Adventure Program

Last updated Jul. 26, 2018 - 8:00 pm
several kayaks on a river

The Adventure Program offers classes, clinics, trips and camps throughout the city, the triangle area and state. See what we can do for you. You can register for any adventure program online using RecLink, in person at any staffed facility, or by calling the Adventure office at 919-996-6855.


Contact Information

  • Email
  • Phone - 919-996-6855
  • Fax – 919-831-6470
  • Address – 2401 Wade Ave, Raleigh NC 27607
  • Office Hours – Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.


In 1984, the Adventure Program was born out of the city's Nature Program. Over the years the goal has always been to provide instructional opportunities in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities as well as:

  • Provide enjoyable adventure experiences that embrace experiential learning;
  • Create an atmosphere where group experiences foster a sense of team;
  • Provide instructional foundations in a wide range of adventure activities;
  • Focus on safety issues and manage risks in the most proactive manner; and,
  • Provide an opportunity for environmental appreciation and stewardship.

Neuse River Kids Club

Neuse River Kids Club is a multi-session kayaking program for youth. Sessions will start on flat water and move to more advanced moving water as the group builds skill.

Location: Lake Wheeler
Age: 8-12
Date: Sep 5-26
Barcode: 226682

Neuser River Canoe Trip

Join us for a guided canoe trip down the Neuse River. Our guides will meet you at the take-out point at Poole Road and shuttle you up to the put in.

Location: Poole Road
Age: 8 and up
Dates: Sep 8, Sep 22, Oct 13
Barcodes: 226684, 226694, 226695

Adventure Day - On the River

Have your child spend this teacher workday on the river with the Adventure Program. We will be canoeing all day on the river teaching paddling skills and exploring the Neuse River.

Location: Thomas Crowder Woodland Center
Age: 10-14
Date: September 19, 2018
Barcode: 226697

Adventure Day - Bike or Treat

Spend Halloween riding bikes on the greenway as we ride from park to park stopping for 'treats' along the way.

Location: Thomas Crowder Woodland Center
Age: 10-14
Date: October 31, 2018
Barcode: 226698

Kayak Pool Sessions

Pool sessions are open paddling times for all levels of boaters, whether you're working on your roll, practicing new skills, or just wanting to try out the sport.

Location: Optimist Pool
Age: 14 and up, 14 and under with an adult
Date: Fridays, Nov 2-Dec 28

Private Roll Instruction

For the boater wanting to take that next step in the kayaking progression, we are proud to offer personalized roll instruction.

Location: Optimist Pool
Age: 12 and up
Date: Fridays, Nov 2-Dec 28 during Kayak Pool Session

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