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, camping 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.
Beginning Thursday, May 27, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will offer 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
VERMONT WALKING TRIP
Arrive: Sunday, August 8th Depart: Saturday, August 14rh
Lodging: Colonial House Inn, Weston, Vermont Please make your own reservations: 1-800 639-5033
We'll spend a week exploring the backroads, historic sites and trails of Vermont. Daily walks are between 4 and 6 miles at a moderate pace. -CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jun 12-14Hike the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Click for details: Hike the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and New Hampshire | Meetu
Aug. 7-14 Hike the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire.
Click for details : Click for details
Sept. 18-19 Moderate Weekend Hike on the Appalachian Trail Click for details
TRIP IS FULL HISTORIC CAPE MAY WEEKEND
Friday to Sunday JUNE 18, 19 and 20, 2021
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.
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
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.
All participants must read & sign
the OCSJ Activity Sign-in Sheet and Waiver
See example below
Meetup Eligibility- OCSJ Dues paid Members only
*No additional fee*
Note: You must join each meetup group separately
Click Links Below to Join and View
AT THE PRESENT TIME PAID MEMBERS ARE GIVEN PREFERENCE FOR ATTENDING EVENTS
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.
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