About Adirondack Trail Blazers 

Adirondack Trail Blazers was established in 2013 and is built around Cortland’s 65 years of tradition connecting students and faculty in the outdoors. The inaugural program in 2013 had eight participants, and has increased to over 40 participants annually.  We hope to continue to grow as a program to provide this experience to as many incoming students as possible.  History of the ATB program has shown that it's a great way to build relationships and meet new friends while gaining confidence prior to classes even starting.  An experience at Raquette Lake creates lifelong memories, which many of our current students and alumni talk about frequently.  


The 2019 Adirondack Trail Blazers program is for any incoming first-year or transfer student in the fall.  Students who transferred to Cortland in the spring of 2019 are also welcome to join since we do not offer a spring ATB program.  The seven-day program will run from Aug. 17-23, 2019, the week before classes begin for the semester.  

The program will begin on campus, then transition to one of our outdoor education facilities on Raquette Lake in the heart of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.   

The cost of the program is $410 and includes your camping equipment, food, room and transportation throughout the course. Financial assistance is available through the application process.  
Contact Info

You may contact the ATB Program Coordinator, Connor Cumisky, by phone at 607-753-5810 or email connor.cumisky@cortland.edu for more information.  

SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports Department
Attention: Adirondack Trail Blazers
Student Life Center, Room 1201
Cortland, NY 13045