Outdoor Club of South Jersey


  Established in 1967 the Outdoor Club of South Jersey is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting hiking, bicycling, kayaking/canoeing, xc skiing, backpacking and camping 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 member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. However, prospective members and guests of OCSJ members may try one regular activity from each of our activity sections before joining. Thereafter they must join to be eligible for the hundreds of activities and events available every year.


  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. Join us








Friday to Sunday JUNE 12,13, and 14 -2020

To start the summer session, you are cordially invited to join us for our annual Cape May outing. Our headquarters, as in years past, will be THE CHALFONTE HOTEL, 301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey, (1-800-678-8946). Check in any time after 3:00 PM on Friday; check out by midday on Sunday. This is a perfect outing for all club members. Our weekend starts with a Friday night Welcome Buffet (a time to plan what you want to do). Breakfast is provided on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday evening, there is a party on the porch with Hors D’oeuvres and drinks and then a limited menu dinner in the dining room followed by desert ...more



Backpacking Schedule 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Backpack the Appalachian Trail in Central Virginia!.. more

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Week-long Backpacking trip in Southern Vermont..more

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Beginner’s Hike on the Appalachian Trail: Harriman State Park in New York...more

March 14,2020 The 31 st. Annual Pinelands Short Course.

Not OCSJ sponsored

Organized by the Pinelands Commission, this year's program features 42 expert-led presentations and field trips on the history, ecology and culture of the Pinelands. You'll even recognize a few PPA staffers among the presenters! Register today to join hundreds of other Pinelands enthusiasts to learn all about this unique place! ...more

July 26-August 1 Vermont Backroads Walking Trip(3rd. annual)

We will walk approximately 4-7 miles each morning along lightly travelled dirt roads in Vermont. On some days we will explore Vermont's historic sites and towns. Expect mountain scenery, picturesque villages, and rural landscapes. The afternoons are ...

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Meetup Eligibility- OCSJ Dues paid Members only 
(nonmembers can come on 1 activity as guests)

*No additional fee*

Note:  You must join each meetup group separately

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* Hiking Events List Link

* Biking Events List Link

*Kayak Events List Link

       January 2020  Newsletter

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You can print the whole or any page of the Printed TREKKER by clicking the link below

        OCSJ_Trekker Winter 2020.pdf

                CLUB CALENDAR
To download  OCSJ  Calendar  Click  Link

Outdoor Club 2020 Calendar small (6).pdf

OCSJ Non-member participation Policy

    OCSJ is a member organization. Membership funds pay for insurance and other Club overhead. However, prospective members and guests of OCSJ members may try one regular activity from each of our activity sections without joining.  Thereafter they must join to be eligible for the hundreds of activities and events available every year.

    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.  Members of OCSJ may bring guests on a day trip charging money.  Participants on overnight trips charging money must always be an OCSJ member. 

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