Clubs for younger trampers
I describe ongoing efforts by an Auckland club to meet the needs of younger trampers.
In 2007, an Auckland club, Auckland TC, had very few younger members. The mission statement of the club said they should meet the needs of trampers. Hence the trips officer decided to put on trips for under 40 trampers and under 25 trampers. A naive and direct approach, and it attracted no criticism from club members. A web search found such tramps are run in the UK and are a great success.
The Auckland University TC emailed their members about the first under 25s tramp. It was attracted one person beside the leader and his cousin.
There was a second under 40s tramp on 22/7/07. Four people went on it. The stream was too deep and cold, so they joined up with the other ATC trampers.
calvert Hooray, Jane Dudley has arrived and will run some tramps for under 40s for ATC!!!
It will be a success and take off!!
1 October 2009
calvert ATC have occasional runs, which are more basic than a rogaine! And kayaking. Alp Sports Club has some rockclimbing and so on. NZAC has younger people and there are rogaines besides climbing - rock and mountain.
I reckon we all can do better if we imitate Wanderung in Vancouver, they do all their trip announcements by email, and they are just a mail list with controls.
30 July 2007
Caren Hi Calvert,
Just wondering what your next step is then?
Anyone else have any ideas for reaching younger players?
I guess maybe finding a way to promote via multisport networks might be an idea - as there are a lot of folks who'll be attracted to the 'scene' but not be quite ready to plonk themselves in the deep end...
30 July 2007
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