Kayaking with OLP

Image: An overcast sky, but a cool calm river from one of the Outdoor Leadership Program’s kayaks.

Caroline Gilmore ~ Social Media Manager

Visual Media: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CiVuWvhsi2_/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= 

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.

To learn more about OLP events and register for events, students can visit OLP’s website or social media.

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