If you have a group and are looking for a day, overnight, or multi-day adventure, these outdoor businesses that specialize in group adventure experiences can help. Take your group caving, challenge them on a high ropes course, and then finish it off with a canoe trip.
Nestled within 700 acres of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Roanoke is conveniently located just off Interstate 81 exit 132. Since 1925, campers have enjoyed outdoor adventures such as canoeing, field games, hiking, campfires, and a challenge course complete with a 44-foot climbing tower.
Roanoke Parks & Recreation has a mission to maximize all available resources to deliver parks, recreation facilities, and programs that are attractive, clean, accessible, and provide memorable experiences. The department organizes and facilitates events and classes throughout the year.
Ready for an adrenaline kick? Try the ropes adventure course at Mountain Lake. Mountain Lake Treetop Adventures is a fun way to get outside, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing through the tree canopy and riding zip lines through the forest.
Sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and zip lines offer a range of challenges that are fun for both the novice, the super adventure seeker and everyone in between! There is a kid course and two adult courses, all varying in height and challenge levels.
Mountain Shepherd is one of the finest wilderness survival schools in the U.S. Featured in National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker, Readers’ Digest, The Washington Post, and the book “Deep Survival,” Mountain Shepherd helps you gain the experience and develop a higher level of confidence to enjoy any wilderness environment. The school provides you with the expert skills and knowledge necessary to cope in the wilderness while camping, hiking, or if you are confronted with a wilderness survival situation.
Muddy Squirrel is your gateway to outdoor adventure. If you would like to start trail running, mountain biking, orienteering, or even shooting, they have the tools you’ll need in a fun, risk-free environment. Muddy Squirrel offers women’s only events, guided trips, kids’ birthday parties, and corporate team-building.
Tubing from the Pembroke Boat Landing through the shoals and back to New River’s Edge is get fun for all ages. Unguided activities included with the cabin are canoeing, tubing, kayaking, basketball, crochet, horseshoes, and picnicking. Guided raft, canoe, kayak, and fishing trips are also available for a fee.
The Phoebe Needles Center offers programs on the high and low trust challenge course, to all types of groups. Your group will spend several hours working together on a series of challenges and reflecting on your experience as a group. It is a great way to build a team, or enhance the cooperative skills of an existing group.
Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided trips for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking and other activities. In addition RMA offers shuttles, instructional clinics and rentals for all their outdoor gear. They also have an Outdoor Gear Consignment shop at their location, selling used boats, bikes, outerwear and other outdoor gear.
Considered by many to be one of America’s leading 4-H Centers, the W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center is in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and nestled neatly along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake.
Facilities can accommodate groups of 400+ people in dormitory or hotel-style lodging rooms, large dining hall/auditorium, and in 15,000 square feet of meeting rooms. The location features 120 acres along the lake that features forests, streams, and fields and includes 14 recreational areas.
Located 40 minutes from downtown Roanoke in scenic Craig County, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a full-service outdoor adventure center, summer adventure camp, and retreat center. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing specializes in creating custom adventure programs for groups ranging from two to 100 people.
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