Live Outdoors. Love Outdoors. There are endless possibilities.
The MOC was established to encourage and facilitate the use of Mathews County outdoor spaces to their fullest. Whether you’re interested in a competitive athletic event, a leisure activity with your family and friends, or eager to learn about & explore the unique topography of the Virginia tidewater region, the MOC is here to assist.
Tax Deductible Donation to MOC
Come uncover the beauty of Virginia’s Tidewater area.
Join an outdoor fitness class that “fits” your schedule.
Supplement your gym membership! Sign up with the MOC to participate in one of our “pay as you go” group exercise classes. Our experienced instructors will share their weekly class schedule with our listed registrants, including any weather-related changes. You show up & pay for only the sessions you attend.
Running, cycling, swimming, kayaking
Runs, rides, races
Miles of fast, flat rural roads and coastal shoreline are the ideal location for hosting sporting events of all sorts. In 2021, MOC merged with a local running club and acquired several popular annual events.
Although competitive by design, these events are known to be low-key, friendly and supportive. This makes them ideal for both the novice and experienced athlete. Serious competitors will be challenged and first-timers will be cheered.
Explore the area
Guided tours around the county via bicycle, kayak, or auto.
You don’t really know an area until you’ve explored it with a local. If you’ve brought your bike or kayak to the area, our guides will ride or paddle beside you to local beaches. If you prefer, meet one of our guides in town and they’ll drive you around to the best spots in the area. What’s more: we’ll make sure to pack a picnic to round out the memory.
Learn the ropes
Courses & certification classes you need to enjoy the outdoors.
The MOC partners with area experts to offer Boating Safety classes and Firearm Safety. These courses will meet your needs whether you’re looking to acquire state certification in one of these areas or just interested in growing your knowledge.
Don’t see the outdoor experience you’re looking for? Reach out for a recommendation.
Contact the MOC
PO Box 801
Mathews VA 23109
MOC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Tax ID 86-1267552
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