Syracuse UniversityRecreation Services


Outdoor Education

SU Outdoor Education provides outdoor recreation opportunities, services, and educational experiences for the University and local community. We offer outdoor adventure trips, teambuilding and challenge course programs, skill development trainings and workshops, special events and certification courses that provide students, faculty, staff and local community members an opportunity to find adventure with their peers, colleagues, and classmates, explore local, regional, national and international recreation opportunities, expand outdoor pursuits skills and build new or strengthen existing relationships, while promoting minimal impact practices and having fun!

We offer two main components: Outdoor Adventure Trips & Challenge Course / Teambuilding Programs

Click here to visit our YouTube channel and watch videos from some of our Outdoor Adventure Trips!


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Register and pay for trips online by credit card!

Looking to reserve space on one of our adventure trips for your group?

Group Reservation Instructions

Group Reservation Request Form

Outdoor Adventure Trips

Click on the links below to view specific program dates and details:
(if the link is not available, that means the trip is not currently accepting registrations)


Leadership Outdoor Orientation Program


Whitewater Rafting on the Black River


Apple Picking at Abbott Farms

Horseback Riding in Highland Forest



January - February

Six Week Ski and Snowboard Program at Toggenburg Mountain


Snow Tubing

Cross Country Skiing

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

Lake Placid Daytrip (Bobsled and Skeleton)

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in Highland Forest


Indoor Challenge Course Climbing - High Adventure!!

Cross Country Skiing


Hiking at Green Lakes State Park


Grand Canyon Backpacking and River Rafting Expedition
Contact Scott Catucci by email to discuss details:
Registration Deadline is April 15, 2018

Click here to watch a video made from one of our previous SU Grand Canyon Trips!

Outdoor Adventure Trip Registration Cancellation Policies:
- No refunds will be made within 5 business days of the "trip date" you have registered for without a documented medical excuse.
- Full refunds will be provided to those who provide a documented medical excuse (pro-rated refund for the six week ski / snowboard program based on how many program dates you have attended).
- Refunds requested prior to 5 business days before the "trip date" will be subject to a $5 cancellation fee.
- Trips can last for a couple of hours to an entire day, depending on the activity.
- All trips are weather dependent, but most go rain or shine.
- If you are interested in a program, it is always best to sign-up early, as most trips do sell out.

To sign-up for one of our Outdoor Adventure trips, visit our online registration site:

Outdoor Education Staff:

Scott Catucci
Associate Director

Syracuse University Outdoor Education
Department of Recreation Services
241 Archbold Gym
Syracuse, NY 13244

If you (or any of your group’s participants) believe that you need accommodations for any reason (food allergies, dietary restrictions, disability, etc.) please contact the Department of Recreation Services at least 5 business days in advance of the trip date so that we can do our best to meet your needs. Thank you!