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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!

Fall 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
Backpacking Overnight 9/1-9/2 Wilson Creek $110/$125
Whitewater Rafting 9/1 French Broad River $48/$58
Rock Climbing Holloway Mountain 9/7 Holloway Mountain  $26/$32
Whitewater Rafting 9/8 French Broad River $48/$58
Introduction to Sport Climbing 9/8 The Dump $37/$45
Rock Climbing Chimney's  9/14 Linville Gorge $42/$52
Kayak Touring 9/14 Watauga Lake $37/$45
Whitewater Rafting 9/15 French Broad RIver $48/$58
Day Hike 9/15 Sims Pond $26/$32
Rock Climbing Chimney's 9/21 Linville Gorge $42/$52
Kayak Touring 9/21 Watauga Lake $37/$45
First Descent Whitewater Rafting 9/22 French Broad $52/$63
Introduction to Bouldering 9/22 Grayson Highlands  $42/$47
Canoeing 9/28 New River $42/$47
Day Hike 9/28 Grandfather Mountain $37/$45
Family Weekend Day Hike 9/29 Grandfather Mountain $35/$42
Introduction to Sport Climbing 10/5 The Dump $37/$45
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 10/5 Price Lake, NC $26/$32
Introduction to Trail Running 10/6 TBD $26/$32
Fall Break Backpacking  10/12-10/15 Pisgah National Forest $208/$260
Homecoming Day Hike 10/19 Sims Pond, NC $26/$32
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 10/19 Price Lake $26/$32
Whitewater Rafting 10/20 French Broad River $48/$58
Introduction to Trail Running 10/20 TBD $26/$32
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking 10/25-10/27 Various Rivers in Western NC $125/$146
Caving Day Trip 10/26 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Day Hike 10/27 Sims Pond $26/$32
Rock Climbing 11/2 Little Lost Cove $42/$47
Canoeing  11/2 New River $42/$47
Whitewater Rafting 11/3 French Broad River $48/$58
Rock Climbing 11/3 Holloway Mountain  $26/$32
Overnight Caving 11/9-11/10 Worley's Cave $98/$110
Day Hike 11/9 Graysosn Highlands $42/$47
Rock Climbing Chimney's 11/10 Linville Gorge $42/$52
Caving Day Trip 11/16 Worley's Cave $47/$58