We will be having our next and final Information/Signup Session this Tuesday, January 27th @ 7pm in Clark 108. This session will include a brief presentation about the club and how it works, as well as an opportunity to officially sign up and pay dues (cash, check, or credit card accepted).
For more information about the club, keep on reading:
Ready to join the adventure and get outside? You’re just a few steps away from being a full-fledged member of the “Most Fun CIO on Grounds”, Outdoors at UVa.
*This is not a listserve but a temporary email list. All club events are announced via our website, outdoorsatuva.org. Only active members receive these emails, so keep reading below to learn how to become an official member.
Can’t make it to the information sessions? You can sign up anytime on our website: http://www.outdoorsatuva.org/members/join. Remember, we need 3 things in order to activate you:
1.) Online website profile (via link above)
2.) Signed Indemnification Agreement (Waiver). There is a quick-and-easy online signing option for the waiver, available here: https://www.hellosign.com/s/c101b9bb
Note: You do NOT need to have a Hello Sign membership to sign, the signing service only needs to verify your email address to make the contract legally binding. So no extra accounts, no worries.
3.) Your dues payment of $30/5-month or $50/12-month membership. The “Donate/Pay dues” page on our website has instructions regarding how to pay.
Members are also encouraged to join our Facebook Group, which serves as forum in which to share pictures and discuss all things outdoorsy.
How the club works:
Everything is run though our website: www.outdoorsatuva.org . Trips are led by club members like yourself. The trip leader posts a trip to the website, an email goes out to the club members, and you can sign up for as much or as little as you want. Last year, over 240 trips were led in a variety of activities: climbing, kayaking, hiking, skiing, backpacking, fishing, mountain biking, and more.
Joining the club will give you access to our website as well as our gear room. If you’d like to start leading trips, email the officers, and we’ll get you started. Outdoors at UVa offers many leadership opportunities. Trip leaders are reimbursed dues after leading 4 trips, and club officers have additional benefits. Check out the attached quick reference for leading trips.
Gear Room: Twice a week, members meet at Echols dorm to access the gear room. Here you can check out any of ourgear for free. We have tons of stuff including but not limited to: backpacks, tents, mountain bikes, cross country skis, rock climbing gear, maps, hiking and climbing guidebooks, whitewater kayaks, backcountry cooking equipment, fly fishing rods, headlamps, and first aid kits. Gear can be checked out for one week at a time.
Do the following items entice you?
-Taking trips according to YOUR schedule
-Traveling to places YOU want to go
-Gaining invaluable leadership experience
-Being a member of Outdoors at UVa for free
-Providing a satisfying outdoors experience for others
-Taking the next steps to becoming an officer at Outdoors at UVa
-Bolstering a likely already impressive resumé
-Earning a Wilderness First Aid certification
If you answered yes to any of the following, then learn how to become an Outdoors at UVa Trip Leader!
Immediately after the meeting, at 8pm, we will hold a Trip Leader Workshop for members (old and new) who are interested in leading trips with Outdoors at UVa!
Be sure to check out our FAQ and Past Adventures pages on the website.
If you have any questions feel free to contact either myself or the officers as a whole. Officer email: firstname.lastname@example.org