California Gay Adventures
California Gay Adventures

Welcome to California Gay Adventures

Curated Events and Outdoor Adventures for the LGBTQIA+ Community.


California Gay Adventures* mission is to create a community of connection and adventure for our LGBTQIA+ members through social events, outdoor activities, education, and community action.

We offer an inclusive safe space where community members can come together to collaborate and develop new friendships. We call this our #CGAFam!



Get Started

1) Join Our Email ListCLICK HERE

2) Pick a Membership Level and JOIN US!

3) Explore our network. You can view events past and future and also see topics and photo albums in our memories section.

See you on an adventure soon!

Our Adventures

The CGA Planning Committee is hard at work planning future hikes, day adventures, camping trips, and more for our members. We have a strong Los Angeles area member base with many members in San Diego as well. We invite you to join CGA and check it out for yourself. 

Past adventures include; Joshua Tree, Mammoth, Costa Rica, Catalina Island, Big Bear, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, Pismo Beach, Grand Tetons, Colorado, Yellowstone, LaPaz, and much more. 

Our overnight camping adventures include both Big & Small group trips. Our Big group trips (3-4 per year) have 20-80 members attending with our annual Big Sur event usually being the largest. Our small group camping trips (6-8 per year) usually have 8-15 members. Camping trips usually fall on weekends.

We also host many day trips and events. From a bus trip to see the Poppies in Drag to charitable pool parties, beach bonfires, skydiving, theme park days, rafting, and much more. Our limit is only based on the limitation of our volunteer members. Love to plan? Join us and jump into one of our volunteer committees.

Our mission is to create a community of connection and adventure for our LGBTQIA+ members through social events, outdoor activities, education, and community action. 



Travel Services Provided by Pride Adventure Travel (IC of ProTravel International-Beverly Hills), Christopher Kuwahara and Christopher Smith, Agents. State of California Reseller #2063352-70

Not-For-Profit Organization

As of January 1, 2023, California Gay Adventures is a registered 501c7 not-for-profit social organization. As a 501c7 organization, member dues and donations are not tax deductible. Inquiries: [email protected]

Why charge a member fee?

California Gay Adventures is a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit organization, meaning our member dues are essential to our operations. These funds enable us to cover our annual and monthly budgets, including overhead expenses like website hosting, member portal fees, registration systems, administrative tools (Zoom, Google Workspace, QuickBooks), and more. We also have costs related to branding, marketing, and annual tax services, all of which help nurture and grow our organization. 

Managing events, pages, and registration requires significant effort, and while all our members, leaders, directors, captains, and hosts are volunteers, we also pay vendors for specific services. Your membership fee, which ranges from $24.99 (hiking/social) to $129.99 (founders) per year (less than 70 cents a day), not only supports fun events and adventures but also enables our community projects like beach clean-ups, volunteering at the California Wildlife Center, and Project Angel Food. 

Join us and be part of a community that makes a difference!