Outdoor Ed is thrilled to be able to offer Backyard Adventures for faculty, staff, students, and community members. These outings will help participants meet new people and build new skills while adventuring in and exploring the local area.
All BYAs are FREE through a collaboration with the Shaw Wellness Institute. More About Backyard Adventures Tuesday Pool Paddling:
Come practice various whitewater kayaking skills (strokes, rescues, rolls, tricks, etc.) in a warm controlled pool environment with the help of trained OE instructors. Limited to 9 people Advanced registration required Tuesdays 6:45 - 9:00 pm on 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6.
Earn 2 passport hour per session. Thursday Mountain Biking
Instruction Provided: This will be a beginner to intermediate guided trail ride for those with some previous mountain biking experience Meet at Basecamp, ride on Colgate trails. Bike & helmet provided, or bring your own.
Limited to 6 people Advanced registration required Thursdays 4:30- 6:30 p.m. on 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1.
Earn 2 passport hours per session. Saturday Canoeing
Instruction Provided: OE staff will provide a short lesson on canoe handing before leading a tour of the lake Where: Meet at Basecamp, canoe location TBD Equipment: PFD, canoe, and paddle included - Note: footwear required
Limited to 10 people Advanced registration required Saturdays 10am - 5 pm on 10/20, 11/3
Earn 4 passport hours per session. Saturday Day Hiking
: OE staff will guide the hike, but no formal instruction will be provided. Meet at Basecamp, hike location TBD. Bring a water bottle and sturdy shoes/boots (boots can be borrowed from OE).
Limited to 10 people Advanced registration required Saturday 9 am - 6 pm on 10/13, 10/27,
Earn 6 Passport Hours per session. Sunday Central Rock Gym:
Practice your climbing skills, no instruction provided, all skills welcome. Meet at Basecamp, travel to Central Rock Gym in Syracuse. Day Passes, transportation and equipment provided.
Limited to 9 people Advanced registration required Sunday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm on 10/21, 11/4
Earn 4 Passport Hours. Sunday Outdoor Rock:
OE staff will provide instruction on safe and efficient climbing technique. Meet at Basecamp, travel to Climb location (TBD). Transportation and equipment provided. Limited to 9 people Advanced registration required Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm on 10/21, 11/4
Earn 6 Passport Hours.