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A record-setting semester
Fall 2013 sure felt like a busy semester for the Outing Club, and for good reason:
Thanks to all who helped make Fall 2013 such an amazing success. And as Spring 2014 gets underway, we'll be sure to keep the huge momentum going!
- 159 Clarkies participated in one or more of our fall trips, a new club record!
- This number includes 77 first year students - a new club record! That’s 12.5% of the class, or 1 of every 8 students. Go 2017 - you guys rock!
- Thanks to such a tremendous response, we were able to host 26 trips in 13 weeks from day one through Thanksgiving break - a new club record!
- Our total trip attendance this fall was 307 - a third more than we’ve ever seen before and a new club record!
- 51 Clarkies took part in our annual multi-wave kick-off hike at Worcester’s Cascades Parklands, easily shattering last year’s record of 40 and setting a new club record for 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)
Welcome Class of 2017!
We know you're excited about Clark and we can't wait to meet you this fall! Whether you're a hard-core backpacker or simply like to take
an occasional walk in the woods, you'll be right at home with the Outing Club. Drop us an email at email@example.com
to join our mailing list and receive our weekly email newsletter. We'd love to hear from you. And be sure to find us on
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