Outdoor Adventure Program
OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics
Humza, a student participant on a recent whitewater adventure on the James River, captured all the fun and excitement.
Click the titles below to view full descriptions, trip costs, and registration. Please review our Trip Policies and Procedures.
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|Trip||Start Date||End Date||Register By|
|Surf & Service||6/15/19||6/16/19||6/11/19|
|Full Moon Canoe||6/16/19||6/16/19||6/11/19|
|Junebug Whitewater Rafting - Saturday||6/22/19||6/22/19||6/18/19|
|Junebug Outdoor Climbing||6/22/19||6/22/19||6/18/19|
|Junebug Whitewater Rafting - Sunday||6/23/19||6/23/19||6/18/19|
|Equinox Day Caving||6/23/19||6/23/19||6/18/19|
|Wilderness Survival Weekend||6/29/19||6/30/19||6/25/19|
|Women's Climbing Weekend||6/29/10||6/30/19||6/25/19|
|Iceland: Trekking in the Land of Fire and Ice||7/20/19||7/28/19||7/2/19|
|Mid-Summer Day Sea Kayak||7/13/19||7/13/19||7/9/19|
|Dog Days of Summer Caving||7/14/19||7/14/19||7/9/19|
|Blue Ridge Mountains Day Hike||7/20/19||7/20/19||7/16/19|
|Tidal Exploration Sea Kayaking Weekend||7/20/19||7/21/19||7/16/19|
|Youghiogheny River Whitewater Rafting Weekend||7/26/19||7/28/19||7/23/19|
|Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking Weekend||7/26/19||7/28/19||7/23/19|
|Full Sturgeon Moon Canoe||8/11/19||8/11/19||8/7/19|
Fall 2019 Trips
|Trip||Start Date||End Date||Register By|
|RVA Adventure Sampler Platter||8/31/19||9/1/19||8/27/19|
|Pop-Up Friday Whitewater Rafting||9/6/19||9/6/19||9/6/19|
|Tidal Exploration: Sea Kayak Weekend||9/7/19||9/8/19||9/3/19|
|Richmond Outdoor Climbing Afternoon||9/13/19||9/13/19||9/13/19|
|VA's Highest Point Backpacking Weekend||9/14/19||9/15/19||9/10/19|
|Whitewater Rafting on the James||9/15/19||9/15/19||9/10/19|
|Harvest Moon Canoe||9/21/19||9/21/19||9/17/19|
|Fall Cave Exploration||9/22/19||9/22/19||9/17/19|
|New River George Climbing Weekend||9/27/19||9/29/19||9/24/19|
|High Bridge Trail Day Bike Ride||9/28/19||9/28/19||9/24/19|
|Urban Bike Tour||10/5/19||10/5/19||10/1/19|
|Urban Bike Tour||10/6/19||10/6/19||10/1/19|
|Richmond Outdoor Climbing Afternoon||10/11/19||10/11/19||10/11/19|
|Yoga in the Backcountry||10/12/19||10/13/19||10/8/19|
|Great Dismal Swamp Day Canoe Trip||10/12/19||10/12/19||10/8/19|
|Dolly Sods Three-Day Backpacking||10/17/19||10/20/19||10/15/19|
|Richmond Outdoor Climbing Afternoon||10/25/19||10/25/19||10/25/19|
|Haunted Halloween Cave Exploration||10/26/19||10/26/19||10/22/19|
|Spy Rock Day Hike||10/27/19||10/27/19||10/22/19|
|Seneca Rocks Climbing & Via Ferrata||11/1/19||11/3/19||10/29/19|
|Historic Dutch Gap Canoe||11/2/19||11/2/19||10/29/19|
|Humpback Rocks Day Hike||11/16/19||11/16/19||11/13/19|
|Wilderness Survival Weekend||11/16/19||11/17/19||11/12/19|
All weekly activities begin at the Outing Rental Center. Register by clicking the links in the chart below.
|Tuesday||Kayak Roll Clinic||5/14 - 8/6||7:00-9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Whitewater Kayaking||5/15 - 6/26||2:45-6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||Sunset SUP||5/16 - 8/8||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||Whitewater Rafting||5/17 - 8/9||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
Learn How to Fix a Flat
Feeling a little deflated? Come and 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.)
|Learn to Fix a Flat||9/18/19||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
|Learn to Fix a Flat||10/22/19||6:00 - 8:00 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.
|Basic Bicycle Maintenance 101||9/12/19||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
|Basic Bicycle Maintenance 101||10/16/19||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
Learn to Ride!
Ever wanted to learn how to ride a bike? Did you learn as a kid but haven't ridden in years? The OAP's friendly bike trip leaders are here to increase your confidence on two wheels. This clinic is for those who need help with balance, shifting and general bicycle riding skills - no experience is encouraged. Bikes, helmets and instruction are provided. After completion of this clinic, participants are eligible for a FREE weekend rental of an OAP mountain or road bike package to implement their new skills.
No Fall Dates. Spring Sessions TBA
Log Rolling & Slacklining Clinics
Log Rolling & Slacklining Clinics are a joint effort with O.A.P. and the Aquatics department. Sessions and more information can be seen on the Aquatics page.