Outdoor ProgramsOutdoor Programs

Outdoor Programs

This office of outdoor program offers student the opportunity to participate in outdoor educational experiences. The programs educate essential leadership skills and challenge students to be active participants in their environment and in their own lives.

The backcountry service learning experiences offer students the opportunity to perform trail maintenance work, improve rock climbing areas, and really give of themselves by donating their time and energy to help ensure a quality wilderness environment for future generations to enjoy.

All Lees-McRae College rock climbing, hiking and backpacking programs taking place on National Forest Service Lands are authorized under a Special Use Permit by the Pisgah National Forest.


Dee Thomas

Director of Outdoor Programs
828-898-8810
thomasd@lmc.edu