Western Campus Recreation

Outdoors

 

 

Description

The Western Outdoors Club is made up of a great group of people who love everything about the outdoors. We offer activities for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts, whether you enjoy scenic strolls through fall hiking trails or challenging back-country camping. Throughout the year we enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing and snowshoeing in a variety of settings and seasons. In addition to our seven annual trips, we also have many different activities planned around London, such as: tubing, apple picking, and visiting the sugar shack! Finally, your $25 membership fee allows you to borrow any of our equipment for free during our activities(including tents, stoves, hiking packs, and more). We invite anyone who likes spending time outdoors to join our club and see what Ontario has to offer.

A link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/westernoutdoorsclub

About the President

Taylor joined the Western Outdoors Club (WOC) in second year as a First Year Representative, and is now in her fourth year at Western. A lifelong outdoors enthusiast, she works to give Western students the opportunity to discover and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Canadian wilderness. It is her hope, as it is WOC’s that the Club serves as a venue for people of all backgrounds, skill levels, and experiences to create great and lasting memories of their time at Western University.

Past Events

AppleLand Station: A fun day on the farm with apple picking, farm animals, a corn maze, and more!

Frotenac Camping Trip: This trip truly captures the beauty of fall colours in Ontario as you hike through colourful forests and past glistening lakes in Frontenac Provincial Park.

Tobermory Camping Trip: Explore the wonders of Ontario’s best national park and the beauty of the Georgian Bay waters. On this hiking trip, get a chance to rock climb around the world-famous Grotto on this challenging yet rewarding hiking trip through North Bruce Peninsula National Park.

Point Pelee: Spend the day exploring the southernmost part of Canada! This area is famous for the bird watching opportunities.

Niagara Falls: Get a chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the natural horseshoe-shaped falls. Winter viewing adds a charm to this opportunity.

Dog Sledding: Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go dogsledding in Haliburton! This is an indoor camping trip that includes other fun winter activities such as snowshoeing and Cross-country skiing. See animals up close like dogs, horses, and a moose on the property!

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival: Enjoy an authentic Canadian experience of learning where maple sysrup comes from and how it’s made.

Social Events: Certain social events happen around the year like the Halloween social and the Holiday Social that involve food, fun, and great company!

**Prices & details for each of these trips will be known once the dates come closer

Fees

Full Year term (Sep-Apr) = $25 + HST - THE CLUB IS FULL - Join the waiting list at the Welcome Desk of the WSRC
Winter Term (Jan - Apr) - $20.00 + HST - if spaces are available

For club information, contact western.outdoors@gmail.com.

Outdoors Club - Meetings & Schedule

The Outdoors Club does not have regular meetings as a club, but does get together before each trip registration to provide trip details to interested members. Aside from this, we enjoy each other's company at club-wide social events!

Sport Club practices/sessions for Fall 2018 begin on Sunday Sept. 23 and will conclude on Saturday Dec. 1, 2018. Practices/sessions for the Winter 2019 term resume on Monday January 7 and conclude on Sunday March 31, 2019

**Cancelled Dates**
Fall Reading Week - October 6-13, 2018
Winter Reading Week - February 16-23, 2019

Registration Info

Club registration is available at Campus Recreation, Membership Services in the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC). Membership in Sport Clubs is open to Western students and fee-paying adults (minimum 18 years of age) who have a valid Campus Recreation membership.

Click here to register now! - FULL, BUT YOU CAN JOIN THE WAITING LIST

Refund Policy

All memberships will be refunded within 14 days of purchase, minus a 10% administration fee*. After this 14-day trial period, partial refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (with written documentation).

* The 10% administration fee may be waived if transferring to another program/Club or leaving a credit on account for future purchases.

On occasion, certain facilities may not be available due to maintenance, special events, etc. Campus Recreation will provide notice whenever possible, but memberships will not be extended.