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 marked with an * will have pick-up and driop-off locations at the RUC campus in addition to main campus
  • 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 2023   
Program Date(s)Program DescriptionPriceRegister By
*January 22Skiing (Winterplace)$40January 19
January 27Skiing (Winterplace)
$40January 25
*January 29Skiing (Winterplace)
$40January 26
February 3Skiing (Winterplace)
$40February 1
*February 5Skiing (Winterplace)
$40February 2
February 10Skiing (Winterplace)
$40February 8
*February 12Skiing (Winterplace)
$40February 9
February 17Skiing (Winterplace)
$40February 15
February 25Caving (James Cave)$25February 22
*March 18Hiking (McAfee's Knob)$5March 15
*March 18Horseback Riding$35March 16
March 24-26Backpacking$40March 21
April 1Rock Climbing (Bozoo)$20March 29
April 8Caving (New River)$25April 5
April 12Backcountry CookingFREEApril 10
April 15Adventures for ChangeFREEApril 13
*April 15Mountain Biking (Carvins Cove)$20April 12
*April 16Canoeing (James River)$25April 12
April 15-16Camping Trip$25April 12
April 19S'mores on the QuadFREEApril 17
*April 21-22Skydiving$220April 18
*April 22Horsback Riding$35April 20
April 23Rock Climbing (Pilot Mountain)$20April 18
*April 23Hiking (Dragons Tooth)$5April 19
April 29Kayak & Paddle Board (New River)$25April 26

Payment Options

Outdoor Programs accepts cash, check, credit card, and ONE card.  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, noon – 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.