Join us Feb 25, 2012 for....
the 11th annual Five College Outdoor Festival at Hampshire College
details from: http://www.hampshire.edu/opra/10139.htm
2012 FIVE COLLEGE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL!
2012 FIVE COLLEGE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL!
The Five College Outdoor Festival is a yearly celebration of outdoor sports, wild places, and the spirit of adventure. Our goal is to inspire the Five College and western Massachusetts community to engage in human-powered outdoor recreation. Celebrating our 11th year, activities at the festival include: an adventure race, pancake brunch, climbing competition, kayaking in the pool with Zoar Outdoor, spinning with Energia, and the Telluride Mountain Film On Tour! A silent auction and a raffle will be held during the day to raise money for Gardening the Community in Springfield, MA and the Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition (WMCC).
Look for our advertisement in the Valley Advocate!
2012 SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
Try a kayak with Zoar Outdoor
Expert instruction from the professional instructors of Zoar Outdoor. Zoar will be bringing many new 2012 kayaks for folks to try out!
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Robert Crown Center pool, Hampshire College. $5.00 donationfor the WMCC and Gardening the Community.
Open to any high school or college student 16* or older. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance.
Free to race, climbing competition, and kayaking participants. $4.00 for others. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All Conditions, All Fun Adventure Race: Free event
Registration 9:30 a.m. Race Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Compete in a fun and challenging adventure race around the Hampshire College campus. Navigate from point to point on the Hampshire campus. Includes a mystery event! Map and compass skills are not required, but may be helpful! Singles and teams from the Five Colleges and community are welcome. A special prize will be awarded to the top-scoring college. All participants must provide their own gear.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College. Open to any high school or college student 16 years* or older. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance.
$5.00 donation for the charities appreciated.
You can find the race rules here.
Climbing Competition and Silent Auction
Climbing Competition: 1-4 p.m. $5.00 donation to benefit the WMCC
Open to any high school or college student 16* or older. Must have your own shoes, harness, and belay device. 1-4 p.m., Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance.
Spinning with Energia
Two 50 minute workshops will be offered for folks wanting to spin on our stationary bicycles. No experience necessary. First come, first serve; limit 14 persons per session. Workshop #1: 1-1:50 p.m. Workshop #2: 2:10-3 p.m.
Must be 16 years* or older. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance. $5.00 Donation to the charities appreciated!
Come meet local massage therapist Lauren Abend. She'll be offering free chair massages from 10-3 p.m.
Telluride Mountain Film On Tour
An action packed 3 hour adventure film series. Come enjoy great short movies and raise money for a good cause with the always popular intermission raffle!
$10 Admission (1 raffle ticket included). Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
FREE to Hampshire, Smith, Amherst, and Mount Holyoke Students with valid school ID.
7-10 p.m., Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College.
* Students ages 16-17 must present proof of health insurance and have a parent or guardian present during their particiation at the festival.
** All competitors must sign a waiver and present proof of health insurance.
2012 Five College Outdoor Festival Sponsors: $200.00 or more in cash, merchandise, or services.
Valley Advocate, Hampshire College Dean of Students Office, Hampshire College Office of Campus Leadership Activities, Mt. Holyoke Outing Club, Smith College Outing Club, Amherst College Outing Club, Hampshire College Climbers Coalition,Black Diamond Equipment, Energia, Zoar Outdoor, Central Rock Gym, Clif Bar, Bueno y Sano, Petzl, Five College Lecture Fund.
To welcome in the New Year, our friends at NE2C will be hosting a New Years Eve party to benefit the WMCC and there's no better place than downtown Northampton to welcome in 2012. Admission to the event is $20 and anyone who purchases a ticket or simply donates $20 or more to the WMCC will also be entered into a year end raffle. Prizes include a BD harness, Five Ten shoes, Native sunglasses, T-Shirts, biners, and more.
Ticket purchases and/or donations can be made online through our website or at the Central Rock Gym in Hadley.
To purchase online click on the donation button below, make you amount $20 and enter "new years eve soiree" in the purpose.
All donations are fully tax deductible and go directly toward the preservation of our climbing resources. We need your continued support to keep us doing what we're doing so please consider a donation today.
Thanks everyone and wishing you all the very best this holiday season and for a healthy and prosperous New Year.
when: April 1, 2012
time: 7pm to 9pm
where: Esselon Cafe on Rt 9
The WMCC Silent Auction is back. This great event has been a tremendous success in the past thanks to all the generous donors and participants and this year will certainly be no exception.
Some of great items up for auction include:
And much more……..
Our friends at the Esselon Café are graciously hosting the event again this year so be sure to keep checking back for updates and be sure to come out for a night of unrivaled company, great deals and an amazing dessert bar all to benefit the protection and preservation of climbing resources in western Mass.
See you there!
Thanks to everyone who ventured out to support the WMCC at the Western Mass Rendezvous on October 1st. While the weather put a damper on the outdoor events, our friends at Central Rock Gym were gracious enough to let us take over for the day. An indoor bouldering competition for all ages and the 2011 REEL ROCK Film Tour highlighted the evening with tons of gear give-aways and great company along the way. The outdoor competition that was scheduled for the day was postponed to a date to be determined later this fall so stay tuned.
Thanks for everyone’s support. See you out there!
(photo by Cort Gariepy)
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