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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 OP Calendar!

Spring 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
Caving Day Trip 1/20 Worleys Cave, TN $45/$55
Winter Day Hike 1/21 Grandfather Mt, NC $35/$40
Caving Day Trip 1/27 Worleys Cave, TN $45/$55
Winter Day Hike 1/28 Grayson Highlands, VA $40/$45
Winter Day Hike 2/3 Grandfather Mt, NC $35/$40
Rock Climbing Day Trip 2/4 Rocky Face, NC $40/$45
Caving Overnight 2/10-2/11 Worleys Cave, TN $80/$100
Rock Climbing Day Trip 2/11 Rocky Face, NC $40/$45
Backpacking Overnight 2/17-2/18 Roan Mt, TN $100/$120
Caving Day Trip 2/18 Worleys Cave, TN $45/$55
Caving Day Trip 2/24 Worleys Cave, TN $45/$55
Mountain Biking Day Trip 2/25 Wilkesboro, NC $40/$45
Rock Climbing and Exploration 3/5-3/9 Red River Gorge, KY $375/$400
Whitewater Kayak Tour 3/7-3/9 Southern Appalachians $200/$225
Appalachian Trail Backpacking 3/5-3/8 Pisgah National Forest, NC $200/$225
Rock Climbing Day Trip 3/17 Rocky Face, NC $40/$45
Grandfather Day Hike 3/18 Grandfather Mt, NC $35/$40
Whitewater Rafting Trip 3/18 French Broad River $45/$55
Rock Climbing Day Trip 3/25 Hidden Valley $40/$45
Whitewater Rafting Trip 3/25 French Broad River $45/$55
Backpacking Overnight 4/2-4/3 Roan Mt, TN $100/$120
Rock Climbing Day Trip 4/7 Rocky Face, NC $40/$45
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 4/7 Price Lake, NC $25/$30
Day Hike 4/8 Wilson Creek, NC $35/$40
Kayak Touring 4/8 Watauga Lake, TN $40/$45
Intro to Rock Climbing Anchors 4/14 Holloway Mountain, NC $40/$45
Rafting and Caving Overnight 4/14-4/15 Appalachians $125/$140
Bouldering Day Trip 4/15 Grayson Highlands, VA $40/$45
Intro to Whitewater Kayaking 4/20-4/22 TBD $130/$150
Caving Day Trip 4/21 Worleys Cave, TN $45/$55
Gym to Crag I 4/22 Hidden Valley $40/$45
Gym to Crag II 4/28 The Dump $40/$45
Whitewater Kayak Day Trip 4/28 Introductory River $40/$45
Bouldering Day Trip 4/29 Blowing Rock, NC $25/$30
Canoeing the New River 4/29 New River $40/$45

Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
A program area within UREC in the division of Student Affairs.

First Ascent Summer 2018 registration has started. These programs fill rapidly. Join us on Appalachian State Univeristy's only Wilderness Orientation program this summer!