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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

WOODS is the College of Wooster's premiere outdoors club. Our members are welcome to pursue any and all outdoor activities. Whether one enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, camping, tree hugging or anything else you can do outside, WOODS is the place to be.

WOODS is participant driven. Want to take a hike in a local park? Go mountain biking in Utah? Take a white water rafting trip to Pennsylvania? Rock climb in West Virginia? Maintain a trail right here in Wooster? We can help you do it.

Never touched a climbing rope, topo map, mountain bike or kayak? Or do you flash 5.12 climbs, summit fourteeners, or run class V rivers like a pro? Whether you are an expert or have no experience at all, WOODS will help you to get into the outdoors. If you want to learn how to do something, we will teach you. If you want to exercise your skills, we’d love to help you get a trip together.

Beyond our activities, we advocate for environmental issues, access to wilderness and ethical outdoor recreation. We volunteer in our community, and hope to help students engage with the outdoors at Wooster and beyond.

News as of February, 2018
The web admin graduated in 2012 and lives 1,300 miles away from Wooster. WOODS is still very active but go check here for details.

WOODS is starting up for the new semester. Look forward to hikes and Fall Break. 

Rest in peace Rhishav "Shiv" Choudhury. We will never forget you. Thank you for enlightening our hearts and minds. You are greatly missed.   

WOODS program house was featured in a Spring 2013 Wooster Magazine article. Check it out and see how WOODS program house members volunteered at a local school and are helping kids love and learn about nature. This is part of the larger sustainability initiative at the college.

Spring Break! We just F#@king did it! Whoah! It was too much fun. WOODS went out west yet again and went BACKPACKING, which we haven't done in a long time. Backpackers went on a four-day trip in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, taking the Egypt trailhead into Fence Canyon and 25 Mile Wash and back out. The backpackers met the rest of the group, which had been at Lake Powell, to climb and hike around in Red Rocks for a few days. Then, it was off to California for the rest of the trip, where J-Tree welcomed us with hot sun and some heinous uphill grinds!
Check out the video here.

Check out our new History and Traditions page. Learn about our past, WOODS quirks and club traditions.

Fall Break 2012 was great. WOODSians traveled to the new River Gorge to climb, hike and explore.