Outdoor Club of South Jersey

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    Established in 1967 the Outdoor Club of South Jersey is a not for profit organization  dedicated to promoting hikingbicyclingkayaking/canoeingxc skiing 

backpackingcamping and trail maintenance for fun, fitness and friendship.

 These outdoor activities are all found on the respective Meetup calendars and are lead by volunteer members of the club.

  OCSJ is a dues paid member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. 

  OCSJ welcomes new members of all ages and abilities to join at any time of the year.  Go to the club membership page to find out how to join us and participate in all of the fun. 

                             

These outdoor activities are all found on the respective Meetup calendars and are lead by volunteer members of the club.

  OCSJ is a fee paid member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. 

  OCSJ welcomes new members of all ages and abilities to join at any time of the year.  Go to the club membership page to find out how to join us and participate in all of the fun. 

OCTOBER 15 DEADLINE TO BE PAID MEMBER


TIME LEFT TO BECOME DUES PAID MEMBER The following policy was approved at the July 8, 2021 OCSJ board meeting: All OCSJ Meetup members MUST be dues paying OCSJ members. People will not be approved for Meetup until they pay the membership fee or are already paid OCSJ members. Your membership in all of the OCSJ Meetup groups will be removed in approximately 30 days if you are not a dues paying member of OCSJ or if your paid membership has lapsed. If you are a current paid member of OCSJ, no further action is needed; you will not be removed from this Meetup group. You can check to see your membership status by going to www.ocsj.org and logging in. If you are not yet a member, the annual fee is $20 for a single or $25 for a family. Go to www.ocsj.org click on the “join” button and follow the instructions. Credit cards or checks will be accepted. A member guest is permitted one time with leader approval. After you become a dues paying member of OCSJ, you will then need to reapply for membership in Meetup (free).

2ND  Annual OCSJ Fall Social 

November 20, 2021  

Riverton Country Club 1416 Highland Ave, Cinnaminson



Come join us for 2nd ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL at the private Riverton Country Club from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. OCSJ members can bring a guest. We will be having a great buffet with desserts. DJ ,Music and dancing following dinner. Cost is 46.00 per person. Cash bar will be available. Make checks payable to OCSJ. Mail payments to John Kerney 203 Reading ave Oaklyn Nj 08107. RSVP early we are limited to 160 people. Questions text or call John Kerney 609-7067264

CLICK  FOR  DETAILS  AND  TO RSVP


JOIN MEETUP

Meetup Eligibility- OCSJ Dues paid Members only 


Note:  You must join each meetup group separately

*No additional fee*

Click Links Below to Join and View

* Hiking Events List Link

* Biking Events List Link

*Kayak Events List Link

*Skiing Events List Link

AT THE  PRESENT  TIME   PAID  MEMBERS  ARE GIVEN  PREFERENCE  FOR  ATTENDING  EVENTS


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is offering a free State Parks Vax Pass under the new “Vax and Visit” campaign to all New Jersey residents who receive at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccination by July 4, 2021. The State Parks Vax Pass, which will be of the same value as the Annual State Parks Pass, will allow free access to all of New Jersey’s 51 State parks and forest facilities that charge daily walk-in or parking fees, from Thursday, May 27 through December 31, 2021.

Free 2021 NJ Park Passes for those vaccinated. Details may be found here: https://www.nj.gov/dep/vaxandvisit/

 PARK ADVISORY: The Bulls Island boat launch will not require a launch permit for the 2021 season.

GUIDE FOR CYCLISTS

Rules of the Road

Bike riding can be a lot of fun - feeling the breeze in your face (at many miles an hour - we won't say how many since we are talking rules here…..), exploring new paths or finding somewhere peaceful to have a snack and take in the beauty of the world.

But there are rules we need to follow when on our bikes, remember - On a bike, you are a vehicle, subject to the laws for vehicles. Let's get down to business with the boring legal laws.

Click  for  more : Guide for Cyclists 2.pdf



 

THE OCSJ   EMBRACES  THE  LEAVE  NO TRACE PRINCIPLES  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON LEAVE NO TRACE



BACKPACKING  TRIP


Sept. 18-19 Moderate  Weekend  Hike on the  Appalachian Trail Click for details

October 9-11 Backpack the Appalachian Trail in Vermont & Mass  Click for details

PADDLER'S  MILEAGE  CLUB

Any canoe/kayak trip  counts with any group or individual.

The miles are sent in the first week of January  but the last trip is December 31 of previous year. The paddlers who  do not make 300,400 or 500 miles, but turn  in  miles will get honorable mention on the website.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAIL

OCSJ Non-member participation Policy

    OCSJ is a member organization that  requires dues.  Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. 

Members of OCSJ may bring a guest on 1 of every type of  activity. This includes  day  trips charging money. 

    Participants on trips which charge money must be members of OCSJ, except where the trip is a joint trip with another club and the participant is a member of that club.   

Participants on overnight trips  must always be an OCSJ member. 


A PLAN FOR THE NJ STATE LONG TRAIL

A Hiking Trail  from High Point to Cape May Point

The NJ State Long Trail is a 383 mile long hiking trail and greenway that will extend from the northern end of the state (High Point, the highest point in New Jersey) to the southern end (Cape May Point, at sea level).LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION


All participants  must read & sign 

the OCSJ Activity  Sign-in  Sheet and Waiver 

     See example  below



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