Activities & Workshops
Those interested in participating must register in person at the Outdoor Pursuits office, EG-10. Payment is required to hold your slot in a program. Full refunds will be issued for any canceled programs.
Outdoor Pursuits is closed for the summer. Beginning Fall 2016 the Outdoor Pursuits office and Rental Center will be open 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Fall 2016 adventure activities calendar
Greek Peak staff will be available to answer your questions. Registration is open for the skiing and snowboarding credit courses (OUT 122). Take advantage of this time to learn more about our local ski resort and a class that will count toward your gen. ed. See you on the slopes!
If you are registered for the course OUT 122 or are considering taking the class, please attend one of the GIM’s offered! We will discuss the class structure, answer questions and distribute ski passes for those registered with Greek Peak. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
Join us as we hike or snowshoe the new 5.4 mile Rock Rift Fire Tower trail. Built in 1934, the Rock Rift Fire Tower is the last unrestored fire tower in the Catskills on public lands. A steep climb to the top of Tower Mountain rewards hikers with views of the Cannonsville Reservoir. Although the tower cannot be climbed, the hike to the top traverses glacial moraines, mature oak and cherry forests as it follows part of the old telephone line that once connected to the tower. Pack lunch, snacks and plenty of water. The hike uphill can be strenuous but well worth the effort!
Nearby Jones Park features many trails through a mixed forest, along a beautiful and narrow winding stream. This is a great way to get off campus for an afternoon of fresh air and winter exploration! If there is no snow, we still go. This is a social hike and one to be enjoyed by beginners as well as the experienced.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the winter forest with an invigorating evening hike. Dress in warm layers. Wear a hat, mittens and warm socks. Winter boots can be provided. Meet at the Outdoor Pursuits office. We will end with a small camp fire and marshmallows to roast!
Give cross-country skiing a try! This is an enjoyable way to spend a day in the forest in addition to being a great work-out. This is a trip for beginners as well as experienced skiers. The friendly Outdoor Pursuits staff is there to assist with learning or help you find a trail that is just right for you. Equipment, transportation and trail fee included, just bring a lunch, water and snacks. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a day pack.
Discover how much fun you can add to winter by using snowshoes. Before we set out, we’ll cover how to put them on (and take them off!) and how to maneuver before we head out to the trails of the Nature Preserve where we’ll share some of the winter ecology with you.
The warmth and crackle of a small fire allows us a winter treat of toasted marshmallows and s’mores along the Finger Lakes Trail. We will snowshoe to a lean-to shelter for our fire and lunch break. Pack a lunch and a water bottle. Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear synthetic socks, jacket, hat, mittens and bring a day pack. Wear sturdy winter boots or sign out a pair with BOP. This will be an easy social hike.
Was adventure and challenge one of your New Years resolutions?! Put it on the list. Join us for a moderately strenuous hike to the summit of Hunter Mountain (elev. 4040') in the northeast Catskills. Your hard climb will be rewarded with spectacular views. More incredible vistas await those who venture up the renovated fire tower. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day. Sturdy winter boots are highly recommended. Essential clothing for the weather is a must (non-cotton long underwear, socks, hat, mittens and synthetic jacket). Bring extra money for a food stop. Outdoor Pursuits can provide winter boots.
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. That cell phone doesn’t work out here. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life. Valid for two years, this 16-hour certification is offered for those successfully completing this hands-on clinic. Stonehearth Opening Learning Opportunities (SOLO) instructors are wilderness EMTs with various backgrounds in adventure education, but with significant time on emergency rescue and medical teams. Experiential scenarios to teach comprehensive patient evaluation and care, evacuation techniques and improvisation with common outdoor equipment. This is the standard in care for those who find themselves more than an hour from definitive medical care. A must-have certification for the backcountry traveler, outdoor group leader or camp counselor.
Join Outdoor Pursuits for a hike on our adopted portion of the Finger Lakes trail. This will be a gentle, flat and methodical 6-mile hike with many stops to 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.
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.
Hike a nearby hilltop with time to catch your breath, relax and see the sun go down. Clear your head and enjoy an early Spring night with us.
Finish off the week with a whoosh! Our zipline starts with a 35-foot tree climb to the take-off platform. From there it’s a terrific ride along 225-foot zipline.