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Campus Recreation

students on a backpacking trip at Grayson Highlands State Park

Adventure Trips

Scheduled day or overnight trips to area destinations where you can build new skills and learn about sustainability and conservation.

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Spring Trips

Plan to take an adventure with us next semester. Sign a waiver and pay for your trip online.

Trip Date Location Cost Details
Ski & Snowboard Day Trip CLOSED/Feb. 10 Sugar Mountain, NC $89 +ski rental/lessons flier [pdf]
Bouldering at Rumbling Bald CANCELED Chimney Rock, NC $30 flier [pdf]
Mindfulness Hike FULL/Feb. 18 Columbia, SC $5 flier [pdf]
Harbison Mountain Biking March 3 Columbia, SC $30 flier [pdf]
Congaree Canoe Day Trip March 25 Columbia, SC $30 flier [pdf]
FATS Mountain Biking March 31 Clarks Hill, SC $30 flier [pdf]
Faculty/Staff Mindfulness Hike March 31 Columbia, SC $5 flier [pdf]
Beach Day Trip April 7 Folly Beach, SC $30 flier [pdf]
Sea Kayaking Day Trip Cancelled Charleston, SC $40 flier [pdf]
Kayaking the Broad Day Trip April 22 Columbia, SC $30 flier [pdf]
Stand Up Paddleboard Trip May 10 Columbia, SC $10 flier [pdf]


What You Need to Know

  • Pre-trip meetings are mandatory. Every trip has a pre-trip meeting, which is mandatory. Find the meeting date in your trip's itinerary.
  • Trips are open to all USC students, faculty and staff.
  • All trips will only require beginner skill levels, unless otherwise noted.
  • Your payment covers transportation, equipment, permits/fees and instruction. Meals will be provided for overnight trips.
  • Items you need to bring will be listed in your itinerary PDF.
  • You must show proof of health insurance to sign up.



You must cancel at least 14 days prior to the trip to get a refund. After that, no refunds will be given.

We will give you a full refund if the trip is cancelled due to low registration, weather or other extenuating circumstances.