Trip and Program Schedule
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.
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
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.
|Program Date(s)||Program Description||Program Location||Student Price||List Price||Register By|
|August 25||Renew the NewCommunity Service River Clean-up||New River||FREE||FREE||August 24|
|September 1||Explore the NRV - Day Hike||Various Locations||FREE||$18||August 31|
|September 2||Paddle Boarding||New River||$30||$50||August 29|
|September 8-9||American Canoe Associaiton Swiftwater Rescue Course (Level 3-4)||New River||$100||$200||September 4|
|September 15||Mountain Biking||Pandapas Pond||$30||$40||September 12|
|September 15||Horseback Trail Ride||Bedford, VA||$35||$50||September 13|
|September 16||Kayaking||New River||$35||$50||September 12|
|September 16||Adventures for Change Community Service Trip||TBD||FREE||FREE||September 13|
|September 22||Rock Climbing||Bozoo, WV||$30||$40||September 19|
|September 23||Canoeing||James River||$35||$50||September 19|
|September 23||American Alpine Club Universal Belay Course||Climbing Wall||FREE||FREE||September 20|
|September 24||Full Moon Paddle Board Yoga
||New River||$10||$18||September 20|
|September 29||Caving||James Cave||$30||$40||September 26|
|September 30||Day Hike||Dragons Tooth||$10||$18||September 27|
|October 6||Paddle Boarding||New River||$30||$50||October 3|
|October 6||Whitewater Rafting||Lower Gauley||$95||$115||October 4|
|October 7||Adventures for Change Community Service Trip||TBD||FREE||FREE||October 4|
|October 7||Mountain Biking||$30||$40||October 3|
|October 12-14||Backpacking||TBD||$45||$60||October 9|
|October 13-14||Rock Climbing and Canoeing Overnight Combo Trip||New River Bozoo, WV||$60||$75||October 9|
|October 16||Milk Crate Stacking Competition||
|October 19-20||Skydiving||Bedford, VA||$220||$275||October 17|
|October 20||Sunrise Yoga||Buffalo Mountain||$10||$18||October 18|
|October 21||Kayaking||New River||$35||$50||October 17|
|October 27||Horseback Trail Ride||Bedford, VA||$35||$50||October 25|
|October 28||Day Hike||McAfee Knob||$10||$18||October 24|
|November 3||Adventures for Change Community Service Trip||TBD||FREE||FREE||November 1|
|November 3||Caving||Starnes Cavern||$30||$40||October 31|
|November 4||Mountain Biking||TBD||$30||$40||October 31|
|November 9-11||Backpacking||TBD||$45||$60||November 6|
|November 10||Caving||Pig Hole||$30||$40||November 7|
|November 11||Rock Climbing||TBD||$30||$40||November 7|
|December 1||Caving||New River Cave||$30||$40||November 28|
|December 7-9||American Mountain Guides Association Climbing Wall Instructor Course||Climbing Wall||$150||$325||November 26|