Adventure Trips

To Register for any Trip:

Trips are open for all UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, and community members, unless otherwise noted.

1. Fill out a 2019-2020 Medical Form or have a 2019-2020 Medical Form already on file with Venture.

To find the Medical Form on Niner Engage:

  1. Log in to Niner Engage using your NinerNet credentials.
  2. Search for Venture Outdoor Leadership and select the appropriate Organization.
  3. Click Venture Medical History Form 2019-2020 under the Forms section.

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to fill out this Medical Form once for the entire year.

2. Pay online or with cash or check in the Venture Office (225 Cone University Center).

*When you pay, you'll have the opportunity to list the trip(s) for which you're registering.

**Spaces on this trip are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your registration is not complete until both steps are finished!

***Registration deadlines are (with rare exceptions) noon on Tuesday the week before the trip--this gives our University physician time to review your medical form.  

****You will receive a confirmation e-mail from Venture if/when your registration is approved, and the e-mail will include the trip waiver for you to read and sign.  

Pre-Trip Meeting Attendance Policy:

For trips with a pre-trip meeting, attendance at the meeting is required.  Registered participants who miss the pre-trip meeting will be taken off the trip roster and are not guaranteed a refund.  Please keep this in mind when making decisions about participation. 

Questions about trips or your registration status?  Reach out to us at

Spring 2020 Adventure Trips

Sunday, Feb. 2

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Cost (Students/Faculty & Staff/Community): $25/$40/$50

Have you ever experienced a Southern Appalachian Winter in all it’s beauty? Join us on a Sunday hike through the winter wonderland of North Carolina wilderness. Day hikes are a perfect introduction to outdoor activities and a great way to unplug and de-stress in nature.


Sunday, Feb. 9

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Cost (Students/Faculty & Staff/Community): $40/$50/$65

Rock climbing on a real cliff is incomparable to any other outdoor activity. Learn belaying techniques and rock climbing skills and build trust in your teammates as you support one another to meet your goals. Push your physical and mental limits up the walls of Rocky Face — can you make it to the top?


Sunday, Feb. 16

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Cost (Students/Faculty & Staff/Community): $25/$40/$65

Meet new people, learn outdoor skills and experience nature on this beginner-friendly day hike. The focus of this trip will be teaching the basic skills needed to capably plan hikes of one’s own, how to navigate using a map and compass and how to enjoy the outdoors while minimizing impact on the natural environment and “leaving no trace.”  Take a leap of faith to try out something new in a positive and supportive community environment.


Saturday, Feb. 22

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 19; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost (Students/Faculty & Staff/Community): $45/$55/$75

Tawney’s Cave is one of Venture’s secret spots for our favorite trips. Squeeze your way through a small entrance that leads into a huge cavern, clamber over and under the tunnels and check out some breathtaking natural formations that most people will never see in their lifetime. Your team will help inspire and encourage you to take on additional challenges of fitting through tight squeezes and maneuvers as you explore this subterranean world.


Sunday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 4

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 26; 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost (Students/Faculty & Staff/Community): $150/$200/$225

Your Spring Break this year is going to be UNFORGETTABLE! The Red River Gorge is a hidden pocket of paradise within a day’s drive of Charlotte in eastern Kentucky. Join Venture on a four-day trip where you’ll learn and practice rock climbing skills on the iconic sandstone cliffs and tent camp at a nearby campground. You’ll amaze yourself at how much you can learn about rock climbing and camping in four days, and about how quickly friendships and community grow when experiencing the great outdoors with a supportive team. Take advantage of this opportunity to see a new part of the country and elevate your climbing skills and self-confidence on this Spring Break adventure.


Saturday, March 14

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Cost (Students/Faculty & Staff/Community): $40/$50/$65

You’ve never seen Crowders like this. The nearby state park, only 35 minutes from campus, is home to great hiking trails and rugged cliff faces. This trip will combine a stout mile-long hike and scramble with a day of rock climbing. Experience a natural resource just outside Charlotte and challenge yourself to hike, scramble and climb on this day trip.


Male at top of mountainRock ClimbingHickers at Waterfall