Outdoor Adventure Program
OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics
All trips are led by certified trip leaders and are offered at student friendly prices. Weekend trips from day to one or two nights at locations within a few hours drive. Trips are open to VCU students and Rec Sports members.
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.
|Whitewater Rafting||September 24||September 23|
|Elizabeth's Furnace Rock Climbing||September 25-September 26||September 21|
|Fall Cave Exploration||September 26||September 21|
|Whitewater Rafting||October 1||September 30|
|VA's Highest Point Backpacking||October 2-October 3||September 28|
|FTW Mountain Bike Weekend||October 9-October 10||October 5|
|Richmond Rock Climbing||October 10||October 5|
|Whitewater Rafting||October 15||October 14|
|Deep Bottom Canoe Day Trip||October 16||October 12|
|High Bridge Trail Day Bike Ride||October 17||October 12|
|FTW Canoeing Weekend||October 23-October 24||October 19|
|Dolly Sods 3-Day Backpacking||October 22- October 24||October 19|
|New River Gorge Climbing Weekend||October 29 - 31||October 25|
|Cold Mountain Day Hike||October 30||October 26|
|Haunted Halloween Cave Exploration||October 31||October 26|
Registration closes at the time the activity begins.
|Activity/Days||Starting Date||Final Date||Time|
|Whitewater Tuesdays||August 24||November 9||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Flatwater Wednesdays||August 25||November 10||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Mountain Bike Thursdays||August 26||November 11||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
All clinics are held at the Outing Rental Center. Registration closes at the time the clinic begins.
|Basic Bike Maintenance||October 5||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Tuesday|
|What's that Noise?||October 18||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Monday|
Clinics are held the following Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Location: Outing Rental Center and Tredegar Flatwater.
Registration closes at the time the clinic begins. Register for any Kayak Skills Clinic.
RecWell's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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The nature of many OAP trips inherently incorporate Covid-19 health and safety best practices. Activities such as kayaking, biking, and hiking all allow for social distancing and the use of outdoor space without changing the nature of the activity.
All program gear is thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and rested between use. After you sign up for an OAP trip you should anticipate receiving a phone call and an email from our staff. This is our way of touching base, making sure our health and safety concerns are clear, and answering any questions you may have.
In addition to the steps our program staff is taking we ask that you follow these guidelines:
The One VCU: Responsible Together website provides a list of what is expected of VCU students when it comes to COVID-19. In addition, page 9 of the Rec Sports reopening member guide, contains the OAP’s specific policies and guidelines.
All VCU students and OAP participants are expected to self-screen for the following symptoms in addition to filling out VCU’s daily health survey at dailyhealth.vcu.edu/.
If you present any of the following symptoms prior to attending a trip, stay home and follow VCU’s protocols for Student COVID-19 reporting. You will be given a full refund or credit on your account.
Fever or 100 degrees or greater, or feeling of a fever
Shortness of breath
Loss of taste or smell