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FACEtime: Whitewater Kayaking

FACEtime facilitates face-to-face encounters that develop Friendships, a sense of Adventure, Connections with resources and meaningful Engagement.  FACEtime programs are run by RIT’s Outdoor Education department.

Whitewater Kayaking is an exciting and invigorating way to meet your classmates while learning about a truly unique adventure activity! Learn all the basics about whitewater kayaking beginning in the pool and progressing to actual whitewater rapids! This program consists of a pool session to learn the fundamentals followed by a weekend trip to Letchworth State Park, the “Grand Canyon” of the East. The Genesee River cascades over three spectacular waterfalls between cliffs as high as 600 feet in some places while also providing less intimidating entry-level whitewater rapids, perfect for those just learning the sport. Learn to control a whitewater kayak with the skills of a fighter pilot by day, relax next to a campfire with your new friends in the evening, and spend the nights in rustic cabins. Students must provide their own bedding (a sleeping bag is fine). Cabins are one room, have bunkbeds, electricity but no running water, and a nearby bath house with restrooms and showers. No experience is necessary but all participants should be able to swim and feel comfortable both on and in the water.

Program fee covers all meals, kayaks, necessary gear and equipment. Proof of health insurance required.

Participants should prepare to be fully immersed in water at any point. This program may not be conducive for consistent sign language interpreting.

*Please note: commuter students will be discounted the cost of early move in fees.

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