Baltimore Recreation : The Way it OUGHT TO BE! Pages
Think of this as a learning experience.
As popular as the outdoors may be, we all have to begin at the beginning. We are THE group specifically dedicated to introducing the outdoors. But this is not an outdoors-for-dummies group. We try to keep it challenging, but without making it impossible. We make sure it will be fun, not intimidating. We learn not only by what we do, but from those we do it with. On our own we could learn to hike, to ski, or snorkel, but how much fun is that? It is always better when we do it together. We have the experience of community, support, and encouragement.Please observe the RSVP rules: "Yes" means Show up, and please, oh please, keep your RSVP up-to-date!
No-Shows are not a good thing, but it happens sometimes. If you No-Show I do expect an explanation. It may sound like back in elementary school, but there are people who seem to think it is okay to RSVP yes and simply not show up. No, this is not okay. Sort of like having an unexcused absence. Recently I had an event with a HUGE wait list and someone did not bother to show, nor offer any explanation. I work at making events and haved decided that this will not fly. No show & no explanation = removal from group. Sound draconian? Yes, but I have a whole group to take care of and no patience for those who don't behave. It may also impact on future wait-listing too