Outdoor Week 2010

November 14 - November 21

We'll be posting more details about Outdoor Week events, so check back often!


Sunday, November 14

Scavenger Hunt
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sponsored by: Institute for Women's Leadership

Meet at the IWL in the HCC at 11am, receive your list of search items, and then head out to the Saint Ben's Monastery woods - individually or in teams! Bring your friends! Prizes will be awarded.

Polar Bear Plunge
Register at 12 p.m.
Plunge at 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Saint John's Arboretum

Are you ready to take a dip in the lake before winter sets in? Meet at the Lake Sagatagan beach for this annual Outdoor Week tradition!  A bonfire and hot cocoa will be provided. Bring a towel and warm clothes to change into after your swim.


Monday, November 15

Medallion Hunt

Sponsored by: Outdoor Leadership Center

Check your email for the medallion hunt clues. A clue will be sent out every day from the OLC. Once the medallion is found it will not be hidden again! A list of rules will be provided in the first email from the OLC!

Loon's at Saint John's: MN Natural History Lecture
6:30-8:00 p.m.
New Science Center, SJU

Sponsored by: Saint John's Arboretum

Within this lecture, Carol Jansky (CSB/SJU Biology) will discuss the natural history of loons from spring reproduction to fall migration in the context of a beginning naturalist's observations of the Saint John's loons. The male loons from Lakes Sagatagan and Stumpf are included in a study of migration and botulism by the USGS and preliminary results will be shown.

OLC Photo/Video Contest

Sponsored by: Outdoor Leadership Center

Details coming soon!


Tuesday, November 16

Community Sustainability Forum
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: CSB/SJU Sustainability Office

Come to Brother Willie's Pub to talk about Trash, Recycling and Zero Waste on campus.

Arboretum Photo Contest Entries Due

Sponsored by: Saint John's Arboretum

Submit up to 5 photos per category per person in three categories: Plants & Critters; Earth, Lake, & Sky; and People at the Arboretum. All photos must be taken from somewhere within the 2,740 acres of the Arboretum, but can be from any time. Email submissions to arbphotos@csbsju.edu. View more information and winning photos from the past.

80's Cosmic Climb
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Outdoor Leadership Center

Come down to the Saint John's climbing wall to enjoy a night of fun-filled climbing. Dress up in your favorite 80's attire and climb in a fun atmosphere of crazy lights! Shoes and harnesses provided.


Wednesday, November 17

Big Green Ball

Sponsored by: Peer Resource Program

Meet on the Tundra at SJU!


Thursday, November 18

Banff Mountain Film Festival
7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Saint John's Arboretum, The Peer Resource Program, and The Outdoor Leadership Center

Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Saint John's Arboretum is bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to Collegeville for one night in November! Contact the Outdoor Leadership Center for ticket information.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Ducks Unlimited Club

Come to Sal's Bar and Grill for a fundraiser for Ducks Unlimited. Prizes awarded! Cost $25.


Friday, November 19

Run/Bike/Blade to Class Day
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by : Outdoor Leadership Center & CSB Campus Recreation

Bike one-way or round trip with a Green Bike! Pick them up at the OLC or CSB Campus Rec. Free refreshments available on the trail!

Watab Bonfire/Jam Session

Details coming soon!


Sunday, November 21

Climbing Competition
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: Outdoor Leadership Center

Come down to the wall anytime between 2-4pm for a bouldering competition. Reserve shoes by Saturday, November 20 at the climbing wall. Results will be tallied and posted at 4:15pm. Prizes will be awarded!