Members of the six Wisconsin Hoofers clubs love spending time together outdoors. Wisconsin Hoofers can access specific outdoor equipment, go on planned excursions, and further their skills with outdoor education and skill-based classes.
Join current, new and prospective Hoofer club members at this all-club kickoff event in the Red Gym's On Wisconsin Room.
From conquering your first rock wall to traveling the country in search of the most challenging climbs in the country, the Hoofer Mountaineering Club has a level of intensity for every climber. Stay on top of your game with trips to Devils lake and Boulders climbing facility
Join the Hoofer Outing Club for a chance to both explore Madison and escape on wilderness adventures. The Outing Club focuses not only on making trips happen, but also on fostering outdoor leadership and skills. Activities run year round and range from paddling, biking, and climbing to cross country skiing, backpacking, and everything in between!
Hoofer Riding Club offers horseback riding lessons and schooling shows for beginners, advanced riders, and anyone in between.
With the second largest inland fleet of boats in the United States, the Hoofer Sailing Club offers lessons with anything from techs and wind surfing to scows and keelboats. The 1,000 plus members that make up the sailing club enjoy the perks of Friday night socials and special events on and off the water.
The Hoofer Scuba Club takes exploration to new depths with year-round trips, training sessions, and socials. Whether it’s carving pumpkins and decorating Christmas trees underwater for the holidays, or exploring shipwrecks around the country, the Scuba Club has something to test every diver’s abilities.
Ski & Snowboard
As seen walking around campus in their signature winter hats, the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Club members take advantage of weekly lessons and trips to Tyrol Basin, winter break trips to ride some of the most famous resorts in the west, a weekend at Mount Bohemia, the annual Jackson Hole spring break trip, and taking over Observatory Hill for the annual Rail Jam.