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!

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) during our open hours. To register, you must have a valid UCF ID. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for any trips. There are no refunds.
Please see the Trips Policies for more information.

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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SCUBA Trip @ Epcot Dive Quest

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 – Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Cost $150
Capacity 9
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period February 26th, 2019 – March 25th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting March 25, 8:00pm **

* YOU MUST BE FINISHED THURSDAY CLASSES BY 3:00 PM *

Immerse yourself in a SCUBA experience that guarantees calm waters, no fighting with currents, complete visibility, and beautiful marine life. Disney's DiveQuest is an opportunity for students who are SCUBA certified to explore the saltwater tanks of the Caribbean Coral Reef in Epcot and swim with over 6,000 sea creatures.

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Whitewater Rafting and Hiking @ Chattahoochee River

Friday, March 29th, 2019 – Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Cost $60
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period February 1st, 2019 – March 26th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting March 26, 8pm**

******** YOU CANNOT HAVE FRIDAY CLASS *******
Known as the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world, the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA is most often described to be as "Wild as Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica". This is a 2.5 mile, man-made run which offers the perfect combination of fun and adventure that is unlike anything else on the east coast! After a day of whitewater excitement, we will spend the rest of our trip hiking in Providence Canyon State Park, dubbed as the "Little Grand Canyon" because of its steep-sided, colorful canyons of carved sandstone.

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Comb Jelly Night Paddle @ Indian River

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 – Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period February 28th, 2019 – March 26th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting March 26, 6:00pm **

Participants will embark on a paddling adventure down the Mosquito Lagoon around sunset. As the sun goes down, the bioluminescent activity goes up! Keep your eyes open for glowing comb jelly fish!

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Learn to Surf @ Ormond Beach, FL

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 – Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period March 1st, 2019 – March 26th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting March 26, at 7pm **

Learn to surf at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach! OA will teach you the basics of surfing, no experience necessary!

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Florida Trail Service Day @ Little Big Econ State Forest

Friday, April 5th, 2019 – Friday, April 5th, 2019

Cost $0
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period March 6th, 2019 – April 3rd, 2019

******************* FREE TRIP *******************

*** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting April 3, 7:00pm ***

******** YOU CANNOT HAVE FRIDAY CLASS ********

Join our crew and volunteer with the Florida Trail Association. Our Volunteer Work Parties are a fun and unique way for you to connect with Florida’s wildlands and play a role in maintaining and constructing our scenic footpath.

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Comb Jelly Night Paddle @ Titusville, FL

Friday, April 5th, 2019 – Friday, April 5th, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period March 6th, 2019 – April 4th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting April 4, at 7pm**

*YOU MUST BE FINISHED FRIDAY CLASSES BY 5:00 PM*

Participants will embark on a paddling adventure down the Mosquito Lagoon around sunset. As the sun goes down, the bioluminescent activity goes up! Keep your eyes open for glowing comb jelly fish!

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Adaptive Learn to Surf @ TBD

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 – Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period March 7th, 2019 – April 5th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting TBD **

This trip is designed to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn how to surf. Surfing provides a sense of freedom as well as, over time, the enhancement of overall balance, coordination, and sensory functioning. On this trip, the leaders will take students through surf instruction on the beach before getting in the water, where students will receive one-on-one lessons utilizing adaptive surfboards.

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Florida Keys Sea Kayaking Trip @ Florida Keys

Friday, April 12th, 2019 – Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Cost $50
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period February 20th, 2019 – April 9th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting April 9, at 7pm **


******** YOU CANNOT HAVE FRIDAY CLASS ********

Come end your Spring Semester exploring the Florida Keys! You'll learn the basics of coastal kayaking as you paddle from island to island in crystal clear waters. Camp on white beaches amongst the palm trees, and relax as stars light up the night sky. You will have the chance to experience some of the stunning wildlife our state has to offer including turtles, fish, birds, and potentially even dolphins!

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Yoga and Hiking @ Little Big Econ State Forest

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 – Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period March 14th, 2019 – April 11th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting April 11, at 6pm **

Enjoy Florida's unique terrain as you hike along the Econlockhatchee River! After a couple of miles, get ready for a relaxing and inspiring yoga flow on the river's sandy beach.

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Learn to Surf @ Ormond Beach, FL

Saturday, April 20th, 2019 – Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period March 21st, 2019 – April 17th, 2019

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting April 17, 8-9pm **

Learn to surf at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach! OA will teach you the basics of surfing, no experience necessary!

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.