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Ladies Night

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thanks for joining us for a fun-filled evening of shopping, refreshments, discounts, and giveaways where TCO staff showcased some of your favorite brands and our new Spring pieces. After popping a balloon winners walked away with merchandise from: Patagonia, lucy Activewear, KUHL, Mountain Khakis, Lole Women, OluKai,prAna, Vasque Footwear, Chacos.

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9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival (2 Night Event)

Fabulous event sold out once again!

Thursday & Friday, February 25 & 26th, 2016

For the 9th year, we brought the country’s largest environmental film festival to our area with proceeds equally benefiting The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center.

The highlights included delicious local food and drink and nationally acclaimed short, independent films and documentaries featuring outdoor adventures, nature and environmental issues.

The theme this year was “A Change of Course.” This theme was chosen because issues surrounding water and our watercourses are timely and warrant special attention. We see a need for change in the fundamental ways we interact with our environment, and feel we need bold leadership to show us the “course” we might take to begin to live in a more sustainable way.

Our gratitude to all who attended and a huge thank you to the vendors, sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible.

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One Warm Coat: November 28th – December 24th, 2015

Trail Creek Outfitters helped warm communities last winter one coat at a time, and we did it again this year collecting over 200 coats! All coats were donated to Friendship House of Wilmington Delaware.

Read about last year’s coat drive when Grass Roots Outdoor Alliance featured Trail Creek’s coat drive:

How to Spread Warmth in Your Community this Holiday Season

Thanks to everyone who brought in their coats!

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Woolrich and Dogfish Head Pint Night

December 3, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Woolrich + Dogfish Head brought back their LIMITED EDITION collaboration, Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a sessionable concoction with a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips. Pennsylvania Tuxedo pays homage to the flannel-suited hunters and gatherers who dwell deep in the backcountry of north-central PA.

The PA Tuxedo tasting with Woolrich giveaways, discounts was another big hit! 

This was a free event, thanks for bringing your friends!

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Kids Yoga Drop + Shop

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

FREE: Drop your little one off for a fun hour of creative yoga, games and relaxation while you enjoy shopping and nibbles at Trail Creek.

Children ages 3-6 are welcome (suggested age range)

Kids Yoga will be held in Focus Fitness

Shopping and nibbles for parents/caregivers



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The North Face Athlete, Kit DesLauriers, at TCO

Friday, October 23, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Kit first realized she wanted to ski the big stuff while standing atop a mountain in Sikkim, India, in 1998. Looking around at the majestic Himalayan peaks where so many others had come in search of life-changing moments, Kit had her own epiphany when she couldn’t shake one thought: Why didn’t she bring her skis?

Those of you who like adventure and love inspirational stories, came to listen to Kit speak about her experiences being an athlete Mom raising an active family. It was another great The North Face event at TCO!

Learn more about Kit here.

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Osprey Pack & Raptor Pint Night

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Over 100 of you came to the LIVE raptors at TCO! It was a great night.  Great Valley Nature Center gave a live raptor demonstration from 7 – 8:00 p.m.  and the first 50 guests through the door received a stainless steel Osprey & TCO cup which they used to enjoy as their walk around beer mug for the evening.  There was a pack fitting demo and a “learn how to properly pack an Osprey bag,” demo too. It was great fun for the whole family!!

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TCO Ladies Night

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We had a fun-filled evening of shopping, refreshments and a lots of give-away winners taking home gorgeous Fall apparel including UGG boots, SOREL boots, a Toad&Co. outfit, a KUHL outfit and much more!

We showcased some of our favorite brands along with the great prizes and refreshments/snack. If you missed this Ladies Night worries, we’ll see you at our next one soon.

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Brandywine River Clean Up with UBB

Saturday, September 19, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What a great day we had! Thank you for helping us collect over 1,900 pounds of trash!

United By Blue, Subaru, State and Union and TCO made UBB’s 250K milestone cleanup at the First State National Monument a huge success. And we couldn’t have done it without you.

Why are waterway cleanups important? Every year there are 14 billion pounds of trash that end up in our world’s oceans.  The majority of that trash is land based debris that washes and blows into rivers, streams, and bays before floating out into the ocean. Once the trash is out in the ocean it becomes much harder to remove.

These cleanups are not only important because of the trash they remove, but they also help raise awareness about the problems of ocean pollution. We will supplied the cleanup games and competitions, bags, gloves, water, lunch and prizes, and you  provided the helping hands!
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Backpack Drive: Buy a Pack. Give an Adventure.

Friday, July 17th – September 13th

THANK YOU to everyone who donated a backpack at TCO!! We collected 25 bags for The North Face Pack Drive that will go to local veterans and schools The North Face.

Here are details for the drive: Bring any new or gently used backpack or duffel bag to Trail Creek Outfitters, and be entered to win $500 in The North Face gear! One entry per donation.

Plus, receive 10% off any purchase of a new The North Face backpack and a TNF 2GB USB drive while supplies last.

Backpack drive benefits local PA schools and the Valor Clinic which supports PA veterans.

All The North Face backpacks are covered by a Lifetime Warranty. If anything happens to the bag as a result of a manufacturer’s defect, the pack will be repaired or replaced at no cost.

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Yoga, Muffins & Mimosas

September 8th, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The kids were off to school and everyone streched into a new season for a free morning yoga session with Kelly from Transcend Wellness and Yoga. Afterwards we all enjoyed complimentary muffins and mimosas. What a great way to start the day!

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Show Us Your Vacation Picts Wearing your Mighty Milledge Shirt

Mighty Milledge couldn’t make it to the beach or the pool this summer, so we had you provide some fun for him by posting pictures of yourself on vacation wearing your Mighty Milledge shirt — available at TCO for $20 (all proceeds helped fund medical expenses). At the end of the summer, Milledge picked 2 winners – one for most exotic vacation and one for most fun picture. You can follow Mighty Milledge FB updates here.

The winners (below) each received a $50 gift card to Trail Creek Outfitters!!

The amazing teachers and staff of Jordan Bank Elementary School kicking off summer in their Mighty Milledge shirts! Their picture reminded Milledge of how much fun school AND summer are.

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And, for the most exotic vacation, Milledge chose a picture of Dylan Castle boarding a cruise ship.

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Adventurous Mom Mother’s Day Contest

And the winners are…

Choosing a winner for our “Adventurous Mom” Mother’s Day Contest was no easy task. We read a poem about a mom described as a “lover, dreamer, fighter,” and learned about a 70-year-old mom who still loves slalom waterskiing on the Chesapeake River. We read about helicopter skiing, marathons, Spartan Races, dog training and rock skipping.

In the end, though, the $100 TCO gift certificate went to Stacey Rohrbeck of Devon, PA, our Adventuress Mom winner, thanks to daughter Jackie Ridley’s entry.

In addition, two runner-ups received a $25 TCO gift certificate.

Here are our winners, plus the entries that were just so good we had to publish their stories too. Thank you to all participants.

Here’s to celebrating your mom’s wild side.

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Party Time with Toad&Co at TCO

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

What a great celebration we had with our customers and Toad&Co in a rebranding party where for one night, we were all free-spirited Toads.

Everyone enjoyed:

FREE Dogfish Head Craft Brewery beer tasting and tavern style snacks.

LIVE music from Chris Ferron.

GIVEAWAYS including a Women’s top and bottom, a Men’s top & bottom, mugs, hats, t-shirts and a $100 TCO gift card!

10% off all Toad&Co.

The chance to WIN a trip to Chile and Argentina for you and a friend plus your travel wear from Toad&Co.

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One Warm Coat: November 7th – December 24th

Trail Creek Outfitters helped warm communities this winter one coat at a time. We collected 9 large bags of coats for One Warm Coat and donated the coats to Friendship House of Wilmington Delaware. Thanks for all who donated their gently used coats!

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Talking with Timmy

Friday, October 17th

6:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
7:00 p.m. Presentation

Guest speaker Timmy O’Neill was back with more inspirational stories that included leading the blind in kayaks, a Grand Canyon kayaking expedition proving the power of the human spirit.

Timmy also screened Prevail at the event, a film he produced about his brother Sean and his first paraplegic ascent of Bridal Veil Falls. The film was recently chosen for the Adventure Film Festival and was screened at the Festival’s first showing in Boulder, CO.

In addition to the movie screening, Timmy discussed the joys and perils of being a professional climber and how his passion led him to co-found Paradox Sports, a non-profit organization that improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities built to inspire.

Complimentary beer provided by Victory Brewing Co.

Another packed house and great night at TCO!

At 19, Patagonia Ambassador Timmy O’Neill left Philadelphia to pursue a life of climbing, kayaking and music. Soon he was setting world speed climbing records in Yosemite, establishing new routes in Patagonia, Venezuela and Greenland, and co-founding Paradox Sports, an adaptive climbing non-profit dedicated to providing inspiration, opportunities and equipment so that the physically disabled can be active participants in human-powered outdoor sports.

In 1991, Timmy’s older brother Sean became a T-12 paraplegic after jumping from a Memphis Bridge into the Mississippi River. Fifteen years later, the O’Neill brothers successfully climbed El Capitan, a 3,000-foot vertical rock wall in Yosemite National Park. These days, brothers Timmy and Sean are not only a tight climbing team, but they have broken new ground for paraplegic climbers. In addition, Timmy has kayaked, skied, climbed and hiked with numerous paraplegics, amputees and blind athletes. Timmy currently serves as the Executive Director of Paradox Sports.

Learn more about how Paradox Sports helps a T-12 paraplegic climb a sheer granite monolith using only his upper body; a person afflicted with childhood polio ascend a massive alpine wall at 14,000 feet above sea level; and a kayaker missing almost an entire arm descend 225 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Check out where Timmy has been lately. Listen to Timmy featured on NPR.