College's Proximity to Great Outdoors Obvious in Kayaking Expeditions

Published 08.27.2012

Student News

Students access the river near Canfield Island.Enjoying the wide-open waterwayAmong those enjoying the evening session was Dustin C. Bailey, of Petersburg, enrolled in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.Helping hands aid a sure-footed adventurer in her walk across a row of kayaks.Kyle Vollers, of Far Hills, N.J., majoring in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration; and Laura A. Myers, a dental hygiene student from Souderton, relax after the semester's first week of classes.About 40 Penn College students participated in Saturday's third annual Kayaking Short Course, sponsored by the Student Activities Office. For a reasonable $10 fee – with lunch included – participants got equipment and instruction led by Kevin O'Shea and two colleagues from Country Ski and Sports in Montoursville. Students entered the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at the Lester L. Greevy Sr. boat launch in Loyalsock Township, with four-hour sessions that began at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Photos by Troy L. Confer, a pre-surgical technology major from Watsontown