Outdoor Programs

Experience the Adventure

The Department of Student Recreation and Wellness is home to the Outdoor Programs office.  Outdoor Programs offers a wide variety of outdoor and adventure based activities for Radford University students and the surrounding community.  Through the use of a "Full Value Contract", we place an emphasis on fulfilling the personal goals of the participants and creating an environment in which participants feel free to express themselves by establishing expectations for the group as a whole. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves to a level that they feel comfortable with; this is meant to encourage personal growth while providing emotional support through "Challenge by Choice" environment.

Our mission is to provide outdoor adventures, promote healthy self-discovery, and unlock student leadership potential.  We accomplish this by providing challenging and fun outdoor experiences which enhance one's personal growth and skills while emphasizing a respect and awareness of our natural resources. 

Experience the Adventure

Outdoor Programs provides the following resources to students, faculty, and staff of Radford University allowing for exploration of the outdoor recreational opportunities in the surrounding New River Valley.

  • Adventure Trips
  • Rental Equipment
  • Service Trips
  • Certification Courses
  • Instructional Clinics
  • Climbing Wall Programming
  • Outdoor Recreation Resource Center
  • Leadership Development Program