Outdoor Recreation Focused Student Organizations

There are a number of student organizations at Michigan Tech that are focused on a more specific segment of the outdoors.  Below you will find some links for those organizations and the activities and resources that they provide.  

Ridge Roamers  The Ridge Roamers focus on rock climbing, both indoors and outdoors, as well as ice climbing.  Ridge Roamers hosts club member only climbing nights Monday -Thursday from 7pm-9pm.  Membership is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public.

Copper Country Cycling Club  C4, is it is more commonly known, has a hand in mountain biking, road biking, cross, and winter biking.  The club competes and travels around the midwest, hosts the annual Color Tour Ride, and takes a biking focused Adventure Spring Break trip each year.  

Sailing Club Boasting an inventory of 3 Collegiate 420's and 4 Lasers for use on Portage Lake, the club is a college sailing team and associate member of the MCSA.  Anyone can join the club, however per MCSA rules, only undergraduate students are allowed to compete.  

Fishing Club  The Fishing Club of Michigan Tech fishes year round in the Keweenaw Region and also participates in community service with campus activities and local conservation.  The Club has individuals that compete in the FLW collegiate series.  We encourage our members to better themselves in aspects such as, but not limited to, conservation, competitiveness, and involvement.

Rowing Team  For many years the Rowing Team has provided a great opportunity to Michigan Tech students to participate and compete in Rowing.  Providing shells for 4 and 8 person crews, the Rowing Club has forged a place at Michigan Tech just like they do on the water, through hard work and perseverance.  

Nordic Ski Club The Nordic Ski Club promotes cross country skiing at MTU. Students can take advantage of your Experience Tech Fee with its free access to Tech Trails. The club operates Spring Semester only (January-May). For only $10 a season, members can enjoy a variety of benefits.  

Paintball Club The Paintball Club was formed to gather players to play and promote the sport of paintball. The club currently operates an outdoor field as weather permits, and switch to reball for our ~6 months of winter. The club is also responsible for setting up and running the University paintball class, attending tournaments and hosting open events at the field.  

Check out these organizations if you are looking to get more involved in a particular sport or activity, they have great knowledge about their areas!  Most clubs allow membership for individuals who are not current Michigan Tech students, but may have restrictions as to the level of involvement and leadership that may be assumed by those individuals.