Outdoor Programs

Enjoy North Carolina Waterfalls
Safety before Selfies

COVID-19 Update: All trips and event registration through Outdoor Programs is cancelled through April 6th. You will be contacted regarding refunds for any trip registration. All gear rentals are due by Friday, March 20th. Email rstuart1@unca.edu if you have any questions about trip registration refunds or returning gear rentals. 


UNC Asheville Outdoor Programs is the outdoor resource for the campus community. We are committed to enhancing the liberal arts experience through enjoyable, inviting, challenging and educational outdoor adventures. We provide diverse co-curricular opportunities to expand horizons through personal growth, social interactions and environmental stewardship. In addition, UNC Asheville Outdoor Programs fosters the development of leadership skills and outdoor ethics in our student leaders and participants.

From land to water and everything in between, UNC Asheville Outdoor Programs has something to offer everyone!  Our program is built on human powered adventure since the 1980's. We are located in the Student Recreation Center, 204.  Stop by to register for a trip, workshop, certification, training or check out our extensive line of outdoor gear rental available for all students, faculty and staff.

Outdoor Programs operates within Pisgah National Forest permitting, and we teach and encourage the use of Leave No Trace ethics and strongly advocate for waterfall safety. Join us for a trip and learn more on these outdoor practices, or visit these online resources (North Carolina State Parks Waterfall Safety and Leave No Trace).