Trips and Programs

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.  Spceific logistical 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.  
  • Our trips are open to non-student guests as well as faculty and staff. Individuals who are not enrolled at Radford University as a student must pay the list price when registering for a trip. All open enrolment trip participants must be at least 18 years of age or 16 with parental/ guardian consent. 
Fall 2022       
Program Date(s) Program Description Price Register By
August 17 - 21 Higher Ground $50 August 1
August 18-21 ECO LLC FREE August 1
August 27 ReNew the New River FREE N/A
August 30 Tubing FREE August 29
August 31 Tubing FREE August 30
September 1 Tubing FREE August 31
September 3 Standup Paddle Boarding $25 August 31
September 4 Caving $25 August 31
September 4 Mountain Biking $20 August 31
September 9-11 Backpacking $40 September 5
September 17 Adventures for Change FREE September 14
September 18 Hiking $5 September 14
September 18 Horseback Riding $35 September 14
September 23 Family Weekend Bike Tour FREE September 16
September 24 Family Weekend Kayaking $25 September 21
September 24 Family Weekend Day Hike $5 September 21
September 25 Family Weekend Rock Climbing $25 September 21
September 25 Family Weekend Caving $25 September 21
September 25 & October 1-2 SCUBA Diving Openwater Certification $200 September 20
October 2 Canoeing $25 September 28
October 6-9 Backpacking Assateague Island $75 September 28
October 15 Adventures for Change FREE October 12
October 16 Rock Climbing $25 October 12
October 21-22 Skydiving $220 October 17
October 22 Hiking $5 October 19
October 23 Mountain Biking $20 October 19
October 29-30 Backpacking $40 October 25
November 5 Horseback Riding $35 November 1
November 6 Hiking $5 November 2
November 12 Adventures for Change FREE November 9
November 13 Caving $25 November 9
November 13 Rock Climbing $25 November 9
December 1 Milkcrate Stacking  FREE N/A

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 once you have logged in to your Radford University account.  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.   


Participants enrolled in a trip or clinic may transfer or withdraw with a full refund if advanced notice is provided (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. 

*Trip credit- fees available on your Outdoor Programs account that you are able to use at a later date to register for a trip or rent equipment. 

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 a 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.