WOC-ly OUTING CLUB CALENDAR March 28 - April 4 Hello WOC family! Come check out some of the awesome outdoor events we have going on this week. All events are open to the Williams College community. Announcements *Volunteer to help with art projects with kids...* Would you like to put together easy art projects for kids? Lehman Community Engagement is putting together a collection of instruction sheets and short videos for art projects that elementary-aged students can do at home. These art projects will use materials that can be found outside, like pinecones, sticks, or leaves, and other art supplies that are commonly found in homes. The goals of this project are to motivate children to be outside, as they have been spending a lot of time on a computer for school, and to encourage children to spend more time on art! Each volunteer signed up for this project will come up with their own art project and create an instruction sheet. A short video to go along with the instruction sheet is optional. The art project instruction sheets will include a photo of the craft, materials needed, and instructions, and will be distributed to elementary aged kids in Williamstown and North Adams. Fill out this google form if you are interested! There will be two short zoom sessions to go over requirements and tips for making these art project instructions on Thursday, April 1 at 8pm & Saturday, April 3 at 10:30am (you only need to attend one of them). Please contact Sam Kilcoyne ([log in to unmask]) or Eva Castagna ( [log in to unmask]) with any questions! We can't wait to see what you come up with! 🌈 Google form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuq8omGcjA2iT1DI6Ic1KiGQy8sOmAGLZ1_DHSvE92_-MAFg/viewform?usp=sf_link Interested in leading WOC trips??? Fill out this form <https://forms.gle/WeRHMJGBYZc21ru77> to get connected with WOC’s trip leader program! There will be an info session shortly to talk through the trip leading process and meet some other folks that are interested in putting trips on WOC’s calendar. We’d love to gauge interest and extend our leader community for the spring! Email Rachel at [log in to unmask] with any questions!! The WOC Equipment Room will be open M, W, Th, & F by appointment only. Hours will be 12 -2 and The Equipment Room is open to all members of the Williams community. Please go to this appointment schedule <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ski84sRy8fXCQKjk-3nNNQiE-e41gaCL_6VQWfKJuc/edit?usp=sharing> and sign up for a slot. Be prepared to show a “CLEARED” status on your CoVerified App when you come for your appointment. Equipment is due back one week later so sign up for that appointment also. Unless my snow dance is successful, no skis, sleds, or snowshoes will be loaned out. We want your feedback on trips! Have you recently gone on a trip and want to give us feedback on COVID-19 precautions and how things went? Fill out our feedback form <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSBE2ljff5uGRN524ySPKlHg1y8o0n7dEP1b2xtUs1SwyzKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link> after your trip so we know how we’re doing! Open DEI Committee Meetings this semester! Like all WOC board meetings are, DEI Committee Meetings will be open this semester. We’ll be meeting at 7:30 on Mondays at this link <https://williams.zoom.us/j/94845911315?pwd=QzZlbEw2VzlDemJTMThVSFd2NWdDdz09>. Feel free to join us and/or reach out to Isabel ([log in to unmask]) with any questions! Activities ALL WOC TRIPS ARE BY RESERVATION ONLY. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE TRIP IN ORDER TO GO. Tuesday The Equipment Room will not be open on Tuesday Thursday The Climbing Wall will be open 7:30 - 9:30. All Williams students are welcome to come climb at the Nate Lowe climbing wall. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Limited to 8 climbers. Please use this form <https://forms.gle/hSg9pA8LdtDKDhdy5> to reserve a spot. You may only choose one night . Filling out the form does not guarantee that you will get to climb. Friday Weekly sunrise hike “wake up” and down Pine Cobble - sunrise at 6:33AM. Meet on Paresky steps at 6 AM!! 3 mile hike round trip - one thousand foot elevation gain to get your blood flowing and endorphins coursing through your veins!!. Dress for the weather, good footwear for a trail that will be muddy, wet and always rocky! Bring a filled water bottle and a cup for hot drinks. Return to campus by 8:30AM. Please Contact Scott, [log in to unmask] to reserve a spot! Saturday A spring paddle to check what’s sprung along the banks of Grafton Lake! Come join WOC on a canoe outing - leaving campus at 12:30pm and returning at 4:00pm. Spots are limited.. so please sign up ASAP if you want to reserve a paddle! Contact [log in to unmask] Pine Cobble Hike- Start the weekend off right with a hike up to Pine Cobble- the weather is looking good too!! Meet at Paresky steps at 9 AM and return by ~12:30 PM. Hike will be about 6 miles including walking to the trail head (1.5 miles on sidewalks/roads), going up to Pine Cobble and back (1,000 ft elevation gain, 3 mile round trip) then walking back to campus (another 1.5 mile walk). Dress for the weather and bring water! Need any gear from the equipment room (shoes or water bottle for example) or have any questions please email Georgia at [log in to unmask] !! Sunday Stone Hill Amble! Come along for a mellow stroll around the stone hill trails to take in the brisk spring day. Leaving from campus (paresky steps) at 3:00pm and back by 5:00pm. The hike will be around 2.5 miles. Sign up here <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FDlXpFj62Q--5J3svBL_2s5vbpl_cR0eVLLnZybAbSo/edit#gid=0> to reserve a spot! Contact Duncan, dhm2 with any questions. The Climbing Wall will be open 7:30 - 9:30. All Williams students are welcome to come climb at the Nate Lowe climbing wall. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Limited to 8 climbers. Please use this form <https://forms.gle/hSg9pA8LdtDKDhdy5> to reserve a spot. You may only choose one night . Filling out the form does not guarantee that you will get to climb. The Williams Outing Club (est. 1915) ------------------------------ Find us online at woc.williams.edu and @WOCstagram <https://www.instagram.com/wocstagram/>! 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