Welcome to our
Shout-Out to the Class-of-2020
As we gear up for another awesome year ahead, we're excited to welcome Clark's
Class-of-2020 and incoming transfer students. The Outing Club is here for you! Whether you're looking for
anything from hard core ourdoor adventure to 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.
Did we do it again?
A year ago we reported that 2014-2015 had been the busiest year in Outing Club history, a distinction previously claimed by 2013-2014, just one year earlier.
We're happy to announce that while 2015-2016 didn't completely shatter all of our old records, it definitely kept pace with them.
As always, we thank all Outing Clubbers who joined us for another incredible year, and especially the six graduating seniors on our e-board. You six have spearheaded our
success for years, and we couldn't have done it without you! Thanks to your leadership, the Outing Club has a new and dedicated e-board all set to keep
the outdoor spirit alive.
- We embarked upon 51 trips this year, tying last year's record and surpassing our earlier records of 46 in 2013-2014,
45 in 2011-2012, 36 in 2010-2011, and 35 in 2012-2013.
- Overall, 215 Clarkies joined us on one or more of our outings this year; about 9% of Clark's undergraduate population. A full 84
of them joined us for multiple trips, resulting in a new club record for combined total attendance of 504, which surpasses last year's record attendance of 494.
- You can see the Outing Club's success for yourself in our 13-year trendlines.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Clark - Saturday 4/23|
We're excited to join forces with Clark Sustainability Collaborative and Clark University Film Society to co-sponsor
of the second annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Clark, to benefit the Greater Worcester Land Trust! Held as a part of
Clark's Earth Week, this touring festival features inspiring environmental and activism focused films from the
14th annual Wild and Scenic Festival held in
January in Nevada City, CA. Doors to Razzo Hall in the Traina Center
open at 3:30, and the event will commence at 4pm. Admission is free. (4/19/16)
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)
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)