Outdoor Adventure Trips - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Students participating in the HWS Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program gather for a group photo at Letchworth State Park.

Outdoor Adventure Trips

ORAP_2The HWS Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program (ORAP) offers opportunities for ice climbing, kayaking, backpacking and more throughout the spring semester. With new dates and programs announced, ORAP offers an inclusive and fun culture for students to learn, lead and participate in outdoor education and recreation activities.

“We have exciting events planned for this semester,” says Serena Bradt ’18, a member of the ORAP team. “I am looking forward to the adventures and experiences the upcoming trips will bring for those who choose to attend.”

Sign-ups for trips will be distributed via email a week prior to each trip. With limited space, registration and attendance to planning meetings before the trip are required. For additional information, please contact ORAP via email at orap@hws.edu

Upcoming trips include:

Feb. 16 – 17: Guided Ice Climbing Trip
Trip Fee: $20
Looking to get vertical this winter in the Adirondacks? It’s time to take on the adventure of ice climbing. Join ORAP for this guided excursion that’s for any ability level!

March 2: Twilight Pass to Bristol Mountain
Trip Fee: $30 for lift pass & rental
Do you like to downhill ski or snowboard? ORAP is looking for some friends to join them for an evening of fun at Bristol Mountain.

March 10: Day Hike at Taughannock Falls
No Fee
By now we hope the snow is beginning to melt and spring time adventures are upon us.  To get outside after a long winter season ORAP is planning a day hike to Taughannock Falls and we’d love for you to come along.

April 6: REEL ROCK 12
The Smith Opera House, Ticket Prices: $7
REEL ROCK Film Tour brings some of the best climbing and adventure films to live audiences throughout the world. HWS ORAP is bringing the event to the Smith Opera House. The event is open to the public.

April 20 – 21: Backpacking Trip to the Adirondacks
Trip Fee: $15
This trip is your last opportunity of the semester to explore the Adirondacks with HWS ORAP. The trip will consist of easy to intermediate hiking and tent camping. We hope you join in on the adventure.

April 28: Kayaking Day Trip
Trip Fee: $5
ORAP will lead a kayaking day trip near Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Whether you have kayaked much before, this will be a great way to get out on the water and see the wildlife.

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