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. 
Spring 2019         
Program Date(s) Program Description Student Price List Price Register By
August 31 Renew the New FREE FREE August 29
September 7 Rock Climbing $30 $50 September 4
September 7 Day Hike $10 $20 September 5
September 8 Paddle Boarding $35 $55 September 4
September 14 Mountain Biking $30 $50 September 11
September 14 Sunset YOGA $10 $20 September 12
September 15 Adventures for Change FREE FREE September 12
September 21 Sit-on-top Kayaking $35 $55 September 18
September 21 Day Hike $10 $20 September 19
September 22 Paddle Boarding $35 $55 September 18
September 22 Day Hike $10 $20 September 19
September 28 Caving $30 $50 September 25
September 28 Canoeing $30 $55 September 25
September 29 Horseback Trail Ride $35 $60 September 26
September 29 Sit-on-top Kayaking $35 $55 September 25
October 5 Rock Climbing $30 $50 October 2
October 6 Paddle Board YOGA $10 $20 October 3
October 11-13 Backpacking $45 $70 October 8
October 15 Milk Crate Stacking  FREE FREE Call for Details
October 18-19 Skydiving $220 $300 October 10
October 19 Mountain Biking $30 $50 October 16
October 20 Horseback Trail Ride $35 $60 October 16
October 26 Day Hike $10 $20 October 24
October 26-27

American Canoe Association

Swift Water Rescue Course

$100 $200 October 16
October 27 Adventures for Change FREE FREE October 24
November 2 Caving $30 $50 October 30
November 2 Sunrise YOGA $10 $20 October 31
November 3 Rock Climbing  $30 $50 October 30
November 3 Mountain Biking $30 $50 October 30
November 8-10 Backpacking $45 $70 November 5
November 9 Adventures for Change FREE FREE November 7
November 10 Canoeing $35 $55 November 6
November 16 Day Hike $10 $20 November 14
November 17 Rock Climbing $35 $50 November 13
November 22-24

American Mountain Guides Associaiton

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

$150 $325 Call for Details
December 7 Caving $30 $50 December 4

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.