Outdoor Adventure Club seeks new members, ideas

Carlie Krzeminski and Jacob Tomera, Staff Reporters

Justin Smith, Freshman
Zach Embry, left, rides in a kayak with fellow OAC member, freshman Cade Crader.

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC), is a club that participates in outdoor activities such as canoeing, snowboarding, climbing, paintballing, and much more.

The club is sponsored by math teacher Dave Lehr, business teacher Brady Piepenbrink, and P.E. teacher Molly Sharer-Barbee. “It’s a fun and exciting club to be a part of, and we are always looking for new members,” said Lehr.

OAC is also led by three student officers: sophomore Sadie Emmert, junior Clayton Thomas, and junior Sydny Smith. “The thing I like most about Outdoor Adventure Club is that no matter what kind of trip we go on, everyone there seems to have a good time,” said Thomas.

The club meets every other Wednesday at 7:45am to plan their next adventure. The meetings are in room 202 and are led by both the teacher sponsors, and the student officers. Together they try to plan an event for each month. But they do also listen to the suggestions and ideas from the other students involved in OAC who aren’t student officers.

“We went kayaking in September,”said freshman Zack Embry. “I had a lot of fun, and I hope to have even more fun trips like that one this year,” he added.

“We aim to plan at least one outing a month,”said Emmert.  “This month we will be going on a day trip to Upper Limits.” The club will be rock climbing at Upper Limits on Sunday, October 29th, from 2pm to 6pm.

Outdoor Adventure Club will also be starting a rock climbing team, in which team members will race competitors from other schools/organizations. The team will be based at Upper Limits.

OAC is planning on going on a larger trip next month, but they have not yet decided on where they will go or what they will be doing. 

Every year during the winter months, the club arranges trips to go skiing and snowboarding.

Any students that are interested in joining Outdoor Adventure Club are required to turn in the OAC contract and an emergency waiver. Both can be obtained from Mr. Lehr in room 202. No experience is necessary to join this club and they are always looking for new members. Dues are only $5 for the whole year.

All NCWHS students are welcome to come to a meeting. Meeting dates and times will be on the “What’s up Wildcats?” bulletin boards, and flyers will be posted outside of room 202.