Plunge For Adventure:  April Fool's Edition

Plunge for Adventure:  April Fool's Edition

What better way to help break down barriers to participation in outdoor recreation than joining us for a freezing cold dip in Upper Highland Lake at the DAR State Forest on April Fool's Day?!

If our collective fundraising efforts raise $18,000 or more, we'll take the plunge!
Date, Time, Location:
10am – 1pm at The DAR State Forest, Goshen
  • 10am: Arrival.  Enjoy coffee from the Northampton Kiwanis Club.  Change into your plunging outfit.  Gather Your Courage.
  • 11am:  Plunging Begins
  • Post-Plunge – 1pm:  Change into something warm and dry.  Enjoy soup and warm beverages from the Northampton Kiwanis Club.  Post-Plunge Awards Ceremony.

A Plunger's Commitment

  • Fundraise for the event by sharing social media graphics, fundraising asks, and event information with your networks  (We'll provide it all!)
  • Email us a photo of yourself that we can use for social media graphics and general plunge promotion
  • Age requirements:
    • 16+ to participate fully (with the option to go off the dock or from a waterslide)
    • 12+ to go in from the beach with a responsible adult (18+) on site


  • Best costume
  • Most creative plunging style
  • Crowd Favorite

2023's Committed Plungers

Stay tuned! We're updating this list almost daily

Chelsea Kline

Executive Director, Cancer Connection

Owen Zaret

City Councilor, City of Easthampton

Rachel Maiore

City Councilor, City of Northampton

Tom Peake

District 3 City City Councilor, City of Easthampton

Susan O'Donnell

Compass Programming Director, Armbrook Village Assisted Living

Trevor Smith

Certified Laughter Leader, Blue Sky Consulting 


Katie Carr

Engagement Manager, Hilltown Land Trust


Sally Loomis

Executive Director , Hilltown Land Trust


Tim Antrim-Cashin 

Land Stewardship
Coordinator, Hilltown Land Trust


Sarah Welch

Community Engagement Coordinator, Hilltown Land Trust


Tiffany Thibodeau

Office Manager, Hilltown Land Trust


Elizabeth Martin

Board President, All Out Adventures

Owner, MA SLP-CCC,  Neuro Speech Services 


Jennifer Ewers

Insurance Broker, Finck and Perras Insurance Agenc of Florence

Board President, Cancer Connection,  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

Campaign Co-chair, United Way of Franklin & Hampshire Region

Board of Directors,Northampton and Easthampton Chambers of Commerce

Vice Chair of Fundraising, Friends of Cooley Dickinson and Northampton Rotary

 Alan Wolf

Mayor's Chief of Staff, City of Northampton

Stephen Bryla

Owner, Go with the Float 

Dr. Martin Wohl

Founder, Wohl Family Dentistry, LLC

Fool Around Town

Patrick Martin 

Alex Tinari 

Fan of AOA!

James Fitzgerald,

All Out Adventures Board Member


Kayla Brown-Wood

Director of Day services,                       Berkshire Family and Individual Resources




Caroline Prew

Director of Family and Individual Services, Berkshire Family and Individual Resources


Wanda LaFrance

Employment & Training Coordinator,  Berkshire Family and Individual Resources


Katlyn Moresi

Director of Day services,                       Berkshire Family and Individual Resources




Matt Donahue

Assistant Director of ABI/MFP Residential Services, Berkshire Family and Individual Resources




Mick Loughran 

Board Member, All Out Adventures

Vice President and Commercial Credit Officer, Greenfield Savings Bank

Chris Buhl

Social Worker




 Jess Martin

Songwriter - Storyteller




 Megan Wolf

Chief Operating Officer, The Women's Funding Network



 Patti Dougherty

Program Leader, All Out Adventures




Anna Boysen

Program Leader, All Out Adventures



Diane Porcella 

Director, Northampton Neighbors 

Karen Foster

Executive Director, All Out Adventures

Sue Tracy

Program Director, All Out Adventures

Kailean Hubbard

Operations Coordinator, All Out Adventures

Tom Bassett  for Barry Bouthilette 

The Florence hike, bike, and ski guys, aka GuysTours


Aaron Granger 

Marc Massey 

Western/Central Massachusetts
Field Representative,
Member, Kiwanis Club




Marlana Freitas 





Eileen Hirsch




Jayme Talbot

Protective Service Program Director, Highland Valley Elder Services

Tara Gottlieb

Shelley Zimbalist



Janice Cooper 

Social Worker and Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Coordinator, VA Central Western MA




Irma Lopez-Gottlieb

Tiffany Moczydlowski

Holyoke YMCA/RFK Community Alliance

Thank you to all who made the inaugural 2019 Plunge for Adventure such a success!

30 intrepid plungers worked together to raise more than $16,000 to support AOA's programs that open doors and break down barriers to people of all ages and all abilities.

Thank you to Harper Brooks-Kahn for the beautiful photos.  Check out more of her photos from the Plunge.

Stay tuned for information about the 2022 Plunge!

Plunge for Adventure

Meet Our 2019 Plungers

Sue Tracy

Program Director, All Out Adventures

Sigurd Spearing

Assistant Vice President, Boston Partners Financial Group

Sean Condon

Owner, Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works

Rachel Maiore

Director, Pioneer Valley Women's March

Northampton City Councilor-elect

Rachael Lee

Site Accessibility Specialist, Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program

Phil Pless

Realtor, Coldwell Banker Upton Massamont REALTORS; Ashfield Trails

Peg Conniff

Easthampton City Councilor

Patti Dougherty

Program Leader, All Out Adventures

Personal Trainer, Hampshire Regional YMCA

Owen Zaret

Easthampton City Councilor

Meghan McCormick

Associate Broker, Delap Real Estate

Kristen Sykes

Director of Conservation Strategies, Appalachian Mountain Club

Board Member, The Venture Out Project; Board Member, Mass Bike Pioneer Valley

Kelsey Flynn

Speaker, Writer, Comedian

Kelly Chambers

Chemistry Laboratory Instructor, Mount Holyoke College

Volunteer, All Out Adventures

Katie MacCallum

Owner, The Valley Paddler

Karen Foster

Executive Director

Northampton City Councilor-elect

John Velis

State Rep, 4th Hampden District

Candidate for State Senate (2nd Hampshire and Hampden District)

James Fitzgerald

Board Member, All Out Adventures

Cycling Coach, The Hub Studio

Soccer Coach (Northfield Mount Hermon); Tennis Coach (Frontier Regional)

Homar Gomez

Easthampton City Councilor

Gwynne Morrissey

Program Evaluator, Collaborative for Educational Services

Board Chair, Cutchins Programs For Children and Families


Georgianna Brunton

Owner, Miss Florence Diner

Jennifer Ewers

Business Development Specialist, Webber and Grinnell

Dr. Dan Godbout

Chiropractor, Strength for Life

Christopher Lee

President, Backyard ADUs

Bruce Lessels

Owner, Zoar Outdoor

Helen Korczak

Certified Birth Doula, Certified Post Partum Doula, Certified Lactation Consultant; Green River Doula Network

Anna Boysen

Program Leader, All Out Adventures

Dorrie Brooks

Partner, Jones Whitsett Architects

Jamie Paquette

Senior Account Manager, Energeia

Jocelyn Moodey

Guide, Canna Provisions

Kayce Warren and Kurt Brazeau

Kayce: Town Administrator, Ashfield

Kurt:  Owner, Murduff's Jewelry