all kids outside and learning about themselves, their history and their world.
Ever wonder where our guides get their awesome foot tans? They love wearing Chacos on the river and you will too! Chaco is the official footwear sponsor of O.A.R.S.
O.A.R.S. is thrilled to partner with Klean Kanteen, a small, family-owned and -operated company in northern California that provides healthy, high quality, BPA-free products and accessories to promote and encourage health, sustainability and environmental awareness. Refilling and reusing your bottle, canister or tumbler instead of buying single-use keeps thousands of bottles, cups, and other items from entering the waste stream, our waterways, and our oceans. Just say no to plastic and yes to Kleen Kanteen!
Established in 1938, Columbia Sportswear has over 70 years of experience making clothing and gear to help get you outside and keep you comfortable once you’re there.
Native Eyewear makes polarized sunglasses for adventurers of all types with the vision to navigate any terrain in any type of sunlight. Featuring interchangeable polarized lenses, exceptional grip & comfort and ultra-light frame technology; Native sunglasses are the perfect companion for seeing the path ahead. Whether you’re approaching the mountain, the water, the trail or the asphalt, you’ll be ready. So go ahead—go Native.
Formed in September 2000, Adventure Collection is an ten-member group of the world’s leading independent active travel companies. The members of Adventure Collection came together through a shared commitment of operating trips based on quality, experience, environmental responsibility and sustainable tourism. Each member specializes in ‘experiential’ travel, intimately connecting guests to the places, wildlife and cultures they visit.
O.A.R.S. is a proud partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. We share in, practice and support Leave No Trace skills and ethics and believe in the stewardship of America's public lands. Join us in our work to Leave No Trace by following these seven, simple principles:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
American Rivers is the leading conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores America’s rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters, with offices in Washington, DC and nationwide.
The mission of American Whitewater is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.
Founded in 1983, Cypress Grove Chevre is one of America's best known artisan goat cheese companies and makers of the iconic "Humboldt Fog." Discover the delectable and innovative range of fresh, aged, and ripened cheeses as they are perfectly paired with micro brews, premium wines and artfully blended into five-star epicurean offerings on O.A.R.S.' gourmet adventures.
Gold Country Roasters is a small, artisan coffee roasting company and coffeehouse located in the charming town of Murphys, California. They have perfected a Smithsonian Bird-Friendly Certified Peruvian French Roast titled O.A.R.S. Blend for our multi-day Tuolumne River adventures.