Outdoor Recreation – Asbury University
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View of Red River Gorge

Interested in taking your youth group rock climbing? Or going on a week long backpacking trip with a group of friends? Asbury University Adventure Programs offers a wide variety of professionally-led outdoor recreation programs to the public.

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

  • Caving Fun Day — February 8 — $10
  • Winter Backpacking Trip — February 28-March 1 — $25
  • Spring Break Climbing Trip at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Ark. — March 13-17 — $125
  • Spring Break Gulf Coast Canoe Overnight and Beach Trip — March 18-22 — $125
  • Red River Gorge Rock Climbing Day Trip — April 5 — $20
  • Canoe Day Trip — April 18 — $13
  • Midnight Canoe — May 2 — $10


These programs can be customized for anyone. This includes camp programs, youth groups, families, groups of friends, work groups, or individuals.


Programs can vary in length from single day trips to multi-day or week long trips. The program is customized completely to your needs, so you let us know how long you have and we will put a trip together for you!

Why go through us

Our professional and highly qualified staff can lead outdoor recreation trips anywhere. We can take care of every aspect of the program including planning, logistics and leading, as well as providing staff and equipment for all activities.

Our Rock Climbing and Rappelling trips will be led by our American Mountain Guides Association certified instructor. All of our staff have been through extensive training and have hundreds of hours of experience in the programs we offer. All staff have emergency care Certifications, either a Wilderness First Responder Certification or a CPR/AED and First Aid Certification from the American Red Cross.

A camping tent in the woods

Adventure Skills Instruction

Our program specializes in outdoor skills instruction, so not only can we help you plan and run your next outdoor adventure, but you will leave with a wealth of knowledge and experience for the future! In addition to teaching you valuable skills during your trip, we also offer one-on-one instruction in rock climbing, paddling, and other areas.  See details about upcoming AMGA CWI courses.

For scheduling, more information, and questions, please contact:

Trent Ellsworth
(859) 858-3511, x2491

Industry Trainings

Do you work in the recreation industry and are in need of training? We offer trainings for camps, schools, low ropes courses, and adventure programs. These trainings include:

  • Low ropes challenge course training for camp staff
  • Games and recreation training for any camp or school staff
  • Trainings on experiential education in the classroom
  • Adventure programming consultations

For scheduling, more information, and questions, please contact:

Varee Crank
Challenge Course Coordinater
(859) 858-3511, x2491