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.

Bike repair 2.0 6 - 8 p.m.
Wed., April 29 Rec Center, EG/$22 tool kit rental, FREE with own tool kit 
Spring 2015 adventure activities calendar
Activity Date/time Location/cost Sign-up deadline


Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

5:30 - 8 p.m.             Thurs., March 5 Nature Preserve/ FREE Thurs., March 5
Fire Tower Snowshoe hike  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat., March 14
Hunter Mountain/$15 Thurs., March 12
Wilderness first aid certification  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. and Sun., March 14-15 
 Rece Center, EG-18/$125 students, $150 non-students Fri., Feb. 27 
Canoe Wars   7 - 9 p.m.
Sat., March 21
 Rec Center, EG pool/$12 per team of 4 Thurs., March 19 
Outdoor Pursuits Trail Crew GIM 5 - 6 p.m.                     Sun., March 22 Rec Center, EG- 14 Fri., March 20
Catskill Waterfall & Peak Hike 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.             Sun., March 22 Westkill Mountain/$15 Fri., March 20
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.                 Sat., April 25 East Gym woods/ $15 Thurs., April 23



Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

Never hiked under the light of the moon? Guaranteed to be more than just a walk in the dark! Dress in warm layers. Wear a hat and warm socks. Meet in front of the East Gym at 5:15 p.m. We might even need snowshoes! 

Fire Tower Snowshoe Hike

Was adventure and challenge one of your New Year's 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.

Wilderness First Aid Certification

What are you gonna do when you can't call 911? That cell phone doesn't work out here. 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 in the White Mountains. They will use experiential scenarios to teach comprehensive patient evaluation and care, evacuation techniques and improvisation with common outdoor equipment. Now the standard in care for outdoor educators and field instructors who find themselves more than an hour from definitive medical care, this certification is designed for the backcountry traveler, outdoor group leader or camp counselor.

Canoe Wars

Battleship comes to life! From the board game to the pool, be ready to claim your territory. Team up with three of your closest mates to form an alliance against all of the other battleships and claim victory! You will have 3 buckets and 1 paddle to sink all enemy canoes in the Rec Center pool. Last canoe still floating is the champion! May the odds be ever in your favor. (Individual participants are welcomed! We will partner you up with other "Free Agents" to make a team).

Outdoor Pursuits Trail Crew GIM

This is a brand new group! Stewardship of our natural places, a spirit of camaraderie, meeting new people and satisfying hard work – that is our promise for those looking to give back to our regional trails. Outdoor Pursuits has adopted a 5.6 mile section of the Finger Lakes Trail in the nearby western Catskills. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to do your fair share, take pride in your work and be part of a team effort. Expect to do manual physical labor, hike up to 4 miles to and from a work site and participate in all aspects of maintaining an existing trail and installing signage. Come learn more about us, our goals and project(s) and give us your ideas too. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Catskill Waterfall & Peak Hike

This is a trip for the never-ever adventurer as well as the seasoned hiker. With picturesque beauty all around us, the ascent up offers some of the most impressive views in the Catskills. Bonus: a frozen waterfall along the way! It is worth every bit of effort. Bring along a small pack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of water for the day. 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.

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: 3/4/15