We've reached Base Camp, the hub for our highly regarded Outdoor Education Program, which provides leadership opportunities for students as soon as their first year. After an intensive training program, these students lead trips and teach PE classes. Classes include backcountry cooking, basic survival, and even tree climbing. Colgate's location is perfect for outdoor activities for beginners to experts. Nearby is everything from hiking to kayaking to caving, and the six million-acre Adirondack Park is only a couple hours away. Did you know Colgate owns a yurt? It is on university property a few miles from campus, and it's available to rent for anyone looking to spend some time in the woods.