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Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (OAR) Program

Mission Statement

The University of Richmond Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (OAR) program strives to create an inclusive environment that fosters personal growth, environmental stewardship, peer leadership, and multi-dimensional wellness through experiential education programming.

Connect With Us!

Email uroutdooradventure@gmail.com for more information.

Facebook:  OAR on Facebook.

Instagram: @URoutdooradventure

 

OAR Update

Starting 1/20/21, OAR Rental Desk will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4-6pm. All rental equipment should be reserved and paid for through the Weinstein Center Portal and picked up in person during OAR hours

 Additionally, we currently have lawn games set-up for pop-up games in front of the Weinstein Center! Stop by and play whenever you can.

Later this semester, we will be offering guided trail runs through campus, outdoor meditation sessions, plant and animal identification, bike maintenance clinics, and a crash course on preparing the perfect s’more. Stay tuned to our website as programs become available for registration!

 Please email uroutdooradventure@gmail.com if you have any questions. See you outside!

OAR Announcements: 

Virtual Escape Room

The VCU Outdoor Adventure Program is excited to announce that they are currently offering free Virtual Escape Room programs to VCU and University of Richmond students, staff, and faculty. For more information, please click here. 

Planning Future Trips

During this time we are all doing our part to stay isolated from others, and limiting travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is especially important to limit travel to rural areas (often a favorite of outdoor recreationalists) because these areas often don’t have the healthcare infrastructure that metropolitan areas do. For more information, click here

Resources to Inspire Adventure 

To inspire and fuel future adventures during the self-quarantine period. For more information, click here

Outdoor Tour of RVA

If you are looking for some amazing RVA otudoor spots and things to do when you return, check out this video.  

Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Program Offers: 

  • Equipment Rental Program: OAR Desk Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm
  • Outdoor Adventure Trips: Register for trips HERE
  • Custom Trips: Here is the link for more information! 
  • Bike Share Program 
  • Teambuilding Programs through Challenge Discovery and VCU Outdoor Adventure Program 

Spider Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Development is now open for new applicants. Please click here for apply! 

Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Events

There are no events currently scheduled.

Outdoor Adventure Trips

There are no events currently scheduled.

OAR Hours and Program Offerings

 Equipment Rental Program: OAR Desk Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm

Outdoor Adventure Trips: Register for trips HERE!

Custom Trips: Here is the link for more information!

Bike Share Program

Teambuilding Programs through Challenge Discovery and VCU Outdoor Adventure Program

Additional Outdoor Programming on Campus

Student Organizations: Center for Student Involvement (CSI) oversees various student organizations that are involved in outdoor activities and sustainable initiatives.

The department of Recreation and Wellness oversees the Climbing & Caving Club which visits a local gym and plans regional climbing and caving trips.

Green UR is dedicated to creating a more sustainable campus.

Experiential Learning: University of Richmond offers living-learning programs where students can have learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom.

Sophomore Scholars in Residence offers outdoor related courses such as Protected Lands of the American West.

First Year Communities are single-gendered living-learning programs for first year students, and offer various outdoor related programs, such as Richmond College’s RCXtreme.

Getting Outside of RVA

Check out this map of outdoor opportunities in the Richmond, VA area!