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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

Paddleboarding and Kayaking the Finger Lakes

Week 1: July 9-15, 2017

The registration period for this program has passed.
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Fully engage yourself physically and mentally as you navigate beautiful Cayuga Lake and other area waterways, enjoying nature and acquiring skills for propelling a kayak or a paddleboard.

You'll learn to load, launch, and land your kayak and to exit and enter it in open water. You'll practice stance, paddling technique, and turning on one of COE's new stand-up paddleboards.

With hands-on and focused small group instruction, Sarah Myers and her colleagues will ensure your success, whatever your starting level of experience. Join the fun and relax to the rhythm of the paddle! Sole requirement: to be a comfortable recreational swimmer. Equipment and transportation fee (in addition to program fee): $250.

Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers is a program coordinator at Cornell Outdoor Education. She is responsible for coordinating physical education classes in canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding; cross country and telemark skiing; and trail running. Myers also helps run Southern Tier Kayak Tours... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.