Outdoor Club of South Jersey

For  the  safety of the club’s leaders, members, and guests, we are suspending all activities  until further notice.


The Washington DC Trip for May 9 has been cancelled. Everyone who paid by check or online will receive a payment. Thank you for your patience. Be well in these difficult times. We will reschedule the trip once we have been given the all-clear for travel.

Cherry Hill Library is presently closed. All Club meetings are being held  remotely

Covid-19 has disrupted our lives in an unprecedented way. Changes come   almost minute to minute .  We will be addressing how our activities   will be affected and what measures will be needed to be taken to protect our members.  We will follow the guidelines set by all governmental agencies. 

In New Jersey ,State parks, forests, recreation areas & wildlife management areas will remain OPEN to the public at this time.

Campgrounds, visitor centers, nature centers, restrooms & similar facilities are CLOSED until further notice.

Entry fees normally collected by state parks will be waived.

https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2020/20_0010.htm


COVID -19 DASHBOARD

NEW JERSEY  PARKS INFORMATION

CDC  INFORMATION ON COVID -19

NJ COVID-19 Public Call Center

for General COVID-19 questions call 1-888-222-1222

or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using an out of state cell phone


             WELCOME!

  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

                                     

HIKING SCHEDULE

BIKING SCHEDULE

CANOE/KAYAK SCHEDULE

X/C SKI SCHEDULE

POSTPONED OCSJ  ANNUAL  PICNIC

SATURDAY  APRIL 25

Upcoming events and camping reservations at the state parks have been postponed by the DEP through April 30.

APRES SKI PARTY IS

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. 


HISTORIC CAPE MAY WEEKEND

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 

Click here for complete information

ALL PARTICIPANTS IN OVERNIGHT EVENTS MUST BE OCSJ

DUES PAID MEMBERS

Backpacking Schedule 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020  https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/covid-19-update

Backpack the Appalachian Trail in Central Virginia!.. more


Saturday, May 9, 2020  Latest from Vt. https://vtstateparks.com/

Week-long Backpacking trip in Southern Vermont..more


Saturday, June 20, 2020  Latest from NY https://parks.ny.gov/

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

Learn more

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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

Click Links Below to Join and View

* Hiking Events List Link

* Biking Events List Link

*Kayak Events List Link



March 2020 Newsletter 

    February 2020 Newsletter       

    January 2020  Newsletter

       

                            

                                             

ACTIVITIES

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PRINTED TREKKER

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


 OCSJ_Trekker Winter 2020.pdf

OCSJ_Trekker Spring 2020.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. 



All participants  must read & sign  the OCSJ Activity  Sign-in  Sheet and Waiver 

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