Recreation and Wellness Center

The Outdoor Adventure Trips Program provides students an opportunity to enhance their experience at UCF by providing fun and enriching outdoor experiences. From 1-day excursions to week-long expeditions, Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of trips for students to choose from.

Even if you're new to the outdoors, the Trips Program has something for you. Experience the beauty of the Florida wilderness or travel to must-see destinations across the country; all while making new friendships and learning new skills. So if you're ready to rise with the sun, step out of your comfort zone and have an adventure you'll remember for a lifetime, sign up for a trip today! Sign up for our trips at the Outdoor Adventure Center.

The OAC is room 154, located on the first floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center, just past the racquetball courts, down the long hallway, across from the RWC Wet Classroom and Men's locker room entrance to the lap pool.

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Scotland Backpacking Adventure- Wait-list Only @ Glasgow, Scotland

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Cost $650
Capacity 8
Includes This trip includes transportation while in Scotland, some meals as described below, activities, equipment, and instruction. Trip price does NOT include flight or transportation to/from airport in Orlando. Do not book a flight until trip is confirmed via email from the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator. All students must have a valid passport that will not expire before November 2017. Students holding passports from outside of the US will need to make sure Visas or other paperwork needs are met. Passports must be brought to the first pre-trip meeting. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of sign up. Prior to signing up students must submit the Outdoor Adventure Extended Trip Medical Form and have a brief meeting with the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator. Please email Jennifer.velie@ucf.edu to schedule a meeting or get the Extended Trip Medical Form.
Sign-Up Period September 7th, 2016 – April 21st, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Join OA on a an amazing journey to Scotland. We will ask that students arrive on May 7th (which means you may need to depart on May 6th from the USA). Do not purchase flights until trip is confirmed from the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator.
The first night in Glasgow we will be staying in a hotel/hostel to get ready for our adventure. From Glasgow we will take a bus to the town of Tarbet to start our journey. We will backpack between 8-14 miles each day through the amazing landscape of Scotland. We will camp most nights in the tents provided by Outdoor Adventure. After 5 days on trail we will head back to town to explore the city and check out one of the amazing castles that Scotland is so well known for. It is recommended that students also look into travel insurance.

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Learn to Surf Trip @ Ormond Beach, Florida

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Cost $0
Capacity 16
Includes Equipment, transportation, and instruction
Sign-Up Period April 28th, 2017 – May 26th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to surf, or maybe you have tried it a couple times and want to hone in on your shredding skills. Our learn to surf trips are geared towards beginners wanting to learn how to surf or intermediate surfers wanting to improve their technique. Our staff will provide soft top long boards to learn on, instruction and some one on one instruction time. Lunch is not provided, but we will provide coolers for you to bring a lunch. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center the morning of the 27th and transportation is provided from UCF to Ormond Beach and back. Interested in this trip or any others that we offer? Make sure to sign up in the OAC during open hours of operation, our trips fill up quickly.

Hours:
Monday & Friday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 2:00pm-6:00pm,

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Stand Up Paddleboarding Trip @ Banana River, Fl

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period May 5th, 2017 – June 3rd, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Monday, May 29th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to explore some of Florida's natural beauty on a SUP? Our SUP are geared towards all levels, from beginners who have never tried stand up paddleboarding before to those who consider themselves experts. Our staff will provide the boards and instruction.. Lunch is not provided, but we will provide coolers for you to bring a lunch. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center the morning of the 3rd and transportation is provided from UCF to Ormond Beach and back. Interested in this trip or any others that we offer? Make sure to sign up in the OAC during open hours of operation, our trips fill up quickly.

Hours:
Monday & Friday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 2:00pm-6:00pm,

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Learn to Surf Trip @ Ormond Beach, Florida

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Equipment, transportation, and instruction
Sign-Up Period May 12th, 2017 – June 16th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to surf, or maybe you have tried it a couple times and want to hone in on your shredding skills. Our learn to surf trips are geared towards beginners wanting to learn how to surf or intermediate surfers wanting to improve their technique. Our staff will provide soft top long boards to learn on, instruction and some one on one instruction time. Lunch is not provided, but we will provide coolers for you to bring a lunch. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center the morning of the 27th and transportation is provided from UCF to Ormond Beach and back. Interested in this trip or any others that we offer? Make sure to sign up in the OAC during open hours of operation, our trips fill up quickly.

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Learn to Surf Trip @ Ormond Beach, Florida

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Equipment, instruction and transportation
Sign-Up Period May 26th, 2017 – July 8th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to surf, or maybe you have tried it a couple times and want to hone in on your shredding skills. Our learn to surf trips are geared towards beginners wanting to learn how to surf or intermediate surfers wanting to improve their technique. Our staff will provide soft top long boards to learn on, instruction and some one on one instruction time. Lunch is not provided, but we will provide coolers for you to bring a lunch. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center the morning of the 27th and transportation is provided from UCF to Ormond Beach and back. Interested in this trip or any others that we offer? Make sure to sign up in the OAC during open hours of operation, our trips fill up quickly.

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White Water Rafting & Caving Trip @ Fackler, Al

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Cost $0
Capacity 8
Includes Rafting, caving, equipment, instruction, transportation, food (students will be responsible for purchasing their meals while we travel)
Sign-Up Period June 2nd, 2017 – July 12th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Monday, July 10th, 2017

This trip will depart on Thursday morning (~10am) to make the trek up to Fackler, Alabama. We will be camping in tents right outside of the cave that evening and spend all day Friday exploring the wold underground. This is a very strenuous activity and students wishing to sign up must be in good physical shape.

Saturday morning we will drive down to Columbus Georgia to enjoy white water rafting! Experience the biggest whitewater in the Eastern United States! The river has rapids like those found in Colorado and Zimbabwe. You will be accompanied by expert guides who will bring you home to tell a great new story of your experience!

Sunday morning we will make a quick pit stop to stretch out legs and enjoy the views at Providence Canyon State Park (also known as the little Grand Canyon).

This will be a jammed packed trip full over adventure and physical activity, we also will be traveling in the vans quite a bit so bring your best car games.

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Bioluminescence Night Paddle @ Indian River, Fl

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period July 7th, 2017 – July 28th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join OA for one of our favorite trips that we offer! During the warm summer months the waters of Florida's Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon come alive with single-celled microorganisms called dinoflagellates. Every movement in the water produces a sold-light called bioluminescence! From the swirl of your paddle or the trail of a speeding school of mullet (which look like hundreds of blue-green underwater bottle rockets), to the ghostly glow of a slow moving manatee or sting ray, every movement is illumined. No need to travel to Puerto Rico to see this phenomenon. It's right here in sunny Central Florida.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.