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Consider joining the OAC as a full member! Check out some of the great benefits of membership below and let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you for your interest in an OAC membership. Though we encourage non-member participation in all of our events, our members can expect a number of additional great benefits! If the information below does not convince you to become a member right away, please consider subscribing to our event newsletter and try us out.

We began offering annual membership in June 2013. We are organized as a Rhode Island non-profit with the mission of, "To promote global citizenship, environmental stewardship, and personal growth through education and outdoor adventure." Those who are interested in joining us in our mission, participating in fun outdoor adventures, and supporting the incredible outdoors available for us to enjoy in New England should consider our low-cost membership.

Currently, our membership consists of the following benefits:

  • Many free or low-cost adventures

  • Carpooling opportunities to events

  • Advanced notice and input into annual event planning

  • A snazzy OAC oval sticker to show you’re an outdoorsy type

  • Reduced rates on all OAC events and classes

  • Support from a great group of friends and access to experienced trip leaders*

  • Priority registration for all events

  • Free access to online photos from OAC events

  • Low-cost to no-cost access to select outdoor gear (tents, stoves, filters, etc)

  • Information about non-OAC events in the New England area

  • 10% of each membership goes to support environmental organizations in the northeast


Annual individual membership costs $25. We currently do not offer family memberships, but will consider this option in the future. To start your membership today, you may register here. Also, we offer membership option (and immediate event discount) on all our events that have an associated cost.

In 2017, these events included:

  • Winter climbs of Mount Madison and Mount Washington

  • North-South Trail hiking series (eight hikes taking from the ocean in Charlestown to the Massachusetts state line)

  • Backpacking in NH

  • Climbing Katahdin

  • Week-long visit to Zion, Death Valley, Mount Whitney and the Sierra Nevadas, and the Grand Canyon

In 2016, these events included:

Prior years have included these events:

  • Seven day trip to Pikes Peak in Colorado in September

  • Vermont High Points in July (climb Mounts Abraham and Ellen!)

  • Mount Katahdin in August (climb the highest peak in Maine and traverse the infamous "Knife's Edge"!)

  • Weekend Camping & Hiking in Maine (grab up to six peaks in Maine's high peaks region)

  • Ziplining and Whitewater Rafting in western Massachusetts

*Most major events and courses have leaders who are trained in First Aid and CPR, including Wilderness First Aid.

Note, benefits are subject to change. Updates and details will always be available from this page.

Not comfortable with completing registration online? Please download our mail-in form here. Be sure to also complete and enclose the forms below:

Mail all forms and payment to:

℅ 32 Hope Road
Cranston, RI 02921

You have questions? We have answers!

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