Register at Outdoor Adventures, Carmichael Recreation Center lobby.

All Trips and Clinics Registration opens Wednesday, August 20

Please click on each trip for a full description.


 Trip Date Location
 Lumber River Overnight Canoe  Nov 1, 8:00 a.m. to
Nov 2, 5:30 p.m.
Lumber River, NC
Price: $80
Pre-Trip Meeting: Oct 29, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pre-Trip Location: The Lakes, Carmichael Recreation Center

Tentative Itinerary
  • Leave at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and drive to the Lumber River put in.
  • Have lunch at the put in
  • Canoe to Lumbar River State Park campground
  • Set up camp and cook dinner
  • On Sunday, pack up camp and canoe from the campground to the take out
  • Arrive back at NC State approximately 5pm
  • Allow about 30 minutes to unload vans and clean equipment
Come explore one of the wildest rivers in North Carolina on this weekend canoe trip with Outdoor Adventures. The Lumber River is the only North Carolina black-water river to earn federal designation as a national wild and scenic river. During any given day on the Lumbar River you may be able to look ahead of your canoe to see a great blue heron, belted kingfisher or spotted sandpiper flying low over the dark water. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of a beaver or a river otter. Take a break from the stresses of school and canoe with OA!

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

Check out this website to find out more about Lumber River
 Manchester Bridge Day Climb  Nov 2, 5:30 a.m. to
Nov 2 8:00 p.m.
Richmond, VA
Price: $60
Pre-Trip Meeting: Oct 29 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Trip Location: The Mountains, Carmichael Recreation Center

Tentative Itinerary
  • Leave from Carmichael Rec Center at 5:30 a.m.
  • Stop for breakfast along the way
  • Arrive at Manchester Bridge at approximately 8:30am
  • Hike about 1/2 mile to climbing site
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Climb all afternoon
  • Depart around 5:00 p.m.
  • Stop for dinner along the way
  • Arrive back in Raleigh by 8:00 p.m.
Climbing at Manchester Bridge in Virginia is your ticket to a fun, stress-reducing day with Outdoor Adventures. Manchester Bridge is a unique urban climbing destination comprised of a series of old bridge abutments and piers that have been converted into great routes for beginner climbers. No experience is necessary.

Price includes instruction, transportation, lunch, and climbing gear.
 Full Moon Hike and Cave
 at Elk Knob/Worley Cave 
Nov 8, 10:00 a.m. to
Nov 9, 8:00 p.m.
Boone, NC
Bristol, TN
Price: $80
Pre-Trip Meeting: Nov 5, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Trip Location: The Mountains, Carmichael Recreation Center

Tentative Itinerary
  • Leave at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday from Carmichael Recreation Center
  • Arrive at Elk Knob State Park at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Hike up Elk Knob (4 miles round trip)
  • Camp out for Saturday evening
  • Cave on Sunday at Worley’s Cave
  • Arrive back at Carmichael Recreation Center around 8:00 p.m.
Hike and Cave! Spend Saturday hiking Elk Knob- a recently made State Park right outside of Boone, NC. After beautiful views above ground, we will see beautiful views underground. No experience is necessary for this trip and our experienced trip leaders will teach about the unique ecosystem that lives without sunlight!

 Winter Break Canoe Expedition  Dec 27, 4:30 p.m. to
Jan 4, 7:00 p.m.
Everglades National Park, FL
Price: $350
Pre-Trip Meeting:
Pre-Trip Location:

Tentative Itinerary
  • Leave 4:30 a.m. 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 p.m.
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 a.m. to
Jan 5, 3:00 p.m.
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 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Trip Location: The Playzone, Carmichael Recreation Center

Lodging: Participants will be staying on the ski mountain in amazing 3 or 4- bedroom condos, which feature full kitchens, a balcony and easy and quick access to the slopes! All rooms will be filled with 6-10 participants. Room assignments are on a first come, first serve basis when you register for the trip.

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 condos have full kitchens available.

Tentative Itinerary
  • Meet at Carmichael Recreation Center at 7:00 a.m. and begin drive to resort stopping for lunch on the way
  • Arrive at Snowshoe Mountain approximately 2:00 p.m., check into lodging
  • Evening skiing/snowboarding is available at Silver Creek Area until 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday enjoy the slopes with the group or independently!
  • Monday morning the group will depart around 8:00 a.m.
  • Arrive back at NC State approximately 3:00 p.m.
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
 Halloween Climbing Extravaganza  October 31
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
NC State Climbing Wall
Price: FREE
Come out to the Climbing Wall for a fun and creepy climbing experience. Start your Halloween night off with some climbing, snack and a chance to win a raffle. Dress in your best Halloween costume to enter in the costume contest.
 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.

 Kayaking Instructional Series  October 20
October 27
November 3
7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Outdoor Adventures
Price: $10/session; $20 for all three
Kayaking 101- Kayaking Fundamentals: Oct, 20
In Kayaking 101 we will focus on the specifics of paddling gear and break down all you need to know to get started paddling. We will break down boat anatomy and go over some basic self -rescue techniques to keep you safe in the water. Finally we will break down some of the most basic paddling strokes so you can begin to paddle with style.

Kayaking 201- Paddling Safety and Rescues: Oct, 27
In Kayaking 201 we will build on the skills from Kayaking 101 and add some more! This clinic we will review paddling strokes and add some more advance strokes. After all, the first part of paddling safety is being able to control your boat. Finally we will end on partner rescue techniques so you can keep you and your paddling partners safe while on the water.

Kayaking 301- The Ultimate Rescue: Rolling: Nov, 3
In Kayaking 301, we will focus our efforts on the infamous kayak roll. The kayak roll is a great way to boost confidence and self-reliance while on the river. This clinic will build on the fundamentals we learned in Kayaking 101 and 201 and hopefully learn all the secrets that help us right our boats if we find ourselves upside down in the water.

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.