Explore the Outdoors and Beyond with OWL

By Sydney Sibelius '18
Staff Writer

OWL members at Hangar 18 in early February. Photos courtsey of Scripps Outdoor Women Leaders (OWL).

OWL members at Hangar 18 in early February. Photos courtsey of Scripps Outdoor Women Leaders (OWL).

With both the beach and mountains an hour away and numerous other outdoors adventures nearby, the Scripps Outdoor Women Leaders provide students with opportunities to explore the outdoors. OWL is a Scripps club that offers students non-competitive and fun ways to get outside.

“[OWL] is a club on campus at Scripps, specifically for Scripps students. We have our regular weekly events, and hold additional trips to other places,” OWL manager Sarah Chung ‘15 said.

The club holds both recurring trips and special day trips to places near the Claremont Colleges. Every week, the club visits Hangar 18, an indoor climbing gym, and hikes the Claremont Loop. Trip leaders have also hosted trips to Joshua Tree National Park, numerous beaches, and the mountains for skiing and snowboarding.

While the club offers opportunities to all of the Scripps community, students can also apply for a position to work on the OWL team. Trip leaders meet weekly to discuss their plans for upcoming trips and to collaborate on more ideas for exploring. They then spread their plans to the community and plan for a day of adventures.

As the club is open to all of the Scripps community, trips are a chance for students to meet new people and enjoy the company of other nature lovers.
 

“One of my favorite parts is definitely meeting new people. The kind of people that sign up from the community don’t necessarily know each other. It’s nice to get different people coming from different parts of our community that I would never run across,” Chung said.

To get more information on upcoming trips, like the Scripps Outdoor Women Leaders Facebook page. The club also holds office hours in their office in Toll Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.