Club & Greek
- Category: Volume 88 (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)
- Published: 22 September 2016
- Written by ERIN NOONE | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Monmouth University Outdoors Club is an amazing club with friendly, adventurous people. Its’ purpose is to promote growth, understanding, awareness, and appeal of nature through various activities we sponsor.
Activities may include hiking, rafting, camping, surfing and more. We do everything from playing board games to de-stress, to hosting beach parties, to hiking through trails in the woods, to zip lining down from the tree tops, and anything else pertaining to the outdoors!
There are so many activities and trips available that if one is missed there is sure to be another. Some of the activities that we have planned throughout the semester include: camping, hiking, and kayaking at Wharton State Forest, which will be September 23rd through the 25th. The Outdoors Club also hosts a Game Night once every month.
October 7th through the 9th there will be a camping and horseback-riding trip, which should be fantastic in the autumn weather. Also coming up in October there will also be a trip to a haunted house, in theme with both Halloween and getting outside to do something spooky.
There will also be a camping trip to Allaire State Park on December 2nd through the 4th. Students will be able to sleep in cabins during the trip as well as do other camping activities.
The Outdoors Club will also be participating in The Big Event this year, which is a great way to get outside and to volunteer one’s time towards a good cause.
Other clubs and organizations on campus participate as well, making it a great opportunity to get involved and mingle with others. Aside from the longer trips, hiking day trips are offered at various parks nearby, as well as rock climbing weekday nights, and many others trips and activities as well.
Specialist Professor in Public Relations, Mary Harris, said, “Reconnecting with nature is something that I try to make time for daily. Spending time outdoors is the most natural thing we can do for our health; humans were not meant to be indoors and exposed to unnatural light all day.”
The Outdoors Club welcomes all, no experience necessary. All one needs is a passion for being outside and some free time! The club is also always open to suggestions for activities and events to plan in the future to fit all outdoor hobbies!
The Outdoors Club meets every other Wednesday during the meeting period at 3:30pm in Bey Hall, room 134. Our first meeting was Wednesday, September 14th, where we got to know some new faces and welcome back some old ones as well.
During this meeting time sign ups started for the upcoming Wharton trip. Spots are still open! Please feel free to attend the next meeting, we are always looking for new members!
So whether you just like to be outside, you’re an avid hiker, or just want to get to know some great new people and have a wonderful time, the Outdoors Club has some really fantastic opportunities to get involved both on and off campus, all while enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Feel free to join us on Facebook on the Monmouth University Outdoors Club page, and follow us on Instagram, @monmouthoutdoorsclub.
Photo taken FROM Monmouth University Outdoors Club Instagram