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Club Meeting: September 5th

Posted in Uncategorized on September 3, 2012 by Emily Baldwin

I hope you’re pumped for another semester of adventuring with your beloved Wheaton Outdoors Club!

If you’d like to hear more about our plans for the semester, where the lovely Outdoors House is, and, most importantly, how you can get involved, we’ll be having a meeting this week:
Wednesday, September 5th, at 9pm at the Outdoors House. Bring yourself, ideas for trips you’re interested in, and there will be baked goods! Yay free food!

Email for directions or questions.


Helloooo Fall 2012!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30, 2012 by Emily Baldwin

Heya outdoorsy ragamuffins!

Welcome to yet another wonderful semester of outdoors club activities! If you’d like to hear about trips and keep up-to-date on our plans, send a blank email to and follow the instructions. Plans for each trip will be sent out to the entire email list from the trip leaders and if you want to go, reply quickly! Attendance is first come-first serve and spaces for each trip are limited.

Is there a specific place you want to go hiking? Have you always wanted to try kayaking? Do you want to go camping but don’t have the gear? Anyone is welcome and encouraged to lead or co-lead a trip! If you have an idea, please do bring it up and we’ll figure out a way to get things rolling. The club is what we make of it, and the variety of trips depends on each of your involvement–feel free to ask!

Questions? Ideas? Musings? Email me at and I’ll help you out or point you in the right direction.

Here’s to a fantastic semester! Glory!

Outdoors Haus Open House!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2012 by Emily Baldwin

Hey Outdoorsy Friends!

Come by this FRIDAY anytime between 4PM-7PM for our Open House plus snacks!
We have many available spaces for new residents next semester and we are looking for people who love doing outdoorsy things, are interested in leading trips and will contribute to the jivin’ lifestyle!
Bring your friends!
Things we do:
 rock climbing, tree climbing, hiking, backpacking, camping, bird watching, Wheaton Woods, star gazing, kayaking, COOKING, bbqs on our deck, boat racing, worm composting and more!!!Image

Birding in Rhode Island Saturday Feb. 25

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2012 by carriedecker

Hullo Outdoorsfolk,

Come learn about birding with the Outdoors Club! I will be leading a trip to Trustom Pond in South Kingston, Rhode Island on this Saturday, February 25th to attend a program by the Rhode Island Fish and Wildlife Refuge Complex called Birding for Beginners. We will leave from Outdoors House at 12pm on Saturday and return around 5:30. The especially good news is: this trip is totally free! The program is described on the Fish and Wildlife site as:

“Birding for Beginners- Birding by Habitat

Different habititats attract different avian species. In this program, participants will learn first how to determine which species they might find by analyzing the surrounding habitat. Afterwards we will search for bird species typically found on the woodland habitat of Trustom Pond NWR. Some ID guides and binoculars will be available. Led by Shannon Grifftith, USFWS Volunteer.”


If you’re interested, please dress appropriately for the weather and make sure to eat lunch beforehand or bring something with you. Sign up for the trip by emailing me at Places will be saved by a first come-first serve basis.  Also, please let me know if you have a car on campus and would be willing to drive. The number of places available on the trip depend on how many drivers we have. You would be reimbursed for gas if you drive.

Hooray for Birding, for Outdoors, and for hopes of more lovely weather!

-Carrie Decker

Stargazing – Tuesday Feb. 21, 8pm

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2012 by acavacco

Hey Outdoors Folks,

The Stargazing event is coming up in a few days, Tuesday night 8-10p.m. It coincides with the new moon so it should be a great night for it. We’ll have a thing of hot cocoa too so be sure to bring your mugs, some blankets, and your knowledge and/or curiosity of the night sky!

Keep an eye on the weather (won’t work if it’s cloudy or raining) and contact Emily Baldwin for more information.


New Semester…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2012 by Emily Baldwin

With the activities fair from 6-8pm on Thursday, February 2nd, in Balfour, feel free to drop by the Outdoors Club table to say hello and sign up if you’re new and would like to hear about trips via email. If you’re not on the email list and would like to be, email:

And follow the directions of the automated reply.

If you would like to be included in the emails for weekly climbing club competition trips, email Emily Baldwin or Patty Kaishian. More information to come about when that will be starting up again.

Start thinking about possible trips you would like to lead this semester! So far, there a few in the works and there is always room for more! Feel free to ask about how to lead trips and if you would like some help by co-leading with another Outdoors member.

Are there any specific events you would like to see more of this semester? Some idea starters: sledding, ice or rock climbing, snow camping, cross-country skiing, hiking or backpacking, ice blocking in the Dimple, movie nights, maple tapping, snowshoeing, extreme underwater basketweaving, anything you would like to check out? Lez do this!