• Activities this weekend (8/10/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

     

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    During these hot summer months be sure to hydrate, wear skin protection from the sun and insects, and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Be aware of your surroundings and consult with activity leaders in staying safe on the trails.

    ENJOY A

    WEEKLY SATURDAY MORNING OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, August 11thth

    Led by Melissa Decker & Peter Tomasi

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    HIKE THE WATERSHED

    Led by Sawkill Creek Outfitters’ Jay Manasco

    Saturday August 11th  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    Led by Jay Manasco

    Our good friend Jay Manasco has been very kind in offering this hike to support ongoing activities in the Port Jervis Watershed. Please join him and our members on a two hour hike in the Port Jervis Watershed Trails.

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.

     

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday August 11th 10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

    PT PETER POUNDER

    Sunday August 12th

    The Outdoor Club of Port Jervis is supporting the Pt Peter Pounder in the Watershed. Whether you decide to be a spectator or volunteer come on out and enjoy this prime bike race in Port Jervis. The event is held entirely within the Watershed with the start/finish line highlighted on Pt. Peter.

    We are looking for volunteers to assist the race by monitoring and directing the bikers who may be directionally challenged at critical points on the course. Any hours you could provide us will be super appreciated. Please contact the Club President by emailing mjward@ocopj.orgor call/txt to 845-858-1176 (Mike Ward Club Cellphone). We help to ensure that the riders are safe and to promote the friendliness of our Club and Port Jervis.

     

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS

    At the

    BRANDWEIN INSTITUTE

    SUNDAYS AT THE PRESERVE 2018

     

    Summer Sky’s Astronomy Viewing

    Led by Marc Koenig

    Aug 19, 2018

    7:30 PM

    For more details contact:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

  • OUTDOOR CLUB ACTIVITIES AND UPDATES – JULY 27, 2018 (7/27/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

     

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    On hiatus for the upcoming weeks. Will post schedule when resumed.

    FULL MOON HIKE

    ****** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER WARNINGS *******

     

    Friday July 27th – 8:30 PM (note new time)

    Led by Mike Ward

    Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 3)

    “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.

    Hike Difficulty: Easy    Distance: Approx 3 miles  Duration: 1-1/2 hrs

    Bring a flashlight, water, snack, and insect repellant and be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrow Bush.  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. Turn slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrow Bush

    COME ON OUT AND ENJOY A

    WEEKLY SATURDAY OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, July 28th

    Led by Melissa Decker & Peter Tomasi

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday July 28th – 10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

    FEELING THE KARMA HIKE

    (originally scheduled for July 22nd)

    Sunday July 29th– 8 AM

    Led by Mike Ward

    8AM | Elks Brox Park Entrance Trailhead 2, Parking Lot 2

    Hike Intensity – Moderate (some hills)

    Approx 4.5 miles 2-1/2 hrs

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.

    OUTDOOR CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

    Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

    7 – 8:30 PM | City Hall Council Chambers 20 Hammond St

    NOTE: In July we decided to move our meeting dates from the first Thursday to first Tuesday of the month. Due to the National Night Out, which we will participate in, the August meeting will be held on Thursday Aug 2nd.

    Open to all desiring learn about the Club and to add input into the future projects of the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas. Discussions will also cover upcoming Activities and Events that the Club will be involved in.

     

     

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS

    At the

    BRANDWEIN INSTITUTE

    SUNDAYS AT THE PRESERVE 2018

     

    Written In Stone, The Story Told By Rocks

    Led by Sara Mayers

    Aug 5, 2018

    6:30 PM

    Summer Sky’s Astronomy Viewing

    Led by Marc Koenig

    Aug 19, 2018

    7:30 PM

    For more details contact:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

  • Finding Karma Hike Postponed (7/22/2018)

    Due to the on again off again inclement weather today we are posting the Finding Karma hike until Sunday July 29th.

  • Outdoor Club Activities July 20, 2018 (7/19/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

     

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    Friday, July 20th

    Hosted by The Frisky Goat Running Company

    6:30 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir (old Reservoir 1) off Reservoir Rd: 5k run pavement and trail mix to the top of Pt. Peter and back down.

    COME ON OUT AND ENJOY A

    WEEKLY SATURDAY OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, July 21th

    Led by Melissa Decker

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    EASY HIKE

    Saturday, July 21st– 9AM

    Led by Chip Estenes

    9:00 AM Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4 & 5

    Hike Intensity – Easy flat hike

    1.5 Miles  1hr approx

    Great way to experience the Watershed with the strain on the higher trails.. Hike will be easy going though sturdy shoes/boots are always recommended. Bring water and maybe a small snack. Hike will be flat woods roads along the reservoir.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir or the Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance. 61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate – Approx 3 miles – 1 to 1-1/2 hrs

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday July 21st – 10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

    FEELING THE KARMA HIKE

    Sunday July 22th– 8 AM

    Led by Mike Ward

    8AM | Elks Brox Park Entrance Trailhead 2, Parking Lot 2

    Hike Intensity – Moderate (some hills)

    Approx 4.5 miles 2-1/2 hrs

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant. Parking lot is on the right next to the kiosk.

     

     

    PLAN AHEAD FOR THE FULL MOON HIKE

    Friday July 27th – 8PM

    Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 3)

     

     

     

     

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS

    At the

    BRANDWEIN INSTITUTE

    SUMMER SCIENCE DAY CAMP

     

    July 23rd – 27th, 2018

    9 AM – 3 PM

    For children Grades 1 through 6 our good friends with the close by Brandwein Institute are offering two sessions of Science Day Camp. This is a great learning experience for the kids. For more detailed information:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

    SUNDAYS AT THE PRESERVE 2018

     

    Written In Stone, The Story Told By Rocks

    Led by Sara Mayers

    Aug 5, 2018

    6:30 PM

    Summer Sky’s Astronomy Viewing

    Led by Marc Koenig

    Aug 19, 2018

    7:30 PM

    For more details contact:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

  • CLUB ACTIVITIES July 13th – (7/10/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

     

    All Club Activities are free and listed by date

    Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    Friday, July 13th

    Hosted by The Frisky Goat Running Company

    6:30 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir (old Reservoir 1) off Reservoir Rd: 5k run pavement and trail mix to the top of Pt. Peter and back down.

    WEEKLY SATURDAY OUTDOOR CLUB RUN

    Saturday, July 14th

    Led by Melissa Decker

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday July 7th – 10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

    Due to the Port Jervis Fireman’s Parade the Market will close at 1PM this Saturday only.

    LONG HIKE

    Sunday, July 15th

    Led by Mike Ward

    8:00 AM Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4 & 5

    Hike Intensity – Difficult (numerous hills and longer distances)

    10 – 12 Miles  5 hrs approx with lunch break

    Bring a lunch, snacks, plenty of water for a longer and difficult hike as requested by many. Be prepared, it will be more intensive.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir or the Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance. 61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate – Approx 3 miles – 1 to 1-1/2 hrs

    OUTDOOR CLUB RIDE THE TRAILS BIKE RIDE

    Sunday, July 15th

    Led by Ben Cheek

    2:00 PM | Caretakers House 220 Academy Ave.

    Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 3)

    Ride Difficulty – Moderate

    Helmets are required for all

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. 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. Bear slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrowbush

     

     

     

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS

    BRANDWEIN INSTITUTE

    SUMMER SCIENCE DAY CAMP

     

    July 16th – 20th, 2018

    July 23rd – 27th, 2018

    9 AM – 3 PM

    For children Grades 1 through 6 our good friends with the close by Brandwein Institute are offering two sessions of Science Day Camp. This is a great learning experience for the kids. For more detailed information:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

  • OOUTDOOR CLUB ACTIVITIES JUNE 26th (6/26/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

     

    ART ON THE MOUNTAIN

    Deadline to submit photos is July 1, 2018

    Photography Competition by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis

    The Outdoor Club invites all professional and amateur photographers to capture the art and natural beauty of our scenic region to benefit the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. An Event will be held the evening of August 3rd, 2018 where those in attendance will vote on the finalists. All finalist submissions will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. The top three will receive an Annual Family Membership to the Outdoor Club and will be recognized in the subsequent press release.

    Rules: All submissions must be made to Sarah Hendry at sarahhendry1978@gmail.comby July 1, 2018. Submissions should be in high definition and be a new photograph taken in the general region. All Finalists will be notified and must then provide a large print of their submission. All ages welcome. Please take notice that this is a fundraiser and all submissions shall become the property of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and may be used for any purpose. For more info please contact Sarah Hendry at 845.248.4784 or sarahhendry1978@gmail.com

    Join us on any hikes scheduled below and we will be sure to show you some of the special sights of the area. By all means, bring your cameras, phones or even a sketch pad (rather hard to sketch while hiking however). You need not be present on any hikes to submit entries. We do ask that photos be from the Port Jervis Watershed area.

     

     

    WE DIG WEDNESDAY

    Wednesday, June 27th

    Led by Adam Hubbard, Master Trail Builder

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Old Res 1)

    Please be prompt as transport to the site leaves at 5PM

    To quote Adam, “special treat bench cutting in real dirt!!”Work is on one of our newest trails to be named Painted Apron. If you have one, bring pick or McLeod. Tools are available if needed.

     

     

    JUNE 2018 FULL MOON HIKE

    Thursday, June 28th

    Led by Mike Ward

    9:00 PM | “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.

    Hike Difficulty: Moderate  Distance: Approx 3.5 miles  Duration: 1-1/2 to 2 hrs

    Bring a flashlight, water, snack, and insect repellant and be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. Take Rt. 97/42 West to Sparrow Bush.  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. Turn slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrow Bush

     

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    Friday, June 29th

    Hosted by The Frisky Goat Running Company

    6:30 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir (old Reservoir 1) off Reservoir Rd: 5k run pavement and trail mix to the top of Pt. Peter and back down.

     

     

    WEEKLY SATURDAY GROUP RUN

    Saturday, June 30th

    Led by Peter Tomasi & Melissa Decker

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

     

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday June 30th – 10AM to 2PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

     

     

    NOT QUITE SUNRISE HIKE

    Sunday, July 1

    Led by Mike Ward

    7:00 AM | Start Deerpark Dam (old Reservoir 2)

    Hike Difficulty – More Difficult (numerous hills) – Approx 6 miles – 2-1/2+ hrs

    Bring water, snack, sun lotion and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Meet at Deerpark Lake (old Res 3) Parking Lot #6 Kiosk – Box Baum Rd. Rt 97/42

    2.4 miles west to Sparrowbush from Pike St/Orange St. Right then left on Main St. One block make right on Academy Ave. 1.7 miles to red Watershed sign and bear right onto Box Baum Rd ½ mi to kiosk & parking lot on right. Be mindful of the potholes on Box Baum Rd.

     

     

    SUNSET AROUND DEERPARK DAM

    Sunday, July 1st

    Led by Mike Ward

    7:00 PM | “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate – Approx 3 miles – 1 to 1-1/2 hrs

    If you missed the full moon hike because of the dark, join us for this one as the sun goes down. It’ll be a whole new look and feel. Bring water, a snack and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. 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. Bear slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrowbush

     

    SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FROM OUR GOOD FRIENDS

     

    BRANDWEIN INSTITUTE

    SUMMER SCIENCE DAY CAMP

     

    July 16th – 20th, 2018

    July 23rd – 27th, 2018

    9 AM – 3 PM

    For children Grades 1 through 6 our good friends with the close by Brandwein Institute are offering two sessions of Science Day Camp. This is a great learning experience for the kids. For more detailed information:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

  • Club Activities June 22, 2018 (6/22/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

     

    ART ON THE MOUNTAIN 

    Photography Competition by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis.

    Deadline to submit is July 1, 2018

    The Outdoor Club invites all professional and amateur photographers to capture the art and natural beauty of our scenic region to benefit the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. An Event will be held the evening of August 3rd, 2018 where those in attendance will vote on the finalists. All finalist submissions will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. The top three will receive an Annual Family Membership to the Outdoor Club and will be recognized in the subsequent press release.

    Rules: All submissions must be made to Sarah Hendry at sarahhendry1978@gmail.comby July 1, 2018. Submissions should be in high definition and be a new photograph taken in the general region. All Finalists will be notified and must then provide a large print of their submission. All ages welcome. Please take notice that this is a fundraiser and all submissions shall become the property of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and may be used for any purpose. For more info please contact Sarah Hendry at 845.248.4784 or sarahhendry1978@gmail.com

    Join us on any hikes scheduled below and we will be sure to show you some of the special sights of the area. By all means, bring your cameras, phones or even a sketch pad (rather hard to sketch while hiking however). You need not be present on any hikes to submit entries. We do ask that photos be from the Port Jervis Watershed area.

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    Friday, June 22th

    Hosted by The Frisky Goat Running Company

    6:30 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at reservoir #1 off Reservoir Rd: 5k run pavement and trail mix to the top of Pt. Peter and back down.

    WEEKLY SATURDAY GROUP RUN

    Saturday, June 23rd

    Led by Peter Tomasi

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

     

    PORT JERVIS FARMERS’ MARKET

    Saturday June 23rd– 10AM to 1PM

    Farmers’ Market Park

    Hammond St & Pike St

    Port Jervis

    Stop by for maps, literature, request activities and simply discuss all that is the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and the Watershed Trails and Recreational Areas

    BREWERS RESERVOIR HIKE

    Saturday, June 23rd

    Led by Mike Ward

    2:00 PM | Brewers Reservoir (old Reservoir 1)

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult (numerous hills) – Approx 5 miles – 2 to 2-1/2 hrs

    Bring water, a snack, sun lotion and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please. Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance. 61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    HIKE ELKS BROX

    Sunday, June 24th

    Led by Mike Ward

    8 AM | Elks Brox Park Entrance Trailhead 2, Parking Lot 2

    Difficulty – Moderate

    We will be hiking Elks Brox trails and taking in views overlooking the West End, Delaware River, downtown Port Jervis, Matamoras, High Point and the Neversink valley area.

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant on the right.

     

     

    RIDE THE TRAILS BIKE RIDE

    Sunday, June 24th

    Led by Ben Cheek

    2:00 PM | Elks Brox Park Entrance Trailhead 2 – Parking Lot 2

    Ride Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant on the right.

     

     

    JUNE FULL MOON HIKE

    Thursday, June 28th

    Led by Mike Ward

    9:00 PM | “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate – Approx 3.5 miles –  1-1/2 to 2 hrs

    Bring water, a snack, and insect repellant and be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. 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. Bear slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrowbush

     

    BRANDWEIN INSTITUTE

    SUMMER SCIENCE DAY CAMP

     

    July 16th – 20th, 2018

    July 23rd – 27th, 2018

    9 AM – 3 PM

    For children Grades 1 through 6 our good friends with the close by Brandwein Institute are offering two sessions of Science Day Camp. This is a great learning experience for the kids. For more detailed information:

    Information –  Kasey Stankunas at kaseystankunas@yahoo.com

    Phone – (845)283-9633

    Website – www.brandwein.org

    Registration –  https://waiver.fr/p-e9Wgd

  • Latest Activities as of June 7, 2018 (6/7/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    www.ocopj.org

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Warmer weather is now setting in and should entice you to enjoy the outdoors. Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

    Art On The Mountain

    Photography Competition by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis.

    The Outdoor Club invites all professional and amateur photographers to capture the art and natural beauty of our scenic region to benefit the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. An Event will be held the evening of August 3rd, 2018 where those in attendance will vote on the finalists. All finalist submissions will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. The top three will receive an Annual Family Membership to the Outdoor Club and will be recognized in the subsequent press release.

    Rules: All submissions must be made to Sarah Hendry at sarahhendry1978@gmail.comby July 1, 2018. Submissions should be in high definition and be a new photograph taken in the general region. All Finalists will be notified and must then provide a large print of their submission. All ages welcome. Please take notice that this is a fundraiser and all submissions shall become the property of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and may be used for any purpose. For more info please contact Sarah Hendry at 845.248.4784 or sarahhendry1978@gmail.com

    Missed the introductory hike held on June 3rdand want to see the Watershed as part of a small group? Join us on any hikes scheduled below and we will be sure to show you some of the special sights of the area. By all means, bring your cameras, phones or even a sketch pad (rather hard to sketch while hiking however). You need not be present on any hikes to submit entries. We do ask that photos be from the Port Jervis Watershed area.

     

    WEEKLY FRIDAY EVENING TRAIL RUN

    Friday, June 8th

    Hosted by The Frisky Goat Running Company

    6:30 PM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    Park at reservoir #1 off Reservoir Rd: 5k run pavement and trail mix to the top of Pt. Peter and back down.

    GROUP RUN

    Saturday, June 9th

    Led by Peter Tomasi

    9:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Moderate

    There will be a group run starting in the watershed. Route, distance, and pace to be decided by those in attendance. The group run will be every Saturday, same time and place unless otherwise directed.

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance

    61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

    HIKE THE OVERLOOKS

    Saturday, June 9th

    Led by Mike Ward

    9 AM | Elks Brox Park Entrance Trailhead 2, Parking Lot 2

    Difficulty – Moderate

    We will be hiking Elks Brox trails and taking in views overlooking the West End, Delaware River, downtown Port Jervis, Matamoras, High Point and the Neversink valley area.

    Park at Elk-Brox Parking (Lot 2) Off of Rt 42/Rt 97 then one mile up Skyline Drive just past the old Kolmar plant on the right.

    PORT JERVIS SOADBOX DERBY

    Sunday, June 10th

    Sussex St. Port Jervis

    Races begin and 8AM. The Outdoor Club tent will be setup near the finish line so come watch the races and stop by the tent.

     

     

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    and

    ORANGE COUNTY LAND TRUST

    WATERSHED HIKE

     

    Saturday June 16th– 10AM to 1PM

    Come explore the Port Jervis Watershed Park on this guided hike with the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and Orange County Land Trust.

    Hike participants will enjoy a showcase of exciting trails and exceptional views throughout this 5 mile/2.5 hour round trip hike.

    Moderate terrain. Please bring water and consider tick-protection measures. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register by e-mail: Jeremy@OCLT.org, or by phone: 845-534-3690, x18.

    NORTH TRAILS

    Sunday, June 17th

    Led by Mike Ward

    9:00 AM | “Caretakers House” 220 Academy Ave.

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate (numerous moderate hills) – Approx 5 miles – 2 to 2-1/2 hrs

    Bring water, a snack, sun lotion and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Park at Old Caretaker’s House. 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. Bear slightly left and park at house on left opposite reservoir. 220 Academy Avenue, Sparrowbush

  • ACTIVITIES THRU JUNE 3, 2018 (5/28/2018)

    OUTDOOR CLUB OF PORT JERVIS

    Hiking, Biking, Running & more

    All Activities Weather Permitting.

    Schedules and Activities subject to change.

    Additional info and schedule changes:

    Facebook: outdoorclubofportjervis

    Email info@ocopj.org

    (845) 288-3165 (voice or text message)

    Warmer weather is now setting in and should entice you to enjoy the outdoors. Take note that warmer weather brings the return of insects and more. Consider using sunscreen and insect repellants to protect yourself. To lessen contact remain on the marked trails as that will greatly reduce your chance of attracting ticks and others.

     

     

    ART ON THE MOUNTAIN

    Photography Competition by the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis.

    The Outdoor Club invites all professional and amateur photographers to capture the art and natural beauty of our scenic region to benefit the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. An Event will be held the evening of August 3rd, 2018 where those in attendance will vote on the finalists. All finalist submissions will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis. The top three will receive an Annual Family Membership to the Outdoor Club and will be recognized in the subsequent press release.

    Rules: All submissions must be made to Sarah Hendry at sarahhendry1978@gmail.com by July 1, 2018. Submissions should be in high definition and be a new photograph taken in the general region. All Finalists will be notified and must then provide a large print of their submission. All ages welcome. Please take notice that this is a fundraiser and all submissions shall become the property of the Outdoor Club of Port Jervis and may be used for any purpose.

    A Special Hike for all persons interested will be held on June 3, 2018 at 2pm. Meet at the Parking Lot on Boxbaum Road, Sparrowbush, NY. Call/text or email Sarah Hendry with questions: 845.248.4784.

     

     


    FIRST JUNE HIKE

    Sunday, June 3rd

    Led by Mike Ward

    9:00 AM | Deerpark Dam Trailhead 3 – Parking Lot 6

    Hike Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult (numerous hills) – Approx 5 miles – 2 to 2-1/2 hrs

    Bring water, a snack, sun lotion and insect repellant. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes please.

    Meet at Deerpark Lake (old Res 3) Parking Lot #6 Kiosk – Box Baum Rd. Rt 97/42

    2.4 miles west to Sparrowbush from Pike St/Orange St. Right then left on Main St. One block make right on Academy Ave. 1.7 miles to red Watershed sign and bear right onto Box Baum Rd ½ mi to kiosk & parking lot on right. Be mindful of the potholes on Box Baum Rd.

     

     

    RIDE THE TRAILS

    with

    Action Bikes & Outdoors

    Sunday, June 3rd

    Led by Kyle Hyziak

    10:00 AM | Brewer’s Reservoir (Reservoir 1) Parking Lot 5 or overflow Parking Lot 4

    Difficulty – Intermediate/Advanced

    Ride will be approximately 2.5 hours and 14 miles in length

    Park at Brewer’s Reservoir Overflow Parking Lot 4 on right just before Water Plant entrance 61 Reservoir Rd, Port Jervis

  • Starcrawf Announces 2018 Race Dates (12/9/2017)

    TC Crawford, founder of Starcrawf Promotions and Promotions Director of the Outdoor Club, announced the 2018 race dates for Mountain Biking in Port Jervis Watershed at the monthly club meeting on December 7.  In addition to the three events held this past year, a new race will be added this year: Singlespeed USA — a gathering of hardcore riders who tackle epic terrain without the benefit of multiple gears.  The dates of the upcoming races will be as follows (so mark your calendars):

    • March 18: Snowball’s Chance — fat bikes and snow-loving bikers tackle the Watershed in winter.
    • July 29: The Point Peter Pounder — final race of the H2H series.
    • August 3-5: Singlespeed USA — a multi-day party/race for mountain bikers with grit and questionable sanity.
    • October 14: Erie 80 — a truly epic race and MTB fest.