Outdoor Activities

Whitewater RaftingORCA (Outdoor Rental Center and Adventures) is the adventure component of Campus Recreation at Virginia Wesleyan University. The mission of ORCA is to provide wilderness experiences and other experiential activities that enhance self and community discovery, encourage personal growth, and provide knowledge of and appreciation for our natural resources. We offer outdoor adventures in a variety of forms and experience levels, as well as an extensive equipment rental program.

Trips offered annually:

  • West Virginia Whitewater Rafting on the Gauley River
  • Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Various State Parks in Virginia
  • North Carolina Outer Banks
  • Florida Keys Spring Break Adventure

Outdoor Equipment Available for Rent include:

  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Cook Sets
  • Backpacks
  • Coolers
  • Surfboards
  • Stand-up Paddle Boards
  • Kayaks
  • Bikes
  • Golf Clubs
  • And much more!

At VWU, we practice "Leave No Trace Ethics"

  • Plan Ahead
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.