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.

Spring 2023 Trips

Spring Break trips TBA

Activity Dates Register by
Day Hike February 11 Feb 3
Day Cave February 12 Feb 3
Cross Country Ski Weekend February 24-26 Feb 17
Paddle and Paint March 18 March 10
Backpacking Weekend March 18-19 March 10
Bike Touring Weekend March 25-26 March 17
High Bridge Bike Ride April 1 March 24
Paddle and Paint April 8 March 31
Backpacking Weekend April 8-9 March 31
Alumni Bike Ride April 15 April 7
Elizabeth Furnace Climbing Weekend April 15-16 April 7
Backpacking Weekend April 22-23 April 15
Sea Kayak Weekend April 29-30 April 22
Day Hike April 30 April 22

Spring 2023 Weekly Activities

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

Activity Day Dates Time
Kayak Rolling Clinic Tuesdays Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Whitewater Kayak Tuesdays March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Stand Up Paddleboarding Wednesdays March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic  Thursdays March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Urban Bike Tour Thursdays March 23, April 6, April 20 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Richmond Climbing Fridays March 24, April 7, April 21 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Whitewater Rafting Fridays March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28 3:00-6:00 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.