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 dues paid member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead.
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.
OCTOBER 15 DEADLINE TO BE PAID MEMBER
TIME LEFT TO BECOME DUES PAID MEMBER The following policy was approved at the July 8, 2021 OCSJ board meeting: All OCSJ Meetup members MUST be dues paying OCSJ members. People will not be approved for Meetup until they pay the membership fee or are already paid OCSJ members. Your membership in all of the OCSJ Meetup groups will be removed in approximately 30 days if you are not a dues paying member of OCSJ or if your paid membership has lapsed. If you are a current paid member of OCSJ, no further action is needed; you will not be removed from this Meetup group. You can check to see your membership status by going to www.ocsj.org and logging in. If you are not yet a member, the annual fee is $20 for a single or $25 for a family. Go to www.ocsj.org click on the “join” button and follow the instructions. Credit cards or checks will be accepted. A member guest is permitted one time with leader approval. After you become a dues paying member of OCSJ, you will then need to reapply for membership in Meetup (free).
2ND Annual OCSJ Fall Social
November 20, 2021
Riverton Country Club 1416 Highland Ave, Cinnaminson
Come join us for 2nd ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL at the private Riverton Country Club from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. OCSJ members can bring a guest. We will be having a great buffet with desserts. DJ ,Music and dancing following dinner. Cost is 46.00 per person. Cash bar will be available. Make checks payable to OCSJ. Mail payments to John Kerney 203 Reading ave Oaklyn Nj 08107. RSVP early we are limited to 160 people. Questions text or call John Kerney 609-7067264
AT THE PRESENT TIME PAID MEMBERS ARE GIVEN PREFERENCE FOR ATTENDING EVENTS
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is offering 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
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.
OCSJ Non-member participation Policy
OCSJ is a member organization that requires dues. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead.
Members of OCSJ may bring a guest on 1 of every type of activity. This includes day trips charging money.
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.
Participants on overnight trips must always be an OCSJ member.
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
All participants must read & sign
the OCSJ Activity Sign-in Sheet and Waiver
See example below
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