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SPRING 2005 Courses

What you need to know:

• Spaces are limited on each course.
• REGISTER at the COOP!  (Wednesday 3/2 - Friday 3/4 from 9:15-3:15 daily). 
Registration is first-come, first-serve.
• Physical education credit: You must attend all classes in order to receive credit for the course. 
All courses offered are 1 P.E. credit.
• Fees: Fees cover the costs of gear rental, food, and/or transportation. 
Fees must be paid at registration and are non-refundable.
• Classes meet at Base Camp located behind the pool.

Questions?  Call Base Camp at ext. 7972 or e-mail outdoored

CAVING
Itching for a whole new kind of adventure? Unlimited exploration, bright lights and stylin’ headgear. Come learn about caves – geology, navigation, and life underground at 52 degrees Fahrenheit year-round! This course includes a class to prepare and an overnight trip to the best caves in CNY. No experience needed. $20
Class 1: Tuesday 3/29 7-9pm
Trip:  Friday 4/1 4 pm – Saturday 4/2 4pm


MEET OUTDOOR EDDIE
Enjoy spring with a variety of adventurous pursuits. Switch it up each week with hiking, survival tips, canoeing and indoor rock climbing. Take advantage of what the Chenango Valley has to offer and gain new skills along the way. $15
Mondays from 4:30-7pm, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18


INTRO to ROCKCLIMBING
WARNING! Taking this course may cause you to dream of hand jams, figure 8s, and edging. If you’re not addicted yet…you will be! Learn the basics of safe climbing and hone your technique as you finesse your way up the wall! $15
Mondays 4:30-7pm, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18


INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING
Did you already take an Intro rock class and you want to take the next step in your personal climbing? Then come learn anchor building, rappelling, hone your movement and much more. You’ll climb and learn at Colgate’s very own rock wall along with a Saturday trip to fantastic outdoor climbing in Little Falls an hour away. Prerequisite: Belay Certified @ Colgate Wall $15
Tuesday 4/5 4:30-7pm
Tuesday 4/12 4:30-7pm
Saturday 4/16 8am-5pm


INTERMEDIATE WOMEN WHO ROCK
The rock doesn’t care about gender, yet its no secret that rock climbing has been a male-dominated sport. You’ll learn more about climbing beyond Colgate’s wall. You’ll get an introduction to toprope anchors, rappelling and head to Little Falls for a day of outdoor climbing. Women only! Prerequisite: Belay Cert @ Colgate’s Wall. $20
Thursday 4/7 4:30-7pm
Thursday 4/14 4:30-7pm
Sunday 4/17 8am-5pm


BACKCOUNTRY BASICS
Learn the essentials of traveling safely in the backcountry in good style. This class focuses on navigation with a topographic map and compass, as well as other backcountry basics that will help you get out on your own backpacking trips safely and confidently. No experience needed. $15 
Thursday 3/31 4:30-7pm
Thursday 4/7 4:30-7pm
Thursday 4/14 4:30-7pm
Thursday 4/21 4:30-7pm


BEGINNER FLY FISHING
Yes, there are fish in Payne Creek! Learn the basics of fly fishing – casting, river ecology, angler ethics and more. Think like a fish as you explore local hot spots putting catch & release practices into play. No experience needed! $30 plus license fee (you pay that when you get the license, approx. $15).
Thursday 3/24 4:30-7pm
Thursday 3/31 4:30-7pm
Saturday 4/2 all day


HIKES IN HAMILTON
Come one come all and explore your beautiful home of the Chenango Valley and Madison County with a little taste of greater New York. Spend a couple weekend days in the fresh air, stretch your legs, and learn a little cultural and land history all while basking in the glories of a central New York spring. This is bipedal locomotion like you’ve never experienced. $15
Mondays 4:30-7pm, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18


CANOEING
There are many different waterways to explore in our wet area and on this course you’ll check out some of the best. You’ll explore the twists and turns of narrow, placid rivers and soak in the views from the middle of open lakes. You’ll learn basic canoe rescues and strokes to keep your boat above water and moving straight. $15
Tuesdays 4:30-7pm, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19


SURVIVAL
What would you do if you had to survive a cold Hamilton night without the comforts of 4 walls and a bed? Learn the basics of survival including the how-tos of fire, shelter, edible plants & water and put your new skills to practice during an overnight trip sleeping in your own hand-made shelter. No experience needed! $15
Thursday 4/14 4:30-7pm
Thursday 4/21 4:30-7pm
Saturday 4/23 1pm – Sunday 4/24 9:30am


INTRO TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING
Experience the thrill of paddle, boat, and spray skirt in the comfortable environs of Lineberry Pool. Learn the basics of wet exits and rescues, paddle strokes, and give the Eskimo roll a whirl or seven. Conditions allowing, there will be an optional river day at the end of the class. No experience needed. Swimming ability required. $20
Wednesday 3/30 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday 4/6 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday 4/13 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday 4/20 6:30-9:30pm


INTRO SEA KAYAKING
Want to learn the art of sea kayaking? This class begins with a pool session and then progresses to local lakes. We will cover rescues, paddling technique, safety and various equipment so you feel comfortable paddling on your own lake day trips. $20
Tuesday 4/12 7-9:00pm
Saturday 4/16 1-6pm Lake Moraine
Saturday 4/23 9am-6pm Cazenovia Lake


PEAK HIKE
Get out on one long dayhike at a peak in either the Southern Adirondacks or Catskills. Start early morning and get home that night. $20
Section A:
Wednesday 4/20 4:30-7pm
Saturday 4/23 all day

Section B:
Wednesday 3/30 4:30-7pm
Saturday 4/2 all day


PADDLE & HIKE
Split your time between land and water! Explore some of the most interesting spots in the Chenango Valley regardless of whether they’re wet or dry. You’ll learn more about your home here and leave feeling $15
Wednesdays 4:30-7pm, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

BACKPACK OVERNIGHT
This course is a great low-commitment introduction to backcountry living. Learn the basics of backpacking and camping then put them to practice during an overnight trip at Stoney Pond state forest – an amazing, nearby escape from Colgate. No previous experience needed. $20
Class 1: Wednesday 4/6 4:30-7pm
Class 2: Wednesday 4/13 4:30-7pm
Overnight: Saturday 4/16 – Sunday 4/17
 


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