Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech


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Welcome to OCVT!


The Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech (OCVT) is a diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts comprised of undergraduate, and graduate students and other members of the Blacksburg community. The goal of the club is to get our members outside and active both physically and socially. OCVT strives to spread knowledge of the local area, to teach safe and responsible outdoor practices, to volunteer time to keep our section of the Appalachian Trail maintained and most importantly to have fun while doing it. If you're interested feel free to read more about us and if you like what you see join us!

News and Announcements

Fall 2021 Semester Announcement

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021

The new semester is almost here!


Earth Week Events April 18-24th

Sunday, Apr 18, 2021

Earth Week is the week of April 18-24th this year! Check out the calendar link to see all the events Virginia Tech Organizations are hosting (virtual and in person).


Wilderness First Aid course

Saturday, Mar 13, 2021

May 29, 30, 31 (Memorial Day weekend) 3-day Wilderness First Aid course


Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association - BioBlitz Event

Friday, Mar 12, 2021

The Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is hosting a virtual BioBlitz competition from March 17th to April 26th using the iNaturalist app. The cost to register is $10 per person and there are prizes for winning teams.


Guthook Guides 20% off sale!

Monday, Mar 8, 2021

Guthook Guides - a popular mobile AT trail guide is 20% off


Peters Mountain Trail Closure due to Ice Damage

Friday, Feb 26, 2021


14th Annual Southeast Wilderness Medicine Conference

Sunday, Feb 7, 2021


New Appalachian Trail Book from a Thru-Hikers Perspective

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike (by John Gignilliat) is Johns manuscript of his thru-hike completed in 1994 depicting stories and lessons learned from his experience. It can be found on Amazon to learn more.


Venture Out - Grand Reopening at new facility

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

VT Venture Out Center is celebrating a grand opening Jan. 28-29. Pre-registering for a 1hr time slot includes a free beanie, tour, & a climb on our new bouldering wall! Pre-register and learn more here ➡️ https://recsports.vt.edu/visit/ventureouthouse.html


Welcome to the new site!

Saturday, Jan 9, 2021

Welcome to the new site! Not much has changed aesthetically but you'll notice a few changes.


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Upcoming Trips

Huckleberry Trail Bike Ride pt. 2

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021

Trip Type: Biking
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Blacksburg Farmers Market Meetup

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Trip Type: Social
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Triple Crown Backpacking Trip

Friday, Oct 1, 2021

Trip Type: Backpacking
Full Details

Fall Break White Rocks Camping

Friday, Oct 1, 2021

Trip Type: Camping
Full Details