NCC outdoor ClubNCC Outdoor Club - Upcoming Trip Listings

(Formerly called the NCC Outing Club.)  For more information about any of the trips listed below, contact the listed person.
Zoom meetings, 11:30AM, Thursdays. Link for zoom meeting:  [Our office in the Student Union is closed because the Student Union is still being renovated.]  All our activities are subject to the regulations in place at the time and require that participants be vaccinated and wear masks as appropriate.  Please contact the co-advisor, Prof. Don Wade: donwade(at), 718-426-8555, for information.
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Main NCCOC Page Upcoming Trips Advance Notice of Trips E-mail Listserve Backcountry Safety
Lyme Disease (ticks)
Participant Responsibility
What to Bring Hiking All NCC students are welcome on trips. Participants should realize that outdoor activities are strenuous and they must be fit to properly participate--see the`responsibility statement below. All participants are required to be vaccinated, wear masks, and sign the waiver from SGA/FSA. The leader may request that people not participate if they are not properly prepared.  If you want notices of trips sign up on the listserv to receive e-mail notices of trips.  Most of the trips are on weekends.  We meet and carpool to the trip location -- either from NCC Public Safety Building or from the Little Neck Shopping Center on Little Neck Parkway and the L.I. Expressway (exit 32).  Click for directions to Little Neck  For more information about any particular trip, contact the person listed.  If you have signed up and find you cannot go, always call the contact person so they will not wait for you and delay everyone else!
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Backcountry Safety, a 31 page pdf mini-course about safety in the wilderness from the Mountain Rescue Association.  Must reading for anyone going into the woods.  Also several other booklets and videos of interest on the MRA website.

There are thousands of  pictures of past trips on our web site, arranged by trip. Use the links at the left to access them.  (We're more than a little behind in posting; for the most recent pictures also try our Facebook page.)
revised 6/27/24. 
Upcoming Trip Listings
past trips by activity
past trips by destination
past trips this year (not yet posted)
all past trips by date

 You can also join the Google Groups listserv, see below.

Permission has been received to conduct outdoor trips, conditions permitting, vaccination and appropriate wearing of masks is required.

Advance Notice of Trips

If you want to organize a trip for the club, contact the co-advisors:  Prof. Don Wade,  donwade(at), 718-426-8555; or Prof. Janis Mazza, JanisMazza (at), 516-670-6307.

Join our Facebook Page

Also Join the google groups e-mail ListServe and get unofficial notices of activities:

  1. Go to!forum/nccoutdoor; you will be able to read the posts but you will not receive notices or be able to post.
  2. In order to get notices, you have to join the group.  Sign in to Google Groups if you already have a g-mail account (you can continue to use your regular e-mail account). If you do not have a g-mail Account, go to
  3. If you have navigated away from the NCCoutdoor page, go back to the URL in step 1
  4. To join the group, click Join group or Apply to join group.

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Lyme Disease Information (Ticks)

Lyme Disease is a tick-born disease which is endemic throughout this area.  Immediately after every time spent in the outdoors you should always inspect yourself carefully for ticks.  It is generally agreed that the tick must be attached for more than 24 hours for the disease to be spread, so prompt removal is important; if you have been bitten, prompt treatment is essential (and usually very effective).  Some sources for more information about Lyme Disease are the American Lyme Disease Foundation,: and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  The CDC has instructions for Proper Tick Removal on the page just mentioned

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Acknowledgment of outdoor Club Participant Responsibility

All Participants on trips state that they are fit to participate in strenuous physical activities. It is understood that during participation in Nassau Community College Outdoor Club Activities, participants may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each Activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Activity. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (?Injuries and Damages?) from exposure to the hazards of travel and the Nassau Community College Outdoor Club does not try to contradict or minimize participant's understanding of these risks.  Participants should realize that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural causes or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, trip leaders and assistants or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons.  Participants should realize that risks of such Injuries and Damages are involved in adventure travel such as Nassau Community College Outdoor Club Activities and should appreciate that they may have to exercise extra care for their own person and for others around them in the face of such hazards.  Participants should realize that on any activity there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which they may be exposed.  All participants in any activity will be required to sign the FSA waiver of liability and follow the student code of conduct. 

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