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Our weekly planning meetings for 2016 spring semester are held on Sundays at 7pm in Jefferson 202. All members are welcome. Our spring semester General Interest Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10th, at 7pm in the University Center, Grace Conference Room.
Fall semester report card: Not too shabby!
Our fall season came to an end the weekend before Thanksgiving break, and we wasted no time tallying up the results from the semester.
Here's some of what the Outing Club accomplished in just three short months:
Whether you joined us on trips this fall or came along in spirit, we appreciate your encouragement and love for the outdoors!
- We successfully sponsored 27 events this semester, including 24 trips and 3 on-campus gatherings.
- Our 24 trips included 4 weekend or multi-day trips, which ties a club record set in 2011 & 2014.
- 133 Clarkies participated in one or more of our fall trips, and our total combined trip attendance including
all who took part in multiple trips was 282 participants.
- Of those 133 Clarkies, 48 were from the class-of-2019, which was by far the largest contingent of any class!
- The 55 Clarkies who took part in our annual multi-wave hike of Worcester's Cascades Parklands at the start of the semester set
a new club record for our largest trip ever!
Hear Ted's reflections on |
his A.T. trek
For five months we followed the adventures of
Outing Club member Ted Randich '16 through his blog as he conducted a
LEEP project which involved
hiking the Appalachian Trail! Now you can hear from Ted firsthand in a series of two talks on Saturday, September 26th and October 3rd at 12pm at the
Barred Owl Retreat, 88 Marshall Street, Leicester MA. The Outing Club will be arranging transportation to the Barred Owl for the second talk. Watch our
weekly email for details. We hope to see you there! (9/24/15)
Shout-Out to the Class-of-2019
As we gear up for another awesome year ahead, we're excited to welcome Clark's
Class-of-2019 and incoming transfer students. The Outing Club is here for you! Whether you're looking for
hard core ourdoor adventure or a simple walk in the woods, we strive to make the outdoors accessible and fun for everyone. So why wait?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us
on LINK to receive our weekly email newsletter, including details of
our special fall kick-off events and upcoming trips throughout the year. And don't forget to like our friendly Facebook page.
Well... It's Happened Again
A year ago we reported that 2013-2014 had been the busiest year in Outing Club history, but now we're happy to announce that 2014-2015
has officially claimed that distinction!
Go team! Thanks to all Outing Clubbers who helped make 2014-2015 such an amazing year. Now let's see how many more records we can break in 2015-2016!
- We embarked upon 51 trips in 2014-2015, surpassing last year's record of 46, and our earlier records of 45 in
2011-2012, 36 in 2010-2011, and 35 in 2012-2013.
- Overall, 234 Clarkies joined us on one or more of our outings this year. That's more than 10% of Clark's
undergraduate population, and surpasses last year's record of 202. More than 80 of them joined us for multiple trips, resulting in a combined
total attendance of 494 for all trips (compared to 467 last year)!
- Here on campus we were more active than ever this year as well, hosting or co-hosting ten campus events which
drew several hundred participants combined, and sponsoring a Clark Relay for Life team which raised nearly $1200 in the fight against cancer.
- You can see the Outing Club's success for yourself in our 12-year trendlines.
Now for something|
Baby farm animals aren't just for kids - college students stressed out over finals can't resist them either! That's why we're bringing
the Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo to campus on Wednesday, April 29th,
on the Green from 11AM-1PM. So take a study break to enjoy some barnyard fun before finals begin, and help make Outing Club's own "final"
event of the semester a memorable one.
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)
Thanks for supporting us in Relay for Life of Clark U.|
Thanks to everyone who helped support us, Team Outing Club was able to raise nearly $1,200 for the
American Cancer Society in
Clark's 7th annual Relay for Life event which was held in the
Kneller Athletic Center on April 10th, 2015. We definitely had one of the most energetic teams on the floor and stayed right 'til the very end at 2AM! (4/21/15)