Embrace The
Outdoors With Joy

You can do it

What We Do?

MyOutdoorJoy is your gateway to fun, adventure and growth. At MyOutdoorJoy, we empower everyone to get outside and learn new skills, embark on meaningful outdoor journeys, and spend more time in nature.

MyOutdoorJoy provides inspiring outdoor classes and custom events that are focused on beginners/newbies+ and encourage you to engage with nature and discover the outdoors.


Why Join Us?

Join us for our exciting events and classes that welcome everyone.  Embrace the outdoors and unlock the incredible health benefits of nature. We hope to inspire everyone to not only experience the outdoors, but embrace and protect it as well.

Our professional outdoor leaders are here to ensure a safe, encouraging, and exhilarating experience. Step outside, challenge yourself, and discover the joy of the great outdoors!

Hanging out a Daveste winery after a hike
This is the dynamic duo, they were enjoying one of the best hike of the weekend, checking out the old gist mill in Fort Mill

Creating Memories

Whether you are 8 or 80 years old, fit or have been in better shape, our goal is to help you connect with nature.  Memories are made when you are active at life and MyOutdoorJoy provides a bridge to the outdoors.

Our customized group events reinforce what you have learned in our classes. Our professional instructors want to open new opportunities and experiences made just for you.

How A Vision Became Reality


Our vision has always been about helping people get the most out of the outdoors.  Nature has always been a healer and a way of allowing my soul and spirit to come to rest; however, many people have never experienced the joys of being outside or learned the skills to participate in a variety of activities.  MyOutdoorJoy has set out to teach people different ways to have fun in nature.  This is our story,  of a vision becoming reality.

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Our Services

One of the key benefits of participating in classes and events with us is that we are completely independent. We focus on your skill set and not selling you equipment. Our goal is to make you confident and competent in different outdoor activities.

Have you ever wondered why kids are always so happy; beside not paying bills? They are always playing and enjoying themselves. Come outside with MyOutdoorJoy to learn new outdoor recreational skills or take the dust off your old ones. Our experienced instructors will be with you every step of the way.

We provide private classes for corporations, religious organizations, and private programming as well!  These services mirror our events and classes; We can do everything from work with Scouts to prepare children for Jamboree, assist in purchasing gear for outdoor trips, help organize outdoor events for clients, and more!

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Why People Love MyOutdoorJoy

  • People attending classes and events are new to the outdoors so you never feel like you are out of place
  • We welcome family and friends, so you never feel like you are alone.
  • Our classes and events are group activities, so you are always in a safe supportive environment
  • People love the fact that all classes and events are led by outdoor experts
  • You see members just like you in a variety of ages and body shapes
  • Small class sizes
  • Classes focus on beginner to intermediate skill and experience levels

Frequently Asked Question

Non-members may attend classes and events without the benefit of membership perks.

Everyone who comes to our events is at a different fitness level. Fitness and thinness are two different things so don’t let weight stop you from coming to events. Our founder isn’t the tiniest person yet he out hikes many younger “in shape” people.

If you are a member, we provide equipment based on availability. Our equipment is provided for free or at nominal rental rates to members.  Non-members may contact the company for options related to getting equipment for events.

Yes, Our company focuses on beginners and people with intermediate skills.

Yes, children are welcome, we are a family centered company and teaching the next generation of people outdoor skills and watching them play at events is always welcome. If there is ever a time when we have an age restriction , such as a scuba event , we will communicate ahead of time.

Absolutely, don’t miss your blessings waiting on others.   You may end up not doing something you enjoy and many of the participants coming to the events and classes are by themselves, so the worst thing that could happen is you meet a new friend.

Beginners often have hesitations about camping outdoors, but don’t worry! Our trips take place at campsites and parks. You will not camp in an isolated  wilderness area.   You will also be within 40 yards of your car at most campsites. Our staff is also camping  out with you and you will be in the company of other members, guests and participants. Our events are family-friendly, safe, and fun.  FYI.. All of our camping trips will have bathrooms and you are likely to be within 5 miles of a grocery store if you forget something.

We are likely to see lots of Deer and Chipmunks, but not much else.  Although North and South Carolina have a variety of animals, they don’t like people.  They try to avoid human contact. I have been doing group outings for a long time and have never seen any big animals at events.

The other question, I know you have, is about snakes. The Carolinas are the home of many snake varieties; however, they try to avoid human contact.  When hiking we stay on established trails so rarely would you see a snake, if we ever encounter a snake, the group leader will spot it way before you do and will let the snake cross the road. You are more likely to see a snake in your backyard then on the trails we typically use. 

We will have some pet friendly events during the year; however, due to concerns about pet allergens, and liabilities our events are human only, unless stated otherwise.

Unlock Nature's Joys Today!

Join MyOutdoorJoy for truly relishing the outdoors’ wonders, bridging the gap between contemplating and experiencing its beauty.

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