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 hiking the Appalachian Trail.  

Adventure Team

Earn scholarships for rock climbing, whitewater paddling, backpacking and outdoor leadership.

The Outdoor Program 

Available to Emory & Henry students for a yearly fee, the goal of the Outdoor Program is to provide general outdoor recreation — no prior experience needed! 

Whether you’re looking to get away for an afternoon climb, walk in the woods, or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, there’s no shortage of adventure.

The Outdoor Program runs trips most weekends.  Trips include hiking in the Grayson Highlands State Park, rock climbing at Hidden Valley, kayaking on the South Fork of the Holston River, backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, and many more trips that are within an hour of campus.

Our staff and student leaders run the trips and are fully trained and equipped to provide the best possible outdoor experiences.