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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 2020 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 1/25 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Waterfall Hike 1/26 Wilson's Creek $42/$47
Rock Climbing Holloway Mountain 2/1 Holloway Mountain  $26/$32
Caving Day Trip 2/2 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Winter Day Hike  2/8 Grandfather Mountain $37/$45
Caving Day Trip 2/9 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Rock Climbing Holloway Mountain 2/15 Holloway Mountain $26/$32
Caving Day Trip 2/16 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Caving Day Trip 2/22 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Waterfall Day Hike 2/22 Wilson's Creek $42/$47
Rock Climbing Holloway Mountain 2/23 Holloway Mountain $26/$32
Winter Hike 2/23 Roan Mountain $42/$47
Waterfall Hike 2/29 Wilson Creek $42/$47
Caving Day Trip 3/1 Worley's Cave $47/$58
Spring Break Backpacking Trip 3/9-3/13 Pisgah National Forest $265/$285
Whitewater Rafting 3/22 French Broad River $48/$58
SUP Clinic 3/28 Price Lake $26/$32
Rock Climbing 3/28 Little Lost Cove $42/$47
Rock Climbing  3/29 Holloway Mountain $26/$32
Whitewater Rafting 3/29 French Broad River $48/$58
Bouldering  4/4 Grayson Highlands $42/$47
Canoeing 4/4 New River $42/$47
Trail Running 4/5 Grandfather Mountain $18/$22
Introduction to Sport Climbing 4/18 The Dump $37/$45
Overnight Backpacking 4/18-4/19 Wilson's Creek $110/$125
Introduction to Sport Climbing 4/25 The Dump $37/$45
SUP Clinic 4/25 Price Lake $26/$32
Whitewater Rafting 4/26 French Broad River $48/$58
Rock Climbing  4/26 Chimney's $42/$52