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Relay for Life of Clark University
April 10, 2015
Team Outing Club will be hitting the "trail" in the Kneller Athletic Center at 6PM on Friday,
April 24th, to raise money for the American Cancer Society as we take part in
Clark's annual Relay for Life event. We'll walk the loop
with members of more than 25 other teams until 2AM, and your support would mean a lot to us. Please visit
our team web page
to find out how you can donate
to help us fight cancer, or come visit us during the event! We'd love to see your smiling faces. (3/19/15)
Follow Ted on the Appalachian Trail!|
Outing Club member Ted Randich '16 is taking his spring semester off to hike the Appalachian Trail! Along the way, he is conducting a
LEEP project examining the
interaction of nature and culture on the trail, connecting his love of the outdoors with his studies in Geography. Ted’s project is in
partnership with with the folks at the Greater Worcester Land Trust (GWLT), who are posting a
blog of his hike so we all get to follow right along with him as he
travels through the summer. We are so excited for Ted and wish him the best of luck! Happy Trails. (3/19/15)
Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes|
to Clark Sunday, March 22nd
The Outing Club in concert with Clark Sustainability Collaborative, the Greater Worcester Land Trust, and Clark
University Film Society are proud to present one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals as part of Clark Earth Week!
The 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour will be in Sackler 121 from
3-6pm, featuring ten award winning outdoor and nature themed films. This event is free and open to the public, and includes giveaways and door
prizes. So grab your friends and spend an afternoon enjoying some amazingly fine films with us! (3/19/15)
Recapping our busiest year ever! What's next??
We're proud to announce that 2013-2014 was the busiest year in Outing Club history! All said and done, we embarked on 46 trips,
breaking our old record of 45 in 2011-2012 and easily surprassing last year's total of 35. With 202 unique participants and a combined total
attendance of 467 (also new records), a whole bunch of Clarkies had fun getting to know each other on these 46 outings.
If that's not enough, a slew of new fall semester records were set this past year as well, including these:
Thanks to all who helped make the year such an amazing success. Now let's keep that momentum going!
- 159 Clarkies participated in one or more of our fall trips
- This number includes 77 first year students, or 12.5% of the entire class!
- Thanks to such a tremendous response, we were able to host 26 trips in just 13 weeks from day one through Thanksgiving break!
- Our total fall trip attendance was 307 - a third more than ever before!
- 51 Clarkies took part in our annual multi-wave kick-off hike at Worcester's Cascades Parklands, our largest trip ever!
Keeping Freud company|
Being a statue in Red Square can get lonely when everyone's away for winter break, so Mugsy (our mascot) came to the rescue and had some fun with
good ol' Sigmund Freud on a nice sunny afternoon. Freud was elated, but stoutly kept his composure. (1/3/14)
Go Green... in the Kneller?
Due to anticipated wet conditions, Clark's Go Green on the Green Earth Day festival this Saturday,
April 20th, has been moved to the Kneller Athletic Center. The Outing Club will be there with a Leave No Trace exhibit and trail map reading skillshare. Be sure to come by and check it out.
Worcester #2 in Golden Snow Globe rankings
We've certainly had excellent snow conditions for our winter trips this year, and with good reason. Worcester finished the season as the #2 city in the
country for total snowfall this season. This comes after having held the #1 spot for several weeks. Check it out at the Golden
Snow Globe website. More snow? You never know. But we'll settle for springtime and sunshine! (4/5/13)
Mugsy (our mascot) says:|
HAPPY NEW YEAR y'all!!!
Mugsy has been tagging along on our hikes all year, so it's no surprise that he knows how to have a good time.
We hope you'll be there too in 2013 to share in our adventures. Good company always makes for a great trip.
Just ask Mugsy, and visit his page! (12/31/12)
Our suggestion box is always open |
Got an idea for an upcoming trip? A proposal to include in next year's budget request? A new nomination for our executive board?
Share your wisdom and enthusiasm at our weekly planning meetings, or our relaxed Academic Commons gatherings. New ideas and renewed
leadership are the heartbeat that keeps the Outing Club active and vibrant! So let's hear from you.
A new trail is born!
After more than 14 years of work, Worcester's East Side Trail is finally whole! You can now hike through the woods 3 1/2 miles
from the Shores of Lake Quinsigamond on Worcester's eastern border right into the heart of the city on Shrewsbury Street at East Park. Read
more on our special East Side Trail page. (9/27/11)
We've reached new heights!|
That's 6,288 feet above sea level to be specific. Last weekend's White Mountains adventure marked the first time one of our trips has summited
Mt. Washington, the highest point in the northeast. And we couldn't have asked for better weather. The clear blue day drew big crowds to the mountaintop,
making it feel less like backcountry but still a top notch destination. See more photos from our trip on
Exciting news for skiers
With support from members of Clark's former Ski and Snowboard Club, the Outing Club has officially expanded its repertoire to include
downhill ski and snowboard trips in addition to our current cross country ski trips. Our budget has been increased to accommodate
these activities, but we'll be looking for more skiers and snowboarders to help plan them. Watch for further announcements next fall.
Outing Club video makes it's debut|
Thanks to Claudia's talents and her Social and Cultural Issue Documentary Production class project, the Outing Club's story
is now on video! Be sure to watch Claudia's six-minute Outing Club video right here on