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How to Run an Outdoors Club: Risk Management

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How to Run an Outdoors Club is the ultimate guide for student leaders. Check out the full series here. We go outside because it’s fun. But any experienced outdoors-person knows that outdoor adventures can turn from delightful to disastrous in the blink of an eye. As a club leader, you are responsible for acknowledging the risks associated with outdoor recreation, …

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How to Run an Outdoors Club: Liability

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How to Run an Outdoors Club is the ultimate guide for student leaders. Check out the full series here. In April of 2018, The Penn State Outing Club was shut down after university officials deemed the club’s activities as “too risky.” Though PSOC’s safety procedures were effective in preventing incidents and injury, they were not enough to win over administrators …

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How to Run an Outdoors Club: A Complete Resource Guide for Student Leaders

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In April of 2018, the Penn State Outing Club was banned from going outside by university administration. In response to the shutdown of one club, College Outside’s goal is to support the growth and development of collegiate organizations nationwide so that every student has the opportunity to go outside. College Outside understands the main issues faced by student leaders, as …

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How to Run an Outdoors Club: The Basics

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How to Run an Outdoors Club is the ultimate guide for student leaders. Check out the full series here.  Conducting a student-run operation to get people outside can be a logistical nightmare. There are leaders and participants to organize, meetings to plan, budgets to manage, not to mention ensuring trips run safely and smoothly (and, you know, going to class). An …