FLATLANDERS CLUB

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The Flatlanders Club is a social club devoted to all things adventure. We love hiking, biking, camping, paddling, picnicking, star gazing, and all things outside. The club is open to all individuals who want to get outside and play with other like minded outdoor adventurers.

 

We may be located in the flatlands, but that doesn't stop us from enjoying all of the outdoor recreation and hidden gems the Midwest has to offer! As a Flatlander, you'll join other club members on events planned exclusively for the Flatlanders Club. We will go on adventures near and far, as well as get together for social events and meetups.

Lifetime Membership: $50.00

Benefits of Membership

Exclusive Events

Champaign Outdoors will plan and host special events open exclusively to Flatlanders Club members. We'll go on hikes, bike rides, camping trips, brewery tours, social outings, and more. You'll even be invited to join the Flatlanders Club private Facebook group where you can get it touch with other club members to plan gatherings, get a group together for a spontaneous hike, or just chat about your favorite adventures. 

Community

Find your local outdoor community. Make new friends with like minded individuals that share your passion for outdoor recreation.

Special Deals

Not only will you get a FREE swag bag for joining, but there will also be opportunities for exclusive in-store deals only available to Club members.

Adventure

Join us as we hike, bike, camp, paddle, and more all over Central Illinois, including an annual Flatlanders Club Retreat.

Upcoming Flatlanders Club Events

  • Annual Retreat
    Thu, Aug 13
    Zion National Park, UT
    Aug 13, 2020, 3:00 PM – Aug 17, 2020, 12:00 PM
    Zion National Park, UT, Springdale, UT 84737, USA
    Join the Flatlanders for our First Annual Retreat. We'll be heading to Las Vegas and Zion National Park for an extended weekend of fun and exploring!
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  • Annual Camping Trip
    Fri, Jul 31
    Dunewood Campground
    Jul 31, 2020, 7:00 PM – Aug 02, 2020, 12:00 PM
    Dunewood Campground, 645 Broadway Avenue, Beverly Shores, IN 46301, USA
    Join the Flatlanders for our First Annual Camping Trip. We'll be heading to Indiana Dunes State Park for a weekend of outdoor fun!
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  • Adventure Movie Night
    Thu, Feb 27
    Champaign Outdoors
    Feb 27, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017A S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Join us for a movie night with Patagonia! We will be screening a film that will bring out the adventurous spirit in anyone. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks- bonus points if they are “adventure” themed!
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  • Kilimanjaro Talks
    Mon, Feb 24
    Champaign Outdoors
    Feb 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017A S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Join us as KiliTreks Tanzania owner and senior guide, Wilfred Moshi, visits us at the store to chat about our upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek this August. Wilfred will talk about his experiences as a guide and climber, and share what to expect during our trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
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  • Bouldering Night
    Sun, Feb 23
    Urbana Boulders
    Feb 23, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Urbana Boulders, 1502 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Join the Flatlanders for a night of climbing and bouldering at Urbana Boulders! Rock Climbing is a great fitness activity because it gives you cardio and strength building in one workout. Also, anyone at any fitness level can do it!
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  • Kilimanjaro Talks
    Sat, Feb 22
    Champaign Outdoors
    Feb 22, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017A S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Join us as KiliTreks Tanzania owner and senior guide, Wilfred Moshi, visits us at the store to chat about our upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek this August. Wilfred will talk about his experiences as a guide and climber, and share what to expect during our trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
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  • Frozen Falls
    Sat, Feb 08
    Starved Rock State Park
    Feb 08, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348
    Don’t let the cold keep you inside! Beautiful frozen waterfalls are Winter’s gift to those who brave the cold and ice.
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  • Book Club - American Wolf
    Thu, Feb 06
    Champaign Outdoors
    Feb 06, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Join us for book club! Every other month we will meet to discuss books about or inspired by nature or adventure in the outdoors.
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  • Happy Hour Hike
    Sat, Feb 01
    Buffalo Trace Prairie
    Feb 01, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Buffalo Trace Prairie , 650 N Lombard St, Mahomet, IL 61853
    Start your Saturday night off the right way and join us for the happiest happy hour out on the trails.
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  • Winter Flatlanders Meeting
    Thu, Jan 30
    Champaign Outdoors
    Jan 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Get to know your fellow adventurers at the Winter quarterly meeting for the Flatlanders Club!
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  • Eagle Watch Hike
    Sat, Jan 25
    Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge
    Jan 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge , 19031 E County Road 2110N, Havana, IL 62644
    Get out your binoculars and join the Flatlanders for a hike and eagle watch!
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  • Hydro Flask Decorating
    Mon, Jan 20
    Champaign Outdoors
    Jan 20, 2020, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Does your Hydro Flask look too plain? Make your water bottle go from drab to fab with some stickers!
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  • Pints & Planetarium
    Fri, Jan 17
    Blind Pig Co & Staerkel Planetarium
    Jan 17, 2020, 5:30 PM
    Blind Pig Co & Staerkel Planetarium, 120 N. Walnut St. Champaign, IL 61820
    Join the Flatlanders for an evening of pints and a planetarium show.
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  • Winter Wellness Walk
    Sat, Jan 04
    Allerton Park and Retreat Center
    Jan 04, 2020, 5:00 PM
    Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road Monticello, Illinois 61856
    Join the Flatlanders in a Winter Wonderland at Allerton’s Kirby Winter Wellness Walk.
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  • Mindful Hike with Hatha Yoga
    Sat, Jan 04
    Allerton Park & Retreat Center
    Jan 04, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road Monticello, Illinois 61856
    Set your intention for 2020 by practicing mindfulness in the outdoors.
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  • New Years Day Hike
    Wed, Jan 01
    Fox Ridge State Park
    Jan 01, 2020, 12:00 PM
    Fox Ridge State Park, 18175 State Park Rd, Charleston, IL 61920
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  • Solstice Sunrise Hike
    Sat, Dec 21
    Kickapoo State Park
    Dec 21, 2019, 7:15 AM
    Kickapoo State Park, Kickapoo State Recreation Area, 1 Clear Pond, Oakwood, IL 61858
    Celebrate the longer days to come with a solstice sunrise hike!
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  • Flatlanders Holiday Party
    Sun, Dec 15
    Champaign Outdoors
    Dec 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Celebrate the holidays with the Flatlanders at the official Flatlander holiday party! We will mingle, shop, and have a white elephant gift exchange.
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  • Merrell Arctic Grip Demo
    Sat, Dec 14
    Champaign Outdoors
    Dec 14, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Stop in on Saturday, December 14th between 1-4 pm to try on a pair of Merrell Arctic Grip shoes and test them out on Merrell’s ice demo ramp.
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  • Ice Skating
    Wed, Dec 11
    UIUC Ice Arena
    Dec 11, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    UIUC Ice Arena, 406 East Armory Avenue Champaign, IL 61820
    Get into the wintry spirit with the Flatlanders on ice!
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  • Happy Hour Hike
    Sat, Dec 07
    Busey Woods
    Dec 07, 2019, 3:30 PM
    Busey Woods, 1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
    Start your Saturday night off the right way and join us for the happiest happy hour out on the trails.
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  • Ornament Decorating
    Sat, Dec 07
    Champaign Outdoors
    Dec 07, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Come get into the holiday spirit and decorate woodsy ornaments at Champaign Outdoors!
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  • Book Club - Heroes of the Frontier
    Thu, Dec 05
    Champaign Outdoors
    Dec 05, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Join us for book club! Every other month we meet to discuss books about or inspired by nature or adventure in the outdoors.
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  • Post-Turkey Hike & Clean Up
    Fri, Nov 29
    Turkey Run State Park
    Nov 29, 2019, 11:00 AM CST
    Turkey Run State Park, 8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859, USA
    Join the Flatlanders Club for a post-turkey hike and clean up at Turkey Run State Park.
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  • Trivia Night
    Tue, Nov 19
    Champaign Outdoors
    Nov 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    You love to play outside, but how much do you really know about the outdoors? Test your knowledge at our outdoor themed trivia night!
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  • Trails and Ales 2
    Sun, Nov 17
    Starved Rock State Park
    Nov 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348, USA
    You all asked for an encore of our first Trails and Ales, and we're excited to annouce that it's back... and better than ever!
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  • Cahokia Mounds Day Trip
    Sat, Nov 02
    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
    Nov 02, 2019, 7:30 AM
    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL, USA
    Come spend a full day of archaeological adventure with the Flatlanders at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
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  • Sherpa Night
    Thu, Oct 24
    Champaign Outdoors
    Oct 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Join us for a fun and educational evening with Sherpa!
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  • Pup Hike
    Sun, Oct 20
    Homer Lake Forest Preserve
    Oct 20, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL 61849, USA
    Join us for our first ever Pup Hike at Homer Lake where we'll hit the trails with our best friends in tow.
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  • Fall Colors Hike & Brew
    Sat, Oct 19
    Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, USA
    Join the Flatlanders Club for a Fall hike in Peoria and beers at Bearded Owl Brewing.
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  • Fall Flatlanders Club Members Meeting
    Thu, Oct 17
    Rugged Outdoors
    Oct 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Rugged Outdoors, 2017B S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Get to know your fellow adventurers at the first official meeting of the Flatlanders Club.
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  • Middlefork Clean Up Volunteer Day
    Sun, Oct 13
    Middle Fork Forest Preserve
    Oct 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 3433 County Rd 2700 E, Penfield, IL 61862, USA
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  • Chasing Tornadoes: It’s Not What You Think
    Thu, Oct 10
    Champaign Outdoors
    Oct 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live the life of a storm chaser? Join us for Outdoor You with Andrew Pritchard!
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  • Bike & Brunch
    Sun, Oct 06
    Kickapoo Rail Trail
    Oct 06, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Kickapoo Rail Trail, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Join us and other Flatlanders Club members as we bike to brunch!
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  • Book Club- Into Thin Air
    Thu, Oct 03
    Champaign Outdoors
    Oct 03, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Join us for our new book club! Every other month we will meet to discuss books about or inspired by nature or adventure in the outdoors.
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  • Corn Maze
    Wed, Oct 02
    Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
    Oct 02, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, 1356 County Rd 2900 N, Rantoul, IL 61866, USA
    The Flatlanders Club is getting into the Autumn spirit with a corn maze at Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch!
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  • Pride Hike
    Sat, Sep 28
    Meadowbrook Park
    Sep 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Show your pride and love of the outdoors by joining us on a hike! Champaign Outdoors is celebrating CU Pride Fest with a Pride Hike before the parade.
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Sep 25
    Meadowbrook Park
    Sep 25, 2019, 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM
    Meadowbrook Park, 101 W. Windsor Road, Urbana, Illinois, 61802
    Wake up and hike with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Equinox Bonfire
    Mon, Sep 23
    Kaufman Lake
    Sep 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Kaufman Lake, 2702 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
    Join us and other Flatlanders Club members as we welcome the change of seasons with a bonfire at Kaufman Lake.
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  • CU Able Hike
    Sun, Sep 22
    Sangamon River Forest Preserve
    Sep 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
    Sangamon River Forest Preserve, 2797 County Rd 600 E, Fisher, IL 61843, USA
    Champaign Outdoors is partnering with CU Able for a hike at the Sangamon River Forest Preserve to celebrate individuals with disabilities or limited mobility in the outdoors.
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  • Happy Hour Hike
    Fri, Sep 20
    Busey Woods Trail
    Sep 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Busey Woods Trail, Busey Woods Trail, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    TGIF! Start your weekend the right way and join us for the happiest happy hour out on the trails.
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Sep 18
    Boulware Trail to Mattis Park
    Sep 18, 2019, 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM
    Boulware Trail to Mattis Park, 2017 South Neil St
    Wake up and hike with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Pup Hike
    Sun, Sep 15
    Homer Lake Forest Preserve
    Sep 15, 2019, 10:00 AM
    Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL 61849, USA
    Due to forecasted thunderstorms, the Pup Hike today has been CANCELLED. We have rescheduled this event for October 20th. Join us for our first ever Pup Hike at Homer Lake where we'll hit the trails with our best friends in tow.
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Sep 11
    Kaufman Lake
    Sep 11, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Kaufman Lake, 2702 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
    Wake up and walk with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Kickapoo Hike & Paddle
    Sat, Sep 07
    Kickapoo State Recreation Area
    Sep 07, 2019, 8:30 AM
    Kickapoo State Recreation Area, 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Join us and other Flatlander Club members on a choose your own adventure day at Kickapoo State Park!
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  • The Great Plains: America’s Newest Longest Trail
    Thu, Sep 05
    Champaign Outdoors
    Sep 05, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    The Great Plains Trail Alliance has a goal to establish a public 2,200 mile trail spanning from Canada’s Grassland National Park on the U.S./ Canada border to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Sep 04
    Meadowbrook Park
    Sep 04, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Wake up and hike with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Aug 28
    Busey Woods Trail
    Aug 28, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Busey Woods Trail, Busey Woods Trail, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Wake up and hike with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Happy Hour Hike
    Fri, Aug 16
    Homer Lake Forest Preserve
    Aug 16, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 2573 S Homer Lake Rd, Homer, IL 61849, USA
    TGIF! Start your weekend the right way and join us for the happiest happy hour out on the trails.
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  • Adventure Travel Info Night
    Thu, Aug 15
    Champaign Outdoors
    Aug 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Want to know more about our Adventure Travel program? Stop by our Info Night to learn more about our upcoming trips to Costa Rica, Croatia, and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Aug 14
    Mattis Park
    Aug 14, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Mattis Park, 601 Devonshire Dr, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Wake up and hike with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Trails & Ales with Merrell
    Sat, Aug 10
    Champaign Outdoors
    Aug 10, 2019, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    Join us for a morning hike at Kickapoo State Park then stop by Big Thorn Brewery to enjoy some lunch and brews in the Tree Bar.
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Jul 31
    Kaufman Lake
    Jul 31, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Kaufman Lake, 2702 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, IL 61822, USA
    Wake up and walk with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Rise & Shine Hike
    Wed, Jul 17
    Meadowbrook Park
    Jul 17, 2019, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
    Meadowbrook Park, 2808 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
    Wake up and hike with us on our Rise and Shine Hiking Series
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  • Trivia Night
    Sun, Jul 14
    Champaign Outdoors
    Jul 14, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    You love to play outside, but how much do you really know about the outdoors?
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  • Camping 101
    Sun, Jun 30
    Champaign Outdoors
    Jun 30, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Champaign Outdoors, 2017 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL, USA
    A hands-on demo to learn the basics of camping
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