By Virginia Tech student Aidan Kincaid       "For Hokies, by Hokies" Summer Academy Blog       3/21/2017

Venture Out is your source for all your outdoor adventuring needs!  I highly recommend taking advantage of all the expertise and equipment Venture Out has to offer so you can experience the best and most beautiful parts of the Burg and the rest of the Valley!

Venture Out Mountain View
Photo by @VTVentureOut Facebook

Trips and Programs

Venture Out offers all kinds of outdoor trips hosted by experienced trip leaders. There is a little something for everyone with caving, horseback riding, day hiking, backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and white water rafting. They also have night skiing/snowboarding and night snow tubing trips in winter! Most trips cost between $30 and $45, with exceptions for things like horseback riding or backpacking trips—which can be a little more expensive.

Venture Out Rafting Trip
Photo by @VTVentureOut Facebook

Gear Heads

V.O. has all kinds of outdoor gear for rent for your next hiking or camping trip. Tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, stoves, coolers, lanterns, cook sets, head lamps, camping chairs, and more—all with special daily, weekend, and 4-7 day rates for students! They’ve even got life jackets, paddles, and car top carriers for canoeing trips! Check out all their gear.

Venture Out post-Caving Trip
Photo by @VTVentureOut Facebook
Venture Out Gear
Venture Out HQ - Photos by ventureoutvt instagram
Venture Out Office
VO Paddle Boards

Yard Games

In addition to hiking/camping/canoeing equipment, V.O. has a whole bunch of yard games for rent! Ladder ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, corn hole, and croquet! Great for ANNIHILATING your friends on any outdoor adventure (or at the tailgate party)!

Aidan Kincaid, a contributor to the For Hokies, by Hokies Summer Academy blog, is a senior majoring in creative writing/literature and serves as an intern in the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions.

The views expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Virginia Tech or The Office of Summer and Winter Sessions.