Outdoor Odyssey

Outdoor Odyssey is a prefreshman orientation program hosted by Cornell Outdoor Education...

Odyssey empowers individuals through outdoors experience, appreciation, and education. Our mission is to provide incoming Cornell students with pre-orientation trips that will serve as a fun and meaningful transition to life at Cornell. We offer a variety of trips, from backpacking to canoeing to rock climbing (and more) every August! Our community of Odyssey guides are outdoor enthusiasts trained in technical and interpersonal skills to keep trips safe, fun, and fulfilling. Environmental conservation and leave-no-trace practices are at the core of Odyssey's outdoor purpose, to keep our natural areas protected for future generations and trips to enjoy. A completely student-run organization, Odyssey strives to realize founder David Moriah's vision: "I would found an oasis of madness in a pompous academic institution that takes itself far too seriously."