Hello WOC family!  Come check out some of the awesome outdoors events we have going on.   All events are open to WOC members. For more information on how to join WOC, ask your trip leader or head on down to the equipment room.



WORK WITH KIDS AS A WILLIAMSTOWN RURAL LANDS OR HOPKINS FOREST EDUCATOR:  Get paid to teach, mentor, and play with kids outdoors! CLIA is hiring Hopkins Forest Educators and Williamstown Rural Lands Educators for the spring semester. All students welcome and all transportation is covered.  Check out CLIA's Education Outreach website for more information and a link to the application.



APPLY TO BE A WOOLF LEADER: Applications for leading a WOOLF trip this fall are open for members of the class of 2023! There are three components to the application:


EphVenture Common App (due January 7th): https://first-year.williams.edu/ephventures/


WOOLF Leader App (due January 10th):



WOOLF Recommendation Form (due January 10th):



If you have any questions about any component of the application, please email Duncan (dhm2), Thomas (tje1), or William (wr2)!


BACK COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL:  On Saturday 1/11 WOC will be hosting the 15th Annual BCFF in Brooks-Rogers recital hall in the Bernhard Music Center.  The doors will open at 6:30 for a 7 pm show. Come early as this show “sold out” last year.  There is no admission charge but bring $$ to enter the raffle for great prizes. All raffle proceeds benefit local groups working to protect and promote human powered winter outdoor activities.  See attachment for more info.


Williams Climbing Club (WCC) and WOC Reel Rock Film Showing: Join us on January 17th for a free showing of Reel Rock 14, a celebration of climbing through film. This year's Reel Rock features three short films: The High Road, about Nina Williams's highball bouldering; The Nose Speed Record, documenting Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell's quest to climb El Cap as fast as possible, no matter the cost; and United States of Joe's, exploring a clash of cultures between locals and climbers in rural Utah.

Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are free and available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcc-woc-reel-rock-showing-tickets-86220892009





The Nate Lowe climbing wall:  Come get sendy with us!  The wall is open tonight from 9 -11.  From 9 - 10 is reserved for those who don’t identify as cis-gender male. From 10 -11 we welcome everyone. Come enjoy the new year by trying out one of our new boulder problems or roping up for some great views of the field house ceiling.


WOC Equipment Room:   The Equipment Room will be open Th & F from 12 -2 pm.  The Equipment Room will not be open this Saturday. Email: [log in to unmask]


WOC activities:



Kayak Rolling Session 7:30 - 9:00 Come by the indoor pool to learn the basics of kayaking! Learn the basics of kayaking including forward paddle strokes and rolling a full 360 degrees. Open to people of any or no experience. Contact Jackson at [log in to unmask] if you have questions!



Weekly sunrise hike wake up and down Pine Cobble (witness sunrise at 7:22am) Meet on Paresky steps at 6:00 AM.  Dress for the chill and snowy trail,  bring extra layers, headlamp, filled water bottle and a cup for hot drinks.  Return to campus by 8:30AM. Contact Seamus, [log in to unmask] TO RESERVE A SPOT by Thursday, 9AM.





Ski Tuning Clinic!  Do you have really dull skis?  Ever wanted to learn to how to make them sharp and ready for the icy east?  Come learn in the WOC Equipment room at 11am on Sunday! Email asf5 with questions.


The trip to Prospect Mountain Cross-Country Ski Area has been cancelled. Questions? Contact Marc Mandel.



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Williams Outing Club
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