REGISTER TODAY!  FREE Spring Kayak Workshops will be held at Brodie Pool every Monday from 8:00pm – 9:30pm beginning January 30.

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.

Upcoming Trips

4/01/2017 to 4/02/2017

Description: Canoe 2.5 miles out to Bear Island and camp overnight. While on the island enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, long walks on the beach, and the variety of wildlife. Experience wilderness beach camping!

4/07/2017 to 4/08/2017

Description: Come with us to camp, paddle board, make s’mores, and participate in a trail project all while learning about environmental wellness at beautiful Falls Lake! All skill and experience levels welcome and encouraged. Lowered cost thanks to the Penny Pilgrim Women’s Leadership Grant.


Get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, see wildlife, and view wildflowers on the trail at Umstead State Park.


Description: If you love excitement, challenge, and adventure, this is the trip for you! Take advantage of the warm weather and crisp whitewater rapids as we venture to the Haw River for a day of fun and thrill. All experience levels are welcome, and participants must attend one Kayak Skills Workshop prior to the trip.

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.


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.


  • 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.