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|
|January 27||Skiing||Winterplace||$30||$55||January 24|
|February 1||Skiing||Winterplace||$30||$55||January 30|
|February 2||Caving||James Cave||$30||$40||January 30|
|February 3||Skiing||Winterplace||$30||$55||January 31|
|February 3, 10, 17, 24||Open Water SCUBA Diving Certification||Blacksburg Aquatics Center||$220||$275||January 30|
|February 8||Skiing||Winterplace||$30||$55||February 6|
|February 9||Day Hike||Cascades||$10||$18||February 6|
|February 10||Skiing||Winterplace||$30||$55||February 7|
|March 2||Caving||New River Cave||$30||$40||March 27|
|March 2||Adventures For Change Service Trip||TBD||FREE||FREE||March 27|
|March 9 - 17||Expedition Trip||TBD||$325||N/A||February 20|
|March 23||Sunset Yoga||Buffalo Mountain||$10||$18||March 20|
|March 24||Mountain Biking||Pandapas Pond||$30||$40||March 20|
|March 24||Horseback Riding||Bedford||$35||$50||March 20|
|March 30||Paddle Boarding||New River||$30||$50||March 27|
|March 30||Day Hike||Tinker Cliffs||$10||$18||March 27|
|March 31||Rock Climbing||Bozoo||$30||$40||March 27|
|April 5-7||Adventures For Change Overnight Service Trip||TBD||FREE||FREE||April 2|
|April 13||Mountain Biking||Pandaps Pond||$30||$40||April 10|
|April 14||Kayaking||New River||$30||$50||April 10|
|April 14||Rock Climbing||Bozoo||$30||$40||April 10|
|April 14||Adventures For Change Service Trip||TBD||FREE||FREE||April 10|
|April 19-21||Backpacking||Virginia's Highlands||$45||$60||April 16|
|April 20||Sunrise Yoga||Buffalo Mountain||$10||$18||April 17|
|April 20||Horseback Riding||Bedford||$35||$50||April 18|
|April 21||Paddle Boarding||New River||$30||$50||April 17|
|April 26-27||Skydiving||Victoria||$220||$275||April 23|
|April 27||Canoeing||New River||$30||$50||April 23|
|April 28||Day Hike||Kelly's Knob||$10||$18||April 24|
|April 28||Rock Climbing||Bozoo||$30||$45||April 24|
|May 4||Paddle Board Yoga||Claytor Lake||$10||$18||May 1|
|May 4-5||ACA Swift Water Rescue Course Level 3-4||TBD||$120||$200||April 30|
|May 17-19||AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course||Climbing Wall||$120||$325||May 2|