Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club

TATC Membership Information


Although membership is not restricted by geographical area, most members live in the cities and counties surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. Currently, the Club has over 500 members. Application for membership should be made on the prescribed form; which includes a "Waiver and Release of All Claims". Completed applications should be mailed to following address and be accompanied by the first year's membership dues:

Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club

P.O. Box 8246 Norfolk, VA 23503

New member annual dues are $20.00 for an individual and $30.00 for family (two adults). These new member dues include a new membership application fee for a membership packet, which includes a club decal. Dues for membership renewal are $15.00 for an individual and $23.00 for family (two adults). You must be 18 years old or older to join! Yearly membership expires on the last day of the 12th month after joining. Members who renew more than 3 months after their expiration date are considered new members. Members are encouraged to participate in at least one trail maintenance hike each year. Use the membership application link above for the membership form and mailing address.

Meetings: Normally TATC meets at 7:00 p.m. the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the new Pretlow Library, 111 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings consist of a short business session, generally a program of interest to the members, a review of previous activities, then the schedule of activities that are coming up in the next few months.

To further support the ideals of the Club and enhance personal enjoyment of the Appalachian Trail, individual membership in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is encouraged in conjunction with the club membership.