The back of a kayaker at sea.

While whitewater kayaking provides an adrenaline rush as one paddles on moving -- and sometimes raging -- rivers, sea kayaking is a totally different and more calming experience. Sea kayaks allow paddlers to cover long distances while carrying camping gear in their boats. They are practical on lakes and in the surf. Imagine camping on the distant shore of a North Carolina lake, sleeping under a starry sky, or watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean... Experiences like these are all part of a sea kayaking overnight.   

  • Beginners learn basics about equipment, paddle strokes, and rescue techniques. They learn about equipment, basic paddle strokes, self-rescue techniques and build experience paddling.
  • More advanced paddlers develop endurance and may even learn to roll a sea kayak. They progress from day excursions to overnights and camping on the shores of gorgeous lakes and along the ocean.

Day Trips

DAY Trips - $45  (Local 1/2-day Paddleboarding - $25)  

Date: Trip: Registration Opens    
Feb 17 Sea Kayaking Beg Day Trip A    January 17    
Apr 20 Stand-up Paddle Board Int. A  March 13    


OVERNIGHT Trips - $55  

Date: Trip: Registration Opens    
Mar 2-3 Sea Kayaking Beg. ON A    February 2    
Apr 13-14  SK Coastal Int. Overnight  March 13    


Mini-Expedition- $75

Date: Trip: Registration Opens
Mar 20-23   Okefenokee Mini-Expedition   February 17

Additional Trip Information


While we do not often cancel trips, it does happen occasionally--most often due to inclement weather. If we cancel a trip due to poor weather or some other factor, you are entitled to a full refund. If you cancel your registration at least 7 days before the trip, you are entitled to a credit that can be applied to future trips or rentals. The only exception is if you are graduating at the end of that semester and then we will authorize a refund. To cancel your registration, email the Wilderness Outpost at Refunds are not given if you fail to show-up for your trip.

What is Provided

We provide staff expertise, specialty equipment, pre-trip planning, transportation, and oversight. Campsite reservations, etc. are included in the trip fee.

What to Bring

We’ll provide a "What to Bring" list so participants are prepared for factors such as weather and physical activity, but typically, participants should NOT need to purchase any equipment in order to participate. ORGT does not provide food on weekend IP trips, including overnights. Participants are responsible for bringing their own food and snacks, as well as money to purchase breakfast and/or dinner if they want to eat out along the way. We usually stop at a fast-food restaurant on the way out of town and an inexpensive sit-down restaurant on the way back to campus.

Group Sizes

Adventure trips typically involve 8-12 participants and 3-5 supporting ORGT staff. Group sizes vary depending on the specific sport and trip logistics.


Parking is available only in the two specially marked drives behind the CRC for participants who are: a) picking up gear, b) attending pre-trip orientations, or c) participating on ORGT trips. Drivers must pick up a temporary ORGT parking pass inside at the Wilderness Outpost and display it in their window to avoid getting ticketed. Parking is limited.

Pre-Trip Orientation

A mandatory pre-trip orientation, also referred to as a ‘classroom session’, is a part of every adventure trip. Required sessions take place earlier in the week of trip departure and are usually two hours long. If a participant misses the pre-trip session and does not contact Wilderness Outpost or the trip leader, they cannot attend the trip and they are not eligible for a refund. Pre-trip sessions typically take place within ORGT’s space in the CRC.


Transportation in University-owned or arranged vehicles is provided as part of every trip. Participants are not allowed to drive themselves to program destinations.

Travel Distance and Time

Most trips are 2-3 hours of campus. Both day and overnight trips leave ORGT around 8:00 a.m. Exact return times vary, but the trip leader will inform you of the general schedule in advance. Trips typically return before 10:00 p.m.