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PE Ice fishing with Ray from Collis!

There are a wide variety of PE courses that you can take advantage of each term. Listings are below.


Please read these policies. You are responsible for being aware of all of this.

  • There are fees associated with almost all DOC/OPO PE classes. They are noted in the descriptions, although not listed on the BannerStudent sign up page. We will not excuse the fee simply because you were unaware of it.
  • We cannot offer refunds after the add/drop period except for documented medical reasons, or documented family emergencies.
  • Financial Aid is available to DOC members. See Financial Aid Page for more information.



For more information regarding Outdoor Programs physical education offerings, contact Morgan Haas at (603) 646-2427.  Financial aid may be available to qualified students for Outdoor Programs Courses. Stop by Robinson Hall or contact Morgan Haas for more information. 
If a DOC course is full on banner, contact Morgan Haas at (603) 646-2427 
with the course title and a request to be waitlisted.

 SOLO Wilderness First Aid Class
February 4th -5th
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM - Saturday + 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Sunday
Cost: $210
Max Enrollment: 35

Quebec Mountain Adventure
Dates: Spring Break - March 16th to 25th
Instructor: Brian Kunz
Cost: $550 or DOC Student Members - $500
Max Enrollment: 12
Description: Discover the remote Groulx Mountains of NE Quebec on skis and snowshoes. Explore the culture of Quebec both in its cities and villages as well as its immense backcountry. See the northern lights, open summits, caribou, wolf, and ptarmigan. Camp in huts and tents, build snow shelters, gain skills in orienteering, and learn to backcountry ski.

Ice Fishing
Dates: Feb. 13th and 15th from 2-4 PM // Fishing Day - Feb. 18th with backup day - Feb. 25th
Instructor: Ray Crosby
Cost: $90
Max Enrollment: 12
Description: Learn techniques and tricks - everything you need to know about this great northern tradition! You'll spend two indoor classes in Robinson Hall learning theory and technique and then you'll head out on Saturday to experience fishing for VERY hungry fish.

DOC Cabin Overnight Course
Description: Spend two nights in a beautiful DOC cabin learning how to use a wood stove, cook delicious meals, use an outdoor privy and live primitively. Spend your days snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and exploring the woods and trails of the White Mountains. No experience necessary. Gear rental is included in the price of the course. Course leaves Friday night and returns to campus by midday Sunday.

Section 01:
Date: Feb. 17-19
Instructor: Anna Ellis
Cost: $165
Max Enrollment: 10

Section 02:
Date: Jan. 27 - 29
Instructors: Daniel Jackson & Abby Reynolds
Cost: $165
Max Enrollment: 10

Kayak Rolling
Description: Learn how to roll a kayak in the swimming pool. This is an important skill for whitewater kayakers and is essential for participating in Ledyard's Spring Trip. These qualified instructors will teach you everything you need to know to get "combat ready." No experience necessary.

Section 1:
Tuesdays - 8:00 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $110
Instructors: Isaac Green & Robert Livaudais
Max Enrollment: 10

Section 2:
Thursdays - 8:00 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $110
Instructors: Chachi Riesco & Greyson Cohen
Max Enrollment: 10

Winter Wilderness Awareness and Survival Skills
Dates: Jan. 18th from 6-8 PM // Friday, Jan. 20th at 6:00 PM to Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 6:00 PM
Instructor: Mark Kutolowski
Cost: $25

Nordic (Cross-Country) Skiing Classes
Cost: $250
All classes start the week of Jan. 16th except for Friday classes which start on January 13th. Class meetings on Carnival Saturday will not be held, and make-ups will be held after.
All classes meet in the back of Robinson Hall and board a bus to Oak Hill, Dartmouth's NCAA-level groomed Nordic Ski facility, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. Once there, you will be outfitted for gear and start your instruction on the perfectly flat stadium with our courteous and professional instructors. Once ready, you'll begin exploring the beautiful network of trails in the woods of Oak Hill. Includes lessons, season trail pass, equipment rental, some winter clothing available for using during class period.

Section 01: Tuesdays 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Section 02: Thursdays 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Section 03: Fridays 2:00 - 5:00 PM
(All above classes are 7 sessions. Limit 14 people.)
Section 04: 5 Saturdays, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Limit 14 people.
Section 05: 5 Saturdays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Limit 14 people.

Section 06: Fridays 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Winter Hiking I
Sundays - January 15, 22, & 29 - 8 AM - 4 PM
Instructor: Anna Ellis
Cost: $170
Description: Enjoy three full days of hiking some classic mountains in the beautiful New England Winter. Expect to see beautiful winter views at the top of moderate hikes. No experience necessary, but should have a decent basis of physical fitness.

Winter Hiking II
Saturdays - January 14 & 28 - 8AM to 4PM
Instructor: Robert Wright
Cost: $110
Description: Enjoy two full days of hiking some classic mountains in the beautiful New England Winter. Expect to see beautiful winter views at the top of moderate hikes. No experience necessary.

Winter Hiking III
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Instructor: Helena Caswell
Cost: $110
Description: Enjoy the afternoons exploring local hikes throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Expect to see beautiful winter views at the top of easy to moderate hikes. No experience necessary. Microspikes or snowshoes provided.


Last Updated: 1/5/17