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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!

Fall PE and Backyard Adventures

Course Descriptions

Course fees cover travel, food, instruction, all equipment and lodging where applicable. All courses are subsidized by the OE budget.


Class Registration Form

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Financial Aid for PE Classes

A limited amount of financial aid is available to offset the cost of Outdoor Education PE classes. If you receive financial aid from Colgate, and would like to be considered for financial aid for a PE class, please contact Outdoor Ed.

Sample Classes and Outings

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

Backyard Adventures

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.

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.

Past Trips

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