Skills Workshops

Our instructional workshops are short courses designed to teach beginner and intermediate skills in a variety of activities including backpacking, kayaking, climbing and more! All of our workshops are open to Duke community and they are a great opportunity to learn a new skill.


  • To get more information or to register for Outdoor Adventures trips please visit the MyRec online registration portal or visit the Climbing Wall in Wilson Recreation Center.
  • Full workshop fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Payments accepted include check, credit or FLEX.

More information about MyRec and instructions on how to create a profile can be found on our MyRec webpage. Additional questions can be directed to

Outdoor Skills Workshops

Ranging from backpacking to wilderness medicine, our Outdoor Skills workshops will provide you with a base level knowledge to start your own adventures.

Kayak Workshops - Workshop Details & Registration
Wilderness First Aid - Workshop Details & Registration
Backcountry Cooking - Workshop Details & Registration


Climbing Skills Workshops

Our climbing workshops cater to beginner to intermediate climbers, to build upon your skill set. With introductory courses designed for new climbers, to more advanced courses such as route setting or climbing technique we provide opportunities to take your climbing to the next level.

Belay Classes - Workshop Details & Registration
Fundamentals of Route-Setting - Workshop Details & Registration
Intro to Climbing - Workshop Details & Registration
Lead Climbing - Workshop Details & Registration
Women's Climb Nights - Workshop Details and Registration