Ballston Spa High School Outdoor Club

  • The BSHS Outdoor Club (formerly Mountain Club) is organized to get our students involved with outdoor recreation activities that promote responsibility and care for our environment. Our goal is to organize a Saturday hike or event each month.

    The club meets every Thursday after school in room #244. All members planning to attend a hike/event must attend the meeting held on the Thursday preceding the Saturday hike/event.

    The original enthusiastic group of students, in 2007, identified a need for a club that gets students outside and into the abundant parks, forests, streams, and lakes in the northeast. Any student may join the club at any time and parental volunteers are always welcome.

    The advisors, Mr. Balet and Mr. Walterich, assist students in the planning and coordination of activities outside of the normal school day hours. Participation in any Saturday activity requires a parent/guardian permission slip (see links below) that specifies the parent's responsibility for transport of their child to the site or trail head of any activity. Every permission slip will have the hike/event description, meeting point, and start time.

    The club also operates through the Schoology group site "BSHS Outdoor Club."  Students can join the club by making a request to join the club and completing the BSHS Code of Conduct Form.

    If you are looking for information pertaining to the club you can find most all forms and permission slips within this Outdoor Club Google Drive Folder.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the advisors listed below:

    • Mr. Balet ( - SUNY Master Science Teacher with the BS Clean Technologies Program @ TEC-SMART
    • Mr. Walterich ( - English Teacher with the BSHS






Whiteface Mtn - Founding Club Members