Explore the outdoors in new and exciting ways. If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage for detailed instructions.
Program fees vary per activity, ranging from free to $200, as well as varying based on undergraduate or graduate student status. Most are within the free to $45 range. Complete details are available in the Wellness Portal.
Explore Central New York in the Fall, the perfect time for apple picking! Join us at Abbott Farms, a local orchard. Pick some apples, navigate the corn maze, take a wagon ride, fire the apple cannon, have your face painted and feed the farm animals.
Feeling adventurous? Join us for an overnight backpacking trip! Explore the natural beauty New York State has to offer while learning more about backpacking and responsible recreation in our natural spaces. With a variety of backpacking trips for all skill levels, you and your friends are sure to have a fun weekend in the Great Outdoors! Trips may vary.
Explore Central New York (CNY) scenery through our Day Hiking Series! You'll explore CNY forests, lakes, overlooks and more. With a variety of hiking trips for all skill levels, you and your friends are sure to have a great day of adventure! Trips may vary.
- Beaver Lake Nature Center
- Clark Reservation
- Green Lakes State Park
- Pratts Falls
- Morgan Hill State Forest
- Shackham and Spruce Ponds
- High Tor Blue Trail
- Mariposa State Forest
- Danby State Forest
Explore Central New York and experience the natural beauty of Highland Forest! Join us for a guided horseback ride and hike through the trails.
Explore the Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center at Drumlins Country Club. Join us for guided, moon-lit cross country skiing through the snow.
Explore the Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center at Drumlins Country Club. Join us for a guided, moon-lit hike through the snow.
Paddle along the Oswego River with us as we explore the famous locks along the canal! This trip takes us along the river’s beautiful coastline.
Explore Central New York with a trip to Greek Peak's Outdoor Adventure Center! On this trip, you'll be able to zip down the zip line and speed down the gravity-fed mountain coaster.
Take your climbing skills to new heights on an outdoor climbing trip! We offer a variety of climbing trips for all skill levels, and climbing equipment is provided. Whether you want to spend a day or a whole weekend climbing some cliffs, you're sure to have a great time! Trips may vary.
Explore Central New York and take the slopes of Labrador Mountain! Join us on Friday or Saturday nights for this six-week program where you can learn to ski or snowboard, or brush up on your current skills.
Participants register for the full six-week program and must select either Fridays or Saturdays. Register and view full details in the Wellness Portal. If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage for detailed instructions.
Join us for a day of whitewater rafting on Upstate New York’s famous Black River! On this trip, you'll enjoy three hours of professionally guided rafting and a full barbeque dinner after you come in from the water.
Outdoor Equipment Checkout
Want to go on an outdoor adventure on your own but don’t have all the equipment you need? Use ours! Syracuse University or SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) student I.D. holders and Barnes Center members 18 years of age or older can check out equipment for their next camping or backpacking trip. Check out tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, ground pads, head lamps and more! Located in the climbing wall area, come check out your equipment today!
Adventure Based Counseling Series
This free series is a hybrid of adventure-based activities and experiential processing fostering personal growth, while also building leadership and relationship skills, self-esteem, communication and more! Students who would like to share interest during times applications are not available may email the Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion team.