There is a membership fee of $7/semester or $14/year (including the summer) for Cornell Undergrads and $10/semester or $20/year for Grad Students, Staff, Faculty, and non-affiliates.
All trips are led by club members. Members announce plans for upcoming trips at Tuesday meetings or over the listserve and invite other members to participate. Most trips leave from Japes and those wishing to participate should contact the trip leader to make appropriate arrangements.
If you have never led a trip before, talk to the chairperson for that activity. Club Officers and Activity Chairs can provide you with information you need to lead a successful trip. We are glad to work with you and even co-lead trips with you to help you help us make trips happen.
At meetings, people announce events of general interest, discuss the trips that went out the previous week, and announce upcoming trips. Meetings generally run less than an hour. Minutes are posted to the mailing list. Meetings are often followed by a presentation or seminar related to some activity of the club. See this semester's schedule of programs.
For day trips, people usually bring their own food and chip in for gas (usually about a couple of dollars depending on the distance). On longer trips, food may be shared as a group and the cost is divided equally. There may also be some incidental trip costs; for example if the group stops someplace to eat or stays at a campground with fees.
Any member can use club equipment on a club trip - there are no rental fees for club gear.
Historical Club Documents can be found in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collection at 2B Carl A. Kroch Library on campus.