Are you an entering first year looking to have a fun and outdoorsy Frosh experience? Do you love outdoor things like hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, cycling and/or caneoing? Well, then you should check out more about the MOC Outdoors Frosh because you might just love it!
Outdoors Frosh 2014!!!
Most execs are not around in the summer. We still have our regular general meeting every Wed @ 7:30pm to talk/announce trips, play Ultimate frisbee, and go for beer, but no exec-run trips are organized in the summer. To find out what's happening, come to a meeting, and/or use the listserv!
All important notices from the exec are sent to the listserv.
Because of SSMU's reduced building hours, gear rentals/returns and membership sales can only happen before 5pm.
The house is open to members, as always, but please do your share every time you're there - see We Need You below.
How to MOC:
A. COME TO A MEETING (OR MANY)!
Time: every Wednesday at 7:30PM
Location: Club's Lounge, 4th floor SSMU (3 Bares Park during the summer)
Membership: $20 for McGill students, $25 for everyone else
We will be announcing trips, reporting trips and selling memberships. Then we'll play Frisbee and go for beers afterwards.
B. Get involved by SIGNING UP ON THE LISTSERV on which many many people will let everybody know about their trips, join the mailing list for free. The weekly MOC meeting locations are announced on there too! If you see an interesting trip, just respond to the person sending it!
C. BUY A MEMBERSHIP - See if you are free during a general meeting or during any of these office hours in the SSMU building room 436 and say "hey! I want to join!" Fill up the given form with some of your info and pay the $20 (or $25) for a yearly membership which lets you rent our gear for super cheap, go stay at the house, go on organized trips and be eligible for an executive position (if you're a McGill student) which grants cool perks like (half-price for all rentals and free stay at the house wow!).
D. GO ON A TRIP (OR MANY) - Contact people who announced a trip and go do some cool outdoorsy stuff with them (hiking, rock climbing, paddling, cycling, downhill skiing, telemark skiing, cross-country skiing, ice-climbing, winter camping, other recreation ... wow so many!). Both member-run & exec-run trips are usually announced on the listserv but for more specific info, you can contact the execs who are respectively responsible for one of those activities (Fall or Winter activity officers). Or, just come to our weekly meetings on Wed. 7:30PM (place is confirmed by email to the listserv) and talk to people in person - and hear to what's going on outdoors on the upcoming weekends!
E. RUN A TRIP (OR MANY) - Want to go hiking, but don't know where? Not sure what you need? Want to do something different and have company? Read this guide, and/or ask your friendly neighbourhood execs! Once you've got an idea of where, when, and cost - announce it on the listserv, have tonnes of fun, get leadership experience, breathe the fresh air, meet new people.. and when it's all over, apply for an MOC Trip Leader Subsidy and so you have money to run another!
End result: Become more amazing with each passing day!
The MOC would like to remind everyone that we are entirely run by volunteers, who simply want to help people get outside!!
We need you!!
To run things "at-cost", we rely on members to pitch in.
a) You return gear in the same condition you rented it.
i.e. Dry & clean! (And repaired, if you broke or damaged it.)
--> If you are technically unable to do a repair, please tell us the problem, so we don't rent the gear out again!
b) You set-up your tent before renting it.
You never know what could be wrong, and a missing fly, or missing or broken tent poles will render a tent useless. This happens when a group rents out a bunch of gear and intermixes parts of tents with other tents.
c) You leave the house in a cleaner state than it was when you arrived.
i.e. In addition to washing your own dishes and dealing with your personal food/waste, you:
- Sweep & vacuum,
- Wipe counters & tables,
- Clean the bathrooms
- Throw out expired (or soon-to-be-expired) food - from both fridges,
- And don't forget to take out the garbage and recycling!
- Check the list on the wall in the dining area and make sure everything is done
d) You run your own trips. And get $$ back!
We want you to get outside so badly (and learn to run a trip), that we offer a Trip Leader Subsidy!