Stay active with these year-round activities:

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There are several clubs and groups on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus and surrounding areas that specialize in year-round activities. At the time of publication, OSU’s Fencing Club had not yet released its meeting dates, and the Oregon Hunters Association meets monthly rather than weekly.

Sam Misa, Beaver's Digest Contributor

Oregon State University offers a wide array of seasonal intramural sports and activities, but what if you’re looking to join a more long-term community or pick up a new hobby that is not limited by the season or weather? Well, there are several clubs and groups on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus and surrounding areas that specialize in year-round activities. 

Oregon Hunters Association

For those who love to get out in nature, whether it’s rain or shine, hunting or fishing could be the hobby for you. If you’re a beginner to hunting or fishing, a great place to start learning the craft is with the Mid-Willamette chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association, designated for Linn and Benton counties and located in Albany, Ore. Considered to be a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone involved, this club is one such place to find new ways to enjoy the outdoors. This chapter meets on the second Thursday of every month.

Fencing Club

If going outdoors isn’t what you prefer, there are other options to stay active, including the fencing club, which has an annual fee of $75 to join, and includes equipment and access to the training facility that they use. If you’re worried that you need prior experience to take up the sport, do not worry, the fencing club welcomes everyone of all experience levels. The club meets weekly, but its meeting schedule has not yet been released. 

Tennis

For those interested in a more traditional year-round activity to participate in, tennis offers an opportunity for those who want to get involved. Already have a group? Just head to the Dixon Recreation Center and check out some tennis balls and rackets and head to either the indoor or outdoor courts. If you want to take it to the next level, for either $50 a term or a $120 annual fee, you can participate in OSU’s competitive club which has practices every week day.

Badminton Club

A much more casual version of tennis, badminton can be just as exciting as its more popular cousin. The club meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the McAlexander Fieldhouse from 5:30 – 8 p.m. 

Running Club

If your hand-eye coordination isn’t your strong suit, then doing the simplest form of exercise may be what you want to participate in. For just $10 a term, you can join the Running Club, and attend the club meetings every week day. For additional challenges and $65 more, you can also compete in competitions at the collegiate level. 

Archery Club

If your hand-eye coordination is something you want to hone in on, the archery club happens to provide training in the usage of the bow and arrow. As with most other clubs, experience using a bow and arrow is not a prerequisite for joining this club.

Indoor Rock Climbing Club

Focusing on bouldering, working on upper body strength and thinking on the fly is the specialty of this club. Bouldering is a less complex version of rock climbing where the main difference is the lack of a safety harness that prevents accidental falls and injuries. The club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m.