Five College Outdoor Festival



The Five College Outdoor Festival is a celebration of outdoor sports, wild places, and the spirit of adventure. Our goal is to inspire the Five College and western Massachusetts community to engage in human-powered outdoor recreation. The festival includes clinics, speakers, a climbing competition, and the Telluride Mountain Film On Tour. Each year the festival raises awareness and funds for a non-profit organization. In the past, money has been donated for cancer research and the preservation of outdoor recreation spaces. The 2009 festival will benefit Camp Mak-A-Dream and the Western Mass Climbers Coalition parking lot project at Farley Ledge. 2009 Five College Outdoor Festival Schedule Note: Children are welcome at the Vertical Ethiopa presentation and Telluride Mountain Film On Tour. The other events are not open to children under 16. Participants age 16-17 must have a parent present and have proof of medical insurance.Friday February 27thMajka Burhardt's Vertical Ethiopa Presentation, hosted by the Amherst College Outing Club When: Info coming soon! Where: Amherst College How Much: FreeSaturday February 28th Climbing Clinic When: Info coming soon! Where: Info coming soon! How much: Info coming soon! Try a kayak with Zoar Outdoor Expert instruction from the pros of Zoar Outdoor. Demo the latest kayaks! Bring your swimsuit. When: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College How Much: Free Climbing Competition and Silent Auction (to benefit Farley Ledge Parking) All abilities welcome. When: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College How Much: $5.00Telluride Mountain Film On Tour and raffle (to benefit Camp Mak-A-Dream) When: 7 - 10 p.m. Where: Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College How Much: $5.00 students; $10.00 public The following organizations have contributed their money and/or time to the making the festival happen. Thanks!

  • Hampshire College Outdoor Program/Recreational Athletics

  • Hampshire College Climbers Coalition

  • Amherst College Outing Club

  • Smith College Outing Club

  • Zoar Outdoor