Weekend Trips

Registration for Spring 2019 Trips and Workshops begins January 14th at 8:00 AM ONLINE or at the ORP office in State Gym. Check out our full list of Trips and Workshops by following the link below, enjoy!

Trip and Workshop Registration

Are you looking for weekend adventure? Join the Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) on one of our many weekend trips this spring! We offer trips that range from one day local trips, to action packed two and three day adventures traveling to nearby states, all on the weekends. Our weekend trips are a great chance to unwind, meet new people, experience nature, and engage in new activities. Check out the list below for a detailed list of all of our trips!

ORP Provides

  • Transportation and Drivers
  • Food once we reach the destination (road meals not included)
  • Technical equipment (personal clothing not included)
  • Logistics and reservations for the trip
  • Trip Leaders to plan and manage the trip





Weekend February 1st- February 3rd Ice Climbing Minnesota
Weekend February 16th- February 17th Ski and Snowboard Sundown Resort, IA
Weekend February 17th- February 17th Cross Country Ski Banning State Park, MN
Day February 19th  Full Moon Cross Country Ski Ames, IA
Day February 20th Ski and Snowboard Seven Oaks, Boone, IA
Day February 23rd Cross Country Ski Ames, IA
Weekend February 23rd- February 24th Snowshoeing and Cross Country Ski Forrest City, IA
Day March 9th Indoor Rock Climbing Cedar Falls, IA
Weekend April 13th- April 14th Canoeing Des Moines River, IA
Day April 13th Mountain Biking Whiterock Conservancy, IA
Day April 20th Kayaking Boone River, IA
Day April 22nd Kayaking Ada Hayden, IA
Weekend April 26th- April 27th Rock Climbing Winona, MN
Weekend April 27th- April 28th Backpacking Afton State Park, MN

Is your group looking for an outdoor adventure? Look no further! ORP can customize a trip for you. Anything from canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing or rock climbing, your imagination is the limit. Contact Jerry Rupert at 515-294-4774 or jrupert@iastate.edu.

The Outdoor Recreation Program is located in State Gym. Phone: 515-294-8200