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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

This information pertains to a past summer program.

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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

The coordinator of paddling, trail running, and skiing programs for Cornell Outdoor Education, Sarah came back to her home state of New York in search of snow and pleasant summers after living in North Carolina for seven years. After acquiring... > 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 those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*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: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.