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 hikingbicyclingkayaking/canoeingxc 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 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. 

                             

These outdoor activities are all found on the respective Meetup calendars and are lead by volunteer members of the club.

  OCSJ is a fee 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. 

To all meetup members-The following was approved at the July 8,2021 Board Meeting.

Motion -People may not join meet up until they pay or are already paid OCSJ members.

(Amendment 1)-Meetup members who are not paid Outdoor Club of South Jersey members will have until October 15 to become dues paying members.

(Amendment 2) Allow guest one time with a member and leader approval.


New non-paid member requests to join meetup will be rejected.


Trial memberships have   exploded to the point of almost outpacing   paid memberships. The management of memberships   has become a daunting task. It has also brought into question insurance issues. We have been giving preference, in fairness, to paid members which has limited opportunities for non-paid members to try an activity. We believe our dues are very reasonable especially compared to other clubs offering similar activities.

You must be a dues paying member of OCSJ in order to be approved for Meetup.  If you are not already a paid member, please go to http://www.ocsj.org, click the join button and follow the directions.  Yearly dues are $20 for a single membership and $25 for a family membership.  Your yearly dues will include every activity that OCSJ offers. Credit card or check is accepted.


JOIN MEETUP

Meetup Eligibility- OCSJ Dues paid Members only 


Note:  You must join each meetup group separately

*No additional fee*

Click Links Below to Join and View

* Hiking Events List Link

* Biking Events List Link

*Kayak Events List Link

*Skiing Events List Link

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



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

                          


 

THE OCSJ   EMBRACES  THE  LEAVE  NO TRACE PRINCIPLES  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON LEAVE NO TRACE



BACKPACKING  TRIP


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

October 9-11 Backpack the Appalachian Trail in Vermont & Mass  Click for details

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.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAIL






All participants  must read & sign 

the OCSJ Activity  Sign-in  Sheet and Waiver 

     See example  below

AT THE  PRESENT  TIME   PAID  MEMBERS  ARE GIVEN  PREFERENCE  FOR  ATTENDING  EVENTS

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. 





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