The Colby Outing Club is an entirely student-run organization.
We dedicate our time because we love the outdoors and we want to share that love.
The Katahdin Council
The noble governing body.
Bentley Meyer ’21
Interests: Hiking, Stars & Such, Snowshoeing, Skiing, Swimming, Sledding, Frisbee, Campfires & the Affiliated Games
Hello, I am from Concord, Massachusetts and I enjoy trees and mountains and hiking and skiing and snowshoes and I think rocks are pretty neat and I can really appreciate a good run-on sentence, especially when it’s being used as filler because I can’t actually type and I’m just pretending, and I hope y’all join me on my trips because large groups reduce the risk of goose attacks and this seems like a good space to stop so goodbye.
Taryn Waite ’21
Co-PresidentInterests: walking in the woods, napping in the woods, fire, bouncy castles, cats Hello!! I’m Taryn and I’m from Massachusetts. My ultimate goal is to divert a large chunk of the gear budget to the purchase of a bouncy castle, but in the meantime, I can be found exploring Maine, looking at cats on PetFinder, planning future long walks in the woods, and exploring my love-hate relationship with math.
Interests: Backpacking, day hike, skiing, things related to water, daydreaming, snowshoeing
Hello! I’m Alice (Xiaoge) Zhang. I’m from somewhere in China (not the China in Maine). I like sitting at the top of a mountain and just staring at the view. Go on hikes with me!
Interests: Backpacking, Canoeing, Day Hiking, Swimming, Skiing (Nordic and Tele)
The passionate organizing body.
Cabin Bigelow Buddy
Lacey Wright ’22
Events Bigelow Buddy
Interests: Hiking, Swimming, Beaching, Observing
Hey all! I’m from Washington state where the ground is wetter and the canopy is thicker. I adore estuaries and tideflats and am always down for a dip… even if it’s very cold. I enjoy reading history books in my free time which is weird but very fun. Come hang with the club at our events I promise you’ll have some laughs
Abby Recko ’22
Events Bigelow Buddy
Interests: knitting, trying new foods (today I had pasta with a sauce made of cashews!), all cats and dogs but especially my cats (they are fiends), listening to music (I’m more proud of my spotify playlists than I’d like to admit; if you have any favorite artists please let me know!), flying kites
hey what’s up hello I’m from stow massachusetts (it is not vermont) In my free time I like to lie around on the lawn in front of Miller or Dana, read, bother my roommates, and talk about my dreams of someday rolling down the many little hills on Miller lawn in one glorious prolonged log roll. i am seeking collaborators on this project, so feel free to send a resume and cover letter my way
Jordyn Kim ’22
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bigelow Buddy
Interests: Stargazing, dog sitting, day hiking, backpacking, bubble tea drinking, Animal Crossing
Hello! I am Jordyn, and I am from Glenview, IL, just 1000 miles outside of Boston! In my free time, when I am not drowning in homework and midterms, you can find me eating Mirakuya in front of Mary Low.
Grace Horne ’21
Sugaring Bigelow Buddy
Trips Bigelow Buddy
Grace Neumiller ’21
Trips Bigelow Buddy
Interests: swimming, NORDIC!!!, biking, hiking, snow-showing, canoeing, camping, splorin’, mocking, beachin, sledding, s’mores, shenanigans
Margaret Staller ’22
Gear Bigelow Buddy
Interests: Animals, moss, mushrooms, gardening, kayaking, baking, saunas, scary movies
The devoted hands and feet.
Megan Hartnett ’21 Interests: hiking, canoeing, stargazing, swimming, campfires, lighthouses, snowball fights, the Arboretum Hello, I am Megan! I hail from 30 minutes outside of Boston (surprise!). It is my mission to find the perfectly toasted marshmallow. I love to hike, stargaze, swim, and dream of visiting every lighthouse in Maine! Come outside with me! 🙂
Interests: Day hiking, backpacking, canoeing, nordic skiing, alpine skiing, climbing trees, taking excessive amounts of summit pics
Interests: autumn leaves, wildflowers, hikes with cool mushrooms, birds (especially the really round ones)
Will O’Connor ’22
Interests: Backpacking, Peak bagging, Canoeing, Mountaineering (Winter), Skiing (Alpine), Sea and Flatwater kayacking, sunrises
Hi! I’m William O’Connor (Will), I go by He/Him/His, I’m from Mt. Kisco, New York, and my favorite activity is swingin’ in the hammock of the COC office. I love all things outdoor, but I particurally enjoy backpacking, canoeing, surfing, and anything to do with wintertime! When I’m not cruising through the wilds of Maine, you can find me doing gear for the outing club, playing guitar or tossing a frisbee around campus. I’m always looking for new ways to get people involved in trips, so if there’s a trip you’d like to see led, come talk to me about it! Peace Love and Cornnuts- Will
Interests: Climbing, hiking, spelunking, swimming, surfing (but doesn’t actually know how…), cooking, cuddling with Emma, dancing, gardening, and hiding from large crowds.
Macey grew up all around the country, from Florida to Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas, and now she has somehow found herself up in Maine! She can be found on any number of elevated surfaces (rocks, trees, mountains, countertops, etc) or seducing sailors at sea. Whether or not she is a mermaid remains unconfirmed. She’d happily eat rice and beans for every meal, and she’s super stoked to go on lots of outdoor adventures this year!
Interests: Paddling (whitewater rafting, kayaking, and solo/tandem canoeing, and flatwater kayaking and solo/tandem canoeing – unless you want to flatwater raft??), day hiking, rock climbing
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, I was able to escape the desert heat every summer by going to camp, where I learned a few nifty tricks to survive, thrive, and jive in nature and also happened to hear about Colby and its dope COC. I love whitewater boating, especially canoeing and kayaking, and am looking to become an avid skier eventually. On campus, I sing with the Colbyettes, give tours, write for the Echo, and try to not slip on ice (though I usually fail).
Sam Kwon ’21
Interests: cooking, medicine, frisbee, hiking, painting, theatre, dogs, snowboarding, long drives, floppy hats, buffs
Addie Thompson ’21