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Venture Outdoor Leadership runs adventure trips each semester, primarily in North Carolina and nearby states.

Why go on a trip?

  • Meet people and build friendships
  • Learn technical skills
  • Learn transferable leadership skills
  • Challenge yourself mentally, emotionally and physically
  • Unplug from technology and experience the beauty of nature
  • Have fun

Trip length

Most of our trips are day-long, but we also offer weekend-long trips and extended overnight trips over Fall and Spring Break.

Programs offered

  • Day hikes
  • Backpacking
  • Rock climbing
  • Whitewater and flatwater boating
  • Caving

Our leaders

Trips are primarily led by students who are trained in risk management, technical skills, teaching, and facilitation.  Our leaders are passionate about building community within their groups and sharing their love and knowledge of the outdoors and activities with you!

Who can participate?  

Our trips are made up primarily of UNC Charlotte students, but faculty/staff as well as members of the UNC Charlotte community at large are welcome to attend.  

UNC Charlotte Venture Outdoor Leadership operates under a special use permit from the USFS and is an equal opportunity service provider.