OAP Trips, Activities, and Clinics

Fall 2021

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

Weekly Activities (Recurring)

Bicycle Maintenance Series Clinics

Kayak Rolling and Skills Clinic

Custom Trips at Rice Rivers Center 


Day and Weekend Trips
Activity     Date(s)Register By
Whitewater RaftingSeptember 24September 23
Elizabeth's Furnace Rock ClimbingSeptember 25-September 26              September 21
Fall Cave ExplorationSeptember 26September 21
Whitewater RaftingOctober 1September 30
VA's Highest Point BackpackingOctober 2-October 3September 28
FTW Mountain Bike WeekendOctober 9-October 10                     October 5
Richmond Rock ClimbingOctober 10October 5
Whitewater RaftingOctober 15October 14
Deep Bottom Canoe Day Trip                      October 16October 12
High Bridge Trail Day Bike RideOctober 17October 12
FTW Canoeing WeekendOctober 23-October 24October 19
Dolly Sods 3-Day BackpackingOctober 22- October 24October 19
New River Gorge  Climbing WeekendOctober 29 - 31October 25
Cold Mountain Day HikeOctober 30October 26
Haunted Halloween Cave ExplorationOctober 31October 26

Weekly Activities (Recurring)

Registration closes at the time the activity begins. 

Activity/DaysStarting DateFinal DateTime
Whitewater TuesdaysAugust 24             November 9            3:00-6:00 p.m.
Flatwater WednesdaysAugust 25November 103:00-6:00 p.m.
Mountain Bike Thursdays          August 26November 11      3:00-6:00 p.m.

Bicycle Maintenance Series Clinics 

All clinics are held at the Outing Rental Center. Registration closes at the time the clinic begins. 

Clinic DateTimeDay
Basic Bike MaintenanceOctober 56:00-8:00 p.m.Tuesday
What's that Noise?October 186:00-8:00 p.m.Monday

Kayak Rolling and Skills Clinic

Clinics are held the following Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Location: Outing Rental Center and Tredegar Flatwater. 

October 22

November 5

Registration closes at the time the clinic begins. Register for any Kayak Skills Clinic.

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 outdoors@vcu.edu for more information.


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Division of Student Affairs
101 S. Linden St.
Richmond, VA 23284

(804) 827-1100

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VCU Recreation and Well-Being advances student success by empowering the VCU community to prioritize well-being, connect with others, and learn through play.

Page last updated 07/27/2021

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