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The Outdoor Adventure program includes activities and instruction within and around Carmichael Complex. The climbing wall is a place to learn the basics of rock climbing or to get tips on advanced techniques. We host different workshops and educational sessions to build upon current skills or be exposed to something new.

The adventure trip program reaches far beyond the limits of NC State to give students an opportunity to participate on a variety of outdoor trips. Some examples of trips include rock climbing, canoeing, and backpacking. Outdoor Adventures also houses an equipment rental center available for students to rent items at a very low cost.

If you are looking for a mode of transportation, the WolfWheels bike-rental program through Outdoor Adventures offers a unique, innovative approach to sustainable transportation at NC State University. All students, faculty, and staff with a valid Wolfpack One Card are able to rent bicycles on a daily, weekend, weekly or semester long basis.

Outdoor Adventures is committed to the development of leadership and life skills. We provide a learning atmosphere that encourages personal growth, ethics, teamwork, and environmental stewardship, while exploring new opportunities that bring our diverse campus community together.


Phone: (919) 513-0072

Outdoor Adventures Hours

Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center

Day Time Center Closures
Monday – Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesday, August 11 – Tuesday, August 18
Saturday CLOSED

Indoor Climbing Wall

Summer Session I
Monday, May 18 – Friday, June 19
Day Time Wall Closures
Tuesday 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Thursday 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Summer Session II
Sunday, June 21 – Friday, August 7
Day Time Wall Closures
Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 11 – Tuesday, August 18
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

WolfWheels Open Maintenance

Day Time
Closed for the Summer 2015 Semester

Great Outdoor Provision Co. Supports DIVE Program

Great Outdoor Provision Co. (GOP), a locally owned and independent retailer has stepped up with a generous donation in support of the recent DIVE program, an initiative with the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. GOP is helping outfit program participants with high quality Merrell hiking boots on the trip during Spring Break. With this generous donation, Outdoor Adventures is able to continue to offer a quality experience for our participants.

GOP has had a 40+ year history with NC State University and has always been a huge supporter of Outdoor Adventures and University Recreation as a whole. Located conveniently in Cameron Village, GOP offers students and the University community a huge variety of outdoor goods, clinics and workshops as well as resources for students seeking local access. For more details, visit the website at