Are you a college student who loves to get outside? Well, Venture Outdoors offers a student discount on our public programs, custom trips, membership, and Kayak Pittsburgh rentals! Keep on reading to check out all the different ways you can get outside with us. The following college discounts are made possible through the support and generosity of the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Public Programs

Our Activities Calendar is filled with opportunities to get outside with friends and other outdoor-loving people year-round! Just some of our offerings include:

  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wine and Beer Tasting Hikes (21+)
  • Backpacking

Just fill out this quick form and we’ll send you a code for 20% off any trip.

Custom Trips

Another way college students can save money with Venture Outdoors is by booking a custom trip. Do you belong to a residence hall, club, fraternity, sorority, or another type of group that seeks team building opportunities? We are providing a 50% discount to all college groups! We offer kayaking, geocaching, hiking, paddle boarding, stewardship, the climbing wall, fishing, and more. For more information on pricing and what a custom trip entails, click here.

Kayak Pittsburgh

Present your college student ID card at any Kayak Pittsburgh location and get $5 off your first hour of kayaking! Discounts are available at all of our Kayak Pittsburgh locations. Take in the views of downtown from the Allegheny River at Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore, paddle through the calm waters of North Park Lake at Kayak Pittsburgh North Park, or explore further up the Allegheny River at our newest location Kayak Pittsburgh Aspinwall Riverfront Park. Discount is applied to the non-member rate. To learn more about Kayak Pittsburgh, click here.


As a college student, you are also eligible for a Venture Outdoors Student Membership, which includes benefits such as the discounted member rate on public programs, discounts at local retailers, vouchers for additional savings on trips, and more for just $15 a year! To learn about the other benefits of a Venture Outdoors Membership, visit our Membership page.