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Pre-Orientation Programs

Skidmore College Outdoor Orientation Program (SCOOP)

 First day of Pre-Orientation Schedule: If you are registered for one of the wilderness programs and are in need of gear there is a local Eastern Mountain Sport shop in Saratoga that rents backpacks and such for a very low price.

Peer Advisor schedule 2016

Meet your Peer Advisors

Packing List for High Peaks Backpacking (Wilderness, Lake Placid)

Packing List for High Peaks Adventure(Lodging, Lake Placid)

Packing List for Rock & River and H2O (Tenting, Camp Fowler)

Packing List for NAHUNA and Adventure Challenge (Lodging, Camp Fowler)

About SCOOP

SCOOP is an optional program that precedes the mandatory New Student Orientation. It designed to offer new students the opportunity to meet fellow first-year classmates and upper class student advisors while spending quality time in the majestic Adirondack Mountains.  The program offers a wonderful beginning to the first-year student experience at Skidmore College. We offer a unique and exciting dimension to your first days as a Skidmore student, an experience which will be especially enjoyable and rewarding.

 Pre-Orientation Checklist

How to Register: If a program says its full and you desperately want that program, call me! I will TRY to accomodate you. Mary Ann Toia 518-580-8338

Registration opens on June 1st at noon EST and closes on July 15th.

Please read the following information before you attempt to register for Pre-Orientation.

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General Instructions

You will register for Pre-Orientation as a summer class, and your Skidmore account will be billed directly. You will need your student username and password and the CRN# of the program in which you wish to participate.

Required Forms:

All forms are required to participate on any of the SCOOP programs

  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver
  3. Skidmore Code of Conduct
  4. Dietary Restrictions

Please submit these by scanning (if you do take a picture and send it please test it on your computer first to make sure it is clear and legible) and email to preorientation@skidmore.edu or send via snail-mail to Skidmore College Attn: SCOOP Case 309, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Once you have registered you can expect to hear from our Pre-Orientation Coordinator towards the middle to end of July regarding specifics. 

 

MEET THE PEER ADVISORS


 

All SCOOP programs take place off-campus in the Adirondacks!

Cost

SCOOP Paddles & Paths (lodging)
CRN#

This trip has everyone experiences a day of hiking and a day of canoeing or a combination of both in and on the beautiful Adirondack mountains and waterways. You will stay at Camp Fowler in a cabin with bunks, you will need a sleeping bag and pillow. 

$500

SCOOP Hiking (backpacking)
CRN#
Wilderness Hiking and backpacking covering aprrox. 20 miles in four days in the Adirondacks, you will begin and end your journey at our Camp Fowler base camp.
Tents and meals provided.

$500

SCOOP Hiking and Canoing Combo (backpack & canoe camping)
CRN#

Hiking, canoeing and backpacking in the northern Adirondacks. The ultimate combo trip covers roughly six miles of hiking and plenty of waterways. You will begin and end your journey at Camp Fowler base camp.
Tents and meals provided.

$500

SCOOP Canoeing (Canoe camping) 
CRN #

Spend the days paddling the Adirondack waterways and set camp at a different site each night. You will begin and end your journey at Camp Fowler base camp. Tents and meals provided. (please see packing list)

$500

SCOOP H2O  (tenting at Camp Fowler) 
CRN#
Water, Water and more Water! Lazy river tubing down the Hudson, whitewater rafting, swimming, canoing and/or sailing on Speculator Lake. You will be spending your nights at Camp Fowler in a lean-to as well as tents.( you will need a sleeping bag & pillow) tents provided.

$500

SCOOP Rock and River (tenting at Camp Fowler)
CRN#

Go rock-climbing with experienced guides and white water rafting down the Hudson River. You will be spending your nights at Camp Fowler in a lean-to as well as tents (you will need a sleeping bag and pillow) tents provided.

$500

SCOOP Adventure Challenge (lodging) 
CRN# 
Experience ropes courses as well as kayaking, canoeing and swimming in the private beautiful Speculator Lake as well as white water rafting. You will be spending your nights at Camp Fowler in cabins with bunks, (you will need a sleeping bag and pillow) tents provided.

$500

SCOOP NAHUNA (Nature Human Nature) (lodging)  
CRN#
Yoga/meditation sample experiences. We will explore the nature within us, and the spirit in human nature. We will experience yoga, white-water rafting, hiking and more yoga!! You will be spending your nights at Camp Fowler in cabins with bunks, you will need a sleeping bag and pillow.

$500 

SCOOP High Peaks Hybrid (lodging)  
CRN #
Stay in Lake Placid home of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympics. You will feel the rush of adrenaline as you try mountain biking actually on a mountain with an experienced guide of course, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and go to the top of the 120 meter ski jump tower and ice-skate the Olympic rink.
You will be staying at Lake Placid Cyclery, bed and linens provided.

$500

SCOOP High Peaks Backpacking (backpacking)
CRN#
Spend your first night with the high peaks adventure group and try your hand at mountain biking with licensed experienced guides. You will set off early for a 2 night backpack in the Adirondack High Peaks.
Tents and meals provided

 $500
 
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