skip to Main Content

VCU Outdoor Adventure Program LEAP on to the James

3701 John Tyler Memorial Highway, Charles City, VA, United States

Join the OAP for LEAP (Leadership Environment and Adventure Program) on the James River. This four-day overnight program is for adventurous high school students who are ready to push their leadership skills and develop their outdoor competence. We will paddle down the James from Richmond to the Rice Rivers Center, stopping at conservation areas along the way. Students will learn about river ecology, cultural history, and develop leadership and outdoor skills that will stay with participants beyond their time on the river. No prior paddling experience is necessary, and there will be an informational meeting before the start of the trip to introduce students and instructors.

For rising 9-11th grade students
Dates: July 8-11; July 22-25, 2019

Registration will begin early spring 2019.

For more information visit

or email Katie Schmidt at

The VCU Outdoor Adventure Program and the Rice Rivers Center have partnered to present exciting new summer programs for youth of the greater Richmond community. We explore the lower James River watershed through outdoor adventure and environmental science.

Sleep-Away Camps
Academic, Outdoors
Richmond City
Grade Level
High School
Back To Top

There are reasons 16,000+ families have signed up for the RFM eNews

Exclusive Contest Alerts | New Issue Reminders | Discount Codes and Savings