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.