Trips

REGISTER TODAY!  FREE Summer Kayak Workshops will be held at Central Campus Pool once a month in June & July on Mondays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm beginning June 5.

Trips & Workshops: 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.

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. Full trip registration fee is due at the time of registration. Payments accepted include cash, check or FLEX.

Interested in one of our Fall Trips? Fill out our Fall 2017 Trips Interest Form!

Upcoming Trips

9/16/2017

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) combines elements of surfing and canoeing to create a new and fun way to play on the water. Join us as we explore the Eno River like you’ve never seen it before! We’ll spend the first part of the day teaching you the basics of paddling a SUP, and then the rest of the time will be spent paddling and enjoying the sunshine. Registration includes transportation, all equipment, instruction, and lunch.

9/23/2017

The US National Whitewater Center is home to over 30 miles of singletrack that meanders through preserved woodlands and along the Catawba River. The trails range from novice to advanced. Registration includes transportation, all equipment, instruction, and lunch.

9/23/2017

The US National Whitewater Center has more than just whitewater to offer. Spend the day choosing your own adventure! The day with start with whitewater rafting, then choose from a variety of activities including rock climbing, bouldering, ziplines, ropes courses, jumps, and SUP! Registration includes transportation, all equipment, instruction, activity pass, and lunch.

9/24/2017

Join Women’s Outdoor Adventures as we explore the Eno River like you’ve never seen it before! We’ll spend the first part of the day teaching you the basics of paddling a SUP, and then the rest of the time will be spent paddling and enjoying the sunshine. Registration includes transportation, all equipment, instruction, and lunch.

9/30/2017

Join Outdoor Adventures in the morning on National Public Lands Day and National Day of Service to participate in trailbuilding at Falls Lake. Then, spend the afternoon relaxing on the lake with Stand Up Paddle Boards and Canoes! Registration includes transportation, instruction, equipment, and lunch. 

10/01/2017

Head to the beach to learn how to surf with Outdoor Adventures! The beginning of the day will start with a 1.5-hour surf lesson with a surf instructor, then you will be set free to catch some waves and hang ten. Enjoy the sand, sun, and sea! Registration includes transportation, instruction, equipment, and lunch.

10/07/2017 to 10/10/2017

Join Outdoor Adventures for a lovely Fall backpacking trip. Enjoy the view of alpine-like peaks rising 5,000 feet above sea level and hope to catch a glimpse of wild ponies in the beautiful meadows. Intro to Backpacking Workshop will be offered before the course, but is not required to attend. Registration includes transportation, meals, equipment, and instruction. 

10/07/2017 to 10/10/2017

Start off Fall break by canoeing 2.5 miles out to Bear Island to camp for two nights. While on the island enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, long walks on the beach, and the variety of wildlife. Then head over to the Croatan National Forest to camp and canoe through the wetlands. Registration includes transportation, equipment, meals, instruction, and camping.

10/13/2017 to 10/14/2017

Learn to fly at the Outer Banks just like the Wright Brothers did! You will start off the day with ground school then head to the sand dunes where you get to go on 5 flights. Registration includes instruction, equipment, meals, camping, and transportation.

10/15/2017

On this rock climbing trip, you will have the opportunity to learn a multitude of new skills and apply them in an outdoor setting. Join us as we teach you the basics of outdoor climbing, lead climbing, building anchors, and more! Registration includes transportation, equipment, instruction, and lunch. Also included is a free Belay Skills Workshop or Intro to Climbing Technique and Movement at the Duke Climbing Wall prior to the trip!

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What to Expect

  • No experience is necessary to participate in Outdoor Adventure trips, we design our trips for any level of abilities from beginners to experts. Previous swimming experience is recommended for water trips such as canoeing and standup 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

Outdoor Programs reserves the right to cancel a program due to inclement weather, natural disasters, or extenuating circumstances. In the event a trip must be cancelled, a full trip refund will be provided.

Refunds

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

  • DAY TRIP: Cancellation happens 5 business days or more before pre-trip meeting date.
  • OVERNIGHT TRIP: Cancellation happens 10 business days or more before pre-trip meeting.

AND

  • The participant’s empty spot is filled by another paid participant, prior to the pre-trip meeting.

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