Trip and Program Schedule

The Adventure

Outdoor Program trips are geared toward the beginner and intermediate participant.  Each of our trips is all inclusive.  We provide equipment and instruction, as well as cover the cost of food and travel.  Our trips are designed with you in mind.  We focus on teaching skills that you want to learn, foster an enjoyable experience based on the expectations and discussions we have in our pre-trip meeting, and provide a supportive environment to facilitate the experience. 

Trips vary in length and more specific details will be discussed in your pre-trip meeting.  You should however, plan for a full day of adventure.  Trip locations are subject to change.

Trips leaving on Friday will leave as soon as possible.  During the pre-trip meeting a departure time will be agreed upon by the group to accommodate all participants class schedules.  

Payment Options

Outdoor Programs accepts cash, check, credit card, and RU Express.  You may also register for your adventure online by visiting our trip registration page.  If registering online, student discounted rates will be displayed at checkout.  You can also stop by the Outdoor Programs office located in the Recreation and Wellness Center 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday to pay for the trip.   

The costs listed below are the discounted rates for Radford University Students.  Student guests as well as faculty and staff are required to pay list price for programs.  If you have a question about list price, please call for details.  


Participants enrolled in a trip or clinic may transfer or withdraw with a full refund until 7 days (5 business days) prior to the program start date. Transfers or withdrawals within 7 days, but before 2 business days of the program's start date will only be issued a trip credit*.  Within two business days of the program start date all fees paid will be forfeited. 

Trips and clinics may be cancelled if minimum registration numbers are not obtained prior to the start date. In this case a full refund will be issued. If classes are cancelled by Radford University, or the university is closed due to inclement weather the program may be canceled and full refund will be granted.  However, this is not always the case; so please watch for correspondence from your Trip Leader.  All refunds will be issued via official check to the address on file with the university.  The only exception being employees of the university, employees will receive refund checks via direct deposit to the account on file.  

Before you Take your Adventure

All trips have a registration deadline and a mandatory pre-trip meeting. These meetings are arranged by the trip leaders and are typically scheduled a few days before the activity.  All pre-trip meetings will be held in the Outdoor Programs office (suite 106 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center).  In pre-trip meetings:

  • Trip logistics are discussed in detail
  • Paperwork is filled out
  • You will be introduced to your leaders and other participants on the trip

Certification requirements

American Mountain Guides Association and American Canoe Association certifications have prerequisites.  Please contact the Outdoor Programs office prior to registering and if you have any questions.  

Fall 2017          
Program Date(s) Program Description Program Location Student Price List Price Register By
August 26 ReNew the New River Clean Up New River FREE FREE TBD
September 2-4

American Canoe Association

Swift Water Rescue Course

TBD $150 $200 August 25
September 5 Meet the Outdoor Programs Staff SRWC Suite 106 FREE FREE N/A
September 5

Outdoor Nation

Campus Challenge 

September 8-10 Backpacking Mt. Rogers $45 $60 September 5
September 10 Adventures for Change TBD FREE FREE September 6
September 12 Intro to Mountain Biking SRWC Suite 106 FREE FREE September 11
September 16 Sunrise Yoga Hike Buffalo Mountain $15 $18 September 13
September 16 Stand Up Paddleboarding New River $35 $50 September 12
September 17 Caving Starnes Cavern $30 $40 September 12
September 23 Mountain Biking Pandapas Pond $30 $40 September 19
September 23 Horseback Riding Bedford  $35 $50 September 20
September 24 Rock Climbing Bozoo $30 $40 September 19
September 27 Intro to Rock Climbing SRWC Suite 106 FREE FREE September 26
September 30 Kayak Touring New River $35 $50 September 26
October 1 Whitewater Rafting Lower Gauley River $85 $105 September 26
October 7 Rock Climbing Bozoo  $30 $40 October 3
October 7 Alumni Adventures - Caving Pig Hole Cave $30 $40 October 2
October 7 Adventures for Change TBD FREE FREE October 3
October 8 Stand Up Paddleboarding New River $35 $50 October 3
October 8 Alumni Adventures - Day Hike  McAfee's Knob $15 $18 October 3
October 8 Alumni Adventures - Day Hike Kelly's Knob $15 $18 October 3
October 12-15 Backpacking Assateague Island $75 $110 October 4
October 20-21 Skydiving Victoria $220 $275 October 16
October 20-22 Women's Backpacking Tripple Crown (Dragons Tooth, Mcafee's Knob, Tinker Cliffs) $45 $60 October 17
October 22 Canoeing New River $35 $50 October 17
October 25 Adventures for Change TBD FREE FREE October 20
October 27-28 Rock Gym to Crag Climbing Wall and Hidden Valley $30 $45 October 23
October 28 Mountain Biking Carvins Cove $30 $40 October 24
October 29 Caving James Cave $30 $40 October 24
November 4 Horseback Riding Bedford $35 $50 October 31
November 5 Day Hike Channels $15 $18 October 31
November 10-12 Backpacking Ramsey's Draft $45 $60 November 7
November 11 Mountain Biking TBD $30 $40 November 7
November 12 Caving New River Cave $30 $40 November 7
December 1-3 American Mountain Guides Association Climbing Wall Instructor Course Climbing Wall $275 $325 November 17
December 2 Caving Tawney's Cave $30 $40 November 28
December 3 Day Hike Dragon's Tooth $15 $18 November 28