Spring 2015 Trips

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

All Spring 2015 Trips and Clinics Registration opens Wednesday, January 7.

Trip Date Location
Wilderness Leadership Program Sunday, May 10 to
Friday, May 15
Pisgah National Forest, NC
Price (includes all instruction, equipment, food, and University Recreation logoed jacket): $200
Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Trip Location: Carmichael Gym, Room 2014

Course Description

The Wilderness Leadership Program (WLP) is open to NC State University students who are interested in working in the field of outdoor recreation and education and wanting to improve their leadership skills. This program is designed to provide participants the necessary tools to excel as an outdoor leader whether you want to become an Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader, work at a summer camp, or just want to improve your personal skills. Over this 6 day trip, participants can expect to improve their technical skills in backpacking and rock climbing as well as develop essential interpersonal, risk management, and leadership skills in order to effectively and safely lead people into the outdoors.
Application Details
In order to ensure that participants in this program are excited and interested in their personal and professional development trip participants must first apply and will then be invited to register for the program. To apply for WLP, please complete the WLP Application Form. Applications will be accepted from Monday, March 30 -Friday, April 10, 2015. All applications must be submitted electronically to David Crye at dncrye@ncsu.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015. Selected applicants will be sent an invitation to register for the program no later than Wednesday, April 15 by 6:00 p.m. via email.
This program serves as a pre-requisite to apply for the Assistant Trip Leader position with University Recreation. See the University Recreation Student Employment page on the website for more information.


 Clinic Date Location
Wilderness First Responder Course Sunday, May 10 - Saturday, May 16 Carmichael Recreation Center

Price: NC State Students: $600
          General Public, Faculty/Staff:$635

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

NC State University Students, Faculty and Staff may also register in person at the Outdoor Adventure Equipment Rental Center located in Carmichael Recreation Center.

To Register, please click here.

On Campus lodging is available through University Housing’s Conference and Guest Housing Guest Housing website for $42.50/night. Rooms have kitchenettes, wifi, cable, and are fully furnished. Guest rooms are available at Wolf Ridge Apartments located on Centennial Campus, about 2-miles from Carmichael Recreation Center.

To reserve a room, please click here.

Not provided. Coffee will be served each morning

Parking on campus is limited to permit parking only. Parking passes may be purchased from the Transportation Office upon arrival or may be purchased in advance through the Transportation Office online system (highly preferred). Once registered for the course participants will receive a link to obtain a parking permit.

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.