Trip Resources Page

What to Expect:

  • Outdoor Adventure trips are designed for individuals with a variety of level of abilities from beginners to experts. Some trips may require previous experience. Previous swimming experience is recommended for water trips such as canoeing and stand up paddleboarding but is required for whitewater kayaking.
  • All participants must attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting (when applicable). For more technical trips, skills clinics may be required prior to the trip, for no additional charge.
  • All equipment will be provided for you; personal equipment may be used if approved by the trip leader.
  • Transportation will be provided for you unless stated otherwise.
  • Food is provided on all day and overnight trips, any allergies/dietary restrictions can be accommodated and should be communicated with the trip leader.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use are prohibited for the duration of the trip. Participants who violate these rules are subject to removal from the trip and transportation back to Duke will be at the participant’s expense.

Trip Cancellation Policies

Duke Outdoor Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip or clinic due to inclement weather, natural disasters, or extenuating circumstances. In the event a trip must be canceled, a full trip refund will be provided. 


A refund may be given if the following conditions are met:

  • The participant cancels before the registration deadline.


  • The participant’s empty spot is filled by another paid participant, prior to the registration deadline.

This was agreed to on the Trip Agreement Form signed during registration and payment of the trip.

Outdoor Adventures reserves the rights to not issue a refund at the discretion of program administrators.

Injury or Illness Refund & Transportation Policy

In the event, the participant becomes injured or becomes too ill to continue on the trip they will not receive a refund. In the event that they require specialized transport home (plane flight or bus), they will be responsible for those costs. 

Refund Procedure

The participant must contact Outdoor Adventure via email at

Packing Lists

For Day Trips that include Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, and Mountain Biking
For overnight trips not water based
For water based day trips that include: SUP, Canoe, Kayaking, Rafting, and Surfing
For overnight trips that are water based