Wolfpack Bound

Wolfpack Bound

Wolfpack Bound is an outdoor adventures program for incoming first-year and transfer students and is a complement to NC State New Student Orientation. Each Wolfpack Bound trip is five days long and is a great opportunity to meet new friends before you start school. Trips are led by current upper-class students, so you’ll be able to find out how to succeed and take full advantage of your time at NC State.

Trips do not require previous outdoors experience of any kind (many students who come on these trips have never been camping). All transportation, equipment, and food is included in the trip fee. You’ll just need to bring personal items and excitement to explore the outdoors with other new students.


backpacking

Backpacking and Climbing

Destinations

Backpacking in southwest Virginia at Mount Rogers and rock climbing at Pilot Mountain in North Carolina.

Itinerary

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. – Trip kicks off with welcome and outfitting you with camping gear for the week.
  • Group drives to the trailhead and hikes a short distance to our first campsite.
  • Trip leaders will teach the group how to setup and tents and cook dinner.

Monday – Wednesday

  • Hiking on the Appalachian trail and getting to know other students and learn about life at NC State.
  • Summit Mount Rogers while enjoying views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Thursday

  • Rock climbing at Pilot Mountain.
  • 6:00 p.m. – Group is back at NC State, ready to be picked up/head home and get excited to come back in the fall.
Trip Includes
  • Backpacking equipment, group equipment including: tents, sleeping bags, cookware and stoves, all camping and backpacking meals (two driving meals not included), transportation to and from trip site and campus.
  • Please bring personal clothing and other personal items (a full packing list will be provided).
Trip Cost

$375


Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Destinations

Sea kayaking and camping at Hammocks Beach State Park (Bear Island) on the North Carolina Coast.

Itinerary

Sunday

  • Trip kicks off with welcome and outfitting you with camping and kayaking gear for the week.
  • Group drives to Hammocks Beach State Park.
  • Trip leaders will teach the group how to pack their kayak and have a kayaking skills lesson.
  • Group makes the short paddle across the Intracoastal Waterway to Bear Island.
  • Trip leaders teach the group how to setup camp and cook dinner.

Monday – Wednesday

  • Kayaking and getting to know other students and learn about life at NC State.
  • Beach time on Bear Island and time to talk with trip leaders and other new students.

Thursday

  • Group is back at NC State, ready to be picked up/head home and get excited to come back in the fall.
Trip Includes
  • Sea Kayaking Equipment: sea kayak, paddle, personal floatation device, safety gear, group camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, cookware and stove, all camping and backpacking meals (two driving meals not included) and transportation to and from trip site and campus.
  • Please bring personal clothing and other personal items (a full packing list will be provided).
Trip Cost

$425


For more information about Wolfpack Bound please contact:

Erin Daniels
Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures
edaniel2@ncsu.edu
P: 919-513-8125
F: 919-515-1898
Nathan Williams
Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures
cnwilli6@ncsu.edu
P: 919-513-8126
F: 919-515-1898

Register for Wolfpack Bound

  1. Register and Pay for your trip at our online store.
  2. Print, read and send the following completed forms back to NC State

All completed forms can be sent to recreation-outdoor@ncsu.edu or by mail or fax:

Wolfpack Bound
c/o NC State University
Campus Box 8111
Raleigh, NC 27695
F: (919) 515-1898

Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation that includes more trip details, items to bring, and other helpful information.


Refunds

You will not be refunded if you have registered and do not show up for the trip. If you wish to cancel your registration, you must give advance notice. A partial refund may be given if we can replace your spot on the trip. We will retain a $100 administrative fee if you are eligible for a refund. We will refund your trip payment if your trip is full or the trip is canceled.