Get Out! Outing Club Offers Broad Spectrum of Action Recreation

Mountain bikes fill a rack.  A zipline stretches across the side lawn, and a tent is drying on the porch.  You can tell this is the Outing Club’s theme house.

The second oldest college outing club in the country has a longstanding reputation of providing hiking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or cross country skiing almost every weekend. The nationally recognized Peak Weekend continues the tradition of placing a St. Lawrence student on every high peak in the Adirondacks during one weekend in the fall.

“The Outing Club and its theme house were central to my St. Lawrence experience,” says Tyler Wight ’13, past president.  “I found it remarkably easy to become involved. I met my closest friends there.” 

Tyler recalls a trip “that exemplifies the Club's belief in the power of the human body and the awesomeness of the outdoors.  We left campus at midnight for Mt. Marcy, the highest mountain in the Adirondacks.  It was mid-winter, so we skinned to the top by headlamp and arrived just in time for sunrise. The experience will stay with me forever.”

Tyler notes that “The area around St. Lawrence is ideal for recreation. You can learn or master any sport, from backcountry skiing to whitewater kayaking. The options are endless.”