The Hamilton Outing Club shall promote awareness of and appreciation for the wilderness that surrounds our campus by making the outdoors more accessible to our community. We will provide logistical and gear support for trips, organize various campus-wide activities, and help to train and educate students and future trip leaders in a manner that is both ecologically sound and safe-ish.
The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) is the largest club on campus. We are Hamilton's home to outdoor leadership. We offer equipment rentals, trip leader training, and advanced instructor courses. Our activities include backpacking, canoeing, kayaking (sea and whitewater), climbing, ice-climbing, winter camping, skiing (Nordic and Tele), and as many other outdoor pursuits as possible! We offer weekend trips to the Adirondacks and longer expeditions during breaks to Ecuador, Kenya, Arizona, Maine, Utah, the Everglades, and anywhere else students want to go. Some of our annual events include 46 Peaks Weekend in the Fall and the Banff Mountain Film Festival in the Spring. Throughout the year, we bring speakers and movies to our Monday and Thursday open hours. To learn more about what's happening with the club, check out our facebook page.