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. Join us
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.
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 the check 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/
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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