Outdoor Club of South Jersey


  Established in 1967 the Outdoor Club of South Jersey is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting hiking, bicycling, kayaking/canoeing, xc 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 member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. However, prospective members and guests of OCSJ members may try one regular activity from each of our activity sections before joining. Thereafter they must join to be eligible for the hundreds of activities and events available every year.

  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. Join us


Upcoming Officer Elections

Officer Elections for Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Membership Chairman will be held at the OCSJ Board Meeting on November 12.  If you, or any member you know, would like to run for a one year term for any of these offices please contact the Club President, Joe Fabian, at President@OCSJ.org. to be put on the ballot.

Fran Horn is running for Treasurer and Eloise Williams is running for Recording Secretary.  Several members have agreed to run for Membership Chairman.

If you love our Club, it’s friendships, and its activities please consider running for a one year term  


Meetup Eligibility- OCSJ Dues paid Members only 
(nonmembers can come on 1 activity as guests)

*No additional fee*

Note:  You must join each meetup group separately

Click Links Below to Join and View

* Hiking Events List Link

* Biking Events List Link

*Kayak Events List Link

*Skiing Events List Link

We will extend  the  membership by  three  months  to all who  have paid  or  will pay  their  membership  in 2020


Dear Pinelands enthusiast,

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission will host a free, virtual hike of the Batona Trail at 10 a.m. this Thursday (October 22nd)!

Presenters Rosemarie Mason and Diane Mason of the Outdoor Club of South Jersey will lead the tour of the Batona, which is a condensed form of “BAck TO NAture,” and describe where to access the trail as it traverses 52.7 miles through the beautiful and wild Pinelands. The presentation includes over 100 slides of the trail from its southern beginning at Bass River State Forest to its northern terminus at Ong’s Hat. Along the way, the presenters will discuss some of the highlights of the trail, such as the ghost town of Martha, Batsto Village, Tea Time and Apple Pie Hill, Pakim Pond and Ong’s Hat. 

To livestream or watch the webinar, please click here.

All webinars hosted by the Pinelands Commission are recorded and are available for viewing on the Commission's YouTube Channel at any time.

Hope you can join us!

MIKE ENGEL presents check to John Volpa , FBRP Founder & Chair


Click link below for video presentation  by RosemarieMason






OCSJ Non-member participation Policy

    OCSJ is a member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. However, prospective members and guests of OCSJ members may try one regular activity from each of our activity sections without joining.  Thereafter they must join to be eligible for the hundreds of activities and events available every year.

    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.  Members of OCSJ may bring guests on a day trip charging money.  Participants on overnight trips  must always be an OCSJ member. 



Jan 24 - Jan 29 2021 Stowe Cross Country Ski Trip.

We will stay at the Commodores Inn, in Stowe Vt. The trip is from Sunday thru Friday. Breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner are the responsibility of the participants. Members can RSVP to Meetup and then make their reservations and credit card payments directly with the INN.
We will cross country ski, snow shoe or hike everyday. I have been on this trip many times and will take you to some of my favorite places.
More information will be available later in the fall. Of course, everything is dependent on the Vermont COVID-19 restrictions.
New Leader is Fran Horn, Phone: 856-786-0048, Email franhorn@aol.com

North Conway, NH. – Jan. 29-Feb,5   7 days in the White Mountains staying in 3 or 4 spacious condos at Stonehurst Manor (stonehurstvacationrentals.com).  $375 per person, double occupancy. Includes 7 breakfasts and 5 communally cooked dinners.  $100 deposit reserves a place. All payments are non-refundable without finding a replacement. 18 people max, unless there are enough people for us to rent a 4th condo.  5 groomed ski venues plus numerous trails for snowshoeing or hiking.  Contact Barbara Brandt (bbrandt46@gmail.com


You can print the whole or any page of the Printed TREKKER by clicking the link below


OCSJ_Trekker Fall 2020.pdf

All participants  must read & sign  the OCSJ Activity  Sign-in  Sheet and Waiver 

                                               See example  below

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