Outdoor Adventure Program
OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics
Nikki Wilkins, OAP Trip Leader, shares her passion for the outdoors with fellow Rams.
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.
Registration closes the day before the trip.
|Whitewater Kayaking||4/17||Sat||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Urban Bike Tour||4/18||Sun||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Blue Ridge Backpacking Weekend||4/17 - 4/18||Sat and Sun||All day|
|Richmond Rock Climbing||4/23||Fri||2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Canoe Day Trip (Huguenot)||4/24||Sat||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Tidewater Sea Kayaking||4/25||Sun||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|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|
Trip registrations open May 10.
|FTW Backpacking Weekend||5/29- 5/31||Sat - Mon||All Day||5/25|
|Rock Climbing||6/11||Friday||Half Day||6/8|
|Paddle & Paint Canoe Trip||6/13||Sunday||All Day||6/8|
|Local Nature Hike||6/18||Friday||Half Day||6/15|
|Weekend Sea Kayaking||6/19 - 6/20||Sat - Sun||All Day||6/15|
|POC Day Hike||6/26||Saturday||All Day||6/22|
Urban Adventure Bike Tour
|Rock Climbing Weekend||7/10 - 7/11||Sat-Sun||All Day||7/6|
|Virginia's Highest Point Backpacking Weekend||7/17- 7/18||Sat-Sun||All Day||7/13|
|Urban Bike Adventure Tour||7/23||Friday||Half Day||7/20|
|Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking Weekend||7/24 - 7/25||Sat-Sun||All Day||7/20|
|Rock Climbing||7/30||Friday||Half 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 Canoe Trip||8/14||Saturday||All Day||8/10|
|Whitewater SUP Trip||8/15||Sunday||All Day||8/11|
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!
Registration opens May 10, and closes the time of the outing.
|Whitewater Kayaking for Beginners||5/18 - 8/17||Tuesdays||3:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
|Stand Up Paddleboarding||5/19 - 8/18||Wednesdays||6:00 - 9:00 p.m.|
|Mountain Biking for Beginners||5/20 - 8/19||Thursdays||3:00 - 6:00 p.m.|
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 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. We do ask that participants keep masks accessible during our programs for the times when social distancing or the use of outdoor space isn’t as easily achieved (for example, gear distribution at the start of a program, group breaks, first aid, etc).
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
Masks will be required whenever social distancing is not an inherent part of our activity (i.e in a kayak, on a mountain bike, etc.), or when 10 feet of distance cannot be maintained outside.