OAP Trips, Activities, Clinics and Courses
The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 2017 is coming!
Registration opens September 1. Log your outdoor activities on the new ON Challenge app and earn points for VCU. Details coming soon.
Trips and Instructional Courses - Click the titles below to view full descriptions, trip costs, and registration.
Weekly Activities are FREE for VCU Students and Rec Sports members. Register early as these activities fill up quickly!
All activities start at the Outing Rental Center.
New to our online MyRecSports portal? Watch our video below.
Fall 2017 Trips
|Sept. 2||Three-Day Backpacking||Aug. 29|
|Sept. 9||Beach Stand-Up Paddleboard||Sept. 5|
|Sept. 9-10||Sea Kayaking Weekend||Sept. 5|
|Sept. 10||Day Hike||Sept. 5|
|Sept. 16-17||Rock Climbing Weekend||Sept. 12|
|Sept. 16||Day Sea Kayaking||Sept. 12|
|Sept. 17||Day Raft||Sept. 12|
|Sept. 23||Day Stand-Up Paddleboard||Sept. 19|
|Sept 23 - 24||Whitewater Rafting Weekend||Sept. 19|
|Sept. 24||Day Hike||Sept. 19|
|Sept. 30||Day Bike||Sept. 26|
|Sept. 30||Day Cave||Sept. 26|
|Oct. 1||Day Climb||Sept. 26|
|Oct. 1||Day Raft||Sept. 26|
|Oct. 7-8||Backpacking and Yoga Weekend||Oct. 3|
|Oct. 7||Day Canoe||Oct. 3|
|Oct. 14||Day Hike||Oct. 10|
|Oct. 14-15||Sea Kayaking Weekend||Oct. 10|
|Oct. 15||Day River Stand-Up Paddleboard||Oct. 10|
|Oct. 19-22||Four Day Backpacking||Oct. 17|
|Oct. 28-29||Canoe Weekend||Oct. 24|
|Nov. 4-5||Rock Climbing Weekend||Oct. 31|
|Nov. 4-5||Yoga and Sea Kayaking Weekend||Oct. 31|
|Nov. 11-12||Bicycle Tour Weekend||Nov. 7|
|Nov. 11||Day Hike||Nov. 7|
Fall 2017 Clinics
All clinics are FREE, and begin at the Outing Rental Center with the exception of the Climbing Skills Clinics, which are held at the Cary Street Gym Climbing Wall and Machester climbing area.
|Monday||Stand-Up Paddleboard Clinic||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Kayak Roll Pool Clinic||7:00-9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Kayak River Clinic||3:00-8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||Mountain Bike Rides||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Rotating||Climbing Skills Clinic||TBA|
The following clinics are held in the Outing Rental Center and will only be held twice a semester. Register for featured clinics here on the MyRecSports portal.
Learn How to Fix a Flat
Feeling a little deflated? Come learn about common causes of flat tires and how to prevent them. Our bicycle experts will demonstrate how to fix a flat and you'll even have a chance to practice. Feel free to bring your bike or use one of ours. (The OAP does not sell bicycle inner tubes; if you are repairing a flat tire on your bike, please bring the appropriate tube for your bike.)
Thursday, September 21- 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17- 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Basic Bicycle Maintenance
Modern bicycles are simple yet complex machines. But did you know there are plenty of things you can do to keep your ride running smoothly without spending much time, effort, or money? The OAP bike maintenance crew will demonstrate how to clean, lube, and adjust your bike to keep you rolling and avoid costly repairs down the road. No need to bring your bike; just bring your curiosity and questions.
Tuesday, October 3- 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26- 6:00-8:00 p.m.