For the safety of the club’s leaders, members, and guests, we are suspending all activities until further notice.
The Washington DC Trip for May 9 has been cancelled. Everyone who paid by check or online will receive a payment. Thank you for your patience. Be well in these difficult times. We will reschedule the trip once we have been given the all-clear for travel.
Cherry Hill Library is presently closed. All Club meetings are being held remotely
Covid-19 has disrupted our lives in an unprecedented way. Changes come almost minute to minute . We will be addressing how our activities will be affected and what measures will be needed to be taken to protect our members. We will follow the guidelines set by all governmental agencies.
In New Jersey ,State parks, forests, recreation areas & wildlife management areas will remain OPEN to the public at this time.
Campgrounds, visitor centers, nature centers, restrooms & similar facilities are CLOSED until further notice.
Entry fees normally collected by state parks will be waived.
Established in 1967 the Outdoor Club of South Jersey is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting hiking, bicycling, kayaking/canoeing, xc skiing, backpacking and camping 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
POSTPONED OCSJ ANNUAL PICNIC
SATURDAY APRIL 25
Upcoming events and camping reservations at the state parks have been postponed by the DEP through April 30.
APRES SKI PARTY IS
HISTORIC CAPE MAY WEEKEND
Friday to Sunday JUNE 12,13, and 14 -2020
To start the summer session, you are cordially invited to join us for our annual Cape May outing. Our headquarters, as in years past, will be THE CHALFONTE HOTEL, 301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey, (1-800-678-8946). Check in any time after 3:00 PM on Friday; check out by midday on Sunday. This is a perfect outing for all club members. Our weekend starts with a Friday night Welcome Buffet (a time to plan what you want to do). Breakfast is provided on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday evening, there is a party on the porch with Hors D’oeuvres and drinks and then a limited menu dinner in the dining room followed by desert.
ALL PARTICIPANTS IN OVERNIGHT EVENTS MUST BE OCSJ
DUES PAID MEMBERS
Backpacking Schedule 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020 https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/covid-19-update
Backpack the Appalachian Trail in Central Virginia!.. more
Saturday, May 9, 2020 Latest from Vt. https://vtstateparks.com/
Week-long Backpacking trip in Southern Vermont..more
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Latest from NY https://parks.ny.gov/
Beginner’s Hike on the Appalachian Trail: Harriman State Park in New York...more
July 26-August 1 Vermont Backroads Walking Trip(3rd. annual)
We will walk approximately 4-7 miles each morning along lightly travelled dirt roads in Vermont. On some days we will explore Vermont's historic sites and towns. Expect mountain scenery, picturesque villages, and rural landscapes. The afternoons are ...
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 charging money must always be an OCSJ member.
All participants must read & sign the OCSJ Activity Sign-in Sheet and Waiver
See example below
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