Register at the Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Center, located in the lobby of Carmichael Recreation Center.

All Trips and Clinics Registration opens Wednesday, August 20

Please click on each trip for a full description.


 Trip Date Location
 Winter Break Canoe Expedition  Dec 27, 4:30 PM -
Jan 4, 7:00 PM
Everglades National Park, FL
Price: $350
Pre-Trip Meeting: Dec 10, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Trip Location: Mountains, Carmichael Recreation Center

Tentative Itinerary
  • Leave 4:30 AM from Carmichael Recreation Center on 27th
  • Spend one night camping at Collier Seminole State Park
  • Spend 6 days paddling in the wilderness of Everglades National Park
  • Spend one more night at Collier Seminole State Park
  • Leave Florida and arrive back to NCSU around 7:00 PM
The Everglades of South Florida contain some last wilderness in the county that has not been developed by modern day humans. The River of Grass as it is called provides a unique environmental climate where fresh and salt water meets. This unique environment attracts millions of birds and other wildlife such as manatee, alligators and sea turtles! We will canoe from the fresh water back bays to the Gulf of Mexico. No experience is necessary for this trip. Our trip leaders are extremely experienced (over 200days paddling in this area) and will show participants the well-kept secrets of the Everglades!

Price includes instruction, transportation, food, canoe gear, and camping gear.

Check out this website to find out more about the Everglades
 Snowshoe Mountain
 Ski and Snowboard Trip 
Jan 2, 7:00 AM -
Jan 5, 3:00 PM
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, WV
Price: $365
Deposite required:$150.00 non-refundable deposit due at sign up
3-day Ski or Snowboard Rental (OPTIONAL): $78.00

Pre-Trip Meeting: Dec 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pre-Trip Location: The Playzone, Carmichael Recreation Center

Lodging: Participants will be staying on the ski mountain in the amazing Expedition Station Junior studio apartments, which feature a small kitchenette and two queen-sized beds. All rooms will be filled with four participants. Room assignments are on a first come, first serve basis when you register for the trip. Rooms are conveniently located on the center of Snowshoe Drive, minutes from the slope.

Intro to Skiing Lesson: Skiing for the first time or need a quick refresher on your skills? OA staff will provide some basic instruction for you on the first day of skiing. This short lesson will help introduce you to the sport of skiing! Disclaimer: this lesson will not be an all inclusive, in depth training on how to ski. Professional ski or snowboard instruction is available at the resort for an additional fee paid at the resort.

Not Included: Meals, Professional Ski/Snowboard Instruction (available for an additional fee at the resort). There are many food options at the ski resort and all apartments are equipped with kitchenettes.

Tentative Itinerary
  • Meet at Carmichael Recreation Center at 7:00 AM and begin drive to resort stopping for lunch on the way
  • Arrive at Snowshoe Mountain approximately 2:00 PM, check into lodging
  • Evening skiing/snowboarding is available at Silver Creek Area until 9 PM
  • Friday and Saturday enjoy the slopes with the group or independently!
  • Monday morning the group will depart around 8:00 PM
  • Arrive back at NC State approximately 3:00 PM
Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia mixes backcountry feel with resort accommodations. With discounted group rates this is a chance to go snowboard or skiing in a beautiful location at a great rate! This inclusive package provides everything needed for a fantastic experience including transportation, lodging, 3 full day lift passes, and ski or snowboard rentals (if needed). With on location lodging hitting the slopes will never be so easy! What better way to start the New Year than hanging out in some powder! Register quickly to reserve your space on this amazing trip!

Check out this website to find out more about Snowshoe Mountain


 Clinic Date Location
 Pump Up your Climbing Series  October 21 to
November 18
NC State Climbing Wall

Price: FREE
Times to be determined.

To register, please click here.
Join Outdoor Adventures and Fitness staff as we learn and experience various fitness regimen that will boost your strength, flexibility, and endurance. University Recreation Fitness staff will take you through fun circuit workout routines that are focused on increasing your climbing strength while the Climbing Wall staff will test your strength on the wall to work on your climbing endurance, technique and strength!

This workshop is geared toward all ability levels but a Yellow or Blue Belay Card is strongly preferred.

Trips Equipment Rental: Take advantage of the Outdoor Adventure Equipment Rental Center for high-end gear for your next Adventure.


All trips are sold on a first-come/first-serve basis, and full payment or a deposit is due at the time of registration. Registration must be made in person at the Equipment Rental Center during regular operating hours.

In order to participate in the Trips Program participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled student at NC State University
  • Have a valid Carmichael Complex Membership

Upon Registration each participant will complete the Expedition Behavior Agreement Form. Participants must read and agree to all trip policies before registering for a trip.

Participants will also receive a Participant Medical Form. This form must be completed in full and turned into the trip leaders at the Mandatory Pre Trip Meeting.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Pre-trip meetings are mandatory for all participants. Pre-trip meetings are required to ensure that all participants are adequately prepared for the trip. Personal equipment lists and additional important information are presented at pre-trip meetings. Participant Fitness Assessments and Water Comfort Tests are required for specific trips during the pre trip meeting as well.

All participants must bring their completed Participant Medical Form to the meeting. Participants who do not attend the pre-trip meeting will not be able to attend the trip, and will not receive a refund.


  • Participants must attend the Pre-Trip Meeting for their specific trip. If participants do not attend the meeting they will be dropped from the trip and no refunds will be given.
  • Participants must pass the Fitness Assessment and/or Water Comfort Test if required for trip.
  • Participants must travel in Outdoor Adventures’ vehicles. Driving separately, meeting the group or being picked up is not allowed
  • Outdoor Adventures trips are university related functions and should be treated as such. Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use are prohibited for the duration of the trip. Participants who violate these rules are subject to removal from the trip and transportation back to NC State will be at the participant’s expense.

Refund Guideline

Refunds are not given for any reason unless trip is canceled by Outdoor Adventures.