Outdoor Programs


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.


To provide outdoor adventures, promote healthy self-discovery, and unlock student leadership potential.


To provide challenging and fun outdoor experiences which enhances one's personal growth and skills while emphasizing a respect and awareness of our natural resources. 

Experience the Adventure

Outdoor Programs provides adventures allowing students to explore the outdoor recreational opportunities in the surrounding New River Valley to include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Skydiving
  • Scuba Diving
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Various clinics and certification programs.

The Outdoor Programs office also hosts an outdoor equipment rental facility and trip planning advice center (check out our interactive trip planning map).  To register for a trip, stop by the Outdoor Programs office, call us during normal hours of operation, or click here to register online.  

The Climbing Wall is located in Peters Hall. This facility is open daily and is free to Radford University students and all equipment is provided. Various clinics are hosted here including: intro to climbing, belaying 101, intro to lead climbing, and the fundamentals of climbing movement.