Paladin Outdoor Program
From the Blue Ridge Mountains in the upstate to the breathtaking beaches along the coastline, South Carolina is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Care for an introduction? Through our Paladin Outdoor Program, we offer new students the opportunity to experience our home state’s natural beauty—
and a chance to meet your new classmates in a fun environment.
The adventure begins when participants are allowed to move into their new residence halls before their classmates. Then, the fun begins! Sea kayaking. Ziplining through the forests. Rafting down river rapids. Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or new to the great outdoors, there’s something for you. The program ends
in time for you to join other new students for move-in day and O-Week activities.
Experience a new adventure by registering for one of our optional trips.
Register for a trip
Please check below to make sure there is an opening on the trip you want to take. Payment is due in June.
Be sure to sign up for one of these outdoor programs
. For more information about these programs, contact Owen McFadden, Director of Campus Recreation at 864.294.2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Service trip (8 spots remaining)
Get immersed in our community through a service project at Greenville's mission church to the homeless. Evening activities may include a Reedy River concert, a Greenville Drive baseball game or an exploration of Greenville's vibrant downtown area. Get a full schedule for the service trip
Faculty member on the trip - Dr. Alicia Powers Health Sciences Department
Water Sports in Charleston (3 spots remaining)
Explore the coastline of one of the most historic towns in South Carolina. You'll get a chance to parasail, jet ski, and wakeboard in and around the Atlantic Ocean and Intercoastal Waterway. On the second day you'll seakayak to Capers Island, one of Charleston's undeveloped barrier islands. Get a full schedule for the Charleston trip
Faculty members on the trip - Dr. Aaron Simmons Philosophy Department
Dr. Michele Speitz English Department
Nantahala river rafting and Zipline course (2 spots remaining)
Discover the Blue Ridge Mountains—
200 feet from the ground. Take a 3 1/2-hour zipline tour with Navitat Canopy Adventures for a breathtaking view of North Carolina’s mountain scenery. The trip includes whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River. Get a full schedule for the Nantahala trip
Faculty members on the trip - Dr. Brian Goess Chemistry Department
Dr. Bryan Bibb Religion Department
Chattooga river rafting and Zipline course (14 spots remaining)
Looking for an even greater challenge? Experience the whitewater rapids of the Chattooga River. This trip also includes a 3 1/2-hour zipline tour with Navitat Canopy Adventures for a breathtaking view of North Carolina's mountain scenery. Get a full schedule for the Chattooga trip
Faculty member on the trip - Dr. Tim Wardle Religion Department
Staff member on the trip - Ms. Cameron Smith - Greek Life
Backpacking (TRIP IS FULL)
Take a two-day backpacking adventure through Linville Gorge in the rugged Appalachian Mountains. See the natural beauty of the scenery, take in the wildlife, and get your walking legs under you before you begin your new adventure at Furman. Get a full schedule for the backpacking trip
Faculty members on the trip - Dr. Bill Ranson Earth and Environmental Sciences Department
Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan Earth and Environmental Sciences Department