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Outdoor Adventure Trips: Whitewater Rafting Available Throughout September
The Department of Recreation Services is offering a series of whitewater rafting trips throughout September to the Black River in Watertown. Trips are available: Saturday, Sept. 9; Saturday, Sept. 16; Sunday, Sept. 17; and Saturday, Sept. 23; from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. The yellow school bus will depart from SU’s College Place (in front of Sims Hall) at 10:30 a.m. and depart from Watertown at 5 p.m.
The cost of the trip for SU/ESF undergraduate students is $30, and $80 for all other SU/ESF ID card holders. This price includes transportation, equipment needed during rafting, three hours on the water, a snack and a full barbecue dinner after the trip. Participants must print, read, sign and drop off a waiver to the Department of Recreation Services, 241 Archbold Gym, no later than the Thursday before each trip date. To register, go to the Recreation Services website and under outdoor adventure trips click the arrow next to “whitewater rafting,” then “add to cart” under your desired date of attendance and follow the prompts.
“I first went whitewater rafting my freshman year as part of the Outdoor Pursuits Learning Community. At first, I didn’t know what to expect, but when we got to the Black River, the guides from Adirondack River Outfitters taught us everything we needed to know in a matter of minutes” says Christina Vosnak ’19. “Since my freshman year, I’ve been whitewater rafting two more times and I hope to go a few more with SU Rec Services before I graduate. The experience is unique and unforgettable and I’m so happy that Syracuse offers trips like these for students to enjoy!”
Daniel B. McMurray ’20 says “Whitewater rafting through the SU recreation department has allowed many students, myself included, to explore a new environment and take healthy, safe risks allowing for personal growth. Through sharing the unique experience of rafting with friends and people I had never met until the trip, I was able to both make new friends and grow closer with old friends. Every time I go down the Black River, I’m in for a new, unique opportunity and I truly enjoy it every time.”