Blue Hills Ski Trip (1/31)

January 24th, 2016 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (0 Comments)


Come ski or board with us just south of Boston! Blue Hills Ski Area is a great place to learn how to ski or board or just get some shredding in without sacrificing your weekend or your wallet. All are welcome on this trip: No ski or snowboard experience required but you are more than welcome to hit up the black diamonds if that’s more your type.

Sign-ups closed. 🙁

When – Sunday January 31st (11am-7pm)

Where – Blue Hills Ski Area (4001 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021)

Difficulty – No skiing or snowboarding experience necessary!

Attendance : 20 – 30 people

Cost – 30$ lift ticket, 20$ estimated cost for uber or lyft transportation. Ski or snowboard gear $20 if you do not own your own gear (skis or board, boots; poles for skiers). Optional: Helmet $7, 75 min group lesson $27.

Food-Bring your own snacks, lunch and other food available for purchase

Transportation – Uber, lyft, and/or drivers

Required gear

  • waterproof or water resistant pants
  • waterproof jacket
  • waterproof gloves
  • hat

Recommended gear

goggles or sunglasses

thick socks

base layer/long johns

fleece or down jacket

fleece pants, sweatpants, or other insulated pants



small duffel bag or backpack to store layers and shoes when you are not wearing them


Trip Leaders: Katherine Ward and Hannah Weber

Any Questions?

Contact Katherine Ward at or Hannah Weber at 


Paintball (12/10)

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Paintball (12/10))

Come let out some finals week stress at Boston Paintball in Chelsea! Enjoy intense paintball action all over the largest indoor playing field on the East Coast. Be ready to mingle with fellow Outing Club members as well as our hommies from the BU Billiards Club.

When – Thursday December 10th (6:30-8:30pm)

Where – Boston Paintball Chelsea (121 Webster Ave Chelsea, Ma USA)

Difficulty – No paintball experience required

Maximum Attendance – 30

Cost – TBD

Food- Pizza!!

Transportation – Uber

What to bring –

1 Liter of Water
Clothing appropriate for paintball (it’s going to get real dirty)
Sneakers or appropriate close toed shoes
Fellas- maybe a cup?

Any Questions?

Contact Gabe Messercola at or Asher Le at

[11/21] Mineral Collecting

November 18th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on [11/21] Mineral Collecting)


The BUOC has gotten in contact with EarthDance, a retreat dance company with a retired manganese/rhodonite mine on its property. It was closed down 75 years ago and the public are welcome to get a tour from their Mineral Coordinator and have free range of tailing areas (where they dumped the minerals and stones they couldn’t profit off of) to explore and take home whatever they find! Here are the details:

WHAT: Gem collecting at the retired Anson G. Betts Mine

WHEN: Saturday, November 21st (leave BU 8:30am and return to BU at 5pm)

WHERE: 262 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070

HOW: Because we will be collecting in the tailing areas, there is very little to no digging required. In some areas, there are minerals and rocks everywhere, it’s just a matter of cracking them open. Many of the minerals have oxidized over time causing the rocks to blacken on the outside and it only takes a whack of a hammer to reveal the surprises inside.

WHAT TO BRING: Everyone collecting on the sight must be wearing safety goggles as we will be using hammers to crack open rocks. The more hammers the better! If you have a hammer, your roommate has a hammer and your aunt’s labradoodle has a hammer, bring all three! The more hammers we have, the more people can find cool things. We will be labeling and taping borrowed hammers and goggles to ensure that they are all returned to their respective owners.

HOW MUCH: The price for this trip will be between $15-$20 depending on how many people sign up and how many drivers we have. This price includes EarthDance’s $10 donation fee for each person collecting.

WHAT WE CAN FIND: Rhodonite (Massachusetts state gemstone!), Rhodochrosite, Spessartine Garnets, Tephroite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, and Almandine Garnets.

FitRec Rock Wall Belay Class (11/19)

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on FitRec Rock Wall Belay Class (11/19))
12/9/10 1:55:24 PM -- Boston, Massachusetts The Rockwall at FitRec with Sean Kurnis, BU alum, CAS 10, and Maryne Shephard, also a BU Alum, CAS 10 (masters). Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography


SIGN UPS ARE LIVE: FitRec Belay Class Sign Ups

Pay for the class upfront and I will reimburse you in cash at the event!


Who wants to learn how to belay at the FitRec Rock Wall!?!?! Thursday 11/19, FitRec will be holding a private belay classes for Outing Club members! After the class you will have all the knowledge you need to take the belay certification test during open rec hours and use the top ropes at the wall! You do not need any climbing experience or gear. Rock shoes, harnesses, and belay devices will be provided.

When – Thursday 11/19 from 5:30-7

Where – BU FitRec Rock Wall 

Difficulty – No experience is required

Cost – FREE for season pass holders!!

$10 non-season pass holder

Any Questions?

Contact Gabe Messercola at

Bond Camping Trip (11/20-22)

November 15th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Bond Camping Trip (11/20-22))


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What: Excited about the new Bond Movie?!?! Celebrate by Hiking the Bonds (11/20-11/22) on a 3 day and 2 night traverse!  This hike includes three 4,000 footers in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! Sign-ups will go live at 2:00 pm on Wednesday (11/18)! Check this page for the link.

Where/When: We will depart from the parking lot behind CAS at 1:00 on Friday aiming to hike to our campsite by 7 pm.  We will hike the up the traverse during the day on Saturday and hike back down Sunday.  We will be back before 5 pm on Sunday (11/22).

Difficulty:¬†Difficult, 20+ miles… this is¬†not¬†a hike to take lightly, backpacking experience¬†required!

Price: $30 for season pass holders, $40 for non-season pass holders, free for drivers!

Packing List (* means we can provide it):

  • Backpacking pack*
  • Sleeping bag *
  • Sleeping pad *
  • 2 liters of water
  • Tupperware/ bowl with a spoon
  • Hiking boots (above the ankle)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with batteries *
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking pants
  • Fleece/sweatshirt/jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • A hat
  • Wool socks
  • BUOC and SAO waivers
  • Other things: sunscreen, bug spray, cameras, journals, etc‚Ķ

*BUOC can provide these items

Trip Leaders (contact for questions):

Casey Kelly (


Mt. Liberty Day Hike [11/14]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Mt. Liberty Day Hike [11/14])

Sign ups are now closed.

Join us for a fantastic/dynamite/killer day of hiking in the White Mountains! We plan to hike up Mt. Liberty, which offers greats views of Franconia Ridge at the top (4,459 feet). The hike is moderate-difficult and roundtrip is 8.2 miles.


Cost: $10 for BUOC Season Pass Holders/ $20 for non-pass holders. Covers transportation/some snacks.

When: Saturday, November 14th. Leave Boston around 7am and return by evening.

We are still looking for drivers so email if you can (free trip/free gas!!).

What to bring:

  • Lunch/Hiking Snacks
  • Water (at least 2L)
  • Hiking boots/wool socks
  • Winter appropriate¬†clothing (hat, gloves, etc.)
  • Layers (No cotton!)

-ur leaderz, Justin & Alex

Bike Ride to the Arnold Arboretum (11/7)

November 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Bike Ride to the Arnold Arboretum (11/7))

Wanna admire some trees with BUOC this weekend? Join us on a bike ride to the Arnold Arboretum!

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 9.54.56 PMWhat: Leisurely bike ride to and through the Arnold Arboretum via the emerald necklace trail

Where/When: Meeting at Marsh Plaza this Saturday (11/7) at noon, should get back around 3pm

Difficulty: 10 miles roundtrip, mostly flat

What to bring:

  • A bike is a MUST
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Snacks

Cost: Free!

Feel free to email Rachel ( with any questions!

Sign ups are live here!

Stratton Mountain Overnight Hike [11/13-11/14]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Stratton Mountain Overnight Hike [11/13-11/14])


What: 12 mile hike on the long trail of the Appalachian trials on Stratton Mountain, beautiful foliage and fire tower at top!

Where/When: Yet to be decided, will leave sometime between 4:15pm – 6:30pm on Friday Nov 13th and return in the evening between 6pm – 8pm on Saturday Nov 14th.

Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult

What to Bring:

Day Pack



Warm hiking clothes (dress in layers) and WARM CLOTHS IN GENERAL FOR THE NIGHT

Sturdy closed toed shoes, hiking boots highly preferred

Additional Info:

Cost: $20 for members and $30 for non-members, covers transportation, gear,¬† friday’s dinner and saturday’s breakfast

Transportation: Cars, still looking for 1 more driver!

Feel free to email trip leaders Joe ( if you have any questions

Looking forward to hiking with you all!

Blue Hills Day Hike [11/14]

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Blue Hills Day Hike [11/14])

Photo courtesy of The Boston Day Book


What: We going for a day hike to Blue Hills Reservation for a day of hiking. Blue Hills is right outside of Boston and is a great hike for people new to hiking or those looking for a relaxed day trip.

Where/When: We will be meeting at 10am at Marsh Plaza (leaving at 10:15 sharp!) and expect to return around 4-5.

Difficulty: Easy

What to Bring:

Day Pack



Warm hiking clothes (dress in layers)

Sturdy closed toed shoes, sneakers, or hiking boots

Additional Info: There may or may not be a dog on the trip

Cost: Bring enough money to cover splitting an Uber/Lyft (a few dollars)

Transportation: We will be taking Uber/lyft

Feel free to email trip leaders Amanda ( and Stephanie ( if you have any questions

We look forward to hiking with you!

Gilbert Hills State Park Bouldering Trip

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Gilbert Hills State Park Bouldering Trip)


bouldering pic

Sign up here!

Who wants to go bouldering outside!?!?! Sunday 11/15, we will be driving about an hour away to Gilbert Hills State Park for some classic New England bouldering. Everyone needs to bring their own rock shoes and chalk. Dress appropriately for the temperature, winter layers are required.

When – Sunday, November 15th from 8:45am-5pm

Where – Gilbert Hills State Park  

Difficulty – Climbing experience is recommended (trip attendees must own their own rock climbing shoes)

Maximum Attendance – 15

Cost – $5 season pass holder

$15 non-season pass holder

Food- Lunch will not be provided. We will have snacks but be sure to bring lunch!

Transportation – student transportation

What to bring –

Day Pack
1 Liter of Water
Clothing appropriate for hiking in current Fall temperatures. Layers!
Hiking boots or appropriate, sturdy close toed shoes.
Non cotton base layer (polypro, wool, capilene®, cool max® bergilene®)
BUOC and SAO waiver forms
Suggested items: sunscreen, sun glasses, hat of some sort, cameras

Any Questions?

Contact Gabe Messercola at or Katherine Ward at