Trips & Programs

Group of students looking at mountains on hike

Ready. Set. Get outside!

Asheville is home to some of the most premier paddling, climbing, hiking, and backpacking on the East coast. Outdoor Programs offers a wide variety of outdoor adventure trips, workshops, clinics and trainings, ranging from backpacking to climbing to paddling. No experience is necessary for any of our offerings. We will provide all transportation, essential equipment and highest quality instruction. Come share your next adventure with UNC Asheville's Outdoor Programs. Human powered adventure is at the heart of what we do!

Current Adventure Schedule

Fall 2018

Date Event Registration Deadline Cost
8/24 @7 p.m. Night Hike 8/24 @ 10 a.m. $10
8/31 @ 10 a.m. Stand Up Paddleboarding 8/30 @ 10 a.m. $15
9/1 @ 9 a.m. Apples, Goats, and Waterfalls 8/31 @ 10 a.m. $5
9/1 @ 9 a.m. River Snorkeling 8/31 @ 10 a.m. $10
9/8 @ 9 a.m. International Student Rafting 9/6 @ 10 a.m. $28
9/9 @ 9 a.m. Whitewater Kayaking 9/7 @ 10 a.m. $30
9/14 @ 4 p.m. Mountain Mindfullness 9/13 @ 10 a.m. $10
9/15 @ 9 a.m. Rock Climbing 9/13 @ 10 a.m. $30
9/23 @ 9 a.m. Mountain Biking 9/22 @ 10 a.m. $30
9/28 @ 7 p.m. International Star Gazing 9/27 @ 10 a.m. $10
9/29 @ 9 a.m. Whitewater Kayaking 9/27 @ 10 a.m. $30
9/30 @ 9 a.m. Rock Climbing 9/28 @ 10 a.m. $30
10/6 - 10/8 Fall Break Stand Up Paddleboarding/Camping 10/3 @ 10 a.m. $140
10/20 @ 9 a.m. Bouldering 10/18 @ 10 a.m. $15
10/27 - 10/28 Intro to Backpacking 10/25 @ 10 a.m. $60
10/28 @ 8 a.m. Haunted Caving 10/25 @ 10 a.m. $38
11/10 @ 8 a.m. Caving 11/8 @ 10 a.m. $38
11/11 @ 9 a.m. Horseback Riding 11/9 @ 10 a.m. $60
  Outdoor Leadership Training Program   $450

 

How do I register?

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Pay

  • Make payment to seal the deal! Due by registration deadline.
    • Use credit card online only. Cash or check accepted in SRC 204, noon - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    • All cancellations subject to non-refundable $5 administrative fee. 
    • Ski Shuttles: registration and payment both due the Monday before your trip by 12 p.m.

Step 3: Complete Forms

  • Complete the required participant trip form, submit at the Student Recreation Center 204 before your trip date.
    • Health and Medical Form
    • Forms are filed for the academic year. Each Fall, new Health and Medical forms must be completed.

What if I don't have the gear?

All essential technical gear and equipment is supplied. We do ask that your provide your own lunch and athletic clothing. Other than that we've got you covered!

Who will be leading the trip and how qualified are they?

UNC Asheville students facilitate most trips. In order to be a head trip leader, staff must have completed a Wilderness First Responder course and successfully completed the semester-long trip leadership program.

What if I have never been outside before and am terrified of the woods and getting dirty?

Perfect! Let us introduce you to a new outdoor adventure sport. You're the person we want to take outside. Trust us; it's not as bad as you think!

What do I need to do to prepare for the trip?

  • Complete the Health & Medical Form and turn it in to 204, Student Recreation Center before the trip.
  • Pay the registration fees
  • Attend the pre-trip meeting if applicable
  • Complete the 4-Part Risk & Liability Agreement - This will be completed at the start of your trip with your trip leaders. Risks and hazards will be explained.

Requests for Accommodations

If you have a request for accommodation please complete the online form to request accommodation or come and talk to Silvia Meyer (828-250-3864) - 5 days prior to your trip.

Special Events

Available to any UNC Asheville group of 5 or more students. Please contact lbelt@unca.edu with interest 2 weeks in advance. All transition Student programs are special events, reserved for transition students and their guests. Founders Hall Ski Shuttle is also a special event, reserved for residents of Founders.

Located in SRC 204
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
828.250.3828
outdoorprograms@unca.edu