The Hamilton Outing Club promotes awareness of and appreciation for the wilderness that surrounds our campus by making the outdoors more accessible to our community.

We provide logistical and gear support for trips, organize various campus-wide activities, and help to train and educate students and future trip leaders in a manner that is both ecologically sound and safe-ish.

Rental Open Hours for the Fall 2020 semester

Boats, bikes, paddles, pfds, ski, tents, sleeping bags, boots, and more!

Outdoor gear rentals are available on a pre-order "grab-and-go" system. Email your rental requests in advance and a staff member will pull your gear and have it available on the Glen House back deck for pick-up. Camping gear is available for a two-week rental period. Canoes and kayaks are available for weekend rentals with a Thursday or Friday check-out and a Monday return. Effective Aug 24, bikes are available for a one-hour rental daily from 1-3 pm.

Email all rental requests to Sarah Jillings at sjilling@hamilton.edu.

Please allow 24-hours to process all rental requests.

When the snow flies, find the Nordic ski trails conditions report on Instagram:  #hamiltonnordicgrooming

About the Club

The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) is the largest club on campus. We are Hamilton’s home to outdoor leadership. We offer equipment rentals, trip leader training, and advanced instructor courses. Our activities include backpacking, canoeing, kayaking (sea and whitewater), climbing, ice-climbing, winter camping, skiing (Nordic and Telemark), and as many other outdoor pursuits as possible! We offer weekend trips to the Adirondacks and longer expeditions during breaks to Nepal, Ecuador, Kenya, Arizona, Maine, Utah, the Everglades, and anywhere else students want to go. Some of our annual events include 46 Peaks Weekend in the Fall and the Banff Mountain Film Festival in the Spring. Throughout the year, we bring speakers and movies to our Monday and Thursday open hours. To learn more about what’s happening with the club, check out our facebook page.

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