Trips, Clinics & More

MCV Campus Rec & Aquatic Center is closed through Mon,1/22, due to major HVAC system leak. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with contractors and VCU FMD to repair as quickly as possible. We tentatively expect to reopen Tue, 1/ 23. This is subject to change. Larrick Student Center is open. Details at our Facility Status page.



OAP

Outdoor Adventure Program

OAP Trips, Activities, Clinics and Courses

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. 

Spring 2018 Trips

Date Trip Register by
2/3 Cross Country Skiing Weekend 1/30
2/3 Caving Day Trip 1/30
2/18 Caving Day Trip 2/13
3/3-11 Spring Break: Exploring Utah and Beyond 2/27
3/3-11 Spring Break: Sea Kayaking in the Everglades 2/27
3/24 Backpacking Weekend 3/20
3/24 Women's Sea Kayaking Weekend 3/20
3/31 Wilderness Survival Skills Weekend 3/27
4/7 Rafting Day Trip 4/3
4/7 Sea Kayaking Weekend 4/3
4/8 Hiking Day Trip 4/3
4/14 Rock Climbing Weekend 4/10
4/15 Canoe Day Trip at Dutch Gap 4/10
4/21 Mountain Bike Day Trip 4/17
4/21 Nelson & Seneca Rocks Via Ferrata & Multi-Pitch Climbing 4/17
4/22 Hiking Day Trip - Mushroom Hunting on Earth Day 4/17
4/22 Stand Up Paddle Boarding at the Beach 4/17
4/28 Backpacking Weekend 4/24
4/28 Whitewater Weekend - Youghiogheny River Rafting 4/24
5/12-20 Bicycle Tour: C&O Canal and Great Allegheny
Passage Van-Supported Sampler Tour
5/8
5/12-20 OAP International Travel Series: Trekking in Peru 5/8

 


 

Spring 2018 Weekly Activities

All weekly activities 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.

Day Weekly Activity Dates Time
Tuesday Kayak Roll Pool Session 1/23 - 5/1 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday Road Bike Ride 1/24 - 4/25 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Group Hike 1/25 - 4/26 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Monday Stand-Up Paddleboarding 3/12 - 4/30 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday River Kayaking 3/14 - 4/25 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday Mountain Bike Rides 3/15 - 4/26 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Featured Clinics

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.)

Monday, April 2, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 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, April 10- 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, April 23- 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 


Watch this video tutorial on how to use the MyRecSports portal to sign up for all programs.