About CHOA Club

CHOA (Charlotte Outdoor Adventures) is an event-driven online community that offers outdoor and social events. CHOA was initially dedicated to hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities, but as membership grew, social events became popular. The club is enjoying a rebirth and has evolved into an online community focused on social and outdoor events. There is something for everyone in the new CHOA! We're excited to show you around the site and hope to see you at an event soon!

CHOA's adventures frequently take us to such beautiful locales such as Boone, Pisgah National forest, Dupont Forest and many parts of the Green River and New River. After a long hike or other adventure, we’ll often make a dinner stop at some of these scenic cities: Hendersonville, Saluda, Cherryville and Wilmington/Triangle areas. Just because we’re based in Charlotte does not mean we don’t explore!

A Single Location to find Activities

CHOA has only one event calendar. Everything from hikes to dinner events is found in our easy to navigate events page. This single stop location allows members to easily plan out their week, or even month! By focusing on simplicity, you spend less time wading through a multitude of different groups and group event calendars and more time Living Life!

CHOA Activities

Our activities include skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, caving, mountain biking, white water rafting, and kayaking. If you prefer team sports join us for volleyball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, dodgeball, basketball, and soccer. We offer both casual pickup games and organized leagues. Out of shape? No problem, you can join us on easy to moderate hikes and go your own pace.

CHOA Leadership

CHOA is a community run Club. Our leaders are a part of the community and run events that is their passion. This gives CHOA a unique edge when it comes to a variety of activities. Because CHOA leaders are carefully vetted, we have trust in their capabilities and give them the freedom to make awesome events with their own unique style. If you’re interested in becoming one of CHOA’s legendary leaders, let us know.

Price of membership

CHOA will always offer a free standard membership. This gives you access to our event calendar and basic features of the site. You will always have activities to choose from and be a part of this amazing community.

Premium memberships will eventually be offered on a quarterly basis. This helps CHOA maintain the website, provide technical support, purchase and maintain Club equipment as well as give perks to leaders and members. Premium members will also enjoy discounted “paid events”, Premium Member only events and other perks not available to standard members. We're still working out the details on this membership tier. 

Paid events: While CHOA prides itself on an amazing array of free events, from hiking to ghost tours, there will be events that have some form of cost associated to them. These include Wine Tastings, expeditions and use of Club equipment. We strive to keep prices as low as possible, quite often beating out the prices of other, more dedicated tour and guide groups. This is the power of the CHOA community and our membership numbers.

Our Mission

CHOA goal is simple: to make a community of people from all walks of life, that have similar interests to come together and interact. We understand everyone is different, but we can bring people together to build a strong community of adventure minded individuals. Single, married, committed or just wanting to make friends, all are welcome.

A Politics Free Zone

CHOA strictly prohibits political talks on the website and to a lesser degree at our events. This is because one of the great things about CHOA is the members come from all parts of the country and world around us. To foster a fun, safe and inclusive community we ask everyone respect the differences of the other members and strive to find common interests in which you can share adventures.