Celebrate the BOC Centennial with us in 2021!
The Bates Outing Club, founded in 1920, is a major student organization at the college. It is among the oldest collegiate outing clubs in the country and the first at a private college to include both men and women from the beginning.
The Bates Outing Club has connected hundreds of people to the college in a unique way. The stories they tell, the careers they have followed, the enduring friendships they maintain, are all testimony to the importance the BOC has had in shaping their lives. This year’s 100th celebration of the Bates Outing Club will allow us to celebrate the past, recognize and reinforce connections and build a foundation of lasting interconnectedness for the future.
Want to support the Outing Club financially?
Check out this link for the Bates Outing Club Centennial Fund.
Add your photos and printed memorabilia to the Centennial Google Drive.
100th Celebrations Events
This schedule is subject to change.
September 2020-November 2021
We want to hear about your fall trips!
Fill out the simple form to let us know your plans! Go on a hike, rafting or paddle adventure, nature walk, the possibilities are endless!
Thursday, February 25, 8 PM EST
Bates Outing Club Stories of the 80’s
Click here to register
BOC 100th Main(e) Event and Fall Clambake! – Postponed
More information will be posted when available.
Want to be involved with the Centennial celebration for the Bates Outing Club?!
It’s easy! Lead a hike, go whitewater rafting, plan a paddle adventure, snowshoeing, take to the slopes, winter camping, the possibilities are endless. Take some time to enjoy the outdoors this year with some of your favorite Bates friends.
After your trip, let us know how it was! Who attended? And don’t forget to share some pictures! If you didn’t submit a pre-trip form, it’s not too late! Fill out a trip report and we will add it to the listing of centennial trips!BOC Trip Submission Form BOC Event Submission Form
After your trip or event, let us know how it went! Share details, feedback and pictures with us. To see past trip reports click here for our google drive.
We will share your photos during the big celebration, which has been postponed. Dates will be shared in the near future.BOC Post Trip Report
Recent 100th Celebrations
October 23, 2020
Bemis Mtn, Maine- Appalachian Trail Work Trip
Near Rangeley, Maine
September 16, 2020
Gulf Island Pond and Riverlands Paddle Trip
Greene and Turner, Maine
August 16, 2020
Raquette River Paddle Trip
July 31, 2020
Appalachian Trail Work Trip
Bemis Mountain, Franklin County, Maine
July 30, 2020
Morning Hike on Mt. Tecumseh
Grafton County, N.H.
July 29, 2020
Kayak Trip on Pocasset Lake, Pickerel Pond, and Jennings Stream
July 28, 2020
Runaround Pond Paddle Trip
July 19, 2020
Nezinscot River Paddle Trip
July 16, 2020
Bemis Mountain|Appalachian Trail Scouting Trip
West Central Franklin, Maine
July 14, 2020
Lava Lake Hiking Trip
July 10, 2020
Peru Day Hiking Trip
June 22, 2020
Bruce’s Island Kayak & Camping Trip
Pierce Pond, Maine
February 12, 2020
Banff Film Festival
February 8, 2020
Gray Knob Cabin Trip*
Coos County, N.H.
February 7, 2020
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Backcountry Ski Trip
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine
January 31, 2020
Winter Carnival Torch Run, Bonfire, and Puddle Jump
Augusta to Lewiston, Maine
January 31, 2020
Snowshoeing to Long Falls on the Dead River
Claybrook Mountain Lodge, Highland Plantation, Maine
January, 22, 2020
Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area Hike
January 17, 2020
Ski Trip Adventure
Camels Hump Nordic Ski Area, VT
January 15, 2020
100th Kickoff & Celebration with Ben Ayers ’99
Benjamin E. Mays Center
January 12, 2020
Fat Tire Biking Trip**
Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston, VT
**Trip was canceled due to weather and poor trail conditions.
January 7, 2020
Fat Tire Biking Trip
Upper Hixon Trails in Lacrosse, WI
Waterloo Recreation area, WI
January 6, 2020
Snowshoe Hike to the Bates Outing Club Lean-to
January 4, 2020
Annual Christmas Bird Count