Credit Classes

Attention: CEO classes have become OUT

All Binghamton Outdoor Pursuits CEO classes have changed, and are now labeled as OUT in BuBrain. Please use this new OUT label to search for these classes for registration purposes.

Most of our credit classes involve some weekend meeting times and/or overnight experiences. Our courses are designed to introduce the learner to new environments and adventure activities. Courses that require extended time in the field or that are designed for those with more skill or a higher level of physical conditioning are noted. All courses require instructor permission so that students have the best understanding of the time, personal commitment involved and fitness level needed. Weight and ability to keep pace is also a determining factor for participation and safety. Outdoor activities and the lifestyle that accompanies them are not for everyone.

NOTE: Fees and drop/add deadlines associated with mini courses are subjected to earlier deadlines than those of full semester courses. University fees cannot be refunded after the first day of classes.

Registration and Enrollment Policies

 

Fall 2014 Classes

OUT 130 English Horsemanship I
OUT 131 English Horsemanship II
OUT 177 Hiking
OUT 250 Bicycling
OUT 252 White Water Kayaking
OUT 255 Backcountry Medicine
OUT 257 Canada Canoe

 

Spring 2014 CLASSES

CEO 122 Skiing/Snowboarding
CEO 130 English Horsemanship I
CEO 131 English Horsemanship II
CEO 176 Fly Fishing
CEO 177 Hiking / Snowshoeing
CEO 250 Bicycling
CEO 251 Canoeing
CEO 255 Back Country Medicine
CEO 260 Winter Camping

 

 

FALL 2014 CLASSES

OUT 130 English Horsemanship I

Section 1: Mondays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Section 2: Mondays, 4:30-7 p.m.
Section 3: Tuesdays, 12:10-2:40 p.m.
Section 4: Tuesdays, 2:50-5:20 p.m.
Section 5: Fridays, 10:50 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Section 6: Fridays, 1:30-4 p.m.
Instructor: Cailin Elliott, Syd Davis & Roni McAbee.

Call the South Wind Stables, 724-1003 with any questions.

For students with no riding experience. Weight is determining factor for participation and safety. Please note that to ensure horse and rider safety, we enforce a rider weight limit of 200 pounds. You must be in good physical condition to participate in the riding portion of the Horsemanship I course. The staff at South Wind Stables teaches the basic aspects of horsemanship including the ability to catch, halter, lead and move a horse around, as well as safely moving, in close proximity, to a horse on the ground. Elementary control at the walk, trot and canter, proper grooming and tacking-up techniques, parts of the horse, and tack and basic feeding needs are also covered. Goal is to make riding a safe and enjoyable experience. Additional fee includes instruction, facility usage and equipment -- everything but personal attire. Riding helmets are also provided. Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order. Transportation to and from the stable is available. A navy blue Chevy Traverse will be in front of Fine Arts building at the time course is scheduled to begin. Students may also elect to drive their personal car, but fees will not be prorated. Appropriate attire is expected for the first day of class: long pants, shirt with sleeves, and boots -- or shoes that tie and have heels. No hiking shoes or oversized shoes. Call the stable at (607) 724-1003 with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is held in a barn. You will get dirty. If you are at all squeamish about or allergic to animal smells, hair, manure, or dust or have any adverse fears, asthma or issues with cats, dogs or horses then this is not a course for you.

Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order.
South Wind Stables - $385

 

OUT 131 English Horsemanship II

Section 1: Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.
Section 2: Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m.
Instructor: Cailin Elliott & Roni McAbee
Call the South Wind Stables, 724-1003 with any questions.

For students who have passed English Horsemanship I or who have had prior riding experience. Weight is determining factor for participation and safety. Please note that to ensure horse and rider safety, we enforce a rider weight limit of 200 pounds. You must be in good physical condition. Horsemanship II is a continuation of Course I and emphasizes more advanced control of the horse. A $385 fee includes instruction, use of the horses, equipment and facility -- everything but personal attire. Riding helmets are also provided. Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order. Transportation to and from the stable is available. A navy blue Chevy Traverse will be in front of the Fine Arts at the time course is scheduled to begin. Students may also elect to drive their personal car, but fees will not be prorated. Appropriate attire is expected for the first day of class: long pants and boots or shoes that tie and have small heels. No hiking shoes or oversized shoes.
Call the stable at (607) 724-1003 with any questions.

Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order.
South Wind Stables - $385

 

OUT 177 Hiking

Section 1
Mondays, 1:10-4:10 p.m., September 8-October 13
Day Trips: Saturdays, September 20 & October 18; Sunday, October 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: John Greene

Section 2
Thursdays, 4:25-7:15 p.m., September 11-October 23
Day Trips: Sundays, September 21 & October 19; Saturday, October 11, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: Natalie Hughes

Section 3
Mondays, 1:10-4:10 p.m., October 20-November 24
Day Trips: Saturdays, November 1 & 15; Sunday, November 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: John Greene

Hiking is a great way to stay fit, reduce stress and experience the natural environment. This course uses an integrated presentation of wellness topics and physical activity to introduce the learner to the basic skills and techniques of day hiking. Class sessions are utilized to hike the trails of our campus and local county parks. Lecture topics will include backcountry nutrition, basic survival techniques and preparedness, wilderness ethic and wellness and environmental awareness. Expect to be outside every class session while changing the way you perceive exercise. Sturdy hiking boots or shoes are highly recommended. A synthetic underwear top and rain jacket are required.

This course includes three mandatory weekend day trips to put skills to practical use.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office - Rec Center, Room 10. Regional trails - $150

 

OUT 250 Bicycling

Mondays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., September 8-October 13
Day Trip: Saturdays, Oct. 4 & 11; Sunday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Zuber

This course is designed to introduce the rider to a diversity of recreational riding opportunities with special emphasis on mountain biking. Students will learn the basics of bicycle repair and maintenance. Riding techniques and skills (e.g. braking, signaling, gearing, weight transfer, single track riding) will start on campus and progress to trips throughout the area. This course uses an integrated presentation of wellness topics and physical activity to introduce the rider to the topics of conditioning, nutrition, training, safety and environmental impact. This course includes three mandatory mountain bike day rides. Bicycles are provided by Outdoor Pursuits for a fee.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office - Rec Center, Room 10.
$125 with your bike; $195 with bike provided; or $450 with a BOP bike purchase

 

OUT 252 White Water Kayaking

Sundays, noon-6 p.m., September 7, 14 & 28 and October 5
Day Trip: Sundays, September 21 & October 12, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pool Session: Saturday, October 18, 7-9 p.m. One pool session TBA
Instructor: Steve Busch

This course is an introduction to white water kayaking. Instruction focuses on paddling techniques and practices that enable an individual to successfully negotiate a class II & III white water river. A theme of water safety is central in assisting student development of critical thinking skills (river sense). Equipment selection and use, river reading, route finding, river etiquette and river rescue are all topics designed to assist student decision making. Development of intellectual and physical skills is enhanced through the use of both flat water and moving water settings, providing participants with realistic and consequential outcomes. Strong swimming ability is a must.

A white department van will be in front of the Rec Center at the time the course is scheduled to begin. Come to all class sessions prepared to get wet! Bring a bathing suit and towel. A mandatory weekend river trip is required to complete this course. Students must have a synthetic underwear top. Wet suits, boats, paddles, helmets, PFD's and transportation is provided.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office - Rec Center, Room 10.
Fee - $225

 

OUT 255 Backcountry Medicine

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., October 15-December 10
Certification Wkd: Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wkd Field Sessions: Two Sat. or Sun. Dates to be announced
Instructor: Kevin Hastings

This wilderness first aid course combines the theoretical with the experiential. The course is designed to teach skills and knowledge for safe and successful emergency care and rescue when definitive medical care is more than an hour away. Students will receive a 16-hour certification in wilderness first aid from a professional wilderness medicine association upon successful completion of the course. Special emphasis will be placed on leadership issues, accident prevention, group awareness and the dynamics of the environment. This course includes several mandatory weekend meeting times.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office - Rec Center, Room 10.
Fee - $325

 

OUT 257 Canada Canoe

This expedition course will take place Friday, August 15-Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Pre-Trip Meeting: Sunday, May 4, 3-5 p.m.
Instructors: Michael Zuber

This expedition is preceded by two days of canoe instruction, group preparation, planning and packing. We paddle and portage from lake to lake for nine days throughout the remote wilderness of Canada's Algonquin Provincial Park. Along the way students learn low-impact camping and travel techniques, backcountry cooking, and the natural history of the area. The overarching goal of this course is to broaden the understanding of self, others and the environment. This is a rugged course environment with daily challenges. Participants should be prepared for the physical and mental rigors of extended backcountry living, travel and work group development. There are no modern facilities provided on this trip (no flush toilets and no showers).

Additional course fee includes transportation, permits, most gear, equipment and food.

Must register and make payment in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center, Room 10. Please contact Michael Zuber in the Outdoor Pursuits office for details: mzuber@binghamton.edu
Fee - $475

 

SPRING 2014 CLASSES

CEO 122 Skiing/Snowboarding

Section 1 - Downhill Skiing
Section 2 - Snowboarding
Fridays, 2:20-10:00 p.m., January 31-March 7
The first Friday class is 1/31/14. Bus transportation is provided and will depart from the Rec Center parking Lot E at 2:30 p.m. Students may elect to drive their personal car, but fees will not be prorated.

Section 3 - Downhill Skiing
Section 4 - Snowboarding
Sundays, 11:50 a.m.-7:30 p.m., February 2-March 9
The first Sunday class is 2/2/14. Bus transportation is provided and will depart from the Rec Center parking Lot E at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) for Sunday class sessions. Students may elect to drive their personal car, but fees will not be prorated.

Learn and develop sound skills of downhill skiing or snowboarding as a lifetime leisure activity. Skill levels taught include beginners, intermediates, advanced, and expert in skiing. Each participant will select the appropriate level of instruction and be evaluated accordingly. Each class will consist of a specific lesson in addition to required time in the activity-based training area. An ample amount of practice time to work on skills and explore the many runs will be available. Snow pants and helmets are very highly recommended.

Fee must be paid directly to Greek Peak:
$362 with lift ticket, instruction and transportation
$438 with lift ticket, equipment rentals, instruction and transportation

A Greek Peak representative will be in the Rec Center Lobby from noon-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 to answer questions, collect registration forms and assist with payments if you have NOT already paid online.

Course description, syllabus and payment information can be found at:
http://www.greekpeak.net/groups--events/ski--ride/college-credit-programs.aspx

How to dress for a winter course:
http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html

Register through BuBrain

 

CEO 130 English Horsemanship I

Section 1: Mondays, 2:-4:30 p.m.
Section 2: Mondays, 4:30-7 p.m.
Section 3: Tuesdays, 12:10-2:40 p.m.
Section 4: Tuesdays, 2:50-5:20 p.m.
Section 5: Fridays, 10:50 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Section 6: Fridays, 1:30-4 p.m.
Instructor: Roni McAbee, Cailin Elliot & Syd Davis.
Call the South Wind Stables, (607) 724-1003 with any questions.

For students with no prior horsemanship or riding experience. Weight is determining factor for participation and safety in the riding portion of this course. Please note that to ensure horse and rider safety, we enforce a rider weight limit of 200 pounds. You must be in good physical condition. The staff at South Wind Stables teaches horse behavior, proper grooming and parts of the horse; basic tack and saddling techniques, as well as elementary riding basics at the walk and trot. Goal is to make working around horses and basic riding a safe and enjoyable experience. Additional fee includes instruction, facility usage and equipment -- everything but personal attire. Riding helmets are also provided. Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order. Transportation to and from the stable is available. A navy blue Chevy Traverse will be in front of Fine Arts building at the entrance nearest Couper Admin. Bldg. at the time course is scheduled to begin. Students may also elect to drive their personal car, but fees will not be prorated. Appropriate attire is mandatory for the first day of class: long pants, shirt with sleeves, and boots or shoes that tie and have 1-1.5" heels. No hiking shoes, oversized shoes, high heeled fashion shoes or boots, sneakers, sandals or flip-flops. No shorts or sweat pants, jewelry or scarves. Call the stable at (607) 724-1003 with any questions.

Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order.
South Wind Stables - $385

 

CEO 130 English Horsemanship II

Section 1: Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.
Section 2: Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m.
Instructor: Roni McAbee
Call the South Wind Stables, (607) 724-1003 with any questions.

For students who have passed English Horsemanship I or who have had prior riding experience. Weight is determining factor for participation and riding safety. Please note that to ensure horse and rider safety, we enforce a rider weight limit of 200 pounds. You must be in good physical condition. Horsemanship II is a continuation of Horsemanship I and emphasizes more advanced control of the horse. Fee includes instruction, use of the horses, equipment and facility -- everything but personal attire. Riding helmets are also provided. Transportation to and from the stable is available. A navy blue Chevy Traverse will be in front of Fine Arts building at the entrance nearest Couper Admin. Bldg. at the time course is scheduled to begin. Students may also elect to drive their personal car, but fees will not be prorated. Appropriate attire is expected for the first day of class: long pants and boots or shoes that tie and have small heels. No hiking shoes or oversized shoes.

Fee is payable to South Wind Stables and is due the first day of class by check, cash or money order.
South Wind Stables - $385

 

CEO 176 Fly Fishing

Fridays, 2:20-5:20 p.m., March 14-May 2
Fishing Trips: Sundays, March 30, April 27 and May 4
Instructor: Gary Romanic

Get hooked on the art of fly fishing. Learn the proper casting technique, field and stream safety, basic fly tying and entomology. Students will tie their own flies for the challenge of that first catch. A local expert shares years of experience to make this one of the richest classes ever. Immerse yourself in a sport that will last a lifetime. Fee includes rods, reels, waders, tying materials and transportation. Participants are responsible for obtaining a New York state fishing license. This course includes three mandatory weekend day trips to put skills to practical use.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center - Room 10.
Fee - $200.

 

CEO 177 Hiking / Snowshoeing

Section 1: Mondays, 1:10-4:10 p.m., February 3-March 10
Day Trips: Saturdays, February 15 and 22; Sunday, March 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: John Greene

Section 2: Fridays, 1:10-4:10 p.m., February 7-March 14
Day Trips: Sundays, February 16 and 23; Saturday, March 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Tartter

Section 3: Thursdays, 4:25-7:15 p.m., March 20-May 1
Day Trips: Saturday, April 5; Sundays, April 27 and May 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: Natalie Hughes

Section 3.1: Thursdays, 4:25-7:15 p.m., February 6-March 13
Day Trips: Saturdays, February 15 and March 15; Sunday, February 23 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: Kishan Zuber

Section 4: Mondays, 1:10-4:10 p.m., March 17-May 5
Day Trips: Sunday, April 6; Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: John Greene

Hiking and snowshoeing is a great way to stay fit, reduce stress and experience the natural environment. This course uses an integrated presentation of wellness topics and physical activity to introduce the learner to the basic skills and techniques of snowshoeing and day hiking. Class sessions are utilized to hike or snowshoe the trails of our campus and local county parks. Lecture topics will include backcountry nutrition, basic survival techniques and preparedness, wilderness ethic, wellness and environmental awareness. Expect to be outside every class session while changing the way you perceive exercise. There is a strict attendance policy. Synthetic long underwear and sturdy hiking boots needed for each outing.

How to dress for an experiential winter course:
http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html

This course includes three mandatory weekend day trips to put skills to practical use.

Must register and make payment in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center - Room 10.
Fee - $150

  

CEO 250 Bicycling

Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., March 19-April 30
Weekend Rides: Sunday, April 6; Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Zuber

This course is designed to introduce the rider to a diversity of recreational riding opportunities with special emphasis on mountain biking. Students will learn the basics of bicycle repair and maintenance. Riding techniques and skills (e.g. braking, signaling, gearing, weight transfer, single track riding) will start on campus and progress to trips throughout the area. This course uses an integrated presentation of wellness topics and physical activity to introduce the rider to the topics of conditioning, nutrition, training, safety and environmental impact. There is a strict attendance policy. This course includes three mandatory mountain bike day rides. Bicycles are provided by Outdoor Pursuits for a fee.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center - Room 10.

$125 with your bike
$195 with bike provided
$300 with a BOP bike purchase

 

CEO 251 Canoeing

Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., April 2-April 30
Day Trip: Sunday, April 27; Saturday, May 3, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pool Time: Wednesday, April 2, 3:30-5 p.m.
Instructor: Steve Busch

Learn to paddle the most versatile of watercraft, the open canoe. The canoe is rich in history and tradition. Successful handling of the craft requires a delicate balance of coordination and communication with a partner. American Canoe Association curriculum will be followed. Development of intellectual and physical skills is enhanced through the use of both flat water and moving water settings providing participants with realistic and consequential outcomes. Instruction begins with basic strokes, leans and rescues then progresses to moving water for performance of river maneuvers. After starting out in the East Gym pool, the class is a trip to appropriate rivers that will test new skills on class I-II moving water. Strong swimming ability is essential. There is a strict attendance policy. Come to all class sessions prepared to get wet! Bring a bathing suit and towel. Two mandatory weekend river trips are required to complete this course. Students must have a synthetic underwear top. Boats, paddles, PFD's, wet suits (if necessary) and transportation is provided.

Must register and make payment in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center - Room 10.
Fee - $225.

 

CEO 255 Backcountry Medicine

Fridays, 1:10-4:10 p.m., March 14-May 2
Certification Weekend: Saturday, March 22 - Sunday, March 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Weekend Field Sessions: TBA
Instructor: Kevin Hastings

This wilderness first aid course combines the theoretical with the experiential. The course is designed to teach skills and knowledge for safe and successful emergency care and rescue when definitive medical care is more than an hour away. Students will receive a 16-hour certification in wilderness first aid from a professional wilderness medicine association upon successful completion of the course. Special emphasis will be placed on leadership issues, accident prevention, group awareness and the dynamics of the environment. This course includes several mandatory weekend meeting times.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center - Room 10.
Fee - $325

 

CEO 260 Winter Camping

Thursdays, 4:25-7:15 p.m., February 6-March 13
Day Trip: Sunday, February 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Overnights: Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23
Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 9
Instructor: Michael Zuber & Eric Tartter

This course will introduce the participant to the special low-impact camping and travel techniques, equipment and clothing requirements for the winter environment. Activities will include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow shelter building. The topics of equipment selection and use, proper route and menu planning, and snow safety will be covered. Classroom sessions and outings prepare the student for two weekend overnight camping experiences. This activity can be physically demanding, but is designed to be within the capability of people in reasonably good condition and health. Students will learn to live in the out of doors in winter weather conditions, be required to carry a pack and snowshoe approximately 3-7 miles.

How to dress for a cold weather course:
http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html

Fee includes equipment, transportation, permits or trail fees. Students are responsible for purchasing their snacks, trail food and synthetic long underwear. Previous camping experience is beneficial, but not necessary. There is a strict attendance policy. Note three mandatory weekend class sessions.

Must register in person in the Outdoor Pursuits office, Rec Center - Room 10.
Fee - $200

Last Updated: 8/31/14