Spartan Outdoor Orientation Program

SOOP Poster

How to Register

1) Download and complete the registration packet for the program you are interested in joining.

2) Mail, Fax, or Scan and Email ALL completed Registration Paperwork to

Fax: 336-256-1026
Phone: 336-334-5931 (to pay by phone)

Mailing Address:
UNC Greensboro Recreation & Wellness
c/o SOOP
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402

3) Once we have received and confirmed your registration we will email you a Welcome Packet that contains important documents that will help your plan and prepare for your program. Welcome Packets can also be located below.

Spartan Outdoor Orientation Program

The Spartan Outdoor Orientation Program (SOOP) is sponsored by UNC Greensboro Outdoor Adventures, the outdoor education and recreation program within the Department of Recreation & Wellness. SOOP is a unique program designed for first-year students at UNC Greensboro. We utilize adventure and outdoor recreation experiences to assist new students in bridging the gap from high school to college while building a strong community with fellow first-year students. Previous experience is NOT required for any of the programs, so this is a perfect opportunity to try something new! Please read through the following information to learn more about the different programs, costs, and how to register. We hope you will consider this wonderful opportunity to explore the outdoors and establish a community with fellow first-year students!

Costs includes transportation, equipment, instruction, meals, camping, and all activity fees.

All-Adventure (Cancelled)

Date: July 16th-20th, 2017
Cost: $285.00
As the name implies, this trip offers non-stop adventure! You will spend your days in the mountains of western North Carolina hiking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting while developing new friendships to carry with you into your college years. Although this trip is full of action, there is no experience necessary – just a sense of adventure!

All Adventure Registration Packet
All Adventure Welcome Packet


August 6th-8th, 2017
Cost: $160.00
The SOOP Basecamp is held in Greensboro at UNCG’s Piney Lake, a 48-acre wooded property that boasts an abundance of recreation activities and camp ammenities. SOOP Basecamp highlights will include Team QUEST team building activities, a competitive field day, downtime at the lake, and a service learning project on the final day. Previous experience is NOT required. Each evening will be spent relaxing with the group by the campfire and tent camping under the stars. SOOP Basecamp is the perfect opportunity to build community, friendships, and lasting memories with fellow first-year students. Optional early move-in will be available for students living on-campus (August 5th).

Basecamp Registration Packet
Basecamp Welcome Packet