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.
Day and Weekend Trips Spring 2022
|Valentine's Day Weekend: Day Hike||2/12/22||2/8/22|
|Valentine's Day Weekend: Day Caving||2/13/22||2/8/22|
|Spring Break: Joshua Tree Climbing Trip||3/5 - 3/13||2/1/22|
|POC: Day Hike||3/20/22||3/15/22|
|Pop Up: April Fool's Rafting||4/1/22||3/29/22|
|Caving Day Trip||4/3/22||3/29/22|
|Paddle and Paint||4/3/22||3/29/22|
|High Bridge Day Bike||4/9/22||4/5/22|
|WOMXN : Day Raft Trip||4/10/22||4/5/22|
|Backpacking Weekend: Easter Weekend||4/16/22||4/12/22|
|New River Gorge: Climbing Trip||4/22/21||4/19/22|
|Sea Kayaking Weekend||4/23/22||4/19/22|
|Pop Up : Friday Rafting||4/29/22||4/26/22|
|Virginia's Highest Point: Backpacking Weekend||4/30 - 5/1||3/29/22|
|Intermediate Whitewater Kayak Skills Weekend||4/30 - 5/1||4/26|
Weekly Activities (Recurring) Spring 2022
Registration closes at the time the activity begins.
|Activity/Days||Starting Date||Final Date||Time|
|Kayak Whitewater Kayak Tuesdays||March 15||May 3||7:00 - 9:00 p.m.|
|Flatwater Wednesdays||March 16||May 4||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
|Urban Bike Tour Thursdays||March 17||May 5||3:00-6:00 p.m.|
Bicycle Maintenance Series Clinics Spring 2022
All clinics are held at the Outing Rental Center. Registration closes at the time the clinic begins.
|Basic Bike Maintenance||Jan 26||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Wednesday|
|What's that Noise?||Feb 15||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Tuesday|
|Basic Bike Maintenance||March 21||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Monday|
|What's that Noise?||April 21||6:00-8:00 p.m.||Thursday|
Custom Trips at Rice Rivers Center
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.
In This Section
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