(Formerly called the NCC Outing
Club.) For more information about any of
the trips listed below, contact the listed person. Regular meetings
Thursdays, 11:30AM in room 304 of the
old Student Union, building "U". (click
No meetings while school is closed and all activities
in the Spring are canceled. Other activities
are subject to the regulations then in place.
please contact the co-advisor, Prof. Don Wade: donwade(at)NCCoutdoor.org,
718-426-8555, for information.
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. 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!
a 31 page pdf
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
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, see main
Depending on interest, we will run hikes during all the
Breaks. Contact the co-advisor Prof. Don Wade: donwade(at)NCCoutdoor.org,
718-426-8555, or 917-697-5701(cell) (canceled)
Other Hikes Dates to be determined
depending on availability. Contact the co-advisor, Prof.
Wade, donwade(at)NCCoutdoor.org; 718-426-8555.
A hike on Fridays and other weekdays with an informal
and very knowledgeable group of Harriman Park
Hikers. They take many trails off the beaten track
and often bushwhack, also usually have several dogs
along (for you dog lovers).
Trail Maintenance: Help our advisor maintain the
Anthony Wayne Trail in Harriman Park. Mostly brush
cutting, some tree cutting and litter pick-up. If you are
interested in helping, contact the co-advisor, Prof.
Wade, donwade(at)NCCoutdoor.org; 718-426-8555.
Dates to be worked out.
IOCA Conference, Friday April 24 to Sunday, April 26:CANCELED
However, there may be an IOCA summer trip to the UTOC
cabin. details to be announced.
camping trip to Maine: August 9-14 (Sunday through
camping trip to Maine's Baxter State Park and Mount
Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine. Cost, including
meals on the road, would be about $100 for the week.
if interested, please contact Prof. Don Wade,donwade(at)NCCouting.org, 718-426-8555. You
must sign up by May 10.
See the old information sheet (with wrong dates):www.nccouting.org/Maine_Equ_2018.html
Other Trips during the Breaks; Canceled
We will be running other hikes and trips during the various
breaks. More details as they are planned -- after
meetings end, look on this web site. Location and length
of trip to be determined by participants. Contact the
co-advisor Prof. Don Wade: donwade(at)NCCoutdoor.org,
718-426-8555, or 917-697-5701(cell); or Prof.
Janis Mazza, 516-670-6307.
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 www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html. ... top of page
Acknowledgment of outdoor Club
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
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
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