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Big Event!

March 29th, 2017

The Big Event is coming up soon on April 8th, and the last day to sign up is this Friday, March 31th.

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Welcome Back!

January 31st, 2017

Hello, OCVT! Just a friendly reminder that cold weather doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors!

Come out to our meeting this Wednesday (Feb. 1) at 7pm in/around Deet’s

We’ll be talking about Wintersports in the area, cool deals we’ve found, and planning trips. Bring a cale...

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Burn Bans In Effect

November 18th, 2016

Due to dry conditions and high risk there is a fire ban in place across the entire Appalachian trail in Georgia North Carolina , Tennessee and most of Virginia.




There are additional Fire bans that extend to the entire Jefferson and George Washington National Forests: "Fires are allowe...

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First OCVT Meeting of the Semester - Sept 6th

September 6th, 2016

Hello, Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech! The 2016-2017 school year is in full swing and it's a wonderful time to be outdoors.

Come join us for our first meeting Tonight, September 6th - 6:00pm, Room 260 in the NCB (New Classroom Building, corner of Perry Street and West Campus Drive)
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Welcome Back Students

August 16th, 2016

It's that time again, the summer winds down and the students migrate back to campus. OCVT will be ramping up activity soon, we hope to have plenty of great trips this year and meet some new members as well as hang out with the old ones.

We'll be down on the drill-field for Gobblerfest in Septemb...

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Next Meeting: All About Backpacking!

April 8th, 2016

Our next meeting is Thursday April 14th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Squires Room 236

Our topic for this meeting will be all about backpacking, we’ll discuss recommended things to bring, gear , food and be answering any questions you have about backpacking. Hopefully this will serve as a great primer ...

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Next Meeting – St Patrick’s Day Social

March 15th, 2016

Our next meeting is this Thursday the 17th , we have seats reserved starting at 5:00PM at PKs Bar and Grill (on main street just up from the entrance to the alumni mall). So come joins us, meet some new people and have a good time.

If you intend to come Please RSVP by signing up on the
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Next Official Meeting: Cool Gear

February 24th, 2016

Our next meeting will be February 25th 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the North Lounge in the Johnston Student Center (sorry, not squires this time)



For this meeting we are going to do some ‘Show-and-tell’ about cool gear. The officers will be bringing in cool equipment and outdoor gear to show o...

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Next Official meeting Feb 11th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

February 6th, 2016

Join us on Thursday for the next official OCVT meeting. For this meeting we will have Guest Speaker Jeff Marion, a professor in Forest Restoration and Environmental Conservation.

We also are working to have a presenter from entomology show us some cool stuff about the local insects and bugs.

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Next OCVT Meeting : Intro and winter sports - Jan 28th, 6:30PM

January 28th, 2016

The first meeting of the new semester is Jan 28th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Squires room 300. We will discuss some options for winter sports in the area and what is available to you guys, we will also do an abbreviated intro to the club for any new users and make some general announcements. We’ll raffl...

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Next OCVT Meeting : Aluminum Can Stoves - Oct 29th, 7:00PM

October 21st, 2015

You don't need to spend a lot of money to make a great camp meal, Come out to the next formal OCVT meeting an we'll teach you how to make an effective camp stove out of simple materials. OCVT will provide materials and everyone will get a chance to go home with their very own stove!

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Meeting on October 15th at 7:00 pm - Learn to Tie Knots!

October 10th, 2015

Hello OCVTers,

Are you planning on going climbing, backpacking, sailing, and/or caving in the near future? If so, please join us for our next OCVT meeting this Thursday to learn how to tie some basic knots for all of your outdoor needs. Our very own Tim Dundorf will be teaching us some general pu...

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Next Meeting Oct 1st 7:00 PM - Trip Leader Social/Training

September 27th, 2015

Hey everyone the next OCVT meeting is about leading trips, If you want to learn to lead your own trips this is the meeting for you. Even if you don’t want to lead trips we encourage you to come hang out and hear stories from the officers and other members about trips they have led, mistakes made, ...

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September 17 Meeting

September 16th, 2015

Hey all,

Due to beautiful weather, the second general meeting will be tomorrow from 7:00-8:00pm on the Drillfield. We'll be having an interactive meeting on gear, where I will try to explain good packing techniques and necessary equipment for my favorite activity, backpacking. Since that shouldn'...

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OCVT First Meeting This Thursday the 10th!

September 9th, 2015

The first OCVT meeting this semester is Thursday the 10th 7:00-8:30PM at the Wesley foundation auditorium.

Not sure where that is? no problem . It's the brick building on the corner of Roanoke and Otey street https://goo.gl/maps/erZGR . This is what it loo...

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Welcome Back Students!

August 23rd, 2015

Hard to believe the summer has come and gone already! OCVT is gearing up for another great year and hopes to have lots of new trips and adventures. We will have a booth at GobblerFest, so stop by and check us out we'll also soon be announcing the first meeting of the year.

Outdoor Leadership Opportunity

January 17th, 2015

Hey OCVTers,

The club has received an invitation for members to apply to a pretty neat job opening. It involves camping with a crew in the backcountry and leading conservation projects. More information can be found at this link

http://www.thesca.org/national-conservation-crew-leader

Opportunity to study in Alaska this summer!

January 6th, 2015

Hey OCVTers,

The club received and invitation for it's members to apply to the Tatoosh School in Alaska, for summer programs covering ecology, biology, and political science. It looks like a pretty neat opportunity to do some fieldwork in Alaska and get credit for it. For anyone interested, more ...

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Lockheed Martin hiring Antarctic Mountaineers

September 22nd, 2014

Lockheed Martin is hiring some Mountaineers as support for their science program down there. If anyone has any aspirations of being an antarctic mountaineer, this is probably worth checking out!

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/antarctic-support-contract/jobs-in-antarctica/visit-partners...

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Meeting 9/22 Backpacking Stoves

September 22nd, 2014

This week we have an exciting meeting planned for you. We will be meeting in Squires 300 at 8:30pm, and we will be teaching you how to construct your own ultra-light backpacking stove from just two aluminum cans! We will provide the cans and all the materials you need to make them. These stoves are ...

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First Meeting Tonight

September 9th, 2014

Our first meeting of the semester will be tonight at 8:30pm in Squires 341/345. This will be a great time to meet the OCVT officers, learn more about what we do, and see what cool trips are coming up. We will also be accepting dues and selling T-shirts after the meeting, so if you liked the T-shirts...

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Job Openings for BackCountry.com

April 22nd, 2014

BackCountry.com is hiring for the Christiansburg branch! They are currently looking for people for the following positions. 1) Merchandise Processor (Full Time and Part Time) 2) Maintenance Specialist (Part Time) 3) PM DC Supervisor. If you are interested, applications can be found at www.backcountr...

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Tree Top Adventures at Mountain Lake

April 22nd, 2014

This a great opportunity close to home! Mountain Lake is offering a high adventure course with climbing, balancing, zip lines, sky bridges, standing swings, and rope bridges. Available for individuals and for groups. More information can be found at http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mo...

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OCVT Meeting! 10/8

October 7th, 2013

The next Outdoor Club Meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday October 8 from 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Pamplin 2030. (From now on all meetings will be in Pamplin 2030 from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

We will briefly be having a discussion on trail etiquette and general backpacking and hiking guidelines to have a saf...

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Epic Gauley Whitewater Rafting

October 1st, 2013

Hey OCVT!

If you are interested in rafting an epic river this fall, we've got just the trip for you! Check out this sweet video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComfEgEjYg0&feature=player_embedded#t=71 OCVT will be doing the Gauley Marathon trip which consists of rafting both the upper and lower s...

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Capture the Flag - Book Hunt Postponed

September 30th, 2013

Hey everyone,

We will be playing capture the flag on campus tomorrow (Oct. 1) and will be postponing the book hunt until the next hangout (Oct. 15). Meet on the steps to Squires on the College Ave. side at 7:30pm tomorrow!

Cya there!

Meeting 9/24 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM Surge 104 C

September 22nd, 2013

We will be meeting this Tuesday 9/24 in Surge 104 C from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. William Ford will be doing a presentation and leading a discussion on current wildlife issues and how they tie in with recreation. Come out to learn the impact recreation can have on the wildlife including bats and caving,...

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9/17/13 OCVT Social: Moes

September 16th, 2013

We will be having our first social of the semester this Tuesday 9/13 starting at 7:30 PM. Meet at the stairs going into Squires closest to College Av and the Squires parking lot at 7:30 PM. We will than walk to Moes to get some great Mexican food! Come out and meet some outdoor enthusiasts!


OCVT Retreat on the 30th!

March 21st, 2013

Once a year OCVT meets up at mountain lake to camp out in the activity barn, eat burgers and have fun. The event is open to everyone sign up Today!

PotLuck Canceled. Moved to The Cellar

March 19th, 2013

Due to a lack of attendance and the weather the Potluck is being canceled and instead we will be meeting at the Cellar for food and drink at 6pm tomorrow 3/20.

Welcome Back - Next Meeting Tuesday the 5th 6:00-7:00 in Squires Brush Mountain B

January 28th, 2013

Greetings OCVT, I hope everyone had a nice break from school or work. We’re in the process of gearing up for the new semester and hope to have some great trips out on the OCVT website for you guys soon so keep an eye out for new trips and events.

Our next official meeting will be Tuesday the 5...

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Last Meeting of 2012! Pizza and Movie Night 12/10

December 3rd, 2012

When: Dec 10th 730-9:00pm
Where: Squires 341
What: Movie night and pizza!!!!

If you're still reading: To kick off the start of finals, everyone's favorite time of year, we will be relaxing and eating pizza. Please sign up for the trip so we know how much food to get, the link is here:

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OCVT Meeting Tonight 11/26!

November 26th, 2012

I hope everyone's break went well. We will be jumping right back into it with a meeting tonight in squires room 342 830pm-930pm. This will be a hands on meeting where we will be going over knot tying skills. This is a good technique to have in a survival situation or just in everyday life.

OCVT Camping Stove Bulding Meeting! 11/5/12 8:30-9:30pm

November 1st, 2012

The next meeting will be on Monday 11/5 from 8:30-9:30 pm in Squires Student Center Room 342.

This is going to be an interactive meeting where we will be going through the steps, and in the process, building working alcohol stoves. (Not suggested for dorm room cooking) OCVT will provide stove m...

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Next Meeting 10/8 8:30pm-9:30pm

October 3rd, 2012

The meeting will be in Squires room 341 from 8:30pm-9:30pm on Monday October 8th.

We will be discussing gear. What you need to be safe, have fun, and get the most out of your trip and what to look for when buying gear. Also things you don’t really need but are cool anyways.

T-shirts will ...

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OCVT Meeting Monday 9-24 7-8 PM

September 17th, 2012

The next official OCVT meeting will be on Monday the 24th from 7:00-8:00 PM in Squires, Room: 'Brush Mountain A'


For this meeting we will have Mark Wenger the executive director of the ATC come speak to the club. I hope you will all come and give Mark a warm OCVT welcome. As usual we will also ...

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First Official Meeting - Sept 10th

September 7th, 2012

Mark your calendars everyone, the first official OCVT meeting will be Monday September 10th, 7:00PM - 8:00PM in the GLC auditorium (Google Maps). We will cover the following things at this meeting:
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Get involved with the ATC at the RPC.

September 5th, 2012

Hey Everyone I just wanted to get the word out that the Central and Southwest Virginia Regional Partnership Committee (RPC) meeting is coming up on September 15th. This meeting consists of leaders and representatives from the regional Appalachian trail maintaining clubs such as Roanoke Natural Bridg...

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OCVT On Twitter - @OutdoorClubatVT

September 3rd, 2012

OCVT now has a Twitter account. New trips and other pertinent announcements will be tweeted as well as sent via email. you can start following us today: @OutdoorClubatVT

Online Trips Are Live

September 2nd, 2012

After many sleepless nights the new OCVT online trip system is ready for it's first live test. To begin just head over to the trips page. You will see any upcoming trips and their details. If you are registered you will be able to sign up and attend an OCVT Trip.

Since this system is new th...

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Come See Us at Gobblerfest

August 29th, 2012

Gobblerfest is coming up next week and OCVT plans to be there. Stop by our booth and check us out, we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the club. We'll also be accepting dues and have handouts available.

New Website!

August 22nd, 2012

Welcome back Hokies! We've been busy over the summer improving some of the clubs inner-workings. A large portion of which is this new website. A lot of things have changed and much of it is still in progress so if you encounter any problems or questions please contact the webmaster.