Announcements

You May Now Resume Shredding :)

Hi Everyone! As most of you may have already seen, the COVID-19 restrictions placed on February 16th have loosened, and the University is once again allowing gatherings of 6 individuals or less. This means that the club is back up and running! We appreciate everyone’s patience during this difficult time, and look forward to the trips to come. Now get …

All In Person Activity Suspended Until Further Notice

Hi all, In light of the new COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the University, the club is suspending all in-person activity including gear checkouts until these restrictions are lifted. We understand that this is incredibly frustrating but we need to prioritize the safety of both our members and the broader Charlottesville community. In the meantime, take advantage of the little …

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair Application

Dear friends,  After what has been a very difficult year, we are almost ready to say goodbye to 2020. This email serves two purposes: to keep you updated on our work towards promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within our club, and to look forward to how we can continue this work in the new year.  This past year, we …

GEAR ROOMS WEEK OF 9/7

Gear Room Schedule: Mon: Tues:  Weds: 8:30pm -> Sophia Benmhend (202) 644-0304 Thurs: 2:00pm -> Burke Haywood (540) 817-4002 Fri: Sat: Sun: If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a separate time to be let into the gear room. Please only do this if you really can’t make the gear room times, not just because you …

Back to Grounds Update: Policy Changes, etc.

Howdy! Happy first day of classes! The officers have been hard at work to come up with a plan that will allow us to do as much as possible together when we get back. This is going to be a weird semester for sure, so we ask that you bear with us while we figure things out. We have a …

Summer 2020 Update!

Yoohoo! Given that the semester is starting in roughly 3 weeks, we wanted to hit you guys with a little update.  Right now, the (brand new!!) Officer Corps is working diligently to provide you guys with a new COVID-19 Policy that will detail our plan to resume club activities safely. Included in that will be our plan for reopening the …

Outdoors at UVA activities during Coronavirus

Greetings Earthlings! I address you from the confines of the unusually quiet Shred Shack, fortress of quarantine. Over the past week I have mulled carefully over if and how club activities might continue during this crisis. At first, I thought that social distancing and online education offered the perfect opportunity for us to double down on our outdoor adventuring, but …

Gear Rooms Week of 3/2: SPECIAL SPRING BREAK POLICY PLS READ

Hey everyone, since Moab this week we are restricting Monday and Tuesday gear checkouts to people on the Moab trip. Checkouts will open to regular members on Wednesday. If you have gear checked out return it Monday or Tuesday.  If this doesn’t work for you, please email the officers. Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/24) 5:00pm —>Nick Gomer ‪(757) 607-767 (checkout  Tues: 8:00pm …

CALL FOR OFFICERS – APPLY NOW!

Greetings outdoorsy folks, Do you LOVE this Club? (*Hint: the correct answer is yes, absolutively.) Are you interested in becoming more involved and gaining some dope leadership experience? What a coinkidink! Outdoors@UVA is currently seeking new officers…… That means YOU! Being an officer for the Club is a fantastic leadership opportunity and a chance for you to help others enjoy …

Gear Rooms Week of 2/24

Sah dudes, Given that our Moab mega trip goes out in just over a week (!!?!?), we ask that if you want to check out gear you email the officers before coming to a gear room to verify that the item you want will be available. Additionally, if you have gear checked out it MUST be returned THIS WEEK to‏ ensure …

Gear Room 02/17 Cancelled

Hi all, I had a personal emergency and have to cancel my gear room today—sorry for the inconvencience!

Gear Rooms Week of 02/17

Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/17) 6:30pm —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Tues: 8:00pm —> Victoria Alvarez (678) 520-3016 Weds: 5:00pm —> Charlie Haywood (540) 319-1117  Thurs: 4:30pm —>Nick Gomer ‪(757) 607-767  Fri: Sat: Sun:    If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a separate time to be let …

Gear Rooms Week of 02/10/2019

Sah dudes, It’s a new week and that means new gear rooms. Check them out! Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/3) 5:00pm —>Nick Gomer ‪(757) 607-767 Tues: 8:00pm —> Victoria Alvarez (678) 520-3016 Weds: 5:00pm —> Charlie Haywood (540) 319-1117 (subject to change, stay tuned) Thurs: 5:30pm —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Fri: Sat: Sun:  If none of these times work …

Sunday 2/9 gear room CANCELED

Sorry kids, Daddy is going on an adventure instead of holding this gear room. If you desperately need gear right this second, text me and I can meet you late tonight or tomorrow morning. (804) 248-5317 Love, BILL

FREE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK PASS – THIS WEEK ONLY!

Mmmmmhmmmm freeeeee for you bbbyy- Went to SNP this past weekend and got a receipt that allows re-entry THROUGH THIS FRIDAY, FEB 7. It’s gotta be used by then, or it’s just gonna go to waste here on my nightstand. It’s pretty sad & lonely 🙁 and could use a friend – aka YOU. So if you want to lead …

Gear Rooms Week of 2/3

Gear Room Schedule: Mon: (2/3) 5:00pm —>Nick Gomer ‪(757) 607-767 Tues: 8:00pm —> Victoria Alvarez (678) 520-3016 Weds: 5:00pm —> Charlie Haywood (540) 319-1117 Thurs: 5:30pm —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Fri: Sat: Sun: 6:00pm —> Bill Talley (804) 248-5317 If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a separate time …

PATAGONIA DEADLINE EXTENDED! Get ur swag nowwwwwww – last call!

Attention folks, The deadline for ordering Patagonias has been extended to 5 pm this Sunday, February 2nd!!! In case you haven’t seen the previous few emails, here’s all the info you need: It’s time for our annual order of Outdoors Club Patagonia quarter zip fleeces! Not only are they offered in six vibrant colors (pictured below), at a cost $31 …

Gear Room Time Change 01/30

Hi All, My Thursday gear room needs to be at 5:30 instead of 6:30. The original post has been updated to reflect this but the email obviously still has the old time. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience and feel free to text me at 617-230-7261 if that threw a wrench in your plans. Anna

Gear Rooms Week of 01/27

Hey everyone, I hope you had a restful winter break, and are back and ready to shred. If you have any overdue gear, please bring it back THIS WEEK. Gear Room Schedule: Mon: Tues (1/28): 8:00pm —> Victoria Alvarez (678) 520-3016 Weds: 5:00pm —> Charlie Haywood (540) 319-1117 Thurs: 5:30pm —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Fri: Sat: Sun: 6:00pm —> …

Reminder – Order yo Patagonias!!!

The time has come to order Outdoors Club Patagonia quarter zip fleeces! Not only are they offered in six vibrant colors (pictured below), at a cost $31 cheaper than the retail price, but they’re embroidered with the Outdoors Club logo and the words “Outdoors Club at UVa.” On top of that, they are Fair Trade certified, BlueSign approved, and made …

Gear Rooms Week of 1/20

Hey everyone, I hope you had a restful winter break, and are back and ready to shred. If you have any overdue gear, please bring it back THIS WEEK. Gear Room Schedule: Mon: Tues: Weds (1/22): 5:00pm —> Charlie Haywood (540) 319-1117 Thurs: 5:00pm —> Nick Gomer (757) 607-767 Fri: Sat: Sun: 5:00pm —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 If none of …

ODC Annual Pataganino Fleece Order

ODC has one rule: stay shreddy. But, alas, how can one stay shreddy if one does not also stay warm? What if I told you that we were about to place our annual order of Outdoors Club Patagonia quarter zip fleeces? What if I told you that each fleece was $31 cheaper than the retail price, and embroidered with “Outdoors …

ODC Bonfire 1/17 8 pm! First of the DECADE

Basking in that sweet, fleeting syllabus week bliss? Psyched to be surrounded by your age cohort again? In existential turmoil over the January heat wave? Vitamin D deficient? Vitamin PBR deficient? Coping with your pyromaniac tendencies? Missin’ your favorite deteriorating yard furniture and barefoot, idealistic hippies?   If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned, you’re in luck! ODC …

WINTER WEEKEND SKI TRIP!!!

If you’re like me (Sam), just one day back from break is enough to make me want to get back out there. Fortunately Winter Weekend is just three weekends away! Winter Weekend is posted here for Jan 31st – Feb 2nd! This is the Club’s annual ski trip to Snowshoe, WV. We spend the day shredding the gnar and the …

LAST CALL FOR MOAB SIGNUPS!

If you want to spend your Spring Break training to be a Shredi Master in a lawless land where nonsense and debauchery reign, now is your last chance! ENTRY WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 Noon tomorrow, 1/14. If your non-member friends are interested, spread the love; there is no rule against purchasing a membership just for this trip.   We will …

Gear Rooms Week of 12-9

Greetings, We were going to do gear rooms by request this week, but there have been a lot of requests, so we’ll be having a couple set times. As the semester draws to a close, please bring back all your gear so we can work on upkeep over break. You WILL be penalized according to the normal policy of your …

Moab, UT Spring Break Mega-Trip: Heads-Up and Lottery System

Greetings to all you gnar-senders, shredbenders and radness defenders,   Finals dragging you down? Sick of all that pesky “schoolwork” keeping you indoors? Sick of hearing this worn-out trip-description trope? Well, have I got some news for you! This spring break we will hosting our annual trip to Moab, UT, for a week of dastardly desert dirtbag doings, and we’re …

ODC Bonfire Friday 12/6

Imagine this: it’s been a long Thanksgiving break devoid of time doin’ it outside with your ODC homies, who you miss dearly. The stress of finals (and worse yet, a month living under your parents’ roof!) imminent, you’re nearly in tears in the Aldy stacks, longing for a respite from your suffering. You want social interaction, but cannot compromise your morals …

Gear Rooms Week of 12/2

Hey pals, I hope you had a lovely break and are rested, refreshed, and ready to shred (or take finals, or whatever). As the semester draws to a close, please bring back all your gear so we can work on upkeep over break. Here are our gear rooms for the week: M: (12/02) 6:30PM —> Bill Talley ‪(804)‬ 248-5317 T: …

Thanksgiving Gear Room (just one, on 11/25)

Hey, everyone! This week we’re having just one gear room: Monday (11/25) @ 6:30pm: Bill Talley, (804) 248-5317 We will also meet people in the gear room Sunday 12/1 by request. Also, happy thanksgiving! This year we are thankful for dirt, shredding, and you all <3 Love, The Officers

Gear Rooms Week of 11/18

Hey friends, You have gear, we have gear rooms, let’s get together! M: (11/4)  T: 6:45PM —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 W: ‪7:00PM‬ —> Victoria Alvarez  (678) 520-3016 Th: ‪5:30PM‬ —> Charlie Haywood ‪(540) 319-1117‬ F: S: Su: ‪6:00 PM‬ —> Bill Talley ‪(804) ‬248-5317 If none of these times work for you, please email the officers outdoors-officers@virginia.edu at least 24 hours …

ODC Bonfire 11/15 8PM

Come one, come all! If you yearned to get outside this week but your toes were too frozen to permit it, fret not. Warm your bones (and heart) at an Outdoors Club bonfire this Friday (11/15) evening at 8 PM! Pleasant company, brews & tuneage guaranteed. Fire will occur @ the Shred Shack (116 Washington Avenue)! See ya there <3

Gear Rooms Week of 11/11 (no Monday gear room)

Hey friends, You have gear, we have gear rooms, let’s get together! These are your gear rooms for the week: M: (11/4) 7:00PM —> T: 6:45PM —> Bill Talley ‪(804)‬ W: ‪6:45PM‬ —> Victoria Alvarez  (678) 520-3016 Th: ‪5:00PM‬ —> Charlie Haywood ‪(540) 319-1117‬ F: S: Su: ‪5:00 PM‬ —> Nick Gomer ‪(757) 607-767‬ If none of these times work for …

Tuesday 11/5 Gear Room moved to 7:15pm

Hi all, Sorry for the late notice but I have to move my gear room to 7:15pm. Text me at (617) 230-7261 if you have any questions! Peace, love, and dirt, Anna

Gear Rooms Week of 11/4 – New Gear, New Gear Times

Hey everyone, we have a bunch of exciting new stuff in the gear room that’s getting rolled out this week so keep an eye out for new tents, stoves, caving gear, lamps, and more! To avoid getting your gear privileges suspended, make sure to bring your gear back before it is due or email the officers for a renewal. These …

HALLOWEEEEEEEEEN SHINDIG – FRIDAY 10 PM!

Kiddos, You are cordially invited to THE dirtbag shindig of the year, a hootenanny to end all hootenannies, a gathering of the spookiest and shreddiest folks on the block: Outdoors Club’s annual Halloween party!!! Come decked out in your finest costumes for fun dranks, games, and to be equally spooked and awed by our brand of granola crunchy sex appeal. …

HALLOWEEEEEEEEEN SHINDIG – FRIDAY 10 PM!

Kiddos, You are cordially invited to THE dirtbag shindig of the year, a hootenanny to end all hootenannies, a gathering of the spookiest and shreddiest folks on the block: Outdoors Club’s annual Halloween party!!! Come decked out in your finest costumes for fun dranks, games, and to be equally spooked and awed by our brand of granola crunchy sex appeal. …

Tuesday Gear Room Postponed

Hey All, I have to postpone my gear room today. It will be at 7:45 instead of 6:30. If you have any concerns, please text me at (617) 230-7261. Peace, love, and dirt, Anna

Gear Rooms Week of 10/28 (a lil diffo from last week)

Hey broskis, We’ve had trouble getting people to return gear so effective 11/01, we will suspending gear privileges 2 days for each day an item is overdue. If none of the gear room times work for you to return your gear on time, you must email the officers 24 hours before your gear due date and ask for your gear checkout to …

Gear Rooms Week of 10/21 – New Late Gear Policy (pls read)

Shredheads, We will have enough tents and sleeping bags for people at NRGE but we will be cutting it kinda close. So, as a result, we are not checking out tents sleeping pads, or sleeping pads this week. Also, we’ve had trouble getting people to return gear so effective 11/01, we will suspending gear privileges 2 days for each day an …

TRIP LEADER MOVIE NIGHT! – THURSDAY 8:30 PM

Hiya kiddos, ODC will have a trip leaders’ movie night THIS THURSDAY (10/17) at 8:30 pm at the Shred Shack, 116 Washington Ave!! We’ll be showing 180 degrees South inside on our snazzzzzyyy projector. So throw on some comfy pjs and bring your blankets/sleeping bags. Munchies will be provided but please byob 🙂 See ya there! -the Officerz

IF YOU’RE GOING TO ***NRGE*** – READ THIS!

Hey folks, 420 pats on the back for all of you. Got some sweet trips posted for NRGE and hope we get more in the next two weeks – keep em comin! SUPER IMPORTANT STUFF: If you are on a NRGE trip, YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE NRGE 2019 MAIN CARPOOL TRIP. If you are not signed up for …

Gear Rooms Week of 10/14 – New policy, please read

Sup, Shredheads? Due to the massive volume of checkouts we’ve been having we’re trying out some new things this week. Please return gear on either Monday or Tuesday so it can be available for checkout on Wednesday and Thursday. If this doesn’t work for you send the officers an email to arrange a time to bring your gear back before the …

BONFIRE – FRIDAY 8:00 PM – COME THRU!

Shredheads, dirtbags, senders, spider monkeys, et al., Outdoors Club will be having our first bonfire of the year this Friday (10/11) night at 8:00 pm! It will be in the backyard of the Shred Shack, 116 Washington Ave!!! (it’s a JPA cross-street easily accessible via UTS buses). Come for good dranks, good tunes, and the shreddiest people East of the …

Outdoors Club Bonfire

Shredheads, dirtbags, senders, spider monkeys, et al., Outdoors Club cordially invites you to the chillest of Friday evenings on the block, our first bonfire of the year this Friday (10/11) night at 8 pm! It will be at the Shred Shack, 116 Washington Ave!!! (it’s a JPA cross-street easily accessible via UTS busses)  This will be a real laid back hootenanny. Any requests for “[insert …

Gear Rooms Week of 10/07

Compadres, You’ve got gear needs. We’ve got gear rooms. Let’s get together. If you checked out gear for fall break, please bring it back at one of the gear rooms! Gear Room Schedule M: (10/7) T: W: 4:15PM —> Anna Cuddeback (617) 230-7261 Th: 5:30PM —> Charlie Haywood (540) 319-1117 F: S: Su: 5:00 PM —> Nick Gomer (757) 607-7674 …

NEW RIVER GORGE EXTRAVAGANZA (NRGE) 2019!

To all my shredheads, adventure buffoons, lovers of mighty fine wines and long walks in the woods : this is where it all happens. I know you feel those fall vibes too (even though it’s still hot as heck). October – aka the best month you’ll ever spend in VA – is finally here! Get hype for the color changes, …

Gear Rooms Week of 09/30 (a bit different from last week)

What’s up, dirtbags? As fall break approaches, it is of the utmost importance that you bring back your gear this week—especially if you have backpacking gear or headlamps. We have a lot of trips going out, and we need to be able to provide gear for them. The good news is, we have a lot of gear rooms this week! …

FREE Entry to Shenandoah National Park on Saturday! 9/28

Hey friends! As a part of National Public Lands Day, Shenandoah National Park is open to the public for FREE this Saturday! No Park Pass or vehicle fee required. This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to lead a trip, get off Grounds, or drag that friend out who always says they’re gonna hike with you “one of these …