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. 
Fall 2022       
Program Date(s) Program Description Price Register By
*January 22 Skiing (Winterplace) $40 January 19
January 27 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 January 25
*January 29 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 January 26
February 3 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 February 1
*February 5 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 February 2
February 10 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 February 8
*February 12 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 February 9
February 17 Skiing (Winterplace)
$40 February 15
February 25 Caving (James Cave) $25 February 22
*March 18 Hiking (McAfee's Knob) $5 March 15
*March 18 Horseback Riding $35 March 16
March 24-26 Backpacking $40 March 21
April 1 Rock Climbing (Bozoo) $20 March 29
April 8 Caving (New River) $25 April 5
April 12 Backcountry Cooking FREE April 10
April 15 Adventures for Change FREE April 13
*April 15 Mountain Biking (Carvins Cove) $20 April 12
*April 16 Canoeing (James River) $25 April 12
April 15-16 Camping Trip $25 April 12
April 19 S'mores on the Quad FREE April 17
*April 21-22 Skydiving $220 April 18
*April 22 Horsback Riding $35 April 20
April 23 Rock Climbing (Pilot Mountain) $20 April 18
*April 23 Hiking (Dragons Tooth) $5 April 19
April 29 Kayak & Paddle Board (New River) $25 April 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.