Joining the MSU OC has been the best thing I did in college. It's a great place to meet some pretty cool, down to earth, laid back people.
You don't have you know a thing about the outdoors. There's always someone willing to show how to do anything. If you've got a lot of experience, come share it!
The OC eboard and members lead a ton and a wide variety of trips. It's a great way to try pretty much anything out. Plus, having a group always means having discounts for different places and activities.
Speaking of discounts, we have several local sponsors that generously offer OC members discounts. They are Moosejaw, Velocipede, Go Gear, Kayak Shed and Summit Sports.
Also, as an OC member you are entitled to borrow any of the Outing Club's gear. It's free to use, but you have to put down a refundable deposit by check. It's a fairly comprehensive list and we are always adding to it.
Come check us out! By joining the list-serve you'll stay up-to-date on all upcoming trips and announcements.When school is in session we meet at IM West at 8pm in room 208.
A Typical Outdoors Club spring break: backpacking in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The person on the left is using a backpack from the gear room.