Start your adventure.  

Emory & Henry is an outdoor college, and this means outdoor recreation is available to all Emory & Henry students. The Outdoor Program provides fun outdoor experiences on and off-campus.

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 students 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 everyone. Trips include hiking in the Grayson Highlands State Park, biking the Virginia Creeper Trail, and whitewater rafting on the Southeast’s beautiful rivers.


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.  

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Adventure Team

The Adventure Team welcomes students with previous experience and those who have a desire to develop advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, and outdoor leadership.  Team members have opportunities to represent Emory & Henry at competitions and adventure sports festivals.  Join the team for an adventure of a lifetime!  

Apply to join the team