Outdoor Adventure Club encourages students to embrace nature

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Outdoor Adventure Club encourages students to embrace nature

Andrew Krause, Staff Writer

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Outdoor Adventure Club is one of the newest student organizations at Marian University. Started in October of 2016, it has become one of the fastest growing clubs on campus with approximately 60 members.

As the club’s name suggests, members of the organization get together to go on outdoor adventures! Common activities include hiking, kayaking, canoeing and ice skating, but the club is basically open to doing any outdoor activity.

The club was initially organized by Nicole Feider, who now serves as Executive Chair, because she recognized a need for a club focused on outdoor activities.

“I saw a need across campus,” said Feider. “Multiple students were just like me and wanted to get outside and explore more often. I wanted to find other people who would be willing to go on hikes or to go kayaking every other weekend or so. I found about 60!”

In addition to having fun, Outdoor Adventure Club is committed to helping out in the community. In October, the club participated in the Fond du Lac Area United Way’s “Rake A Difference Day.” Members provided raking services to seniors and disabled residents in the community.

In the spirit of Earth Day, the club will be helping the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) clean up trails in the Kettle Moraine State Forest on Apr. 22. A day later, the club will be volunteering at Mass on campus.

On Apr. 27, Outdoor Adventure Club is co-hosting a cookout and potluck (with Business Club) at the fire pit behind the HSC. This will also be its final meeting of the year, and next year’s e-board will be elected at the event. The cookout and potluck event is open to everyone.

Meetings for the club are held once a month on Thursdays during spring semester, and off-campus activities are usually held every other weekend. If you are interested in joining, email Nicole Feider. To learn more about Outdoor Adventure Club’s events, visit its Facebook page.


Executive Board:

Executive Chair – Nicole Feider

Event Coordinators – Kate Froelich & Shannon Hoffman

Volunteer Chair – Sarai Juarez & Alexis Brost

Advertising Chair – Rachel Lederer & Brian Fox

Treasurer – Ryan Wagner

Senate Rep – Alissa Stone

Advisors – Kate Candee & Anna Eherenman



Trail Cleanup at Kettle Moraine State Forest

Date: April 22

After the cleanup, members will eat lunch and then come back to campus.


Volunteering at Mass

Date: April 23


Campus-Wide Cookout and Potluck (with Business Club)

Date: April 27, 6-8pm

Location: Fire pit behind the HSC

Everyone is invited. E-board elections will be held at this meeting.


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