Trips & Clinics

The outdoor trips and clinics program offers a wide variety of land and water-based activities for the backcountry novice, the avid explorer, and everyone in between. Examples of our trips include rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, and more.

Our clinics offer students the opportunity to explore or enhance their skills in a wide array of topics including basic survival skills, backcountry cooking, wild edible plants, and Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.

Trip Registration: To get more information or to register for Outdoor Adventures trips please come in person to the Climbing Wall in Wilson Recreation Center or the Outpost Rental Center located in Card Gym. Full trip registration fee is due at the time of registration.

Trip Name Date Location Student Fee Faculty/Staff Fee
Mountain Biking Day Trip 9/14 Lake Crabtree $20 $30
Stand Up Paddleboarding 9/21 Jordan Lake $25 $35
Whitewater Kayaking Day Trip 10/4 Roanoke River (NC) $40 $50
Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing Trip 10/18 Pilot Mountain $40 $50
Backpacking Trip Planning Seminar 10/2 Wilson Classroom 20 $5 $10
River Canoeing Day Trip 10/19 Neuse River $30 $40
Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing Trip 11/22 Pilot Mountain $40 $50
Mountain Biking Day Trip 11/23 Lake Crabtree $20 $30
Winter Break Colorado River Canoeing 12/15-12/19 Arizona $395 (not including airfare) $395 (not including airfare)
Winter Break Ski/Snowboard at Snowshoe Mountain 12/31-1/4 Snowshoe Mountain (WV) $575 $625
Outdoor Cooking Seminar 2/5 K-Ville Lawn $10 $10
Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing Trip 2/14 Pilot Mountain $40 $50
Spring Break Expedition 3/7-3/13 TBA TBA TBA
Whitewater Kayaking Day Trip 4/4 Roanoke River (NC) $40 $50
Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing Trip 4/5 Pilot Mountain $40 $50
Stand Up Paddleboarding 4/12 Jordan Lake $25 $35
Intro to Surfing 4/18 Wrightville Beach, NC $45 $55
Summer Expedition 5/3-5/9 TBA TBA TBA

Customized Adventures
Looking for something to do with your friends? Want to explore the parks of the Triangle and surrounding areas? Contact the Outdoor Adventure program to set up your own customized trip! The trip will be planned to the specific wishes of each group. Let us customize your next adventure whether it’s rock climbing at Pilot Mountain, paddling a local lake or river, or building camaraderie with co-workers or classmates.

Examples of Trip Options

  • Rock Climbing at Pilot Mountain
  • Canoeing the Eno River
  • Standup Paddleboarding at  Jordan Lake
  • Mountain Biking at Lake Crabtree
  • Teambuilding Retreat – Picnic and Canoeing at Falls Lake

**Please Note: These are  examples of trips previously offered, we can adapt activity and location to suit your group. Contact us for example trip itineraries.

Minimum – 4 people
Maximum – 10 people (trip), 15 people (team building)

Pricing will vary, depending on size of the group, location of activity, length of the trip and number of meals provided.

For more information please contact:
Chris Hendricks

Fall 2014 Kayak Clinics – FREE

REGISTER TODAY!  Fall Kayak Clinics will be held at Brodie Pool every Monday from 8:00pm – 9:30pm. 

IMPORTANT: Kayak Clinics scheduled for October 6th and October 13th are CANCELLED. Sessions will be instructed as scheduled beginning October 20th.