Outdoor Pursuits

An outdoor living experience you won't want to miss.

Spend seven days living outdoors through Outdoor Pursuits (MOSK 101). This experience will enhance your understanding and appreciation of individual differences of the social aspects of group living. You'll engage in activities selected to increase environmental awareness, improve outdoor living skills, and serve as an introduction to resource-based pursuits.

Students during outdoor pursuits

Student Information

Information regarding the first meeting time for all students who are registered for MOSK 101 for the spring semester is forthcoming. At that time, information will be provided as an orientation to MOSK 101.

A Moodle classroom has been set up for this course, which is where students can find additional information as well as the remainder of all scheduled classes. Attendance will be taken and will be considered when the final grade for the course is submitted. Grades will be lowered by half a letter grade for each class missed. Failure to attend all four classes will result in being dropped from the class completely without refund of the class fee. Please be aware that attendance for MOSK 101 meetings are mandatory, as academic credit will be given. The camp director, prior to any meeting, must excuse any conflicts or athletic events.

For advanced approval or if you have any questions, students should email Ben Taylor at btaylor2@springfieldcollege.edu.

Outdoor Pursuits will be held at East Campus from May 9-16, 2018.

Student Staff Information

Thank you for taking the time to look into a position as a student employee at Outdoor Pursuits (MOSK 101). It is our hope that your interest in returning to camp stems from a positive experience in the past that you’d like to help recreate for others. Or, even better, you’d like to get involved and offer improvements as a member of the staff. Either way, we are looking for committed, responsible, and fun-loving staff members for this year’s camp, which will take place in spring 2018.

Up above you will find the one-page application for Outdoor Pursuits. Please print it out, fully complete the requested information, and return it to East Campus no later than Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. This includes obtaining a faculty reference and signature. You also will find job descriptions for all of the positions available at camp. Read them thoroughly and list your top choices on your application.
Both returning and new staff fill out the same application, but only new staff will have an interview.

Once we receive your application, new staff members will receive an email to set up an interview. Applications are open to anyone who has attended and successfully passed Outdoor Pursuits as a student.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give East Campus a call at (413) 750-5011.

Students learn to canoe on Lake Massasoit during Outdoor Pursuits at Springfield College
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Lakeside learning

You won’t just admire the lake from afar—you’ll experience it first-hand in our canoes or kayaks.

Student bikes at East Campus on the trails during Outdoor Pursuits at Springfield College
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Traverse the trails

Explore the vast forestland on foot or bike.

Students learn skills to play disc golf at East Campus during Outdoor Pursuits at Springfield College
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Play a game

Try a game of disc golf on one of our two courses.

Students practice yoga during Outdoor Pursuits at Springfield College
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Restful retreat

Meditate and relax with yoga in the forest. 

Students work together to lift a log during Outdoor Pursuits at Springfield College
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Strength in nature

As part of Outdoor Pursuits, we offer plenty of classes for you to participate in, such as an outdoor powerlifting class called Strength in Nature, 

Students learn to cook and prepare their own meals during Outdoor Pursuits at Springfield College
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Let’s get cooking

During your eight-day outdoor adventure, you’ll learn to cook and prepare your own meals.