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Embrace your history; learn to flintknap

Mason Riffee

Fllitknapping is the widely-forgotten practice of forming blunt stone into pointy stone, and for most of human prehistory, it was among the foremost expressions of craftsmanship, artistic beauty, and cultural distinction. It is also history incarnate. The practice of flintknapping is bequeathed to our kind by other, older human species; and though it predates our culture, and is also a …

Caught between a rock and a bigger rock (and arguably a third rock)

Baillie McNitt

before we begin, i’m going to ask you to take a moment and relive one of our generation’s shared traumas. for just a second, imagine you are back in that Chuck-E-Cheese adventure tube, looking down at your parental figure/older sibling/babysitter as they completely ignore your cries from help in the slide where you genuinely believe you are stuck. it’s okay, …

Beginner Caving at New Trout Cave

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve never been caving before and are interested in trying it, come check out New Trout! The New Trout Cave in West Virginia is a beginner-friendly cave that offers some larger rooms as well as obstacles to climb over or crawl under. A portion of the cave is tall enough to walk upright since saltpeter was mined there during …

NRGE 2019: Cave Camping (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Come check out the 69th annual New River Cave Extravaganza! For this trip we will be camping overnight in the New River Cave. This cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. We may possibly even see a waterfall depending on rain and …

Cave Stargazing (Beginner Friendly Caving)

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve ever wanted to see the stars with a truly unparalleled view of the sky, look no further! Caves are one of the only naturally occurring places with absolutely zero light pollution. The view of the sky from deep underground is unlike anything you’ll see above ground. With a bit of luck, we should expect to see as many …

Intermediate Caving at Breathing Cave

Andrew Dudzik

If you’ve ever been caving before and want to go again, come explore Breathing Cave – Virginia’s third largest caving system! This cave has a good variety of features and fun technical challenges – everything from low crawls to tight squeezes to mud chutes to rock climbs. With almost seven miles of passages, we’ll be spending approximately six to eight …

Wilderness First Aid: Choose May 11-12; or May 15-16; or May 21-22; or June 15-16

Matthew Rosefsky

Hi fellow adventurers! A co-founder of this glorious club is offering Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid certification courses four times this spring in Cville. Hands-on learn how to save your compadre’s life and limbs, be y’all out adventuring in the wilderness, caught in a wrong-place wrong-time disaster, traveling remotely, driving through a rural area with no cellphone service …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Beginner Caving – New Trout Cave

Victor Lu

We’ll be heading out to New Trout cave in West Virginia. This is a relatively extensive maze cave with lots of fun passages and climby/squeezy parts to explore. It is an extremely dry cave (black dust everywhere), so if you have asthma or breathing issues this might not be the one for you. For the rest of us, that means …

Beginner Caving – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

Do you think caving sounds exciting, crazy, and terrifying all at the same time? Have you been curious as to what caving actually is? Are you looking for an opportunity to try crawling, squeezing, and climbing underground? Then this is the trip for you! Caving is a super fun and exciting sport with everything from climbing to crawling to awkwardly …

**Canceled** Caving at Hamilton Cave – Beginner Friendly

Andrew Dudzik

If you’re interested in caving but haven’t had a chance to go, this is a great cave to get started on. Hamilton Cave is a maze-like cave full of some pretty nifty rock formations and has some challenging and fun features to explore. Some of the tunnels can be a bit small so I would advise against signing up if …

The Ultimate Moabian Seminar

Chad Baily

Are you going out to Moab and not quite sure what you need? THEN BINGPOT! THIS IS FOR YOU!! This is a workshop centered around going out to Moab and making sure that you are prepared for the awesome week of sending it in ways you never thought possible. What we are going to be going over: – What a …

**Location Changed** Ye Olde Trip Leader Workshoppe

Anna-kin Flywalker, Shredi Master

Even though I requested Clark 101 the Source gave me **New Cabell 323** (Trust me, I am just as upset about the distance as you are). Anyways, c’est la vie and e’re going to have a great time anyway!! ————————————– HEYO! Tired of getting stuck on waitlists? Wait no longer! The best way to get on trips is to lead …

Cave Semi-Formal – Glade Cave

Victor Lu

Yep, you read that right: we’re having a cave semi-formal, because what’s more fun than dressing up all fancy, having a date, and crawling through the mud? We’ll be going out to Glade cave – affectionately called “Mud Cave.” It’ll be a splendid, dirty time. If you need attire, I strongly recommend a trip to Goodwill. Anything less than a …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Trip Leader Workshop

Chad Baily

Do you have the boo-hoos about being on the waitlist?? Then come learn how to lead a trip! Leading trips is one of the best ways to meet more of the awesome outdoorsy folks here in the club and getting to try new things! SooOOooOOo come and spend part of your lovely Wednesday evening with me as I teach you …

Caving at New River Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Hey y’all, With all the cold weather recently this is a great time to go underground and explore some caves! The New River cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. If we make it to the back, we can see the waterfall. …

>>>Moab, Utah 2019<<<

Billiam, Intergalactic Shred Lord, Prince of Dankness

THIS IS ABOUT TO BE THE RADDEST THING OUT THERE. There is but one ODC trip worthy of such a claim, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. Approximately 40 of us will drive out to Moab for spring break to spend the week(ish) camping on the banks of the Colorado River and hiking, backpacking, …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Caving at New River Cave (Beginner Friendly)

Andrew Dudzik

Hey y’all, Now that it’s getting dark and cold outside, it’s the perfect time to go underground where it’s also dark and cold! The New River cave has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile long and has some really beautiful open spaces. If we make it to the back, we can …

Trip Leader Workshop!!

Stephanie Roatis

Tired of getting waitlisted over and over again??? Just wanna send it with other outdoor enthusiasts all the friggin time??!? The best way to get on trips is to lead ’em, folks! Come hang out with me and learn the ins/outs of trip leading with the club, and get automatically activated by yours truly! ***If you’re new to the outdoors, …

Trick or Trip Leader Workshop: a Frightfully Good Time

Victoria Alvarez

Halloween is creepin’ up on us, witch means that you’ve got to figure out how you’re gonna celebrate the holiday. Our suggestion : treat yourself to an adventure and GET OUTSIDE! Scared to lead a trip? No worries. We’ll teach ya! The best way to get on a trip is to lead one. Come hang out with me and learn …

Beginner Caving – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

Do you think caving sounds exciting, crazy, and terrifying all at the same time? Have you been curious as to what caving actually is? Are you looking for an opportunity to try caving for the first time? Then this is the trip for you! Caving is a super fun and exciting sport with everything from climbing to crawling to awkwardly …

Best Waitlist Relief Ever: Trip Leader Workshop!

Victoria Alvarez

Tired of getting waitlisted over and over again??? Just wanna send it with other outdoor enthusiasts all the friggin time??!? The best way to get on trips is to lead ’em, folks! Come hang out with me and learn the ins/outs of trip leading with the club! ***If you’re new to the outdoors, sweet! No experience necessary. WHY??? (Psssh cuz …

Intermediate Caving – Breathing Cave

Andrew Dudzik

Do you hate being in roomy, well-lit, and clean places? Did you see the movie The Descent and think wow that looks really fun? Do you secretly wish to live underground as a mole-person? If you answered yes to any of those questions, come explore Breathing Cave – Virginia’s third largest caving system! This cave has a good variety of …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Caving – New River (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Now that the weather is gorgeous, let’s go underground. The New River cave is one of my favorites, and has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile deep and has some really beautiful open spaces. If we make it to the back, we can see the waterfall. Beginners are welcome on this …

Caving at Lockridge

Andrew Dudzik

Hey guys come check out Lockridge Aqua Cave! This is a pretty nifty cave that has a stream flowing through it and has lots of cool places to explore. The entrance to this cave will be either partially or completely submerged, so be prepared for a little swim. This is a totally beginner friendly cave so anyone is welcome to …

Beginner Friendly Caving – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

If you’ve never been caving before and are dying to try, this trip is for you! I will be giving priority to virgin cavers (but experienced folks feel free to sign up)! This cave is about as safe as caves get, so if you’re nervous about trying it, this is a great way to get your feet wet. Beginners are …

The Second Successful Bearfence Sunrise

Charlie Haywood

***POSTPONED UNTIL 2/14 THERE WILL BE LOVE IN THE AIR*** If you’ve been up to date on what other trip leaders have been up to, you’ll know that not one, but TWO other trip leaders have attempted to venture up the Bearfence Mountain Trail to catch a glimpse at what glorious sunrise might be visible from its peak. And they …

Caving – New River (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Calling all cave people! We’ll be heading out to the New River cave down near Blacksburg. The New River cave is one of my favorites, and has a good mix of open caverns, little crawls, and fun climbs. It’s about a mile deep and has some really beautiful open spaces. Beginners are welcome on this trip – I’ll teach you …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Caving – New River (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

For all of you early birds back to Charlottesville already, here’s a treat for you! We’ll be heading out to the New River cave down near Blacksburg. The New River cave has an in-cave waterfall (if we can find it), as well as some more wet features. It’s about a mile deep and has some really beautiful open spaces. Beginners …

Caving – Hamilton (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

Celebrate being back at school by coming caving! We’ll be heading out to Hamilton cave in West Virginia. Beginners are welcome on this trip – I’ll teach you what you need to know. As always, come prepared with all your gear. All the info you need is in this trip description and in the caving checklist. Note that nothing on …

Caving at Lockridge

Andrew Dudzik

If you’re looking for a fun way to procrastinate this weekend come check out Lockridge Aqua Cave! This is a pretty nifty cave that has a stream flowing through it and has lots of cool places to explore. The entrance to this cave will be either partially or completely submerged, so be prepared for a little swim. The plan is …

Caving – New Trout (Beginner Friendly)

Victor Lu

We’ll be heading out to New Trout cave in West Virginia to get some good caving in. This is a relatively extensive maze cave with lots of fun passages and climby/squeezy parts. It is an extremely dry cave (black dust everywhere), so if you have asthma or breathing issues this might not be the one for you. For the rest …

Caving at Glade Cave

Andrew Dudzik

Caving is an exhilarating sport full of danger, adventure, and beauty. Terrain can vary from rock scrambling to swimming to sliding down mud chutes. I don’t think I need to further convince you of the awesomeness of the sport, so let’s get down to business. Logistics: – Leave from Echols at 8am – Drive one hour to the cave – …

Intermediate Caving – Breathing Cave

Victor Lu

For those of you looking to up your caving game, this is the trip for you! Come explore Virginia’s third largest caving system. This cave has a good variety of features and technical challenges – everything from low crawls to tight squeezes to mud chutes to rock climbs. This is not a cave for the inexperienced! It is intense, and …

Cpr, Aed + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Caving (Beginner Friendly Trip) – Crossroads Cave

Victor Lu

Come check out Crossroads cave! This is a beginner cave – great for those who don’t have any experience, but still fun for those do. Logistics: – Leave from Echols at 1300 – Drive two hours to the cave – Gear up, talk safety, and adventure through the cave for 4 hours or so – Clean up/change clothes and drive …