Adventure Is Out There!

What a weekend, readers. It was one for the books! Late nights at Applebee’s and a Vanderprov show, but the highlight of my weekend was my Friday night. That was the first official gathering of the year for the Outdoor Adventure Club!

If you haven’t heard of it already, Outdoor Adventure Club is a club whose “goal is to provide Hope College students with an opportunity to participate in various outdoor activities in a manner that is environmentally responsible. We wish to expose students to local activities through outings and service opportunities.” That is the mission statement on their website, and they definitely stuck to it on Friday. Lets go through the rundown of the night.

After we checked in at the flagpole, we got on the bus and rode to Saugatuck Dunes State Park where we walked out the the beach before dinner.

After we saw the beach, we ate dinner, which consisted of hotdogs, coleslaw, pickles and s’mores – the perfect outdoor picnic food! Then we played some outdoor games: Frisbee, cards, outdoor stuff ya know? Then my favorite part of the trip happened before we left: we hiked back out to the beach to see the dregs of the sunset. Here it is!

Storm clouds over a colorful sunset. It was great!

Going with the Outdoor Adventure Club was a great way to get out in nature with other Hope Students who love the outdoors too! If you’re interested in becoming a part of the OAC and want to receive their emails, email them at They do tons of cool outdoorsy stuff and you won’t be disappointed!

Until next time, readers!

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Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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