The Outdoor Recreation Club (commonly referred to as ORC) is a club dedicated to having fun and learning about nature through outdoor exploration.
At least once each term, the club goes on an excursion outside of Knox and Galesburg to explore a new campground or try a new activity.
Past outdoor activities have included:
The club was revived in 2006 after being dormant for a few years. Since then, ORC has set up several large excursions open to any new members who are interested, including:
ORC welcomes all students, realizing that everyone can offer some knowledge or skill while camping, whether it's campfire cooking, setting up tents, identifying wildlife, knowing knots, or predicting weather. One of the greatest things about going on excursions with ORC is the lifelong knowledge about the outdoors that you'll gain from your fellow explorers.