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James Worsley, Ph.D., CPRE

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PO Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

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Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Outdoor Programs
Outdoor Adventure Programs

 Outdoor Adventure Kayak 

Offering a premiere source of instruction for 35 years, our adventure programs provide safe and professional classes in everything from family backpacking trips to sea kayaking.

Outdoor Adventure Programs

Outdoor Adventure Kayak TrainingKayaking

  • Offer private and group paddles
  • Flatwater, whitewater, and sea kayaking programs
  • Focus on sports instruction to learn the necessary skills for future adventures in a safe environment
  • Instructors are swift water rescue and American Canoe Association certified


  • Learn by experiencing
  • Classroom-based instruction to cover the fundamentals of sailing
  • Series program builds up to applying new skills out on the water

Outdoor Adventure BackpackingBackpacking

  • Family-based trip designed for beginners
  • Positive learning atmosphere
  • Focus on learning safe practices for future backpacking adventures

Outdoor Adventure BikingBiking

  • Biking trips suitable for all levels of riders
  • Bikes can be brought from home or rented
  • Bicycle maintenance programs help beginners learn to diagnose issues at home for future biking adventures

Additional adventure programs available:

  • Bald Eagle tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Recreational tree climbing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Whitewater rafting


Greg Velzy, Outdoor Adventure Programmer

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