Ferrum Outdoors

Ferrum Outdoors High Ropes CourseFerrum Outdoors engages the campus community in unique activities which enhance the college experience and provides opportunities for personal skill and leadership development.  In addition, participation in the program increases the participants’ overall appreciation of the outdoors and develops life-long outdoor adventure pursuits.

We are the outdoors connection for students, faculty and staff plus an on campus guiding service, equipment rental and adventure source.  Our trips are led by experienced faculty, staff and student leaders.  The programs emphasize safety, learning and fun.  All activities are designed with an educational component to teach the skills and techniques found in the different disciplines that we offer.

Ferrum Outdoors also works closely with Recreation Leadership students to help hone and develop their outdoor leadership skills by organizing and leading adventure programs for the campus community under the direction the Adventure Programmer and Coordinator.




Did you know there are miles of hiking and mountain biking trails located right on the Ferrum College campus?

trail map

Ferrum Outdoors is conveniently located near the Ferrum Mercantile on Route 40 across from campus.

Contact us for more information!

Phone: (540) 365-4324
E-mail:  ferrumoutdoors@ferrum.edu

Office hours during the academic school year:


  • 2:00pm-7:00pm


  • 2:00pm-5:00pm

Recreation Leadership Major

The Recreation Leadership Major prepares the student for a variety of recreation settings including local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, recreation services, natural and historic interpretation agencies, as well as commercial enterprises.  The major is also offered as a minor for those students pursuing other majors.  Two minors, Ecotourism and Outdoor Recreation, complement the major.