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Pre-Orientation Programs

SCOOP Rock & River


Some of you may have already experienced the many adventures that the outdoors  have to offer. Others of you may be waiting for the chance. Well here it is! Join us for rock climbing and whitewater rafting adventure! These trips are open to anyone whether you have had experience or not. Trips are guided by experienced, licensed guides and upper-class peer advisors. The trip includes rock-climbing instruction, a whitewater rafting trip, as well as an introduction to life at Skidmore. Hanging out under the stars around the campfire will provide the perfect setting for getting to know fellow incoming students and working on leadership skills.

bbraftingAlthough this program is open to beginners, it is for those who have a healthy sense of adventure, a respect for the outdoors and a desire to challenge themselves. We will be camping at Camp Fowler in Speculator, New York. Come and play with us in the Adirondacks!

Please do not forget to fill out all required forms to attend SCOOP, found on the SCOOP Homepage.

Packing Lists are all listed on the main SCOOP page under the program lists


RR group shot 2016

Rock & River sample Itinerary but, trust me it’s so much more…………..

Day 1: Sign in for your program at 12:30 Porter Plaza and depart for Camp Fowler at 1:15

  • Arrive at Camp Fowler around 3:00
  • Ice Breakers
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Surprise event
  • 10:00 Bonfire and S’mores

Day 2: 8am Breakfast                                                                                                                  

  • Groups are divided by novice, never ever climbed and experienced climbers and then ferried to a local quarry where they spend the day rock climbing
  • Chill’
  • Dinner
  • Sheldon Solomon talk
  • Bon fire/bonding

Day 3:

  • Breakfast
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • Chill

 Day 4:

  • Breakfast load buses back to Skid with your new friends!!!!!