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The Outing Club is for everyone


The BOC isn't just for extremists, it's for all levels of comfort, experience, and ambition. Want to enjoy the beauty of Maine but not interested in risking limb to do it? Winter trips head to the club's cabin in the wooded hills of Monson, Maine, located at the start of the Appalachian Trail's 100-Mile Wilderness, to sled and drink cocoa by the stove; bird-watching trips visit the club's island on the New Meadows River close to campus (yes, the club has its own island!), and on campus, BOC members are known to bake cookies in the Outdoor Leadership Center kitchen, then e-mail students studying in the library to come over for a study break.

Biking

Biking

The Outing Club offers a wide range of road biking trips though out the fall and spring. Weekday afternoon rides meet regularly every week and leave from the SOLC. Learn more »

Cabin

Cabin

There is no limit to the hiking and swimming that can be done in the fall and spring, using the cabin as a base camp. Learn more »

Canoeing

Canoeing

In the fall and the spring, the Bowdoin Outing Club takes to the rivers and lakes of Maine to enjoy peaceful days paddling canoes.  Learn more »

Climbing

Climbing Wall

The new BOC climbing wall is located in the Buck Fitness Center.  The three story climbing wall and bouldering arch are open daily for climbing during monitored hours.  Learn more »

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking is a great way to get outside for the day and enjoy the fresh air with no experience or equipment necessary. Learn more »

Merritt Island

Merritt Island

The Outing Club was fortunate to be the recipient of this generous land donation which we use as a base for trips, service projects, and Leadership Training.  Learn more »

Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Located ten minutes from Maine's rocky coast, the Bowdoin Outing Club is situated in an ideal setting for a sea kayaking program. Learn more »

Service and Ecology Group

Service and Ecology

An important part of enjoying the outdoors is the ability to give back to the environment that we spend our time in.  Learn more »

Telemark

Telemark

The BOC Telemark Program promotes the lifelong sport of telemark skiing and a passion for being outdoors in the winter.  Learn more »

Whitewater

Whitewater

The BOC whitewater paddling program takes advantage of the excellent paddling opportunities available in Maine and the rest of the Northeast.  Learn more »

Winter

Winter

The Bowdoin Outing Club loves the snow! After the first snowfall, we start planning winter trips.  Learn more »