Join It, Love It: The UVM Outing Club

A Message from Outing Club President Chris Ringenbach For those of you who are not familiar with the Outing Club, we are a student-run organization dedicated to bringing the outdoors and the outdoor lifestyle to the UVM and greater Burlington community. We offer 4 trips per weekend, which include hiking, backpacking, rock and ice-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, and many others. The OC also brings many events to the UVM campus, including the Banff and Telluride film festivals, ski and kayak movies, numerous slide shows, and the UVM Outing Club Fest. Students also have the opportunity to partake in one of our copious spring and summer break trips. In the past we have ventured south to Peru for mountaineering and to the Yucatan Peninsula for sea kayaking. We’ve gone west to Idaho for back-country skiing, and north for more skiing in the Gaspe Bay. Winter break brings the Winter Skills trip which allows students to hone their winter backpacking skills. The Outing Club is a constantly changing and growing organization because students are at the center. Each student has a say in the organization and the opportunity to leave a lasting impact. I encourage you to come join us on one of our trips or see a film or speaker that we are bringing; I promise you will have a good time! Call the Outing Club House at 656-3439 or stop by to get more information, check out gear and sign up for trips. But sign up soon- OC trips fill up fast!General Meeting: Come on Sept. 18th, 7:30 pm at CC Theater. Find out more about the OC, get the semester trip schedule, and sign up for trips. The infamous slide show will be shown and free food will be available!OUTING CLUB FEST 2003: Sept. 19th and 20th, all day on the Bailey/Howe Green. Come for music- Atlantic Crossing, Ten Mile Tide, and local favorite Smokin’ Grass with Gordon Stone. Or get cheap gear, deals on season ski passes, food, $4000 in raffle prizes, and tons of other great things. Go to www.ocfest.org for more info.