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Pirate Adventure Recreation Orientation Trips

Paddle Exploration -- June 25th to 28th, 4 days
Get to know fellow first years and explore the beautiful waterways of Eastern North Carolina’s coastal plains. This 4 day orientation trip involves paddling on the Roanoke River, a unique area home to a hardwood swamp and wildlife refuges.  In the evening students will camp on hidden platforms tucked away into quaint bays and creeks. 
Each platform is unique, some with roofs on dry land and some just have large, open decks with water on all sides.  Eagles, hawks, river otters, herons and the famous 'barred owl' are known to make their home on the Roanoke. 
With the elegant simplicity of traveling via water, students will learn about how expedition behavior enhances their college life, how to engage with others in the unknown, as well as form bonds that only comes with miles and nights together in the woods. 
Students of all ability levels are welcome.


Includes all equipment, transportation, food, camping, and instruction.  

$228 for 4 days, limit 6 students. 


Registration & Deadline.

Registration is 9pm on June 19th, 2014. 

Spots are limited to a max of 8 freshman per trip and fill quickly. 

Register online.

Trip Itinerary 

June 24th (Tu), 7pm - 9:15pm* - First group meeting after Orientation Session 3

June 25th (W) - Leave for the river, about 60 minutes away, and start paddling

June 26th - 27th (Th & F) - Paddle downstream, visiting 3 platforms along the way

June 28th (Sa) - Finish paddle trip and arrive back in Greenville & finished about 5pm

*times subject to change

Essential Eligibility Criteria 

Regardless of your experience, our Essential Eligibility Criteria contain what you can expect on a trip and what we ask of you.

Most people easily meet these requirements. Have questions? Please ask or 252-328-1560

"This place changed my life. It took me to a place of leadership I didn't know possible." 
- Jamie Mansicalo, past participant, staff and now alumna  
Group enjoys a break
A roof platform
Boardwalk to a platform
Sunset on the river