Outdoor Adventure Program

The Cary Street Gym Men’s Main Locker Room showers are partially out of service until further notice. Half of the showers are available.

Whitewater Rafting Canoeing through tunnel Climbing on rock wall

Outdoor Adventure Program

Climbing/Bouldering Wall
Climbing and Bouldering

We offer clinics and other climbing opportunities at the Climbing and Bouldering Walls in the Cary Street Gym and outdoors. 

Equipment Rental

The Outing Rental Center (ORC) offers low rental rates on items such as backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, stoves, coolers, and canoes. More

Trips and Activities

View OAP Trips, Weekly Activities, Courses, and Clinics. Register for all at MyRecSports. 


The VCU Rec Sports Outdoor Adventure Program offers outdoor education-based opportunities for student leadership and teambuilding for campus and community organizations.

Bike Shop

The OAP Bike Shop is a free resource available to VCU students, faculty, and staff. We offer bike repair workshops as well as one on one instruction by trained bike mechanics.

Teambuilding and Challenge Course

Our new Teambuilding and Challenge Course program is committed to helping your team achieve its greatest potential through portable and high/low ropes programs. 

Connect with OAP

Got a question? Call us at 804.828.6004 or email outdoors@vcu.edu. Follow OAP on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Rice Rivers Center 

The VCU Outdoor Adventure Program is partnering with the VCU Rice Rivers Center to offer environmental education and recreational programming at the 500-acre facility along the lower James.

Student Outdoor Leadership Program (SOLE)

This 9-month long training is the foundation of the OAP tips program and is designed to provide opportunities for skill development, personal growth, and leadership experience for potential OAP student leaders.