Outdoor Adventures is a program housed in the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness and serves the UNC Greensboro community with its three divisions: Adventure Trips, Rental & Trip Center (outdoor equipment rental) and indoor climbing wall. Outdoor Adventures strives to blend recreation and education to offer a quality outdoor experience for every participant.
Our mission is to promote healthy, active lifestyles through outdoor recreation activities for the UNC Greensboro community. We aspire to enhance our participants’ environmental awareness and technical outdoor skills while fostering a sense of community and encouraging positive relationships.
The Adventure Trips and Clinics Program provides opportunities for the UNC Greensboro community to participate and explore various outdoor recreation opportunities. Primarily, our trips venture all over the Southeast United States. Occasionally, we offer specialty trips that head to other domestic and international destinations.
The majority of the trips and clinics are designed for beginners, providing many opportunities to learn and participate in different outdoor activities in a safe and introductory environment. We offer trips and clinics in the following categories: Backpacking, Biking, Canoeing, Caving, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Coastal Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting. The current trip schedule is available here.
Adventure trips and clinics are led by student and professional staff members trained to provide each participant with safe, enjoyable, and memorable outdoor adventures.
Heading out on a personal adventure? Outdoor Adventures has an abundance of resources to help you prepare. The Rental and Trip Center provides basic camping equipment at a low rental cost to UNC Greensboro community members. For a full list of rental items and prices, click here.
Rentals can be reserved in advance or picked up day-of. To make a reservation you can call our office at (336)334-4033 or you can fill out our equipment rental request form by following this link.
In addition to gear rental, our Resource Center has many free informational brochures and maps to assist in trip planning and discovering the best destination for your next outdoor excursion. Our well-informed and experienced staff can also advise you on any trip planning questions you may have.
UNC Greensboro’s indoor rock climbing facility provides a safe, exciting, and challenging climbing environment for a great range of skill levels. Climbing routes are set with different skill levels in mind so there is always something for everyone, whether it is your first time climbing or you are an advanced climber.
The climbing wall is free to all UNC Greensboro students and Kaplan Center members. Outdoor Adventures staff is on hand to show you the ropes! More information about the climbing wall is available by clicking here.
Outdoor Adventure FAQs
What Trips does OA offer?
Click here to view our upcoming trips. Cost of trips covers transportation, food, instruction, equipment, and permits. Registration for trips will take place at Outdoor Adventures during our open hours.
Can climbing or outdoor equipment be checked out?
Yes, equipment for use at the climbing wall is still available at no charge.
If you are interested in camping equipment rentals, reservations can be made over the phone in person, or through this form. You may also come in day of to pick up equipment.
Is the climbing wall open?
Yes! Summer Hours are: Monday-Friday: 4-8PM Saturday-Sunday: 1-6PM
Regular Semester hours are: Monday-Thursday: 11-9PM Fridays: 11-8PMSaturday-Sunday: 1-6PM