Venture's history with Cone University Center goes back to its inception in 1971 when a steering committee appointed by the Chancellor sent a wilderness experience pilot group to UNC Charlotte through the North Carolina Outward Bound School.  Venture is not a club, but since its inception, has grown into a program, independent of Outward Bound, within the department, Student Venues & Engagement. Venture's mission is to provide a variety of enriching leadership opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community of Charlotte using experiential, "hands on" learning. When they are not outside, you can find Venture staff in Room 223 or visit Venture online.

Get Involved with Venture

Outdoor Adventure Trips

Participate in fun and challenging trips such as hiking, rafting, rock climbing and caving. These are open to students, staff, faculty, and community members with any level of experience. 

Challenge Courses and Team Building

Organized programs on Venture's high and low team ropes courses for you and your group.

Student Leadership

Interested in working for venture as a leader and facilitator? Venture offers opportunities for students, staff, and community members to learn adventure leadership skills. 

Academic Instruction

Enroll in academic courses to increase your skill level, or pursue a Minor in Outdoor Leadership through the Department of Kinesiology.

Climbing Wall and Upcoming Events

Visit the climbing wall in the SAC or chec out our events to get involved right now!

Venture Outdoor Leadership provides a wide variety of learning and growth opportunities.