UREC’s Adventure program offers trips and clinics for students to experience the outdoors. These trips allow students the opportunity to discover new wonders near and far. There's a variety of trips to choose from depending on your interests, schedule and skill level.

So whether it's trying stand up paddle boarding at Switzer Lake or backpacking in Yosemite National Park, there is something for you! Plus UREC provides the guide and the gear! UREC's Adventure staff are ready to support you each step of the way. Explore the types of trips and clinics below and add some adventure to your life today.

Available Adventure Trips and Clinics
Madison Orientation Adventure Trips (MOAT)

Madison Orientation Adventure Trips (MOAT) are three-night, four-day adventure program designed for new JMU students (first-year and transfer students). 

Students will meet up with welcoming and knowledgeable student trip leaders to tent camp, rock climb, hike, and canoe in the Shenandoah Valley. No experience is necessary! It is a great way to make connections with other students before classes start. There are multiple MOAT trips throughout the summer, as well as an August trip that takes place just before classes start and allows you to move in to your residence hall early!


Contact Us

Questions? Call the Adventure Center at (540) 568-8880 during rental hours or contact the Coordinator for Adventure and Camp Specialist.

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