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Outing Club announces events for Spring 2015

The University of Maine at Presque Isle Outing Club is offering a series of spring adventures and activities for campus and community members to enjoy, including skiing, overnight camping, snowshoeing, and outdoor rock climbing.

To kick off the season, the club is offering a Full Moon Snowshoe on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. Participants should meet at Gentile Hall. Equipment will be available to borrow for this free event.

The adventure continues on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, when the club hosts a Ski Bum Weekend that includes Nordic skiing Saturday afternoon at the Nordic Heritage Center, a slumber party at Gentile Hall Saturday night, and downhill skiing or boarding Sunday at Big Rock from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 for students; $30 for community members. This fee does not include downhill lift ticket and equipment rental.

On Thursday, March 19, the club will offer a relaxing Yoga session at 7 p.m. in Gentile Hall. UMPI students pay a fee of $5; community members, $10.

From Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19, the club will attend the Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference in Becket, Mass. The fee for UMPI students is $75 and includes transportation, lodging, food and conference fees.

The club will take to the cliffs with an Outdoor Rock Climbing trip to Acadia National Park on Saturday, May 2. Cost is $30 for UMPI students and $45 for community members. The rain date for the trip is Sunday, May 3.

The Outing Club rounds out the semester with an Overnight Camping trip to Deboullie on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10. Cost is $50 for UMPI students and $70 for community members. The fee includes transportation, camping fees, and food.

For more information or to sign up for any of these events, please contact Amanda Baker at amanda.g.baker@maine.edu or call 207-768-9401. The UMPI Outing Club office is located in Gentile Hall.