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Classes and Outings

Whether you’re into rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, shredding fresh powder in perfect telemark stance, or looking to learn all of the above, we’re here for you. Get up, and get outside!

Outdoor Education Spring I PE Registration

Sign-up for XC Classic Skiing, Telemark Skiing, Overnight Peak Hike, Ice Climbing, and more.

Location: The Coop
Date: Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21
Time: 10:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Payment required at sign-up - Gate Card, check, or cash accepted.

Outdoor Education Staff Training

Open to First-Years interested in teaching and leading for the Outdoor Education Program.

Mandatory Information Meeting

Location: Basecamp
Date: Friday, August 28
Time: 4:30 p.m.


E-mail: amrowe@colgate.edu
Phone: 315-228-7323

Backyard Adventures

Outdoor Ed is thrilled to be able to offer some Backyard Adventures for faculty, staff, students, community members, etc. These outings will help you meet new people and build new skills while adventuring in and exploring the local area.

Children less than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. All outings are free unless indicated otherwise. These outings count towards PE PASSPORT credit.


Sample Classes and Outings

  • Backpack overnight
  • Backcountry ski tour
  • Bouldering (indoor and outdoor)
  • Whitewater canoe
  • 1000 Islands sea kayaking
  • Caving
  • X-C skiing
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Telemark skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Geocaching
  • Survival
  • Peak hike
  • Tree climbing
  • Ice climbing
  • Winter camping
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Pool paddling
  • Rock climbing

Past Trips

Check out some photos and video of past trips! Also, contact us for more information.