Outdoor Adventure Club

Welcome to Adventure!

The Outdoor Adventure Club at the University of Chicago is your gateway from the classroom to the woods

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Meet the Club

The OAC meets biweekly. The exact time and location are TBD.


In order to come on OAC trips and to borrow gear at a discounted rate, you need to be an official member. Fill out the form below and give it, along with $10, to one of the officers listed above. If you don't know any of us, we will respond to smoke signals and/or neon posters hung from Ryerson. Or maybe emails.
Membership Form

Gear Rentals

  1. Carefully review the Rental Policies. Note: All checks must be made out to "University of Chicago"
  2. Fill out the gear rental form using the following link. In addition, please send an email to all of the gear managers and co-presidents, letting them know that you've filled out the form. They will respond with information about when to pick up the gear. Click here to email all of the aforementioned board members at once.
  3. Our gear managers will arrange a time to meet you at Ida Noyes, where our gear is located. There will be a deposit, fee, and form to fill out (consult the rental policies for details).
  4. Have an awesome, awesome trip with our gear.
  5. RETURN our gear as quickly as possible when you are done. To do so, contact us again and we will plan a time to meet you to check-in the gear and return your deposit. Again, please consult the rental policies about gear return as there is a late fee as well as some requirements about the condition it is returned in.

Mailing List

In order to here about what trips we're planning, or take advantage of our more than three hundred member mailing list to invite people and plan your own trips, follow these directions:

  1. Subscribe to it here.
  2. Login with your UCID, or use an external email (instructions are on the site).
  3. Search "outdooradventureclub" in the List of Lists. It may take awhile to load. Be patient!
  4. Click "subscribe" button, which can be found about mid-screen on the left.
  5. Click that "yes" button with gusto and revel in the joy of being part of the OAC listhost.



Co-PresidentDaniel HeinsEmail Daniel
Co-PresidentMichael ThewEmail Michael
SecretaryMagdalena MurrayEmail Magdalena
TreasurerElizabeth MorrisEmail Elizabeth
Snack CoordinatorMarta De GiuliEmail Marta
Gear ManagerSam HoffmanEmail Sam
Gear ManagerJennifer Feng Email Jennifer
Gear ManagerHarini Shah Email Harini
Gear ManagerAlek Binion Email Alek