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.

Spring 2024 Trips

Activity Trip Dates Registration Deadline
Backpacking Weekend April 6-7 March 29
April 20-21 April 12
Backpacking and Canyoneering in Utah (Spring Break) March 2 - 10 February 23
Cross Country Ski Weekend February 3-4 January 26
Day Caving February 17 February 9
March 31 March 22
April 14 April 5
Day Hike February 24 February 16
April 27 April 19
High Bridge Bike Ride April 13 April 5
Natural History Day Hike April 6 March 29
Paddle and Paint March 30 March 22
April 21 April 12
Sea Kayaking Weekend April 6-7 March 29
Richmond Climbing April 12 April 10
April 26 April 24
Shenandoah Rock Climbing April 20 April 12

Spring 2024 Weekly Activities

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

Activity Day & Time Dates
Beginners Whitewater Kayaking Clinics  Tuesdays
3:15-6:30 p.m.
3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16
Beginner Whitewater Stand up Paddleboarding Tuesdays
3:15-6:30 p.m.
4/2, 4/23
Roll Clinic Thursdays
6:30-9:00 p.m.
2/1, 2/15, 2/29
Flatwater Stand up Paddleboarding Wednesdays
6:30-9:00 p.m.
3/20, 3/27,4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24
Whitewater Rafting Thursdays
6:30-9:00 p.m.
3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25
Adventure Photography Clinic Fridays
3:15-6:30 p.m.
3/22, 4/5, 4/19

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.