To minimize health and safety risks to Duke students, faculty, staff and the larger community, Duke Recreation & Physical Education facilities have temporarily closed. Communication regarding future hours of operation and programming will be provided on our website and social media platforms (@dukerec).
The outdoor trips and workshops 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.
Outdoor Trips are open to all students and faculty/staff. We offer many outdoor activities including stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, camping and hiking. No experience is necessary!
The mission of Duke Adaptive Climbing is to provide rock climbing opportunities to individuals with disabilities in the triangle area. Opportunities to learn to rock climb are available to ambulatory and non-ambulatory teens, adults and children ages 6 and up. Duke Adaptive Climbing is a volunteer driven program that works to create a welcoming and fully inclusive environment to learn the sport of rock climbing.
The Outdoor Adventures Leadership Development Program is designed to teach Duke Students fundamental leadership skills through unique and inspiring wilderness experiences. This is a year-long program for a team of 5-10 Duke University students to develop as strong leaders through a series of classroom and experienced based trainings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
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.