Next Meetup

Attend our Public Roll Out of 2018 Trips
Join the Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) as we announce to the general public our major trips and events for calendar year 2018. Trip leaders will present to discuss trip details and will be available for questions. For 2018, we will announce trips relating to backpacking, hiking, paddling and some skills-related workshops. This event (Public Roll Out) is open to both CIWC dues-paying members and the general public via various media outlets such as Meetup and Facebook. There will be a 30 minute social time (with light refreshments) starting at 6:30 prior to the meeting at 7:00. For those of you on our Meetup Group sponsored by CIWC but not dues-paying members, you might visit our formal website to find information on membership and how to join. www.ciwclub.org. Some of these trips are one week in length and some are weekend events. All provide an affordable experience to the participants. We have trips for beginners and those with lots of outdoor experience. On a CIWC trip you will have the opportunity to explore new places and meet new friends. Our trips are small and friendly, averaging eight people per trip, organized by a CIWC member. Our membership includes people who vary widely in age, experience and ability. Our out-of-state trips usually include transportation in the club van. Our van is a 2011, 12-passenger and allows the group plenty of ride space and gear storage. At this Roll Out event you will have the opportunity to officially join / rejoin CIWC and become qualified to register for “members only” events. We have online capability including PayPal or credit card payments. Annual dues are $35 Single or $50 Family. Many of the trip rosters will fill at this event. Some have already been filled by club members who have received advanced notice. (i.e. - a benefit of membership) Come and meet fellow adventurers who all share in the love of out-of-doors. See old friends and find some new ones. You, as well as any guests you wish to bring, are welcome! Club members enjoy a quarterly newsletter, early notice of trips, seasonal “socials” and the benefit of being involved in one of Indiana's longest-established, formal non-profit clubs for the enjoyment of all things “outdoors”. Hope to see everyone there! CIWC Communications

Holliday Park Nature Center

6363 Spring Mill Road · Indianapolis, IN

What we're about

Public Group

Founded in 1982, The Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) is a non-profit volunteer-run club organized for the purpose of providing affordable wilderness adventures. Based in central Indiana, our activities include backpacking, car camping, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and cross-country skiing.

Each year CIWC conducts trips ranging in length from one to ten days to destinations as diverse as southern Indiana, the Grand Canyon and the Smokey Mountains. We have day events, overnight trips for beginners and extended trips for those with lots of outdoor experience and everything in between. On a CIWC trip you will have the opportunity to explore new places and meet new friends. Our overnight trips are small and friendly, averaging eight people per trip, organized by a CIWC member. Our membership includes members who vary widely in age, experience and ability.

We are a teaching club so we can allow you to learn at your own pace. We have formal classes and workshops and can loan gear (i.e. tents and backpacks) to help you on your first few trips.

Being on Meetup is not the same as full membership. Meetup does allow you to participate in most day events, but not in our traditional overnight trips. To become a dues-paying member take the link below to our main web site.

Membership fees are $35 per year for individuals and $50 for families. Membership brings you the Trail Mix, our quarterly newsletter which allows you to preview and sign-up for trips before they are posted on the website. Membership also enables you to get the latest information about new trips via email via email updates. Just click on “JOIN” and get ready to start a new adventure.

Questions: ciwcinfo@gmail.com

Main Website: ciwclub.org (https://ciwclub.org/)

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