6 Day Multi-Element
August 11th - 18th, 2017 | $465
Location: Local areas around Ithaca- mostly the Finger Lakes Trail, Beebe Lake, and various sites near campus
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.
Activities: possible activities include canoeing, low and high elements at the Hoffman Challenge Course, tree climbing, rock climbing, 2-3 days backpacking.
Day 0: Friday, August 11th: Trip participants arrive between 11:00AM and 1:00PM at Cornell, trip participants and their guides meet and begin to get to know each other, prepare their belongings for the trip and have a trip dinner (usually at one of the restaurants in Collegetown). Trip participants and their guides sleep on the Arts Quad.
Day 1: The trip is awoken bright and early and departs to the location of their first activity.
Day 6: All trips return to Ithaca for Camp-O-Rama, a closing ceremony and celebration of the Outdoor Odyssey trips. Trip participants clean their gear, share a meal with other trips, and get the chance to meet some of the ~200 other participants.
Move in Day: Friday, August 18th: Trip is shuttled back to Bartels Hall, where the participants return their rented gear as a group. Once all gear is returned, trip participants are free to register at Barton Hall and move into their dorms. Often times, guides will help their trip participants move in.
Physical Activity Level: This trip entails weight bearing backpacking for a few days, covering about 3-5 miles per day on rolling terrain. The other activities aren't particularly demanding, but all require energy and involve active participation.
Basecamping: yes for the non-backpacking portion of the trip
Access to showers: no