Trip and Program Schedule

The Adventure

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.  

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 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

Certification requirements

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.  

Spring 2019           
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