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OP trips are designed for participants of all ability levels!  We are here to offer participants with quality back country experiences that  provide fun, educational, and immersion into the wild spaces that surround our campus. So, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a true beginner, join us for what is sure to be a semester of great adventures!

Trip Registration Procedure

    • To register, come in person the OP office (Rm. 214 of Reynolds Gym).  You must come by the OP office to pay and finalize your registration.  Note that all of our trips are first come, first serve.  
    • You DO NOT have a spot on any trip until you have come to the OP office and paid for your spot.  All trips must be paid in full at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. 
    • Visit our Trip Policies page for more detailed information regarding registration and OP trip policies.


Outdoor Pursuits Trips

Below are the wilderness trip offerings for OP for the Fall 2015 semester. You can sign up for individual trips using the "Sign-Up Here" link.

Trip TitleTrip Date Trip CostTrip LocationActivityRegistration Deadline
Saturday SUPSep. 5$9.00Belews Lake, NCSUPTuesday, Sep. 1
Hike and SplashSep. 5$4.00Hanging Rock State Park, NCDay Hike and SmimmingTuesday Sep. 1
OP Climbing SchoolSep. 12, Oct. 11, Fall break$136.00 (This is a three part trip)Pilot Mtn, NC
New River Gorge, WV
Rock ClimbingTuesday, Sep. 8
After School BikingSep. 18FREETanglewood Park, NCMtn. BikingTuesday, Sep. 15
Lake Day ExtravaganzaSep. 19$14.00Belews Lake, NCMulti-SportTuesday, Sep. 15
River Clean UpSep. 27FREETBDServiceTuesday, Sep. 22
WW KayakingSep. 26$46.00Tuckaseegee River, NCWW KayakingTuesday Sep. 15
Sunset YogaOct. 2$5.00
TBDDay Hike and YogaTuesday, Oct. 1
Sky Diving!!!Oct. 4$208.00
Carolina SkydivingSkydivingTuesday Sep. 15
Rocktober BoulderingOct. 10$17.00Blowing Rock, NCRock ClimbingTuesday Oct. 6
Fall Foliage BackpackOct. 23-25$48.00
Grayson Highlands, VABackpackingTuesday Oct. 20
Climbing Service DayOct. 24FREETBDServiceTuesday Oct. 20
After School BikingOct. 30FREETanglewood Park, NCMtn. BikingTuesday Oct. 27
Tents without Gents Womens WeekendNov. 6-8$44.00BackpackingTuesday Nov. 3
Day HikeNov. 7$14.00
Stone Mtn. State Park, NCDay HikeTuesday Nov. 3
Friday Climb and DineNov. 13$18.00Pilot Mtn. State Park, NCRock ClimbingTuesday Nov. 10
Late Fall BoulderingNov. 14$21.00Rumbling Bald, NCRock ClimbingTuesday Nov. 10
Pre-exams weekend backpackingNov. 20 - 22$37.00
Pisgah National Forest, NCBackpackingTuesday Nov. 17
Winter Break Rock Climbing in Las Vegas, NVDec. 13 - 20$465 + airfareRed Rocks Canyon, NVExtended ExpeditionsFriday Oct. 2
Summer Wildlife Photography Expedition to INDIATBDTBDIndiaExtended ExpeditionsTBD
Summer 2016 ENV 306 Contemplative Approaches to Global SustainabilitySummer Session II TBDAlaskaExtended ExpeditionsTBD