I am really interested in outdoor sports such as climbing and hiking. There are tons of options near New Paltz. Are the students involved in these types of activities? Are there clubs on campus for these activities?

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There are lots of ways you can pursue your love of outdoor activities at SUNY New Paltz. For example, there is a First-Year Outdoor Trip Program that allows students to get to know each other before starting classes. You can decide to participate as a first year, or even consider staffing the trip as an upperclassmen.

SUNY New Paltz also has a group called Outdoor Pursuit. Some of the activities they are coordinating in Fall 2014 include day trips, Costa Rica Spring Break tour, a semester bike share program, and an Adirondack Intersession Outdoor Trip.

There is also the Outing Club, where students participate in activities such as rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, camping, rafting, skiing, and more.

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