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PE 1671: Recreational Canoeing

Canoeing on a lake

This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of canoeing in a relaxed environment. Appreciate being outside for class as you explore Beebe Lake and other Finger Lakes area waterways. Meet new friends, learn new skills, and experience nature all while you keep active. 

Course FeeStudents: $215
Community: $245
CU Faculty/Staff: $230
Fee Notes

All paddling equipment included in fee.

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 

AttendanceFirst class is mandatory.
Students can miss one class and still receive PE credit.
PrerequisitesRecreational Swimmer
Drop DeadlineAugust 26th
EnrollmentEnroll through Student Center or by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or
Section 1 Schedule 
Tuesday8/27/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Thursday8/29/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Tuesday9/3/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Thursday9/5/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Tuesday9/10/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Thursday9/12/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Section 2 Schedule 
Monday8/26/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday8/28/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday9/4/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Monday9/9/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Wednesday9/11/244:45pm to 7:45pm
Monday9/16/244:45pm to 7:45pm

How to dress and what to bring to be prepared for class:

  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, you will get wet at least to your knees launching and landing boats (water shoes, old sneakers, or rubber boots work great. flip flips or shores without a secure fit and heal strap do not work well). For safety reasons you can not be barefoot at these times.
  • Dress for the weather. Class will be held outside even if it is raining. Rain jackets and layers to keep you warm are recommended. If water and air temperatures are low, your instructors will talk to you about wearing a wetsuit (no extra fee). 
  • I always have an extra pair of cloths and a towel in my bag (can be left in the van) incase I fall in get rained on or get cold. 
  • Sun glasses, brimmed hat, sunscreen. The sun’s reflection off the water can be intense.
  • Water bottle & snack