Activities & Workshops

Those interested in participating must register in person at the Outdoor Pursuits office. Payment is required to hold your slot in a program. Full refunds will be issued for any cancelled programs.

Spring 2015 adventure activities calendar
Activity Date/time Location/cost Sign-up deadline


BOP Trail Crew Finger Lakes Trail Hike 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat., March 28 
 Finger Lakes Trail/FREE Thurs., March 26 


Fly casting workshop 9 a.m. - noon
Sat., April 11 
 Rec Center, EG-107/$35 students, $45 non-students Thurs., April 2 
Fly tying workshop 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Sat., April 11
 Rec Center, EG-14, $25 students, $45 non-students Thurs., April 2 
River trails and ice cream bike ride 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fri., April 24 
 Binghamton/$5 bike rental, FREE with your own bike Thurs., April 23 
High Ropes Challenge & Zipline open noon - 5 p.m.                 Sat., April 25 East Gym woods/ $15 Thurs., April 23
Bike repair 2.0 6 - 8 p.m.
Wed., April 29
 Rec Center, EG/$22 tool kit rental, FREE with own tool kit Mon., April 27 


High Ropes Challenge & Zipline open noon - 5 p.m.                 Sun., May 3 East Gym woods/ $15 Thurs., April 30



Trail Crew - Finger Lakes Trail Hike

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a hike along an especially scenic portion of the Finger Lakes trail. This will be a gentle, flat and invigorating 6-mile hike on a section of the trail maintained by Outdoor Pursuits on the western edge of the Catskills. We will remove any fallen limbs from heavy winter snows and check that the trail still has its proper markings. Notes will be made for future projects.

Fly Casting Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate angler looking to hone your technique, this workshop is designed to assist you with the finer points of fly rod casting. Skills to be covered include the mechanics of line shooting, mending, presentation and retrieving. Rods and reels may be borrowed from the Outdoor Pursuits program with prior notice. Come prepared with foot wear to be outside on wet grass as well as a sweater, rain jacket, cap or hat. Polarized sunglasses are optional. In the event of inclement weather, we will be in the main gymnasium and sneakers will be required.

Fly Tying Workshop

This workshop is a fun and easy introduction to the art of fly tying. Instruction will cover fly proportions, tying techniques and the essential whip finish. Participants will leave having tied a wolly bugger, San Juan worm or basic nymph. The gratification is beyond compare when catching a fish on something you have created. All supplies and materials are provided. Space is limited. To sign up, go to the Outdoor Pursuits Office, Rec Center, EG- 14. If off-campus, please call 777-6414 with name, phone number & email.

River Trails and Ice Cream Bike Ride

Pedal the historic Binghamton River Trail along the Chenango River. We'll show you bicycle routes that will help you commute between downtown and campus without hitting the Parkway. Bring money for a frozen yogurt stop on the way back. If you need a bike, Outdoor Pursuits bikes can be assigned for the ride. Helmets are required! Local maps will be available. Meet outside the Outdoor Pursuits office, side door of the East Gym with your bike.

High Challenge Ropes Challenge & Zipline

Outdoor Pursuits offers an afternoon of challenge, comradery and "higher education"! We know the pressures at the end of the semester are building and what a better way to really "test yourself? Tell a friend or a project group. Climb the cargo net and traverse the high ropes course then zipline down. Groups of four will be started every half hour. Sign up as an individual or with others. Space is limited. Sign up early.

Bicycle Repair 2.0

Learn to adjust those squeaky brakes, change a tire, or deal with a derailleur. We'll give you the basics of overall troubleshooting and take you through a pre-ride inspection in addition to helping you with the more complicated issues. Bring your replacement parts along for installation assistance if you would like.

Last Updated: 3/30/15