Trips

Backpacking

4 Day Backpacking in the Fingerlakes

August 13 - 18, 2017     $385

Description: The rolling hillsides and beautiful forests of the Finger Lakes Trail will be your backyard here at Cornell, and this trip is a great opportunity to begin exploring them! We will hike and camp for three nights on the trail while learning skills and enjoying the area. After an Odyssey trip in the Finger Lakes you'll be familiar with some of the special spots in the Ithaca area as well as the incoming students on your trip

6 Day Backpacking in the Catskills

August 11 - 18, 2017     $495

Description: Located two hours from both Cornell’s campus and New York City, the Catskills strike a balance between the more rolling hills of the Finger Lakes and the steeper, higher peaks of the Adirondacks.  Home to iconic rivers and landscapes, the 700,000 acres and over 300 miles of maintained trails of the Catskills will provide beautiful views and a unique backpacking experience.  At night you get a chance to sleep under starry skies and enjoy the silence that accompanies one of the best kept secrets in New York.

6 Day Backpacking in the Adirondacks

August 11 - 18, 2017     $495

Description: Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY. Often this trip goes to the High Peaks Wilderness Area or the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. The Adirondacks region is one of New York's greatest natural assets, preserved by state law to remain "forever wild." The area covers an impressive 6 million acres, 2.3 million of which are State Forest Preserve, the largest tract of wild land in the Northeast.

8 Day Backpacking in the Green Mountains

August 9 - 18, 2017     $585

Description: The most popular routes in the Greens feature rugged mountains, striking natural scenery, and quaint Vermont villages. Expect rolling hills, with periodic peak summits, and stunning views. At night you will see star-spattered skies. You may even get the chance to see Vermont wildlife, like a moose.

 

(NEW!) 8 Day Backpacking in the Adirondacks

 

August 9 - 18, 2017     $585

Description: Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY. Often this trip goes to the High Peaks Wilderness Area or the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. The Adirondacks region is one of New York's greatest natural assets, preserved by state law to remain "forever wild." The area covers an impressive 6 million acres, 2.3 million of which are State Forest Preserve, the largest tract of wild land in the Northeast.

 

(NEW!) 8 Day Backpacking in the Finger Lakes

 

August 9 - 18, 2017     $500

Description: The rolling hillsides and beautiful forests of the Finger Lakes Trail will be your backyard here at Cornell, and this trip is a great opportunity to begin exploring them! We will hike and camp for seven nights on the trail and pass through multiple of the parks and state forests in the area. After an Odyssey trip in the Finger Lakes you'll be familiar with some of the special spots in the Ithaca area as well as the incoming students on your trip.

 


Rock Climbing 

6 Day Rock Climbing and Backpacking in the Adirondacks 
 

August 11 - 18, 2017     $530

Description: Two of a good thing! Join us for a 3-4 days of backpacking in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and 2 days of rock-climbing outside. New to climbing? No problem - no experience required for this and for many participants it is their first time climbing. Enjoy delicious food, new friends, and fun adventures on this trip.

8 Day Rock Climbing and Backpacking in the Adirondacks

August 9 - 18, 2017     $610

Description: Two of a good thing! Join us for a 5-6 days of backpacking in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and 2 days of rock-climbing outside. New to climbing? No problem - no experience required for this and for many participants it is their first time climbing.

(NEW!) 4 Day Rock Climbing in the Adirondacks

 
 

August 13 -18, 2017     $415

Description: Interested in climbing? Join us for 3 days of outdoor rock-climbing! If you have never rock climbed before that is no problem - no experience is required for this trip. For many participants this is their first time climbing. We will teach you the basics of climbing technique, belaying and maybe building anchors. We will be climbing in Minnewaska State Park and camping nearby taking in some breathtaking views on our travels.

 

Bike Touring

6 Day Bike Touring

August 11 - 18, 2017     $465 (+ $50 bike rental)

Description: Explore the scenic roads that surround lake Cayuga and lake Seneca on our bike touring trip. This trip is a great chance for bikers of all experience levels to hit the roads and become familiar with the charming areas neighboring Cornell. You'll visit several different waterfalls, gorges, nature preserves, and lakes.

 

Canoeing

6 Day Canoeing in the Adirondacks

August 11 - 18, 2017     $530

Description: Most of the country traversed is wild, secluded, and quiet. In August the warm water, bright sun, and cool nights make for an unforgettable trip through spectacular landscapes. You will spend time on some of the most beautiful lakes in Adirondack Park. Expect awe-inspiring beauty, lake swimming, and the potential to see amazing Adirondack lake wildlife – like loons!

 

Farming

6 Day Farm Service and Backpacking

August 11 - 18, 2017     $300

Description: Give something back to the local Ithaca and Cornell farming community while getting a great introduction to the backpacking available in the Finger Lakes Region. This trip is the perfect way to combine interests in camping, volunteering, and agriculture. Guides will be in contact with farms in the area in order to set up volunteering opportunities. There will also be camping on Dilmun Hill, Cornell's student run organic vegetable farm.

 

Multi-Element

6 Day Multi-Element

August 11 - 18, 2017     $465

Description: Explore the Ithaca area through a variety of fun and diverse activities! Backpack through the Finger Lakes, canoe on Beebe Lake, rock climb on the largest rock wall east of the Mississippi and enjoy the high-flying activities of the Hoffman Challenge Course (just to name a few). You'll start your Cornell career with more unique experiences than many students have by graduation.

 

Service

4 Day Outdoor Service in the Fingerlakes

August 13 - 18, 2017     $100

Description: Soak up the great outdoors while getting acquainted with the beautiful Ithaca area. Give back to fellow hikers by working with your fellow trippers on a trail project, and enjoy backpacking on the awesome Finger Lakes Trail while forming lasting friendships!

 

Tree Climbing

4 Day Tree Climbing

August 13 - 18, 2017     $440

Description: Spend four days climbing the beautiful hardwoods of the northeast. You will learn to climb trees, move around inside them, go from tree to tree, zipline, and much more! You will enjoy views of the area from branches up to 80 feet up in the air! Experience all of this in a relaxed yet high-energy and exciting environment, while getting to know your fellow trippers and the Ithaca/Finger Lakes area that will be home during your stay at Cornell.

 

Trips for Transfers

4 Day Transfer Backpacking in the Fingerlakes

August 13 - 18, 2017     $385

Description: The rolling hillsides and beautiful forests of the Finger Lakes Trail will be your backyard here at Cornell, and this trip is a great opportunity to begin exploring them! On this trip specifically for incoming transfer students, we will hike and camp for three nights on the trail while learning skills and enjoying the area. After an Odyssey trip in the Finger Lakes you'll be familiar with some of the special spots in the Ithaca area as well as the incoming students on your trip.

 
6 Day Transfer Backpacking in the Adirondacks

August 11 - 18, 2017    $495

Description: Similar to the standard six-day backpacking trip, but exclusively for transfers! This trip will entail backpacking​ through the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY. Often this trip goes to the High Peaks Wilderness Area or the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area. The Adirondacks region is one of New York's greatest natural assets, preserved by state law to remain "forever wild." The area covers an impressive 6 million acres, 2.3 million of which are State Forest Preserve, the largest tract of wild land in the Northeast.​