Hike, grill, enjoy nature

The Country Gentlefolk Club, reestablished this year, will bring nature walks to Harvard-Westlake.

For those who love the outdoors or just want to relax, the Country Gentlefolk Club is planning a hike in Will Rogers Park in the Pacific Palisades, club adviser and math teacher Catherine Campbell said.

With the slogan “Grillin’ and Chillin,’” the group made its comeback this year with more than 150 students who signed up, she said.

The club was started in 2010 by Patrick Edwards ’11, Mitchell Oei ’11 and Brandon Zeiden ‘11, who enjoyed going out in nature to have fun and relieve stress.

After the initial leaders graduated, the club experienced a lull in 2011 before being revived by club leader Matthew Zeiden ’13, who wanted to continue the tradition, Campbell said.  Zeiden’s brother was an original founder of the newly revived club.

The group “aims to reconnect the Harvard-Westlake community with nature, both on and off campus,” Zeiden said.

The club meets in Rugby on Mondays.

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