A group of whitewater rafters paddling on the James River


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 RecWell members.

Click the titles below to view full descriptions, trip costs, and 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.

Fall 2022 Trips

Trip Dates Register By
Fall Cave Exploration August 27 August 22
Blue Ridge Day Hike September 17 September 12
Richmond Rock Climbing September 26 October 1
Elizabeth Furnace Rock Climbing October 15 October 10
Paddle and Paint October 16 October 10
Dolly Sods 3-Day Backpacking October 21-23 October 17
Richmond Rock Climbing October 30 October 24
Haunted Halloween Cave Exploration October 30 October 24
Richmond Rock Climbing November 6 October 31
Plein Air Backpacking Weekend November 12-13 November 7
Fall Break New River Gorge Climbing Trip November 19-21 November 14

Fall 2022 Weekly Activities

Click on the activity name to register. Register up to the time of the activity.

Activity Dates Time
Whitewater Kayak Tuesdays August 30-November 1 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Flatwater Wednesdays August 31-November 2 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Whitewater Rafting Fridays August 26-November 4 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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.