Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Backpacking in the Finger Lakes - Section 3

Backpacking in the Finger Lakes - Section 3

Escape from campus to explore the glens, gorges, wooded hills, waterfalls, vistas and trails of the finger lakes region. Learn basic outdoor living skills, including hiking, navigation, equipment selection and use, camping, backcountry cooking, and safety. COE requires that students attend the first class meeting of their course because of the critical logistics, policy, liability, and safety information that will be covered. If you do not show up for the first class you lose your right to retain your spot on the roster, and we may enroll another student in your place. Students must attend all scheduled classes to receive credit for this course.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Sat Sep 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Class
Wed Sep 24 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Fri Sep 26 - Sat Sep 27 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Overnight
Wed Oct 1 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Fri Oct 3 - Sun Oct 5 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Overnight

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: None.
Course Fee:
FREE (credit students only)
$350.00 (non-credit students)
$385.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$435.00 (community)
This course is free for credit students with full attendance; otherwise the full course fee of $350.00 applies. Free courses are reserved for credit students until PE Registration day has ended, at which point non-credit participants may enroll. Non-credit participants will be billed the full tuition rate of $350.00.
More info
Drop Deadline:
Monday, September 1, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1610 (ID #10061)
Course Coordinator
Chris Leeming
(607) 255-6273

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, water bottle, personal camping gear. Many items available to rent. See detailed equipment list.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.