If you enjoy outdoor activities like camping, rock climbing and hiking, then the Outdoor Adventure Club is the thing to get involved in.
The Outdoor Adventure Club is a relaxed organization that provides outdoor activity opportunities to Auburn University students. The group plans trips, locally and in other states, to fit the needs and interests of its members.
According to Lauren Boldt, senior and member of Outdoor Adventure Club, she heard about it her freshman year through a flier on campus. Being a nature enthusiast, Boldt jumped at the chance to join the club. She now says Outdoor Adventure Club is one her favorite clubs she is involved in.
The Outdoor Adventure Club tries to plan a trip each month that incorporates physical activity outdoors. Boldt said since she has been a member there have been rock climbing, kayaking, camping and hiking trips. The club goes to local places like Chewacla State Park and will take longer trips like to North Carolina, for example.
November 4, Boldt is traveling with the club to the Appalachian Trail for a 20-mile hike. Boldt said this trip is interesting to her because she wants to eventually hike the entire trail.
"[Outdoor Adventure Club] is a really cool way to meet people and just connect with people who have your common interests," Boldt said.
Boldt is thankful for this club because through it she has found friends to go trail running with her.
"It [trail running] is something I've always been interested in, but didn't have anyone to go with me, and I didn't know where to go," Boldt said.
Dues for the Outdoor Adventure Club are $30 which allows members to go on any of the trips. Boldt said the dues are worth it, however, because when she goes on trips she does not have to pay for anything.
"You get to use a lot of the gear that the club has and that's awesome because it saves you money," Boldt said.
To find out more information on the Outdoor Adventure Club, visit the Outdoor Adventure Club Website