Activities & Events
The outdoor excursions will consist of scheduling routine semester outings for college stake holders. Equipment used to teach the various outdoor recreation classes such as backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, etc. will be used for these excursions on weekends, Friday, etc. This will help reinforce the idea of an active lifestyle, leading to a better quality of life. Many individuals may never feel comfortable doing activities on their own, but would participate in an organized group activity.
- Promote an active lifestyle, health and wellness
- Control weight and reduce obesity
- Increase mobility
- Build a more active and healthy community
Outdoor Excursions are for students, faculty/staff and the community.
Check back later for future trips.
Spring Retreat – Spring 2017
Permit yourself a break from the academic grind by participating in Spring Retreat. Activities will include outdoor recreation related trips in rock climbing and rappelling, bouldering, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, or combination trips. The participant will illustrate the principles of Leave No Trace, the importance to protecting the environment, and demonstrate their application while participating in a variety of outdoor recreation activities.
The activities for 2017 will be kayaking, climbing, fishing, and camping at the Hidden Valley Wildlife Management Area. Registration Deadline: April 13, 2017
Orientation: April 25, 2017, 12:10pm or 6:00pm, Davis Hall room 237.
Trip: April 29, 2017 – April 30, 2017 from 7:00am to 6:00pm (Meeting at Davis Hall Parking Lot at 7:00am on April 29)
Adventure Weekend – September 2017
Take advantage of the fall foliage by participating in outdoor recreation related activities. Adventure weekend takes place in September, Friday through Sunday. Activities will include outdoor recreation related trips in rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, or combination trips. Activities will vary from year-to-year. Activity fees may apply.
A three-day summer camp for youth (Age 11 to 13), focusing on Geographic Information Systems and GPS technology. The participant will receive instruction in the use of map and compass, GPS units, career opportunities and educational requirements. Guest speakers will be brought in from state parks, county governments, and private industries to describe the use of GIS/GPS technologies. Field trip to locations to use GPS/GIS. Participants will practice the principles and learn the value of Leave No Trace.
Date: June 20 – June 22, 2017 9:00am to 4:00pm
The Merit Badge College is a day when local boy scouts can visit campus and earn up to two merit badges. The event will be held at Southwest Virginia Community College, Davis Hall. Troops from all Councils are welcome to participate.
Upcoming Activities and Events
Mountain Bike Maintenance
Tourism & Recreation Hospitality
Leave No Trace Trainer
Wilderness & Remote First Aid
Map Your Future
Girls in the Outdoors
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