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Pirate Adventure Recreation Orientation Trips

Every Pirate needs a PAROT

Explore all that North Carolina has to offer, from paddling in the sublime beauty of eastern North Carolina's water trails, to backpacking through a gorge in the western mountains to scaling high rock faces in the central part of our great state.

Only as an incoming freshman will you have chance to join a 4 or 5 day adventure orientation trip with other first year students. While we explore via kayak, foot, or rope, we'll forge fast friendships, talk about the secrets of college life, and for the parents, discuss ways to have success in school.

Questions about PAROT? Call 252-328-1560 or email

Registration for PAROT Deadline

Registration deadline is 9pm on June 19th, 2014 for all trips. Spots are limited to a max of 8 freshman per trip and fill quickly. Register online.  

Online registration is found here.

Get to know fellow first years and checkout beautiful scenery by paddling the rivers of North Carolina’s coastal plains. This four day orientation trip will provide students a chance to make new friends as well as expose students to the outdoor recreational gem of flat-water paddling. 
The crew will travel to a local paddling destination with the evenings spent camping on large wooden platforms, right next to the river. 
Students of all ability levels are welcome.  
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Experience the amazing natural splendors of North Carolina in this multi-sport orientation trip. Discover what this ‘backpacking’ thing is all about and explore the vertical limits of some big cliffs!

Build life long relationships with fellow first years as well as gain an introduction to the 2 awesome outdoor activities of backpacking and rock climbing.
More Information, Details & Cost for Session I & II

"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  
Gathered upon the rock, after the passing rain, well known to each other.
High views, cliffs to climb, confidence built
How to navigate the world