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CORE Custom Trips

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Are you looking to plan an exciting outdoor adventure trip for your group but are unsure of where to start? Let CORE do all the work for you! We have worked with a variety of groups on campus including student clubs, campus departments, academic classes, fraternities, sororities, etc. We can provide trip leadership, camping reservations, transportation, equipment, food, and more. Read through the details below and submit an online request form. We will contact you by email or phone with a confirmation, and then we can begin planning your group adventure!

Please review the information below, and then fill out the online request form at the bottom of the page.

Popular Trip & Event Ideas:

  • Whitewater Rafting the Nantahala River

  • Kayaking and stand–up paddleboarding on Lake Jocasse 

  • Mountain biking & hiking at the Issaqueena Forest and DuPont State Forest 

  • Backpacking at various locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Teambuilding, bonfire and s'mores, and paddling on Lake Hartwell 

Reservation Information:

  • Reservation requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.

  • Reservations are available on days when CORE does not have previously scheduled trips and workshops (unless trips do not conflict with scheduled programming).

  • If you do not receive confirmation within 5 days of submitting your request, please contact us at outside@clemson.edu referencing your group name and date of the request submittal. 


  • Prices will be determined by the type of trip, number of participants, and what you would like CORE to provide (gear, guides, transportation, food, etc.).

  • Pricing will be similar to the prices we have established online for our regularly scheduled CORE trips and events.

  • Payments can be made by your organization with an Interdepartmental Requisition (IDO) or by check or card at our office.


  • Cancellations must be made at least 5 days prior to the event.

  • If cancellations are made less than 5 days before the start of the trip/event, your group will be subject to a nonrefundable reservation fee of $20 in addition to all costs related to the preparation for and cancellation of the trip (staffing, lodging, meals, travel, cancellation fees from non–Clemson organizations, etc.)

  • Cancellation fees can be paid by IDO, check, or credit card. 

  • Cancellations made by CORE (due to weather, etc.) will be fully refundable.

Assumption of Risk & Release of Liability:

  • All group members participating in CORE trips and events are required to complete the risk management, liability, and health forms specific to certain activity being done. These forms will be sent to the participants approximately one week prior to the trip/event. 


For more information email outside@clemson.edu or call the CORE office at 864-656-0892