Fall 2014 Kick-Off

Welcoming, Slacklining, Hiking, & Roasting

Aug. 29th - Sept. 5th, 2014

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Student Activities Fair on the Green Clark's first big event of the year - the annual Student Activities Fair - always draws a huge Friday afternoon crowd.
Mugsy New members Mugsy, our mascot, was on hand to greet the throng of students who stopped by our table and joined our mailing list, including 31% of the new first year class and 38% of new transfers!
Roisin Andrew and Rosie Roisin displays our riveting photo exhibit from past trips.

From the look of it, Andrew and Rosie have seen plenty of action!
Katie And Katie is always in character, pumped for another year of Outing Club awesomeness!

As usual, our slackline attracted dozens of brave souls at the fair who hopped aboard to give it a try.
Group 4 approaching split boulder Energized by Friday's successful activities fair, 41 of us divided into four groups on Sunday and hit the trails of Worcester's Cascades Parklands in our annual kick-off hike. Here's group 4, led by Alex and Assaf, as they approach Split Boulder.
Donovan Alex Donavan in group 3 climbs the difficult half of Split Boulder, and Alex in group 4 pretends to be king of the boulder.
group 3 Group 3 bonding session at the base of the boulder.

Back out on the trails with group 4, Nick contemplates the meaning of life.

trail Nick
groups 3 and 4 Groups 3 and 4 exchange high fives as they cross paths along the Meadow Ridge Trail. And groups 2 and 3 encountered each other at the Amphitheater on the Silver Spring Trail, resulting in a combined group photo in the stream bed.
groups 2 and 3
snake Donovan examines a tiny snake group 3 spotted on the Silver Spring Trail.
group 1 Led by Katie and Rob, group 1 finishes its hike and chills out at the Greater Worcester Land Trust's Cascading Waters lodge, enjoying the fresh cookies and lemonade compliments Colin, Tracy, and their team of helpers.
group 2 Led by Gianna and Rosie, Group 2 completes its hike in fine form.
group 3 Ashley and Greg lead group 3 to a successful finish!
group 4 Group 4, our final group of the day, emerges from the woods, wrapping up a fun filled 3-mile adventure.
marshmallow roast Sunday's rain held off long enough to complete our hike, but massive evening downpours forced postponement of our annual kick-off marshmallow roast between Goddard Library and Bullock Hall until the following Friday. No worries, we still amassed one of our largest turnouts ever!
marshmallow roast

Campfires and music go hand in hand, and we enjoyed all the strumming, drumming, group sing-alongs, and reconnecting with friends as the evening progressed.
marshmallow roast
marshmallow roast
e-board marshmallow team Outing Club e-board marshmallow team members who orchestrated the successful event. Go teamwork!

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