Outdoor Adventure Program

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

Date Trip Register by:
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.

Day Clinic Time
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


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.)

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.


Tutorial on how to use the MyRecSports portal to sign up for all programs.