Announcements

THE RETURN OF THE BONFIRE: A SUNDOWN SOIRÉE

Woohoo!!!!! Hello friends, new and old! Let us mingle together once again after a long, hot, sweaty summer apart for the first bonfire of the fall! 🙂 The important stuff: there’s a bonfire THIS THURSDAY, September 1st @ sunset (8pm)   Where: the most glorious, most structurally sound house around –  the Shred Shack (116 Washington Avenue)!   Pack your …

BIRTH N WOODS: ODC TRAIL CREW LOVE and SEMESTERLY SUMMARY

Helloooo, my fellow dirt lovers!!! This year we’ve had a proliferation of trail-related service trips — from corridor clearing, mapping and designing a trail, benching, tracking signage, litter obliteration, and maybe some birthing vibes thrown in there — and I want to express my deepest and most heartfelt gratitude to every person who made these trail ventures possible. We started …

FRIDAY 4/22 GEAR ROOM TIME CHANGE

Hey peeps, Something came up (AKA I am going rock climbing) so Shayla will now be holding my gear room on Friday at 12 pm, instead of 11 am. TLDR: Friday gear room is at Noon, NOT 11. Sorry for any inconvenience! Peace, Love and Dirt, Burke

Let’s get silly stupid *sustainably* (LAST PARTY of SEMESTER earth day edition)

let’s get silly stupid *sustainably* after sunset!!!! – last party 🙂 happy happy earth day week month lifetime! let’s all get silly stupid *sustainably* this Friday at our final party of the year! when: 7:30 FRIDAY post climate march!!! pre sunset!!! where: shred shack (116 washington ave) BYOLV: Bring Your Own Liquid Vessel to be filled with delicious bold rockin’ …

GEAR ROOMS schedy for week of 4/11

GEAR ROOMS FOR WEEK OF 4/11 Howdy folks, here’s this week’s gear room schedule: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (4/11) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun: …

FRIDAY (4/1) BONFIRE BONFUEGO @ 8 pm!

What does a guitar sound like? According to the user “plumbgit” on acousticguitarforum.com, the words that describe a guitar’s sound include “tight, dry, punchy, mellow, ringing, warm, boomy, woody, mature, clean, shimmer, complex, dark, muddy, refined, full, rich, fat, crisp, articulate, lyrical, throaty,” and there are “countless more you can add.” Speaking of the guitar, come listen to a bit of …

Virginia is for Clovers: get lucky with odc and sailing friends (3/17 @ 9 pm)

To my favorite green thumbers: ODC is green and green is St. Patricks day, so let’s celebrate. Gillup and Gallup out to the Sailing House (519 14th St. NW) at 9pm this Thursday to have our first ever ODC and sailing mixer!!! Per usual, BYOC (bring your own cup #sustainability) and huge points for the best leprechaun costume (bonus points …

GEAR ROOMS for week of 3/14

Darling dirt babies, here’s your gear room info for the week: Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/14) 5:00 pm —> Eliza Stowe (540) 553-1367 Tues: 6:30 pm —> Phillip Reeves (571) 332-3740 Weds: 4:30 pm —> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 4:00 pm —> Shay Utzinger (540) 750-5431 Fri: 11:00 am —> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Sat: Sun:  **note: since we …

THURSDAY (2/17) GEAR ROOM TIME SWAP

Hey folks! I am moving my gear room this Thursday from 4 –> 1pm! If this is an issue for you and you can’t make it to the other gear rooms this week, please don’t hesitate to text me (540-750-5431) and we can absolutely work something out!! Peace, <3, and dirt, Shay

GENDER BENDER PARTY – THIS SATURDAY 2/5/22 9PM

Yuhhhhhhh! After two long years of waiting, it’s finally time to have our third (and typically annual) GENDER BENDER !!! Join us for a night of revelry where we embrace the absurdity of gender norms. The theme? “Guys in Pearls, Girls in Ties”. This is arguably the club’s zaniest, craziest, RAUNCHIEST party of the year so do not be afraid …

MOAB ‘spring break gnar train’ 2022 LOTTERY REMINDER

Shred babies, This stands as your official reminder that the Moab Gnar Train “desert healing magic time” Spring Break lottery is going to be held this upcoming Monday (Jan 24th) afternoon. That means you need to have joined the trip AND filled out the the pre-trip questionnaire google survey (https://forms.gle/4qetvnBWU64ywDuq6) by the end of Sunday, January 23rd. Spread the word …

JINGLE BELL FESTIVE HOLIDAY BONFIRE BASH on Saturday 12/11!!!

What better way to celebrate the end of the semester than getting cozy with some peppermint schnapps hot cocoa and your ODC besties around a blazing fire? Want to wear an ugly sweater? Do it. Want to get crazy and bring us a christmas tree or pet elf? Also do it.  Rumors have it (@Kieran + co) that we may …

NEW GROUPME!!!

Happy almost LDOC my most favorite dirt children, I have been meaning to send this out for weeks now, but better late than never. We have a new groupme for the club for active members to communicate with, plan informal social events and adventures, and for us to post reminders! https://groupme.com/join_group/68250538/0HmzE2tL The link above should enable you all to join. …

GEAR ROOM TIME CHANGE TO 2:00 PM (11/17)

Forest friends, My gear room is gonna be at 2 pm today instead of 6:15 pm!! Text me at 540-553-1367 if this poses any major issues and we can work something out, but if not, see you then! Peace, love, and trail spice, Eliza

MOAB SPRING BREAK TRIP LOTTERY DEETS

Greetings earth babies, Though you may be grieving as our summer-like weather sputters to a close and the dark days of winter settle upon us, I have some exciting news to share! This spring break we will again be going out to Moab, UT, for a week of unadulterated, dastardly, desert, dirtbag fun with mind-blowing views. More details on the …

HALLOWEEN PROGRESSIVE 8 PM 10/21

Reminder to roll through the Shred Shack (116 Washington Avenue) tomorrow at 8 pm for our Halloween progressive party shenanigans with the climbing team!! Spooky vibes, boo-tacular bevvies, and company of your favorite dirt loving, rock-dwelling friends are guaranteed. Costumes or you might get dirt thrown at you!!!! Peace, love, and trail space, The officers  

COME BOULDER WITH PAFN!

Hey everyone!   My name is Lena and I’m one of the members on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. As part of our mission, we’re making a larger effort to reach out to historically underrepresented groups and give them an opportunity to check out what the Outdoors Club is about without having to pay dues first.   For …

DEI committee recruitment for 2021-2022

Hello Everyone! As you may have seen last year, Outdoors at UVA recently instituted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee to work alongside a DEI chair in the officer corp to ensure that ODC is a space for everyone. Since the club was much smaller last year due to Covid-19, we wanted to reach out again to encourage you to …

GEAR ROOM TODAY (10/20) TIME CHANGE

Hey kids, The full moon is rising tonight so none of us should be in the gear room. I’m changing today’s gear room to 4:00 pm – if this causes any huge issues send me a text at 5405531367 but if not, enjoy the moon. Peace, love, and trail spice, Eliza

Updating Trip Leader Listserv

Trip leading friends of all sorts, It has come to our attention that a lot of our trip leaders may not be included on our trip leader listserv. For those of you that are new, this is a separate listserv than the main announcements one from this website (where you get party announcements, gear rooms infor, etc.); it is specific …

Thursday night bonfire!!! 8 pm!!!

Hello again friends! Craving a wee bit more of outdoors club social interaction before this much needed fall break? Come by the Shred Shack this Thursday, October 7 at 8pm for a bonfire! All are welcome, bring your smiles, songs, stories, and stouts! <3 the officers

SATURDAY BONFIRE

Hello Friends! As summer’s end draws near and we prepare for a lovely Virginia autumn, the time has arrived for a bonfire. Come join us this Saturday, 9/18 at the Shred Shack (116 Washington Ave) at 8 pm, for the chillest of nights by the fire. All are welcome, instruments are encouraged. BYOB. We hope to see you there! <3 John and …

Wednesday Gear Room Time Change

Hi all, I am switching my gear room on Wednesday to 9 pm (instead of 6:15 pm) because I am going to be in the woods. Text me at 540-553-1367 if you have any questions! Have a good Monday <3 Peace, love, and dirt, Eliza

Back-to-Grounds Backyard Bash and ‘Round the House Rager – THIS FRIDAY @ 9 PM!!!!

Calling all friends old and new, senders seasoned and unspiced, shredders of massive mountains and nature newbies: Have you been craving social interaction that you get to experience while simultaneously feeling the soft, cool mud of the shred shack backyard seep between your toes? Are you tired of the trees being the primary recipients of your incredible jokes? Do you …

***Important*** ODC IS BACK BABY!!!

Shredheads, dirtbags, flower children and rad senders alike, It is with great pleasure that the Officers and I announce that Outdoors Club at UVA will be operating essentially at full capacity this semester! After a year of strict COVID restrictions and a halt on the carpooling trips, mega trips and other social gatherings (the meat and potatoes of what ODC …

What’s the plan for summer? (Operational update)

Dearest dirt children of UVA,  I know what you’re thinking – zoom school is over and adventure time is starting. So you’re asking, what’s the haps for this summer? Can I initiate shredding with my favorite ODC pals? As COVID precautions are gently lifted, will I watch the sun rise once again on Blackrock or Humpback with my fellow hoos? …