Caroline Gilmore ~ Social Media Manager
A reel posted on the OLP instagram account from Saturday’s kayaking trip^
On Saturday, Sept. 10th, the Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) took a flatwater kayaking trip on the James River in Downtown Lynchburg.
Although it rained for most of the 6-mile trip, students enjoyed the fresh atmosphere and camaraderie.
Sonia Moore ’24 said, “I really love these kayaking trips, partly because I grew up on the water and I miss that being in the mountains for school. I enjoy the whitewater trips that OLP hosts a lot- but for some reason I’ve only ever fallen out on flatwater trips- this time I got stuck on a rock.”
The OLP regularly hosts hikes as well as other programs meant to get students outdoors and active.
Jeana Burdge ’24, an OLP leader said, “The Outdoor Leadership Program is a great opportunity for growth, new experiences, and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.
This program is a great way to meet new people and friends who could last a lifetime.”
Upcoming events for OLP include a trip to McAfee’s Knob on Sept. 17th and a hike at Crabtree Falls on Sept. 18th.