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Welcome to PHOC

Come join us on an outing!!

PHOC is an outdoor activities club founded in 1982 with 450+ members, including individuals and families from the Piedmont Triad area of central North Carolina including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Thomasville, Burlington, and surrounding communities. We have members from Chapel Hill to Asheville, from Charlotte to Reidsville. Most members are in their 40's, 50's, and 60's, but we also have many individuals and families of older and younger ages.  

Regular activities include:

  • Day hikes, canoeing/kayaking, and biking
  • Overnight backpacking, camping, canoeing/kayaking and ski trips
  • Dinner outings, club parties and picnics
  • Other events, including group trips throughout the US and around the world
Most Saturdays we aim to schedule an easy hike, a moderate and a strenuous hike with varying drive distances of 30 minutes to 3 hours. Sundays we usually schedule an easy hike with a short drive distance.

You name it, the group has something for everyone! See the Join page for our low annual rates.

Upcoming events

  • 03/15/2022 8:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your new PHOC web site is here! In addition to the content and features of the old site, here are some highlights of the new site:

    • Sign up for hikes online
    • Member Directory
    • Member Mobile Phone/Pad App

    Full Details
    • Member Mobile Phone/Pad App (Download from Go to AppStore/Google play)
    • Sign up for hikes online (Events->Join a hike) - View all hikes, sign up and receive and email confirmation
    • Search Box - Search the entire site including past hikes
    • Popular Hikes (Club Info->Popular Hikes) - Adjustable trail maps with distance and elevation info
    • Photo Album - Photos can now be uploaded directly to the website by authorized members

    There are also some very useful Member Information Tools

    • Member Directory (Members Only->Directory) - Name, email address and phone number of all members (members have to option to opt out from being listed).
    • Member Mobile Phone/Tablet App (Download from the App Store or Google Play) - Members can view the member directory, list of scheduled activities and sign up from the app.
    • Member Profile (Login In) - Upon logging in, members can:
    1. Make edits to their own membership information, specify what (if anything) can be viewed by members or the public
    2. See what past/future events for which you've registered
    3. Renew your membership
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