OCC's primary activities are safe and prepared OHV driving, trail maintenance, helping each other build our OHV rigs, socializing, camping, and fighting the OHV road closures. OCC is a close-knit group of people who enjoy the company of friends. Members and guests are always encouraged to bring their families to club events, "Wrench-a-thons" to repair or modify your rig, or to just learn by helping out others to get together when you can't make it to the trail.
Founded in Jan 1997, The Off-Camber Crawlers, Inc. (OCC) is a group of professional individuals, mostly from Washington, DC and its surrounding areas, who are interested in off-road driving and enjoying the great outdoors with friends.
We meet once a month at 6:30pm typically on the second Sunday of the month. Check our calendar for the next meeting or trail ride. We meet at Kilroy's in Springfield.
Regular Monthly meetings are held at Kilroy's in Springfield, VA (5250 Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151). The meetings are on the enclosed deck in the rear of the restaurant. Most folks drive around and park behind the shopping center and enter the deck from the back of the building. The meetings are typically held on the second Sunday of the month at 6:30pm, but we do move them around for holidays or venue conflicts, so be sure to check the calendar.
A little late but here is the trip report from the fall run to Rausch Creek. Last Friday a friend of mine, Angel, who had no wheeling experience aside from driving Tahoes in the military but is itching to get a truck and hopefully join the club headed out around 7:30. We finally reached Rausch Creek around 11:30 and it was packed just about every spot was taken in camp A we could see the parking lot lined with Jeeps, Truggies, comp buggies just about every kind of vehicle you could imagine and plenty of race car trailers and RV's to accompany them. We circled the parking lot just to see if we could see any OCC Magnets. We quickly decided we would just poke our noses over to a group of guys having a lively conversation around a campfire to the left side of Camp A and asked if they had seen anyone or if they would mind if we camped next to them they SAID No problem (after I told them I drive a YJ). We quickly set up our tents and took shelter just in time before the rain started. The rain fell nonstop all night. Angel and I got up around 8:00 to the sound of engines starting and fortunately no rain just very wet humid conditions
The OCC Email Forum/List is truly the central vein of OCC. A substantial portion of the OCC community is our mailing list. This is where we meet and greet everyone. Questions are posted, answers are given. Trips are setup, meetings times coordinated. Technical questions are posted by newcomers and the old-timers provide years of experience.
Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to post any questions or responses on our list. This is an email list for the Off-Camber Crawlers off road club, you will be a guest for 6 months. Please use that time to decide if this club is right for you. At the end of the 6 months we hope you will have joined or declared your intention to join. If your 6 months pass and you have not made an attempt to join you will be removed from the list.
Peter, Adam, Ron, Roscoe, and I left Warrenton just over eight hours into the New Year. After arriving at Sheetz in Harrisonburg we found out that the trip leader, Morgan, had a brake failure and couldn’t make the run. Doug and I knew the trails in this area well, so we decided to split the group in two and head into the forest at different points and hopefully meat up at one of the Knobs. Randy was not feeling well and decided to head home. The rest of the group was divided up so we had a similar amount of members to non members, and winches in each group. Doug’s group headed out first towards Switzer Lake. Then my group headed out to Union Springs.
Plans to go to Big Dogs fell through so I decided to organize a trip to GWNF for a Fall Foliage Run. The weather was expected to be good and the Fall colors expected to be Excellent. My plans included packing for a campout somewhere on Flagpole Knob.
I saw several Jeeps on I81, Several of them stopped at the Sheetz as well I arrived at Sheetz in Harrisonburg to find Randy Wood already there waiting in his Cherokee. Yuriy Ostapchuk arrived in his lifted XTerra. A short time later the last member of our group Mike Zeman arrived in his Cherokee. We headed out and saw that NOVA was still at their meeting point in Harrisonburg so Mike signaled us to go there. We joined group 2 of 3 that NOVA Jeepers had there for the weekend (about 45 vehicles total) and headed west.