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 Camping Trip
Fri, Jul 31
Dunewood Campground
Jul 31, 7:00 PM – Aug 02, 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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Annual Retreat
Thu, Aug 13
Zion National Park, UT
Aug 13, 3:00 PM – Aug 17, 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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Adventure Movie Night
Thu, Feb 27
Champaign Outdoors
Feb 27, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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