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.  

SPRING 2018             
Program Date(s) Program Description Program Location Student Price List Price Register By
January 19 Skiing Winterplace $30 $55 January 17
January 26 Skiing Winterplace $30 $55 January 24
February 2 Skiing Winterplace $30 $55 January 31
February 3 Caving James Cave $30 $40 January 31
February 9 Skiing Winterplace $30 $55 February 7
February 10 Day Hike Rice Fields $10 $18 February 7
February 13 Backcountry Basics Outdoor Programs FREE FREE February 11
February 16 Skiing Winterplace $30 $55 February 14
February 17 Horseback Trail Ride Bedford $35 $50 February 14
February 18 Caving New River Cave $30 $40 February 14
February 22 Introduction to Mountain Biking Outdoor Programs FREE FREE February 21
February 24 Mountain Biking Pandapas Pond $30 $40 February 21
February 25 Adventures for Change TBD FREE FREE February 22
March 2-4 AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course Outdoor Programs $175 $325 February 14
March 15 Introduction to Mountain Biking Outdoor Programs FREE FREE March 14
March 17 Mountain Biking Carvins Cove $30 $40 March 14
March 17 Introduction to Climbing Anchors Outdoor Programs FREE FREE March 15
March 18 Caving Pig Hole Cave $30 $40 March 14
March 18 Adventures for Change TBD FREE FREE March 14
March 23-25 Backpacking St. Mary's Wilderness $45 $60 March 20
March 28 Backcountry Basics Outdoor Programs FREE FREE March 26
April 6 Sunrise Yoga Buffalo Mountain $10 $18 April 3
April 7 Rock Climbing Hidden Valley $30 $40 April 4
April 7 Canoeing James River $35 $50 April 4
April 8 Paddleboarding New River $30 $50 April 4
April 11 Sunrise Yoga Hay Rock $10 $18 April 8
April 12 Introduction to Mountain Biking Outdoor Programs FREE FREE April 11
April 14 Mountain Biking Pandapas Pond $30 $40 April 11
April 14 Day Hike Rock Castle Gorge $10 $18 April 11
April 15 Kayaking New River $35 $50 April 11
April 15 Adventures for Change TBD FREE FREE April 12
April 19 Sunrise Yoga Buffalo Mountain $10 $18 April 16
April 20-22 Backpacking Ramsey's Draft $45 $60 April 17
April 20-21 Skydiving Victoria $220 $275 April 17
April 22 Whitewater Rafting Lower New River $95 $115 April 19
April 22 Horseback Trail Ride Bedford $35 $50 April 17
April 24 Sunrise Yoga Hay Rock $10 $18 April 20
April 28 Rock Climbing Bozoo $30 $40 April 25
April 28 Paddleboarding New River $30 $50 April 25
April 29 Sunrise Yoga Buffalo Mountain $10 $18 April 25
May 7-20 Boundary Waters Canoe Expedition Minnesota: BWCAW $350 N/A March 14