Outdoor Program


Start your adventure.  

The Emory & Henry Outdoor Program has three signature programs.  


E&H is the only college that offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while attempting a long section or thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  

Adventure Team

The Adventure Team is a good fit for students with previous outdoor experience and for those who have the desire to develop advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, and outdoor leadership.  Team members have opportunities to engage extended adventure-based travel during fall and spring breaks and to represent Emory & Henry at competitions and festivals. 

Student Life Outdoor Recreation

Emory & Henry is an outdoor college, and this means outdoor recreation is available to all of Emory & Henry students.  Student life outdoor recreation provides fun outdoor experiences on and off campus with no extra fees.

On campus, students enjoy climbing in the Outdoor Center’s indoor bouldering crag and playing disc golf on the E&H eighteen hole course.

Whether you are looking to get away for an afternoon walk in the woods, bike ride, or try rafting for the first time, Student Life Outdoor Recreation has an outdoor experience for you. Trips include hiking in the Grayson Highlands State Park, biking the Virginia Creeper Trail, and whitewater rafting on one of the Southeast’s beautiful rivers.