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Adventure! It's the core of what we do at Outdoor Programs. Explore the forests, paddle the rivers, climb the rocks, discover what you can do. Boone has over two million acres of wild, rugged, and undeveloped land at our doorstep. It will take a lifetime to experience it all, so you'd better get started now.

We have trips and trainings going outside on most weekends in the sun, rain and snow. OP is not a club and you do not need to be a member. Just stop by our Base Camp in the Student Recreation Center to get your name on the list. We specialize in small group sizes so we can manage our impact, provide personal instruction, and travel lightly. Trips and trainings fill fast, so don't wait to sign up!

To see full descriptions of all our trips, please visit the current OP Calendar!

Spring 2019 Trip Schedule

Please refer to the OP Calendar Link above to access a more detailed description of the current list of Spring Open Enrollment Trips.

Trip Title Date Location Cost:
AppState Students / All Others
Caving Day Trip 1/19 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Winter Day Hike 1/20 Grandfather Mountain, NC $35/$40
Caving Day Trip 1/26 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Frozen Waterfall Day Hike 1/27 Wilson Creek $35/$40
Winter Day Hike 2/2 Roan Mountain, TN $35/$40
Caving Day Trip 2/3 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Caving Day Trip  2/9 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Rock Climbing Day Trip 2/10 Holloway Mountain $25/$30
Winter Day Hike 2/10 Grandfather Mountain $35/$45
Winter Day Hike 2/16 Wilson Creek $35/$40
Caving Overnight 2/16-2/17 Worley's Cave $80/$100
Bouldering Day Trip 2/17 Rumbling Bald $40/$45
Winter Backpacking Overnight 2/23-2/24 Roan Mountain, TN $100/$120
Caving Day Trip 2/23 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Photography Day Hike 2/24 TBD $40/$45
Spring Break - Going Underwater, Louisiana 3/2-3/9 Louisiana $350/$380
Grandfather Day Hike 3/16 Grandfather Mountain, NC $35/$40
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 3/16 Price Lake, NC $25/$30
Caving Day Trip 3/17 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Whitewater Rafting Trip 3/17 French Broad River $45/$55
Rock Climbing Day Trip 3/23 Holloway Mountain $25/$30
Intro to Sport Climbing 3/24 The Dump $40/$45
Canoeing 3/24 New River $40/$45
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 3/30 Price Lake, NC $25/$30
Caving Day Trip 3/30 Worley's Cave $45/$55
Rock Climbing Day Trip 3/31 Holloway Mountain  $25/$30
Whitewater Rafting Trip 3/31 French Broad River $45/$55
Bouldering Day Trip 4/6 Grayson Highlands, VA $40/$45
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 4/6 Price Lake, NC $25/$30
Whitewater Rafting Trip 4/7 French Broad River $45/$55
Grandfather Day Hike 4/7 Grandfather Mountain  $35/$40
Overnight Backpacking 4/13-4/14 Wilson Creek Wilderness $100/$120
Day Hike 4/13 Sims Pond $25/$30
Whitewater Rafting Trip 4/14 French Broad River $45/$55
Kayak Touring 4/27 Watauga Lake $30/$40
Rock Climbing Day Trip 4/27 TBD $30/$40
Waterfall Day Hike 4/28 Wilson Creek $35/$40
Whitewater Rafting Trip 4/28 French Broad River $45/$55