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Outdoor YOUniversity Event

Join Merrell, Campmor, and friends, Sat, Jun 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – Sun, Jun 19, 2022, 3:30 PM for a weekend of free outdoor workshops, activities, and classes in the beautiful Harriman State Park! This event is designed for YOU to learn something new while enjoying the GREAT OUTDOORS!

 



The event, which is split across 2 days, has a block schedule of outdoor workshops and activities that participants can choose from. Participants may stay for 1 activity, or they may stay for many. Choose your free classes at this day of outdoor YOUniversity! This event features classes led by Merrell, Urban and Outdoor Survival, Explore Harriman, Nicole Butterfield, Ropes Rigging and Trees, Let's Do Paint, and Photour Adventures!

Merrell will have tents set up at the picnic area in Anthony Wayne Rec Area in Harriman State Park. Each workshop will start and finish at this setup. Additionally, we will have some tables from local organizations that will stick around throughout the 2 days! Parking will be available at the vast gravel lot across the street from the setup. There is no fee for parking.

Merrell will have demo shoes available throughout the weekend for any person interested in taking them on a spin during a workshop or activity. Models include the world-famous Moab 2 Mid Waterproof, as well as the Moab Flight, Moab Speed, Hydro Moc, and more! Additionally, there will be opportunities to win free Merrell merchandise!!!

The overall event is free, but there is a donation-based registration option -- all proceeds will go towards the NY-NJ Trail Conference. To read more about their organization, please visit nynjtc.org.

Below is our schedule of events. Can’t make a certain activity on time? No worries, there are some repeats through the weekend!

Note: Select activities have a limited capacity and require registration in advance. To sign up for a class with limited capacity, proceed by hitting "register" on this page and selecting the class in the following menu. Every other activity has unlimited capacity and is open to walk-ons. Each activity occurs for the entire duration of their scheduled time.







SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH - PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

Activity Block 1: 10am – 11:30am - choose your activity from the list below!

- How to Pack a Daypack with Merrell

- Writing in Nature: Guided Hike + Outdoor Journaling Prompts with Nicole Butterfield (SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED) (LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE)

- Explore Harriman / Ropes Rigging and Trees Workshop: Learn the 5 Most Useful Knots


Activity Block 2: 12pm – 1:30pm - choose your activity from the list below!

- Beginner Trail Group Run: Learn the Basics of Running with Merrell

- Writing in Nature: Guided Hike + Outdoor Journaling Prompts with Nicole Butterfield (SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED) (LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE)

- Urban and Outdoor Survival Skills Workshop Session 1: Building a Shelter


Activity Block 3: 2pm – 3:30pm - choose your activity from the list below!

- Afternoon Hike + Litter Pickup with Merrell

- Urban and Outdoor Survival Skills Workshops Session 2: Do's and Don'ts of Hiking


SUNDAY, JUNE 19TH - PROGRAM SCHEDULE


Activity Block 1: 10am – 11:30am - choose your activity from the list below!

- How to Pack a Daypack with Merrell

- Writing in Nature: Guided Hike + Outdoor Journaling Prompts with Nicole Butterfield (SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED)(LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE)

- Explore Harriman / Ropes Rigging and Trees Workshop: Learn the 5 Most Useful Knots


Activity Block 2: 12pm – 1:30pm - choose your activity from the list below!

- Beginner Trail Group Run: Learn the Basics of Running with Merrell

- Outdoor Painting Class with Let's Do Paint (SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED) (LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE ) CLASS FULL - JOIN THE WAITLIST

- Urban and Outdoor Survival Skills Workshop Session 3: Edible Plants


Activity Block 3: 2pm – 3:30pm - choose your activity from the list below!

- Afternoon Hike + Litter Pickup with Merrell

- Smart Phone Photo Scavenger Hunt with Photour Adventures: Winner Gets a Fun Prize! (LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE)


Email Conor at conor.krueger@merrell.com with any questions about the event!

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