Event Details

Each semester a series of two or more adventure based trips are planned for the student body. The trips give the students the opportunity to partake in a variety of activities. These activities include backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, skydiving, caving, biking, and more!

A trip with outdoor pursuits will:

  • Make available an opportunity to develop new skills
  • Expand appreciation of the wilderness
  • Teach how to adapt to new and challenging situations
  • Offer a change from "the everyday" routine
  • Create opportunities to build relationships

Kayaking Discovery Course

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors.  This course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from paddling instructors.  They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), kayak and paddling equipment, giving you the insight on the best ways to set up your boat.  After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a kayak on a guided tour of Rennselear Lake in the Albany Pine Bush area.  No experience necessary! 
 
Date   09/27/2014
Ticket Price  $20 (Transportation Included)
Deadline  09/18/2014
Bus Departs   10:00 AM (From Collins Circle)
Bus Returns   1:30 PM (To Collins Circle)
Questions and Registration  Registration for this event is exclusively conducted at the Recreation Service Office (PE 110A).  All questions and registration can be addressed to  Outdoorpursuits@albany.edu


White Water Rafting

Rafting on the Hudson River Gorge is a full day of exhilarating exploration and adventure.  The Hudson River Gorge is rated one of the Top 10 white water rafting runs in America.  This is an all-inclusive trip with all equipment provided including a wetsuit, booties, NYS Licensed guide (your safety is our #1 concern), riverside lunch and unforgettable experience on the river, and a delicious dinner. 

Date   10/11/2014
Price   $63 (Transportation Included)
Deadline  10/11/2014
Bus Departs    6:00 AM (From Collins Circle)
Bus Returns   5:00 PM (To Collins Circle)
Questions and Registration   Registration for this event is exclusively conducted at the Recreation Service Office (PE 110A).  All questions and registration can be addressed to Outdoorpursuits@albany.edu