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.



Activity Trip Dates Registration Deadline
Day Caving July 13 July 7
Day Hike June 22 June 16
July 27 July 21
High Bridge Bike Ride August 10 August 4

International Trips

Activity Trip Dates Registration Deadline
OAP Iceland Trekking July 8-15 June 14

Weekly Activities

Click on the activity name to register. Register up to the day before the program by 4:00 p.m.

Activity Day & Time Dates
Beginners Whitewater Kayaking Clinics  Wednesdays
3:00-7:00 p.m.
7/10, 7/31
Flatwater Stand up Paddleboarding Wednesdays
3:00-7:00 p.m
7/17, 8/7
Whitewater Rafting Wednesdays
3:00-7:00 p.m
6/26, 7/25, 8/14

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.