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.  

Fall 2018             
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 


Court One

FREE FREE October 15
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