WE GO ON TRIPS!
NUHOC runs trips virtually every weekend of the year. We go camping, hiking, climbing, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, biking, canoeing, surfing, and much more! Whatever outdoor activity you can think of, we either do it or would want to try it out! If you want to find out about our upcoming trips, check out our calendar. Some of our large, annual trips are listed below.
NUComers – Columbus Day Weekend
For NUCOMERs we invite ~120 incoming freshman and other Northeastern students new to the club up to the Loj for the first time. We spend the long weekend hiking, climbing, 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’ll meet tons of new and interesting people. Expect lots of campfires and s’mores. Tickets for this trip are available through myNortheastern.
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, maintaining hiking trails, 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.
SOLO (Wilderness First Aid) – Spring
Every year we offer a weekend of Wilderness First Aid Training led by SOLO to our members free of charge! A SOLO representative comes to the campus 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.
Every Memorial Day, NUHOC leads a large group to Acadia National Park in Maine for a weekend full of camping and outdoor fun. On this trip you could find yourself hiking around the glacially carved mountains and ponds, biking the historic park carriage roads, sea kayaking in the bay, or even rock climbing on the ocean-side otter cliffs. On top of all that, you can sample one of the many ice cream shops of Bar Harbor before finishing the day around the campfire sharing stories of the day’s adventures. Tickets for this trip are available through myNortheastern.
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!