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Bowdoin Outing Club
9090 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011

We are located in the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center. Driving directions and map »

Trip and Event Calendar Gear Room Hours Sunday 7 - 9 pm Tuesday 4 - 6 pm Thursday 7 - 9 pm Friday 1:30 - 3:30 pm Climbing Wall at the Buck Monitored Hours: Monday - Thursday: 4 - 10 pm Friday - Sunday: 3 - 6 pm Bouldering Hours: Certified climbers may boulder on the wall anytime the fitness center is open.

Mike WoodruffMike Woodruff '87, Outing Club Director

mwoodruf@bowdoin.edu  (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 tributarys, 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.


Sarah Johnson '13, Outing Club Assistant Director

sejohnso@bowdoin.edu  (207) 725-3325

SJSarah (better known as “SJ”) was born and raised in the delightful city of Gloucester, MA with her three sisters and lovely parents. SJ graduated from Bowdoin in the spring of 2013 with a degree in Environmental Studies and Government (with little intention of pursuing either anytime soon), including a semester sailing the Atlantic with SEA semester (come talk to me about it, it was so cool!). While at Bowdoin, she played Ultimate Frisbee with the nationally renowned Chaos Theory, led trips for the Outing Club after completing LT her freshman spring, and worked for Sustainable Bowdoin, the Writing Center and for the Climbing Wall! SJ is notoriously hard to track down in the summer, but is likely to be found deep in the woods of Minnesota and Ontario, fashioning guitars out of trees that she chops down with her teeth  (just kidding, she leads canoe trips there for Camp Widjiwagan, the greatest place on earth!). SJ dabbles in many activities, including canoeing, hiking, sea kayaking, Nordic/Alpine/Tele skiing (and snowboarding, but don’t tell Mike that), winter camping, whitewater kayaking and rafting, and most recently and excitingly, rock climbing!! She is a big promoter of trying things for the first time, so if you have an itching to try something new, come say hi! She also likes to play sports so if you need another person on your IM soccer or hockey team, let her know!


Becca AustinBecca Austin '10, Outing Club Assistant Director

raustin@bowdoin.edu (207) 725-3125

Becca Austin is a native of East Millinocket, Maine and a recent graduate from Bowdoin College.  She graduated in 2010 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  During her time at Bowdoin, Becca played as a defender on the Bowdoin Women’s Lacrosse team, serving as a co-captain her senior year.  She also enjoyed playing club soccer, hockey and basketball.  In addition she was the co-founder and club head to the Polar Pep Band.  After completing Leadership Training during the fall of her freshman year Becca also became a leader in the outing club.  And her senior year she worked as a Wall Monitor at the climbing wall.  Growing up in Maine and going on adventures with her family sparked her love of the outdoors.  In particular, Becca has developed a great fondness for water!  She experienced her first canoe trip at the ripe age of 6 months and multiday canoe trips with family and relatives after she got a bit older.  During college, Becca spent her summers as a Registered Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide, leading commercial trips through class III, IV and V rapids in Maine on the West Branch of the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers.  In addition to rafting, she enjoys whitewater kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, telemark skiing – just about any sort of adventure and/or camping trip!


BOC Officers
Co-president Nina Scheepers ’14 | nscheepe@bowdoin.edu
Co-president Toby Nicholson ’14 | tnichols@bowdoin.edu
Treasurer Clare Stansberry ’14 | cstansbe@bowdoin.edu
Secretary Zoe Karp ’14 | zkarp@bowdoin.edu
(207) 798-4268


BOC Executive Committee
Hiking Chairs | Steph Lynn ’14; Stephen Ligtenberg ’15
Climbing Chairs | Adam Berliner ’13; Eli Peirce ’15
Sea Kayak Chairs | Bess Carter ’13; Eliot Taft ’15
Telemark Chairs | Adam Berliner ’13; Emma Rieves ’15
Whitewater Rafting Chairs | Sarah Johnson ’13; John Swords ’15
Whitewater Kayaking Chairs | Rainer Kenney ’13; Nina Scheepers ’14; Eric Levenson ’15
Canoe Chairs | Walt Wuthmann ’14; Cam Adams ’14; Erica Berry ’14
Archery Chair | Danica Loucks ’13
Surfing Chairs | Ryan Peabody ’14; Tim Hunt ’14
Mountain Biking Chair | Charley Cubeta ’13
Road Biking Chair | Nathan Ricke ’14
Winter Programming Chair | Andrew Pryhuber ’15
Events Coordinator | Meena Dieterich ’14
OZ Chair | Imelda Ko ’14
Off-campus Facilities Chair | Alex Thompson ’13
Gear Room Manager | Ben Richmond ’13
Van Czar | Jonathan Song ’13
Community Service Coordinator | Jess Caron ’13
Twin Coordinator | Richard Joyce ’13
At-Large Members | Elena Britos ’15; Peter Yaworsky ’13; Jerrod Dobkins ’15; Anna Hall; Karl Koehler; Erin Leddy