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Trips & Clinics

Registration for Fall trips begins Monday, August 25 at 6 am!

NOTE: For off campus activities, transportation is provided. Participants will be picked up at the Flynn Recreation Complex at the start time listed for the program. A second pickup will be made at the Cushing-Hardy Loop on Newton Campus 20 minutes later.

For example, if a trip is listed as starting at 7:30 am, that is the time participants will be picked up at the Plex. A second stop will be made at the Cushing-Hardy Loop at 7:50 am.

All trip locations are subject to group ability level and weather conditions.

Stand Up Paddleboarding
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the fastest growing paddle sport in the world. It combines the thrill of exploring with a great total body workout. With our new SUP boards, OA offers a variety of classes, trips, lessons, and tours. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome to this exciting new sport!

 

  Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
 
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • September 7 9 am - 4 pm $15 $25  
     
  • Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • September 9 4 pm - 6 pm
    $5 $15
     
  • Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • September 18 4 pm - 6 pm $5 $15
     
  • Parent and Student Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • September 28 10 am - 1 pm $15 $25
     
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • April 26 9 am - 4 pm $15 $25

     

    Sea Kayaking
    Skimming over the surface of the water, experiencing the aquatic environment in a way that remained largely unchanged for the last 8,000 years, all while getting an incredible workout. Whether you’ve never been in a boat before or you’ve grown up with a paddle in your hand, get out of the library and join us for a day of fun kayaking.

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Sea Kayaking
  • September 14 8 am - 5 pm $15 $25  
     
  • Kayak Rescue and Roll Class
  • September 25
    4 pm - 7 pm
    $5 $15  
     
  • Sea Kayaking
  • October 19
    8 am - 5 pm $15 $25  
     
  • Sea Kayaking
  • April 25
    9 am - 5 pm $15 $25  

     

    Day Hikes
    Take a day to get away from the city and into the fresh air only found in the mountains. Hiking is a great way to learn new things about the wilderness, experience beautiful views, and feel a strong sense of accomplishment when you look back at what you did. Get on those hiking boots and come stretch your legs for a day.

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Mt. Greylock Hike
  • September 20 7 am - 5 pm $10 $20  
     
  • Mt. Moosilauke Hike
  • November 15
    7 am - 6 pm
    $10 $20  
     
  • Blue Hills Hike
  • November 16
    10 am - 3 pm $5 $15  

     

    Backpacking
    Dust off your sleeping bag and get away for the weekend!  Whether this is your first or one hundredth overnight camping trip, all are encouraged to come. Get refreshed with some mountain air and relax under the stars for a bit. You may never want to come back! All gear is provided if needed.

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Adirondacks Overnight
  • September 26 - 28
    1 pm departure
    $75 $105  

    Rock climbing
    This is a fun way to build confidence, leadership, and become part of a team. It is also one of the most exciting and best full body exercises you can do. Get your feet off the ground and get into the vertical world! No experience needed.

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Belay Class
  • September 11 4 - 6 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Anchor Building 101
  • September 10 4 - 6 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Belay Class
  • September 16 4 - 6 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Anchor Building 201
  • September 17 4 - 6 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Rock Climbing
  • September 21
    9 am - 3 pm
    $15 $25  
     
  • Belay Class
  • September 23 4 - 6 pm
    $5 $15  
     
  • Rappelling Clinic
  • October 1
    3 - 5 pm
    $5 $15  
     
  • Rumney Rock Climbing
  • October 25 6 am - 5 pm
    $15 $25  
     
  • Rumney Rock Climbing
  • November 2 6 am - 5 pm $15 $25  
     
  • Rock Climbing
  • November 9 9 am - 3 pm
    $15 $25  
     
  • Rock Climbing
  • April 11 9 am - 3 pm $15 $25  

                     

    Ice Climbing
    We will climb with ice axes and crampons up walls of ice. Get this full body workout on breathtaking terrain and see winter wonderlands from a whole new height.  

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Ice Climbing Overnight
  • January 17-18 2 pm Departure $70 $80  

    Cross Country Skiing: Come with OA for a day of winter fun! Rentals are available if needed. Enjoy the well maintained trails amidst forests and snow-covered meadows. After some trail time take a break in the warming hut or a hot chocolate!

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • February 14 7 am - 4 pm $30 $40  
     
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • February 21 7 am - 4 pm $30 $40  
     
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • March 21 7 am - 4 pm $30 $40  

     

    Snowshoeing: Just because there is snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t have fun outside! Put on a pair of OA’s modern snowshoes and get out of your dorm and into the mountains. Our snowshoes are lightweight, have great traction, and are provided free on every snowshoe trip.

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Stratton Mountain Snowshoeing
  • December 6 6 am - 6 pm $15 $25  
     
  • Wachusett Snowshoeing
  • February 8 7 am - 4 pm $15 $25  

    Classes and Clinics

    Ever wanted to learn a new outdoor skill or brush up on something before a big trip? OA offers a wide variety of classes and clinics to teach you what you need to know to be safe and have fun outside. Taught by our highly skilled and experienced student leaders and staff this is a fun way to learn new things!

     

      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Wilderness Photography Class and Contest
  • September 24 6 - 7 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Hypothermia Class
  • October 7
    8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Backpacking Class
  • October 9
    8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Wilderness Cooking 101
  • October 14
    8 - 9 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Wilderness Cooking 201
  • October 21
    8 - 9 pm $5 $15  
     
  • Navigation Clinic
  • October 28
    8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Wilderness Cooking Cook-Off Competition
  • November 19
    5 -6 pm
    $5 N/A  
     
  • Water Treatment Class
  • December 3 8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Knot Clinic
  • January 20 8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Winter Camping Clinic
  • January 21 8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Navigation Clinic
  • February 4
    8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Hypothermia Clinic
  • February 11 8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  
     
  • Winter Camping Clinic
  • February 18 8 - 9 pm $5 N/A  

     

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      Trip Name Date Time Member Non  
     
  • Winter Break Sea Kayaking
  • January 2 - 10 TBA
    $975 $1500  
     
  • Spring Break Grand Canyon Trip
  • February 28 - March 8 TBA
    $975 $1500  
     
  • Easter Break West Virginia Backpacking
  • April 2 - 6