Activities & Events

Activities & Events

Outdoor Excursions

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.

Day Trips (Available to anyone in the community)

Check back later for future trips.

Weekend 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.

Click here for more information on Spring Retreat.

Spring Retreat 2016 Group

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.

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Weekend Trip Registration Form

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Summer Camps

Map Your Future

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

Click here for more information on Map Your Future.

Merit Badge College

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.

Click here for more information and to register.

Upcoming Activities and Events

Mountain Bike Maintenance

Tourism & Recreation Hospitality


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Fly Fishing

Leave No Trace Trainer

First Aid/CPR/AED

Trip-Ride Guide

Wilderness & Remote First Aid

Spring Retreat

Map Your Future

Adventure Quest

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Girls in the Outdoors

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