Outdoor Recreation – Asbury University
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Outdoor Recreation

Interested in taking your youth group rock climbing?

Or going on a week long backpacking trip with a group of friends? The Kentucky Outdoor Institute offers a wide variety of professionally-led outdoor recreation programs to the public.

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Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

We offer:

  • Backpacking Trips
  • Single to Multi-Day Canoe Trips
  • Caving Trips
  • Climbing Trips
  • Repelling Trips
  • Climbing Gym Programming
  • Challenge Course Programming


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.

All of our trip staff have been through extensive training and have hundreds of hours of experience in the programs we offer. All trip staff have emergency care Certifications, either a Wilderness First Responder Certification or a CPR/AED and First Aid Certification from the American Red Cross.

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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.

For scheduling, more information, and questions, please email us at:



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 email us at: