WE GO ON TRIPS!
We have trips every weekend, and some members lead their own trips during the week. We go camping, hiking, climbing, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, biking, canoeing, fishing, and more! Whatever you can think of to do in the outdoors, we either do it or we want to try it out! If you want to know about the current upcoming trips, please visit our Upcoming Trips page. Some of our large, annual trips are listed below.
NUComers – Columbus Day Weekend
At NUComers we invite ~120 incoming freshman and other Northeastern students who haven’t experienced the fun of NUHOC to come to the Loj for the first time. We spend the long weekend hiking, climbing, kayaking, biking, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and getting to know each other. This is one of the best trips to go on as a new NUHOCer because you meet tons of new people who share the same interests as you. Expect lots of campfires and s’mores.
Every Halloween we host a weekend at the Loj that is dedicated to two things: doing maintenance around the Loj and wearing costumes. We spend the weekend cutting wood, fixing things that need fixing, cleaning out the cabinets, organizing the bookshelves, and many other things to prepare the Loj for another winter and another year ahead. Then on Saturday night we celebrate the hard day’s work with a costume party!
Every February we spend one weekend competing in games and contests that challenge our coordination, strength, agility, speed, wit, and talent, all to achieve the distinction of Winter Carnival Champs. Games often include, but are not limited to, sled jousting, dodgeball, volleyball, donut eating, relay races, and a talent show. Points are awarded by pre-determined alumni judges, who may sometimes accept bribes.
This weekend we offer SOLO Wilderness First Aid Training to members of NUHOC, free of charge. A SOLO representative comes to the Loj and teaches us everything we need to know to perform proper wilderness first aid. This is one of the items on the LCT list, and it’s also a good thing to know about even if you’re not an LCT. If you want to know more about wilderness first aid, and if you enjoy role-playing, this is the trip for you. Check out the SOLO website for more information about wilderness first aid.
On Memorial Day Weekend of every year, NUHOC invades Acadia National Park in Maine. We spend the weekend camping and exploring the park, whether it’s by hiking, biking, kayaking, or climbing. This trip is one of our largest, allowing ~150 people to enjoy the outdoors of beautiful Maine!
Intro to ______________
Throughout the year, we lead Intro Trips, which allow members of the club to introduce members to new outdoor activities that they may have never tried before. Some of our Intro Trips include Intro to backpacking, winter backpacking, climbing, and skiing/snowboarding, but if you would like to lead an Intro Trip, you can talk to the eboard to start planning one. We love trying new things!
Remember, these are only a few of the trips we go on. Check our calendar for upcoming trips and come to the meetings to hear more about them!