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Mike Woodruff '87, Outing Club Director

Mike Woodruff '87, Outing Club Director (207) 725-3346

Upon completing his degree at Bowdoin Mike headed to the Southeastern United States to pursue his lifelong passion of paddling whitewater. During his 5 years in the region Mike kayaked, canoed, and rafted many major rivers, minor tributaries, and flooded creeks in the area. In ’92 Mike returned to the rivers of Maine to work with BOC director emeritus Jim Lentz. Since then Mike has overseen and managed the BOC’s explosion of growth to become the largest student organization on campus. Mike’s passion for whitewater, the outdoors, and student leadership has inspired and empowered countless numbers of Bowdoin students and established the outing club as an iconic fixture of the Bowdoin campus. While not teaching whitewater paddling, telemark skiing, or outdoor leadership Mike is a burgeoning organic farmer and lives on a farm in Brunswick, Maine, with his fantastic (and very patient) wife, Lucretia (former Co-Director of the BOC), and their sons Finnegan, Seamus, and Daire, and daughter Maeve.

Anna Bastidas, Outing Club Assistant Director

Anna Bastidas, Outing Club Assistant Director (207) 725-3325

After growing up in the great state of California, Anna bounced between coasts before finding herself loving life here in Maine. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2013 with a degree in environmental studies, concentrating in biology. While at Hamilton, Anna was an Outing Club officer for three years, paddled on the marathon canoe racing team, studied abroad in Costa Rica, worked as the gear fairy in the outing club equipment room, and led orientation trips in the Adirondacks. After college, Anna traveled around her home state working as a naturalist for an outdoor education company, interned at the NOLS Rocky Mountain Branch, and led backpacking and canoeing trips during the summers in Maine. Most recently, Anna worked at Coastal Studies for Girls, a semester school in Freeport, ME that focuses on marine science and leadership, and completed a NOLS instructor course this past summer. Anna enjoys many different activities, including but not limited to canoeing, backpacking, sea kayaking, adventure picnicking, winter camping, Nordic skiing, backcountry baking (reflector ovens are her favorite), singing by campfires, playing cribbage, and identifying wildflowers. She’s a big promoter of giving new things a whirl and is super jazzed to learn more about whitewater everything and skiing. Anna loves introducing folks to all of the wonderful-ness of the great outdoors and the fantastic state of Maine, so stop on by the BOC to say hello!


Tess Hamilton, Outing Club Assistant Director (207) 725-3125


BOC Officers

BOC Officers:

(207) 798-4268

Equipment Room Manager: Annie Curtis-Dyck ‘20

Climbing Wall Manager: Ellie Neifeld ‘ 19