Outdoor Adventure Program
OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics
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.
|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|
All weekly activities begin at the Outing Rental Center. Schedules subject to change. Register by clicking the clinic title in the chart.
Registration 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.|
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 email@example.com for more information.
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Day and Weekend Trips
Type of Trip
|Activity||Registration Closes||Trip Date(s)||Time||Day(s)|
|Day Trip||Whitewater Rafting||8/26||8/27||3:00-6:00 p.m.||Friday|
|Day Trip||Paddle & Paint||8/27||8/28||10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||Saturday|
|Day Trip||POC Day Hike||9/7||9/12||All Day||Sunday|
|Weekend Trip||Tidal Exploration: Sea Kayak Weekend||9/7||9/11 - 9/12||All Day||Saturday - Sunday|
|Day Trip||Richmond Rock Climbing||9/14||9/19||12 p.m.-5:00 p.m.||Sunday|
|Day Trip||Huguenot Flatwater Canoe||9/14||9/19||10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||Sunday|
|Day Trip||Whitewater Rafting||9/21||9/24||3:00-6:00 p.m.||Friday|
|Weekend Trip||Elizabeth's Furnace Rock Climbing||9/21||9/25- 9/26||All Day||Saturday - Sunday|
|Day Trip||Fall Cave Exploration||9/21||9/26||All Day||Sunday|
|Day Trip||Whitewater Rafting||9/30||10/1||3:00-6:00 p.m.||Friday|
|Day Trip||POC Mystery Trip||9/30||10/2||All Day||Saturday|
|Weekend Trip||VA's Highest Point Backpacking||9/30||10/2- 10/3||All Day||Saturday - Sunday|
|Day Trip||FTW Mountain Bike Weekend||10/5||10/9||All Day||Saturday - Sunday|
|Day Trip||Richmond Rock Climbing||10/5||10/10||12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.||Sunday|
|Day Trip||Whitewater Rafting||10/14||10/15||3:00-6:00 p.m.||Friday|
|Day Trip||Deep Bottom Canoe Day Trip||10/12||10/16||All Day||Saturday|
|Day Trip||High Bridge Trail Day Bike Ride||10/12||10/17||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||Sunday|
|Weekend Trip||FTW Canoeing Weekend||10/19||10/23-10/24||All Day||Saturday - Sunday|
|Weekend Trip||Dolly Sods 3-Day Backpacking||10/19||10/22- 10/24||All Day||Friday - Sunday|
|Day Trip||Cold Mountain Day Hike||10/26||10/30||All Day||Saturday|
|Day Trip||Haunted Halloween Cave Exploration||10/26||10/31||All Day||Sunday|
|Weekend Trip||New River Gorge Climbing Weekend||11/2||11/5 - 11/7||All Day||Friday - Sunday|
Weekly Activities (Recurring)
Registration closes at the time the activity begins.
|Activity/Days||Starting Date||Final Date||Time|
|Whitewater Tuesdays||8/24||11/9||3:00 p.m-6:00 p.m|
|Flatwater Wednesdays||8/25||11/10||3:00 p.m-6:00 p.m|
|Mountain Bike Thursdays||8/26||11/11||3:00 p.m-6:00 p.m|
Bicycle Maintentance Series Clinics
All clinics are held at the Outing Rental Center. Registration closes at the time the clinic begins.
|Basic Bike Maintenance||9/9||6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.||Thursday|
|What's that Noise?||9/22||6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.||Wednesday|
|Basic Bike Maintenance||10/5||6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.||Tuesday|
|What's that Noise?||10/18||6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.|
Kayak Rolling and Skills Clinic
Clinics are held the following Mondays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Location: Outing Rental Center and Tredegar Flatwater.
Registration closes at the time the clinic begins.
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