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 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

                                     

HIKING SCHEDULE

BIKING SCHEDULE

CANOE/KAYAK SCHEDULE

X/C SKI SCHEDULE

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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



 

 

   JULY 2020 Newsletter 

    

       

                            

                                             

TRAIL MAINTENANCE  END OF SEASON REPORT

The 2019/2020 OCSJ trail crew ended the work season with over 800 logged volunteer hours!  We trimmed many miles of the Batona Trail as well as the Lake Trail at Harrisville Pond and the Green Trail in Wharton SF. We also  built footbridges and spent a day of service bundling tree saplings for Arbor Day distribution. Repairs were also made to the Batona Trail by Evans Bridge from the damage caused by beaver activity. Many sandbags and lots of wheelbarrows wereused for that project. 


The OCSJ trail maintenance crew is a dedicated group of awesome people and I am so proud to be part of the group. 

Pictured: Kevin Carlin removing clipped brush from the Batona Trail in Wharton SF. 


OCSJ  MAKES  DONATION  TO

PINELANDS   PRESERVATION ALLIANCE


Trail Maintenance  Chair  Rosemarie   Mason  presents OCSJ   donation  to  Jason Howell, the land steward for the PPA. Our donation is earmarked for preserving and protecting our SJ pinelands that we all enjoy thru our hikes, bike and paddling trips.


https://pinelandsalliance.org/



OCSJ  MAKES  DONATION  TO

UNEXPECTED  WILDLIFE  REFUGE

OCSJ donation to Unexpected Wildlife Refuge. Presented to Jen Collins manager and Trustee Dave Sauder , by Chris Denneler and Pat Burton.

We are delighted to report that their new Headquarters is now completed . Donations  still needed.http://unexpectedwildliferefuge.org/



OCSJ  MAKES  DONATION  TO WOODFORD CEDAR RUN  PRESERVE

Club leader/board member Jerry Martina presenting a  generous donation to Woodford Cedar Run WildlifePreserve. Receiving  thcheck is volunteer Richard Jones and Rambler . Rambler is a great horned owl at their animal rehab hospital.

Many non- profits are struggling  during these  difficult times. This is  our  way  to  help. https://www.cedarrun.org/


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

*NOTE- PRIORITY  ON  PARTICIPATION  WILL BE  GIVEN  TO  PAID   MEMBERS AT  THIS  TIME. 

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.   Everyone can RSVP to Meetup and then make their reservations and credit card payments directly with the INN.More information will be available in the fall.  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


COVID -19 DASHBOARD

NEW JERSEY  PARKS INFORMATION

CDC  INFORMATION ON COVID -19

NJ COVID-19 Public Call Center

for General COVID-19 questions call 1-888-222-1222

or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using an out of state cell phone


ACTIVITIES

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PRINTED TREKKER

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


 OCSJ_Trekker Winter 2020.pdf

OCSJ_Trekker Spring 2020.pdf

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. 



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

                                               See example  below


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