Hey there, welcome to the Harvard Outing Club!

Founded in 1939, The HOC exists purely to help the Harvard community get outside and have fun in the outdoors. So whether we're hiking, backpacking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or biking, we want you to come along! We both run trips and loan gear (as well as lots of fun on-campus events like square dances and movie screenings). You'll want to get on our email list to find out about and sign up for our trips - don't worry, it's low traffic! We also have a super awesome cabin in the White Mountains that our members can pay a small fee to use. So use the links above to find out more about the club. Hope to see you on some trips soon, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions, and happy trails!


Leader Applications are Live!

Applications for the 2016-2017 leader training program are now open! To apply, please email the application found on the Lead with Us page to [email protected] by September 13 at 11:59 p.m.

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Become a HOC Leader!!

We’ll be having an info session for prospective leaders this Sunday at 4 p.m. It’ll be in the HOC office, which is located below Adams House at 15 Linden Street. No previous experience is required, and freshman are encouraged to apply! We hope to see you there!

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Presenting the 77th HOC Board!

We’re very excited to present the newly elected members of the Harvard Outing Club board! They’ll be working hard over the next year to ensure that HOC continues to serve the outdoor community at Harvard as best as it can! President: Alice Linder Vice President: Ellie Lasater-Guttmann Gear Manager: Ari Gross Gear Manager: Ryan LaMonica [...]

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Thank you to the Harvard UC

We would like to thank the Harvard Undergraduate Council for its generous support of the Outing Club. We’ve been working with the UC over the past year on grants that have largely funded the upkeep and expansion of our gear inventory. The Club is particularly excited about the growth of our nordic skiing program made [...]

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Apply to lead HOC trips!

Tired of conquering only metaphorical summits? Love mountains? Want to learn wilderness medicine and leadership skills? Need more escape from the urban jungle? Well, we have good news: The Outing Club is now accepting applications for our 2015-2016 leader training program! No outdoors experience necessary – we’re just looking for enthusiastic, motivated people who are [...]

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