OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics


Nikki Wilkins, OAP Trip Leader, shares her passion for the outdoors with fellow Rams.

Day Trips

Weekly Activities

Custom Trips at Rice Rivers Center

Click the titles below to view full descriptions, trip costs, and to register. Registration closes the day of the trip. 

Please review our Trip Policies and Procedures, and review our Covid-19 Guidelines at the bottom of this page. 

Day Trips  

Registration closes the day before the trip. 

TripTrip DateDayTime
Whitewater Kayaking 5/1 Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Spin and Vin 5/2 Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Sea Kayaking Weekend 5/1 - 5/2 Sat and Sun All Day
Summer 2021

Trip registrations open May 10.

Trip    DateDayTimeRegister By
FTW Backpacking Weekend 5/29- 5/31 Sat - Mon All Day 5/25
Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners 6/12 Saturday All Day 6/8
Local Nature Hike 6/18 Friday  Half Day      6/15
POC Day Hike 6/26 Saturday  All Day  6/22
Urban Adventure Bike Tour
6/27 Sunday  All Day  6/22
Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners 7/10 Saturday All Day 7/6
Backpacking Weekend       7/17- 7/18 Sat-Sun  All Day  7/13
Urban Bike Adventure Tour 7/23 Friday Half Day  7/20
Rock Climbing 7/30 Friday  Half Day  7/27
Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners 7/31 Saturday  All Day  7/27
Local Nature Hike 8/6 Friday  Half Day  8/3
FTW Mountain Bike Weekend 8/7 - 8/8  Sat-Sun  All Day  8/3
POC Day Hike 8/14 Saturday  All Day  8/10

Weekly Activities and Bike Clinics

All weekly activities begin at the Outing Rental Center. Schedules subject to change. Register by clicking the clinic title in the chart. 

Registration closes at the time of the outing/clinic. 

Nature Hike and Outdoor Trash Clean-Up 3/16 - 4/27 Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
SUP 3/17 - 4/28 Wednesdays     2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Bike 3/18 - 4/29     Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bicycle Maintenance Series: What's That Noise?  4/26 Monday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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!

Summer 2021

Registration opens May 10, and closes the time of the outing. 

Tredegar Flatwater Paddling 5/18 - 8/17 Tuesdays 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Biking for Beginners 5/20 - 8/19 Thursdays 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

Custom Trips at Rice Rivers Center 

The VCU Outdoor Adventure Program is partnering with the VCU Rice Rivers Center to offer custom group trips at the 500-acre facility along the lower James.  With direct access to the James River, a boat launch for canoes to access the tidal creek, and the recent opening of the Inger Rice Lodge that can sleep up to 22 people, the Rice Rivers Center is a perfect location.  Contact outdoors@vcu.edu for more information.