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For University & College Groups

Adventure and Courses for Universities and Colleges

Adventure, Skills & Fun

Experience world class education, leadership, team building, and adventure with Nantahala Outdoor Center! NOC offers a diverse range of experiences for college outdoor programs, student orientation, Greek organizations, sports teams and more to train, learn, enhance skills, and just have fun! Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures, customized river skills or wilderness medicine courses, NOC’s Group Sales Team can build an itinerary that meets your needs. NOC has some of the longest standing partnerships with school groups in the country, who visit year after year for adventure or learning.

Build Your Own Adventure

From Atlanta to Asheville, NOC offers a multitude of adventure options for your group’s single day or multi-day adventure. For overnight trips, combine multiple activities with meals and lodging. Choose from dozens of activities and itineraries including:

  • Whitewater Rafting on 6 rivers across the Southeast
  • Zip Line Adventure Park
  • Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
  • Ropes Challenge Course & Team Building
  • Guided Nature Hike
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mountain Biking
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking on Fontana Lake

Skills Training

Voted the “Best Place to Learn” by Outside Magazine, NOC’s renowned Paddling School has over 40+ years of experience that goes into every class. Whitewater kayak instruction is available for beginner to advanced levels, from single day introduction courses to multi-day custom instruction. Beyond whitewater kayak instruction, receive skills training through our Raft Guide School, Swiftwater Rescue courses, and ACA Canoe & Kayak Instructor courses.

NOC is the Southeastern home of SOLO, the originator of wilderness medicine training. Industry-recognized certifications include Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and more. We offer courses on campus or away courses where our instructors travel to you.

Let NOC help you build the perfect trip for your group. Call our Custom Group Sales Coordinators at 828.785.5010 or request more information for pricing and adventure options!


Build the Perfect Trip

Let NOC’s Group Coordinators help you build the perfect trip!

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