Outdoor Adventures Trips

Student canoeing on a NC State Wellness and Recreation Outdoor Adventures trip.


October

Rock Climbing

Hiking and Climbing at Crowder’s Mountain

Date: Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21
Time: Saturday at 7 a.m. to Sunday at 7 p.m.
Cost: $115 per student
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 17 at 12 p.m.
Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. in the Lakes Classroom, Room 1608

Trip Itinerary

Saturday
7:00 a.m.

Trip starts: Check in at the Carmichael Recreation Center, at the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center.

  • Load up the van and drive to Crowders Mountain State Park.
  •  Arrive at Crowders Mountain. Eat lunch at the trailhead, then start hiking.
  • We will hike into our campsites and explore the park.
  • We will explore 3-5 miles of trails in the park. The hike from the parking lot to the campsite is about 1 mile.
  • Set up camp, cook and eat dinner.
  • Bedtime. Rest up for a full day of climbing the next day.
Sunday
  • Wake up, eat breakfast, pack up camp and hike back to the van.
  • Unload the climbing gear and load up the camping gear
  • Start climbing. Eat lunch at the climbing area
  • Finish climbing, load up the van and head back to campus
  • Arrive back on campus and clean up equipment
7 p.m.

Trip ends: Once clean-up is finished, enjoy the rest of your week.

Transportation, meals, equipment and instruction are included and no experience is necessary.

The hiking day will be easy to moderately difficult and the hike to the campsite will be moderately difficult as you will be carrying backpacks weighing up to 40 pounds with camping gear and food. The climbing portion of the trip is designed to be fun for both beginners and seasoned climbers alike. We will set up a variety of climbs, from easy beginner climbs, up to fun, classic intermediate climbs.

Lake Raleigh Cleanup

Lake Raleigh Service Day

Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: 1 -4 p.m.
Cost: Free. Register through the Evite. Friends, families and others all welcome.

Trip Itinerary

1 p.m.

Meet up at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center parking lot.

  • Choose to either clean trash off the lake by canoe, pick up litter along the trail, or help with trail maintenance to help prevent erosion and make the trail system less confusing.
  • Please wear clothes that can get messy, closed-toe shoes (if you want to participate in trail maintenance) and bring work gloves (if you have them).  Sunblock, a water bottle and dressing for the weather will also make you more comfortable.  Mainly, just bring yourself. Snacks and water will be provided.
4 p.m.

Grab a selfie with hundreds of pounds of trash and recycling, celebrate a cleaner Lake Raleigh.

Fall Colors

Stone Mountain Fall Colors Hike

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $25 per student
Registration Deadline Wednesday, October 24 at 12 p.m.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m. in the Lakes Classroom, Room 1608

Trip Itinerary

6 a.m.

Trip starts: Check in at the Carmichael Recreation Center, at the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center

  • Load up the van and drive to Stone Mountain State Park.
  • Arrive at Stone Mountain and get ready to hike for the day. You will eat lunch on the trail (included) and take in the fall colors.
  • Finish hiking, load up the van and head back to campus. Arrive back on campus and clean up equipment.
7 p.m.

Trip ends: Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Transportation, lunch and instruction are included.

This will be a moderately strenuous, full day hike.Grab a selfie with hundreds of pounds of trash and recycling, celebrate a cleaner Lake Raleigh.


November

Student at Challenge Course

High Ropes Course and Zip Line

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 2 – 6 p.m.
Cost: $5 per student
Registration Deadline:Friday, November 2 at 12 p.m.
Pre-Trip Information: Pre-trip Information: A pre-trip info email will be sent out with the activity information by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Join our knowledgeable challenge course staff and check out the NC State Challenge Course.You will go up into the high course, traverse the elements then fly off the zip line. Our friendly challenge course staff will walk you through everything you need to know to have a blast at the challenge course, so this is a perfect activity for beginners.

Trip Itinerary

Getting to the Challenge Course
3 p.m.:

A shuttle will leave from the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center.

5 p.m.:

A shuttle will leave from the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center.

Any time between 3 –  5:30 p.m.:

Feel free to drive yourself out to the course.

Leaving the Challenge Course
4:30 p.m.:

A shuttle will leave the High Ropes Course to come back to campus.

6:30 p.m.:

The last shuttle will leave the High Ropes Course to come back to campus

Feel free to drive yourself back from the course anytime between 3 –  6 p.m.

Instruction and equipment are included. This is a beginner friendly event and no experience is necessary.

Caving

Hike and Cave at Worley’s Cave, TN

Date: Saturday, November 10 – Sunday, November 11
Time: 6 a.m. Saturday, November 10 – 7 p.m. Sunday, November 11
Cost: $110 per student
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 7 at 12 p.m.
Pre-Trip Information: Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in the Lakes Classroom, Room 1608.

Trip Itinerary

Saturday
6:00 a.m.

Trip starts: Check in at the Carmichael Recreation Center, at the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center.

  • 6 a.m. Trip starts: Check in at the Carmichael Recreation Center, at the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center
  • Pack up the van and start driving to Tennessee.
  • Arrive at Roan Mountain State Park. Eat lunch at the trailhead and start hiking
  • Hike 3-5 miles
  • Finish hiking and set up camp and cook and eat dinner
  • Bedtime. Rest up for an exciting day of caving the next day.
Sunday
  • Wake up, make breakfast and break down camp.
  • Load up the van and drive to Worley’s Cave.
  • Arrive at Worley’s cave, gear up and head into the cave.
  • Finish exploring the cave, load up the van and head back to campus. Eat lunch on the road (not included)..
  • Arrive back to campus, unload the van and clean up all equipment.
7 p.m.

Trip ends: Trip ends: Enjoy the rest of your night.

Transportation, equipment, entrance fees, instruction and most meals are included and no experience is necessary.

The hiking will be easy to moderately strenuous. The caving will be moderately strenuous, as you will explore the cave by walking, crawling and sometimes wiggling your way through twists,  turns and narrow openings in the cave.


How to Register

  • Bring your Wolfpack One Card to to the first floor of the Carmichael Recreation Center to register for a trip.
  • Trips are sold on a first-come/first serve basis.
  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Deposits are accepted if the trips costing more than $100.

Trip Information

  • You must attend the Pre-Trip meeting for you specific trip. If you do not attend the meeting you will be dropped from the trip and a refund will not be given.
  • You must pass the Fitness Assessment and/or Water Comfort Test if required for your trip.
  • You must travel in our vehicles. Driving separately, meeting the group or being picked up is not allowed.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use are prohibited for the duration of the trip. If you violate these rules you are subject to removal from the trip and transportation back to NC State will be at your expense.

Refunds

To be considered for a refund, please inform us least two weeks before the pre-trip meeting that can no longer attend. You must fill out a refund request, which must be turned into us. Deposits on trips are non-refundable.

For personal emergencies, partial or full refunds between two weeks and the pre-trip meeting may be provided in consideration of written and verifiable proof of inability to attend (a doctor’s note). Documentation must be provided five working days before the trip’s departure date in order for any refund to be considered. No refunds will be given after this period regardless of reason.

All refunds are at the discretion of the Outdoor Adventures Coordinator. Refunds will be provided if we cancel the activity.