• FULL MOON HIKE CANCELLED (2/19/2019)

    Moments ago, yes it is 5:30 am right now, I returned from hiking the extremely icy trails in Elks Brox using the early morning moon to help guide me. Out of concern for your safety we must cancel the Full Moon Hike scheduled for tonight, Tuesday Feb 19th. The wintry mix of Monday on top of the latest snows and the temperatures not rising above freezing have made the trails and interior roadways covered with thick ice.

    It is recommended that only experienced hikers with crampons enjoy the current conditions during the daylight hours. Our great Port Jervis DPW crew have kept the parking lots and access roads very clear. Unfortunately only nature can help us with improving conditions of the wintry trails. 

  • OUTDOOR CLUB ACTIVITIES ENDING 02/10/19 (2/6/2019)

    After a January break due to weather extremes, our new Director of Activities, Ravy Torn, has come up with a hike to share with you. Here are the details:


    LONG HIKE NORTH
    Sunday Feb 10, 2019
    11 AM at Parking Lot 6 on Box Baum Rd
    Hike Leader – Ravy Torn, DIr. of Activities
    Moderate Intensity over 2 hours

    Ravy will guide you on a great aerobic hike covering the northern trails. This will give you a super February workout and just what is needed to make up for the weather that kept us off the trails.

    Be sure to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather that day. A snack and water is recommended.

    Meet at Parking Lot 6 on Box Baum Rd 1/2 mile from Academy Ave alongside Deerpark Dam reservoir (formerly know was Res 3)

    Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Fundraiser for the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis.

    Sunday, March 23, 2019
    All You Can Eat
    Adults $20
    Kids Under 12 and under $12
    Take Out Only $17

    Tickets available beginning Thursday, Feb 7, 2019. For more info contact Betsy Gardner 845-325-2525. Tickets may be charged to credit card by caling the Club phone at 845-288-3165.

  • FULL MOON HIKE CANCELLED (1/21/2019)

    The FULL MOON HIKE has been cancelled due to extreme temperatures and unsafe footing on the trails. We look forward to seeing you on the next Full Moon Hike occurring Tuesday February 19th. Details will be posted the week prior.

  • ACTIVITY CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER (1/19/2019)

    The Full Moon Hike scheduled for 7pm Sunday Jan 20 has been rescheduled to 7pm Monday Jan 21st due to extreme weather conditions.

    New date: Monday, Jan 21st at 7 PM Elks Brox Parking Lot #2. 1 mile up Skyline Dr to parking on the right.

    Even though we will not be hiking Sunday evening you may want to peek out your door and catch the full wolf moon lunar eclipse at 10:57PM (if the clouds clear). Temperatures are predicted to be -1 with a windchill around -27 at the time so bundle up.

  • JANUARY 2019 WEEK 3 ACTIVITIES (1/16/2019)
    Hosted by Tom Faggione, join us for trail conditions, updated activity info and discussions of all related to the outdoors. Tune in to Tom’s Facebook Live stream or watch the recorded version of the Weekly Trail Report on Outdoor Club Facebook and YouTube.

    (Future Live feed will be available on our soon to be released new website)


    HIKE #4 OF THE NEW YEAR CHALLENGE
    NOTE: Day change due to extreme weather conditions for Sunday

    Saturday January 19, 2019 – 11 AM
    Elks Brox Parking Lot 2
    Moderate Hike – 4-1/2 to 5 miles 1-1/2 to 2 hrs
    Mike Ward – Hike Leader

    We will continue the New Year Challenge of getting out and hiking the Watershed Trails. Join us for a moderate hike to stir the blood flow and enjoy the fresh outdoors. We will introduce you to more trails with some great views in the Watershed Park.

    Sturdy shoes/boots are highly recommended as well as water and a small snake. No Chip, there will not be a 30 minute lunch break of this hike.

    201 Skyline Dr Port Jervis 1 mile up to Parking Lot #2 on right from Rt 97/Rt 42.



     BIKE THE WATERSHED WITH BEN
    NOTE: Weather may be a factor for this ride. Please watch us on Facebook, our website www.ocopj.org or call (845)288-3165 for last minute changes.

    Sunday January 20, 2019 – 2 PM
    Deerpark Dam – Parking Lot 6 – Box Baum Rd – Sparrowbush
    Ben Cheek – Ride Leader

     Ben Cheek has ben leading bike riders of all ages and experience on guided rides throughout the Port Jervis Watershed. His rides are fun and challenging with attention to your abilities. New or experienced, join Ben on a ride you are sure to enjoy and talk about.

    Safety helmets are required. Bring water and snacks as needed. Dress appropriately for the weather.

    Park at Deerpark Dam Parking (Lot 6) on Bauxbaum Rd: Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrowbush. Right on Main St. then immediate left at stop. One block make right on Academy Ave. Follow for 1.7 miles to Watershed Trails sign, then right on unpaved Boxbaum Rd to lot ½ mile on right.
    501 Boxbaum Rd, Sparrowbush.



    FULL MOON HIKE
    NOTE: Weather may be a factor for this hike. Please watch us on Facebook, our website www.ocopj.org or call (845)288-3165 for last minute changes.

    Sunday January 20, 2019 – 7 PM
    Elks Brox – Parking Lot 2 – 201 Skyline Dr
    Mike Ward – Hike Leader
     We will take an easy hike to Pt Peter to view the Full Moon and the City. Be sure to wear warm clothing as weather is expected to be very cold and windy. If conditions become worse than currently predicted we will have a rain date the next evening.

    201 Skyline Dr Port Jervis 1 mile up to Parking Lot #2 on right from Rt 97/Rt 42.



     OUTDOOR CLUB ANNUAL MEETING
    Thursday January 24, 2019 – 7 PM
    Port Jervis City Hall – Council Chambers
    Hammond St
     Agenda:Report of activities held since November meetingReport and status of upcoming projectsReport on upcoming Fundraising activitiesElection of 2019 Board of Directors


     OUTDOOR CLUB SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
    Provider of storage for the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis


    COUNTRY 107.7 WDLC
    For latest activity information and weekend changes listen to us on Thursdays at 6:35 AM
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    P.O. BOX 803
    PORT JERVIS, NY 12771
    (845)288-3165
    info@ocopj.org
    www.ocopj.org

    WEEK TWO OF JAN. ACTIVITIES


    Join us for our weekly Live broadcast of the Outdoor Club Weekly Trail Report hosted by Tom Faggione. We discuss current activities, hiking & biking gear as well as Club projects. Saturdays 8am on Facebook.com/TomFaggione. The show is recorded and available for viewing at any time.

    BEGINNER WATERSHED HIKE

    Saturday January 12, 2019 – 11 AM
    Brewer’s Reservoir – Parking Lot 4 & 5
    Easy Hike – 1 to 1-1/2 hrs
    Chip Estenes – Hike leader

    Come out and enjoy an easy hike with Chip along the Brewer’s Reservoir. Chip will introduce to you the Watershed Trails and encourage you to take regular hikes with the Club. Sturdy shoes, water and a small snack are advised. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

    Parking Lot 4 is located at 71 Reservoir Ave – on right just before waterplant gate
    Parking Lot 5 is located at 91 Reservoir Ave – roadway left of waterplant gate

    For more details: info@ocopj.org or (845)288-3165

    HIKE #3 OF THE NEW YEAR CHALLENGE

    Sunday January 13, 2019 – 11 AM
    Elks Brox Parking Lot 2
    Moderate Hike – 4-1/2 to 5 miles 1-1/2 to 2 hrs
    Mike Ward – Hike Leader


    We will continue the New Year Challenge of getting out and hiking the Watershed Trails. Join us for a moderate hike to stir the blood flow and enjoy the fresh outdoors. We will introduce you to more trails with some great views in the Watershed Park.

    Sturdy shoes/boots are highly recommended as well as water and a small snake. No Chip, there will not be a 30 minute lunch break of this hike.

    201 Skyline Dr Port Jervis 1 mile up to Parking Lot #2 on right from Rt 97/Rt 42.