W&L's Outing Club offers lots of fun and adventurous trips throughout the school year and during school breaks. Check out some of our awesome trips!

Whitewater Rafting

The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River passes through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.

Backpacking the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico

Experience what famous naturalist Aldo Leopold had in mind with this incredible outdoor adventure. You will hike over 35 miles in the Turkey Creek basin in the remote Gila Wilderness, America’s 1st Wilderness

Outer Banks Adventure

Think you like sea kayaking, beach combing or just looking at the dunes? What about adding a heaping meal of steamed spiced shrimp and some incredible hang gliding at Jockey's Ridge State Park?

Sea Kayaking

Glide quietly through a subtropical environment where fresh water meets salt. Vast rivers of sea grass and mangrove help support this environment, which is filled with alligators, manatee, roseate spoonbills, bald eagles, egrets, and so much more.

Scuba Certification

Prepare yourself for an intensive classroom and pool learning experience as you enter the underwater world! This also includes a trip to the Outer Banks or Lake Rawlings, VA

Via Ferrata

'Via Ferrata' is Italian for 'Iron Way'. Access high places usually reserved for experienced technical rock climbers, providing exhilarating views and exposure.


The caves we visit can offer us up to 1-3 miles of passageway. Some of these trips are advanced trips due to the great amount of physical exertion required.