Students in cold water gear practicing rescue techniques in the James River


RecWell offers professional trainings from national outdoor organizations. Participants learn group dynamics, teaching techniques, decision making, risk management, backcountry travel, technical outdoor skills, and leave no trace principles.

Spring 2023 Outdoor Certifications

PCIA Climbing Instructor Training

Spring Break - March 4 - 10

The OAP has partnered with the Professional Climbing Wall Instructor Association (PCIA) to offer nationally recognized climbing certifications to the VCU and greater Richmond Community. This training runs from Saturday, March 4 and ends on Friday, March 10. This course will be held in Richmond, the New River Gorge, and Elizabeth's Furnace. Price also includes camping fees and food. Visit our registration page for full training details, cost and to register.