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 2023 Trips

Activity Dates Register by
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
Whitewater Kayak Tuesdays March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Stand Up Paddleboarding Wednesdays March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic Thursdays March 30, April 13, April 27 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Urban Bike Tour Thursdays April 6, April 20 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Richmond Climbing Fridays April 7, April 21 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Whitewater Rafting Fridays 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.