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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 2018 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
Rock Climbing 9/1 Linville Gorge $40/$45
Canoeing 9/2 New River, TN $40/$45
Backpacking Overnight 9/8-9/9 Roan Mountain, TN $100/$120
Rock Climbing 9/8 Linville Gorge $40/$45
Whitewater Rafting 9/9 French Broad River $45/$55
RM Rock Climbing 9/15 Linville Gorge Closed registration
RM Kayak Touring 9/15 Watauga Lake, TN Closed registration
Mountain Bike Day Trip 9/16 OVT Kerr Scott $35/$45
Rock Climbing 9/16 Holloway Mountain $25/$35
RM Rock Climbing 9/22 Linville Gorge Closed Registration
RM Kayak Touring 9/22 Linville Gorge Closed Registration
First Ascent Whitewater Rafting 9/23 French Broad $50/$60
Rock Climbing 9/23 Holloway Mountain $25/$35
Canoeing 9/29 New River $40/$45
Rocky Knob Mountain Biking 9/29 Rocky Knob Park $20/$25
Kurt Steinbaugh Rafting 9/30 French Broad River Closed Registration
Rock Climbing 9/30 Little Lost Cove $40/$45
Rock Climbing: Intro to Sport Climbing 10/06 The Dump $35/$40
SUP: Stand Up Paddle Boards 10/06 Price Lake $25/$30
Day Hike: Grandfather Mt. 10/07 Grandfather Mountain $35/$40
Kurt Steinbaugh Rafting 10/07 French Broad River Closed Registration
Fall Break Backpacking Trip 10/11-14 Mount Mitchell $200/$250
Fall Break Whitwater Rafting 10/12-14 TBD $200/$225
Intro to Whitewater Kayaking 10/19-21 TBD $120/$140
Family Weekend Day Hike Grandfather Mountain 10/21 Grandfather Mountain, NC $35/$40
Kayak Touring Wataugae Lake 10/27 Watauga Lake, TN $40/$45
Rock Climbing Holloway Mountain 10/27 Foscoe, NC $25/$30
Day Hike Grayson Highlands State Park 10/28 Grayson Highlands, VA $40/$45
Whitewater Rafting French Broad 10/28 French Broad River, Barnard NC $45/$55
Rock Climbing Holloway Mountain 11/03 Foscoe, NC $25/$30
Stand Up Paddle Board Price Lake 11/03 Price Lake, NC $25/$30
Canoeing New River 11/04 New River, Ashe County NC $40/$45
Day Hike Grandfather Mountain 11/04 Grandfather Mountain, NC $35/$40
Rock climbing Overnight Chimney's Tablerock 11/10-11 Lineville Gorge, NC $120/$140
Whitewater Rafting French Broad River 11/10 Barnard, NC $45/$55