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


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ATTENTION OCSJ MEMBERS The 2020 OCSJ photo contest has begun.

We are doing things a little different this year, as this is a year unlike any other.

Sorry to say, we will not be printing a calendar, but we will make it available for printing it at home.

As usual, there will be the twelve month winners plus the top photograph for the cover.

Now, here is something new.

All thirteen winners will have their photographs reproduced on canvas.

So, hang on to your best pictures from any OCSJ outing taken between September 1, 2019 until October 31, 2020.

Your photo could be selected to appear on the pages of our 2021 OCSJ calendar and reproduced on canvas to be hung on your wall with pride.

You must be a paid member of our club to enter and it must be an OCSJ event.

Submission of all photos will be from November 1, to November 30, 2020.


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


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


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


OCSJ_Trekker Fall 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. 



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

Cold Weather Paddling Policy (9/10/2015) Paddling in cold weather Policy as approved by board will be: During months of November thru March paddlers must wear wet or dry suits subject to approval of leaders.

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

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