Adventure Programs for Veteran Students
Enjoy the outdoors with fellow veterans
Take a break from academics and enjoy kayaking, biking, and climbing with fellow veterans. The Adventure Program, Veteran Student Life, and Team River Runner offer a variety of programs; some programs are designed to provide a physical challenge or introduce you to a new adventure activity, and some are designed for veterans and their families to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. While adventuring, you’ll build social connections with other veterans. All programs are free for veterans thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Contact: Amanda Preperato, Assistant Director
Spring 2019 Programs
Dates: January 30, February 6, March 13
Time: 8:00-10:00 PM
Location: Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium
Join fellow veterans for paddle sessions in the pool. During this time you'll have the opportunity to work on your paddling technique and your kayak roll. We'll also spend some time playing a friendly game of kayak football. No experience is necessary. Kayaks, paddles, and PFD's provided.
Location: Whitetail Ski Resort
Time: 1:00-10:00 PM
The Veterans Adventure Orientation Program (VAOP) Ski and Snowboard Trip will leave immediately following the Student Veteran Orientation on January 12, 2019. It is an opportunity to connect with a few current student veterans who can share real-life transition experience and to interact with other incoming veterans as well. No experience is required. Lessons, equipment, lift ticket, meal, and transportation will be provided.
Location: Rosaryville State Park, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 26, 8:00-10:00 PM
Push yourself and learn new skills with us on this mountain biking trip for veterans! We will head out to Rosaryville State Park, home to some of the best single-track mountain biking in the region. Trip leaders will provide you with enough instruction to get you rolling. Once you're feeling confident on the bike, you'll get to experience all that Rosaryville has to offer, from the challenge of hill climbs to the excitement of hopping roots, rocks, and logs. No previous mountain biking experience necessary, but you should be comfortable riding a bike. Bike and helmet, transportation, and lunch included.
Location: Arlington, VA
Bring your family for a day of canoeing on the Potomac River. Enjoy the view of the monuments from the water as we paddle from Columbia Island Marina to Theodore Roosevelt Island where we’ll stop for lunch. After this break in the shade, we will head back out onto the river for a short paddle back to Columbia Island Marina. No canoeing experience is necessary. Transportation from campus, trip leaders, canoes, paddles, PFD's, and lunch are provided.