Outdoor Adventures


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UMW Outdoor Recreation program provides UMW students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to explore the beautiful state of Virginia while being physically and mentally active. The program organizes a variety of adventures to indulge every level of outdoor adventurous person from the UMW community. The program also carries various Outdoor Rec Equipment at our Rental Center that can be rented out to cater to your private adventures.

The Outdoor Recreation program of UMW Campus Recreation strives to find various avenues for students to be active and healthy. In the words of William Shakespeare, “The earth has music for those who listen”, so come with us and visit Virginia’s variety of outdoor opportunities from mountains to rivers and everything in between. Together, lets find out what kind of music Virginia’s outdoors has in store for us.

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Outdoor Recreation Adventures

Sunrise Hike Hawksbill Mountain
Registration Period: August 25th to September 6th
Adventure Date: September 9th 2017

Tubing Day on the Rappahannock
Registration Period: September 1st, 2017 to September 22nd, 2017
Adventure Date: September 23rd, 2017

Old Rag Hike
Registration Period: September 16th, 2017 to October 6nd, 2017
Adventure Date: October 7th, 2017

Fall Break West Virginia Rafting Trip
Registration Period: September 16, 2017 to October 13th, 2017
Adventure Date: October 14th, 2017 to October 17th, 2017

Mount Pleasant Backpacking Trip
Registration Period: October 7th, 2017 to October 27th, 2017
Adventure Date: October 28th, 2017 to October 29th, 2017

Big Schloss Hike
Registration Period: Ocotber 28th, 2017 to November 10th, 2017
Adventure Date: November 11th, 2017

Indoor Climbing Gym in Charlottesville
Registration Period: November 5th, 2017 to November 18th, 2017
Adventure Date: November 19th, 2017

Outdoor Recreation Rental Center

The following items can be rented out from the Outdoor Recreation Rental Center:

2- person tent
4- person tent
Camping Backpack
Camp Pad
Camp Stove
Dry Bag (L/S)
Fleece Blanket
Sleeping Bag
Water Carrier

Outdoor Recreation Rental Center Hours
Monday — 5pm to 7pm
Tuesday — 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday — 6:30pm to 8pm
Thursday — 9pm to 11pm
Friday — 9am to 12pm

Click here to check out our inventory and our terms of rental agreement.

To make a reservation email: umworec@mail.umw.edu .

Become a Trip Leader

The Outdoor Recreation department is seeking students who want to be more involved with the University’s Campus Recreation and Virginia’s great outdoors.

This position being a voluntary position and not “paid”, has its own set of benefits. Click here to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Trip Leader Interest Meeting:
Date and Time: September 1st, 2017 @ 5pm
Location: Hurley Convergence Center, Room 307

Summer Orientation Adventure Retreat (SOAR)

In addition to our UMW Orientation Program for the incoming students, the optional Summer Orientation Adventure Retreat (SOAR) experience is designed to give students an opportunity to build social connections with other trip members and provide an introduction to the beautiful Fredericksburg area.

Click here to find out more.

Outdoor Recreation Workshops

Info coming soon

DIY Local Adventure

Info coming soon!!!


Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to campusrec@umw.edu.