Hike- Lantern Hill 9/22/15
Our first hike of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 22, to Lantern Hill in Ledyard, CT. We will also be going to Clyde's Cider Mill in Old Mystic following the hike, for cider and donuts. Please see Ms. Barnhart or Mr. Servidio for a permission slip. Slips are due back to an advisor by Friday, September 18. Hope you can be there!
Our last adventure of 2015 - Camp Watchaug
Thank you to everyone for a great year.
Outdoors Club Meeting
We will be holding our next meeting on Wednesday, February 25 after school in the library to plan remaining winter and spring trips. Please make every effort to attend!
Annual Old Mistick Village Excursion
Good afternoon all, next Tuesday, 16 Dec is our annual shopping extravaganza to Old Mistick Village with dinner afterwards at Dog Watch Cafe, Stonington Borough. Please turn in your permission slips to Mr Servidio, Ms Barnhart, Mrs Vasquez or Mr Walsh.
Camp Watchaug - Archery
Weather was perfect for an afternoon at Camp Watchaug on 29 Oct 2014.
We were able to shoot a few arrows, climb the cargo net and the climbing wall.
Needless to say everyone had a few sore muscles that evening.
Action on the cargo net and climbing wall
Good time was had by all who participated. Next adventure is our visit to Mystic for
our annual Christmas shopping extravaganza.
Latern Hill and Clyde's Cider Mill
It was an afternoon full of outdoor fun! After a quick but intense hike to the top of Lantern Hill, we headed to Clyde's for some delicious cider and donuts. . .mmmmmm.
We're looking forward to next month's trip to zipline, channel our inner Katniss Everdeen with some archery and much more at Camp Watchaug!
Thank you to all for attending our first meeting of the school year. Mark your calendars for the following dates:
23 Sep - Lantern Hill hike with a visit afterwards to Clyde's Cider Mill
22 Oct - Camp Watchaug, archery, climbing wall and high ropes course
9 Dec - Olde Mistick Village, outdoor shopping opportunity followed by dinner at a local eatery
Should weather conditions preclude these events from taking place on said date the event will be rescheduled for the following week.
Remember to turn in your applications and applicable fees to Mr Servidio, Miss Barnhart, Mrs Vasquez or Mr Walsh.
Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park Hike
An excellent day for a local hike! Very accessible trailheads, from both Tom Harvey Road and Shore Road, with a magnificent view of Winnapaug Pond and Misquamicut. Everyone had a great time, and the weather was perfect! Ms. Vasquez's recommendation is to return in the spring, and I completely agree. Thanks to all those who attended.
P.S.- Our next trip will be on Wednesday, December 12, to Olde Mistick Village to do some pre-holiday shopping, in true Outdoors Club fashion. Dinner will follow at the Steak Loft. One of our best trips, so don't miss it!
Our upcoming November hike!
The Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park consists of two parcels totaling 134 acres. It is entirely recessional moraine kettle and kame topography including ponds, sand barrens and ridges overlooking Winnapaug Pond, Block Island Sound, Block Island andLong Island. The property was purchased August 5, 2004. Location: Between Shore Roadand Tom Harvey Road, on either side of the Winnapaug Cottages development.
Trails: A large trail system through hilly terrain is accessible from two parking areas; one off of Tom Harvey Road and another on Kettle Close that is just off Shore Road at Winnapaug Cottages’ entrance.
Long and Ell Pond Hike
Another successful hike! It was an incredible fall day, perfect for fresh air, exercise, and reflection:) We definitely felt a part of a bigger "outdoors club" as we trekked over bridges created by the Appalachian Mountain Club and stopped to read a plaque that described the locality as a National Natural Landmark.
Next time, we're going local and plan tentatively to hike the trails off of Shore Road on November 14th after school. Listen to the announcements for more details!
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