Trip and Program Schedule
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.
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
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.
|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|
American Canoe Association
Swift Water Rescue Course
|September 5||Meet the Outdoor Programs Staff||SRWC Suite 106||FREE||FREE||N/A|
|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|