Cal U Hike for Mental Health
Fall 2021, hosted by CSI and SCA
October 10, 2021
Ohiopyle State Park, Ohiopyle, PA
IMPORTANT: Hike start time has changed from 8 am to 7 am. Please make note of this new start time.
Ohiopyle is the southern gateway into the Laurel Highlands and represents the beautiful natural resources and unique sense of community that visitors can find throughout the region.
Ohiopyle features many restaurants, a general convenience store, an ice cream parlor and a gift shop!
The Ferncliff Trail is one of the most scenic hiking trails at Ohiopyle State Park! The 1.7 mile hike is suitable for all skill levels and follows the path of the Youghiogheny River as it flows in a horseshoe pattern around the peninsula and north towards Pittsburgh.
Meet new friends and enjoy the natural beauty of autumn, just 45 minutes from California University of Pennsylvania.
Registration Is Free
Instead of charging a fee, we ask your help raising funds for mental health research and trail maintenance.
It’s fast and easy! When you register, you will be able to personalize a sponsorship page and share it through email and your favorite social media such as Facebook or Instagram. How does it work?
Every little bit helps, and there is no minimum to raise – we just ask that you help us spread the word, then come join us on the trail.
Get a Free Hiking Shirt
Our quick-dry shirts look and feel great, on or off the trail.
Every registered hiker who raises at least $100 will receive a HIKE for Mental Health shirt as a token of our appreciation.
Available in men’s or women’s sizes SMALL – XXL.
When you register, we will ask your size preference. Once you reach $100 in donations to your fundraising page, we will get your shirt to you.
If you hit the $100 ten days before the hike, your hike leader will have your shirt for you on hike day. Otherwise, we will mail it to you after the hike.
So help us raise money and awareness for this great cause.
For a Good Cause
HIKE for Mental Health is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All contributions are tax deductible, and 100% of the hike donations support our mission.
Eighty cents of every dollar funds mental health programs, including break-through scientific research into PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar spectrum disorders, depression and other major mental illnesses. Through research we can find better ways to alleviate the suffering that affects 1 in 4 American families.
The remaining twenty cents maintains wilderness trails across the U.S. By supporting non-profit, volunteer groups that care for our trails, we help preserve wilderness experiences for generations to come. Where the money goes.
|Location:||Ohiopyle State Park, Ohiopyle, PA|
|Date:||October 10, 2021.|
|Time:||Approximately 12 – 2pm. Exact times and locations with directions provided to registered hikers only.|
|Difficulty level:||Easy to moderate.|
|Suitable for beginners?||Yes!|
|Registration fee||Registration is free.|
|Pet friendly?||Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a 6 ft lead. Please clean up after your four-footed friend.|
|Sponsorship amount:||The hike goal is $1,000. There is no minimum required to join the hike, but if every hiker raises $100 we will get very close to our goal.|
|Free shirt:||Hikers who raise $100 or more will receive a free HIKE for Mental Health quick-dry hiking shirt.|
|Hike director:||Cal U’s Chi Sigma Iota & Student Counseling Association are organizing this hike to bring Cal U students together as a community after spending many semesters completely virtual. Mental health is a cause that we as future counselors and mental health workers are extremely passionate about, and we wanted to give students the opportunity to connect with their classmates as well as raise awareness and funds for a great cause.
This beautiful location is relatively close to Cal U’s campus, and offers a broad range of trails, scenery as well as places to take a break and grab something to eat.
Every HIKE for Mental Health is an opportunity to:
- get away from the hustle and bustle of work-a-day life and enjoy the beauty of Nature
- renew old friendships and make new ones
- have a great time hiking with a good group of people
- stand up against the stigma of mental illness
- discover your new favorite get-away
- raise money for a great cause
Come on out and join us!
If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us.
We are glad to talk with you about your hike and how you can help HIKE for Mental Health.
We hope you will make HIKE for Mental Health a part of your hike.
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by Rosa Ellenberger
$100.00 donated of $200.00 goal