Outing Club

The W&L Outing Club offers students, faculty, and staff a variety of outdoor activities and classes. W&L students lead most of the activities, which include backpacking, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, skiing, and outdoor cooking. Trips vary in length from day hikes to ten-day trips held during February and Spring break. Equipment and trip planning resources are available to all Outing Club members who want to do their own trips.

OC Hours

Bouldering Wall and OC Barn Hours
Wednesday 4pm - 6pm
Thursday 4pm - 6pm
Friday 2pm - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm

(email outing@wlu.edu for assistance)

Key Student Staff

Diana Banks  Diana Banks '17
E-mail Diana

Lenny Enkhbold  Lenny Enkhbold '17
E-mail Lenny

Lenny Enkhbold  Stephanie Fouts '17
E-mail Stephanie

Harry Lustig  Harry Lustig '17
E-mail Harry

Matt Rickert  Matt Rickert '18
E-mail Matt

Matt Rickert  Jake Sirota '19
E-mail Jake

Where We Are

Want to get to the Outing Club Barn to checkout equipment or climb the bouldering wall?

Go west on Nelson Street (Route 60) head past the Liberty Hall soccer fields. We are in a large red barn visible from the road just past the pond on your right. After about a ¼ mile take your second right - Osage Lane- and immediately turn right into a gravel parking lot by two large red barns. Park in the open lot.

The Outing Club meeting room is located on Campus Level of the John W. Elrod University Commons, room 114.

The W&L Outing Club House is located at 203 East Washington St. in Davidson Park between SAE and Pi Phi. From campus, walk east on Washington St. past Main St., and past the Lexington Visitor Center the OC House is on the right side of the street.

We can be reached by phone at (540) 458-4066 or by e-mail at outing@wlu.edu.

W&L Outing Club Membership

Membership to the W&L Outing Club entitles you to participate in all day trips, single night backpacking trips, outdoor classes, and allows you to check out any backpacking gear, without further cost. Trip sign-ups and equipment are limited so all sign-ups and rentals will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Please call and check on equipment and availability. Our trips use the same equipment inventory and have priority use. If you do check out equipment you are responsible for replacement of lost or damaged equipment.

Outing Club Merchandise

  • Outing Club Membership $40 (for 4 yrs as undergrad or 3 yrs as Law)
  • Outing Club Guidebook- $15
  • Wildflowers of W&L poster- $12
  • Nalgene water bottle with OC Logo- $15
  • Crazy Creek Chair with OC Logo- $45
  • Outing Club patch- $5