Mission Statement

To enrich the physical, social and emotional well-being of campus and community members through annual programming which includes outdoor adventures through teams course activities, inclusive programming, summer camps, and other adventure-based programs.

Academic Based Program 

 A proposal sought to establish an experiential learning laboratory for RCPT students to serve community groups through adventure programming. The proposal was accepted and officially entitled Radford University Adventure Based Learning Experience. RU ABLE has served over 30,000 clients, implemented summer camps for local teens, established inclusive programming, managed RU Gone “Fishin” and conducted specialized training programs. RCPT students serve as the primary leaders facilitating a wide variety of campus and community groups. Students have the opportunity to work their way through the in-house certification process to obtain Student Lead Facilitator Status. These are paid positions where the student supervises other students and overseas programs. Student Lead Facilitators are also hired as full-time summer staff to run a variety of outdoor programs that include: challenge course programming, caving, rock climbing, canoeing, rafting, and fishing trips. RU ABLE continues to grow as program opportunities expand.