Making its debut for the 2021 academic year, the Northwood Outing Club (NOC) program is designed for aspiring outdoor enthusiasts to build a lifelong passion for adventure sports while utilizing world-class venues and unique assets within the Adirondack Park, 北美, 与国际. Students will develop soft and hard skills, environmental stewardship, risk management procedures, and leadership skills while working closely and collaborating with faculty, 工作人员, and professional guides.
Several outdoor recreation activities within the disciplines of climbing, 划, 边远地区, and front country skiing, 徒步旅行, 荒野导航, and outdoor living skills are available under the NOC co-curricular. NOC will be available as a one-trimester or continual three-trimester program to allow student-athletes across different co-curricular activities to participate.
The Northwood Outing Club (NOC) Director is Robert “Bobby” Michael O’Connor II, overseeing the education and adventure program and the restoration of the identity and historical roots of the Northwood Outing Club. Mr. O'Connor is an avid outdoor professional with expedition and teaching experience in 划, 攀岩, 攀冰, 野外滑雪, 和登山. He is a NYS licensed guide, wilderness first responder, 认证的白水, 皮划艇/划独木舟, and climbing wall instructor. He has received advanced training in NYS wildland search skills, challenge course technology, and avalanche response. 奥康纳只得了B.S. (2013).S. (2017) in Expeditionary Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh. 在利记app官网之前. O’Connor was a recreation professor at Paul Smith’s College and the Outdoor/Adventure Education Coordinator overseeing the infrastructure necessary for running the outdoor programs.
利记 has a rich tradition of athletics and outdoor recreation dating back to its founding in 1905. Northwood students have been experiencing a wide range of outdoor activities ever since.
“Bobby’s energy and experience in education and the outdoor industry is an ideal match to rekindle NOC, fill the big footsteps of retired teacher Don Mellor ‘71, and accelerate our outdoor programming,迈克尔·J说。. 马赫，我是校长. “Northwood NOC alumni fondly remember the campfires and the wilderness skills they learned from NOC experiences to this day.”