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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Bike Your Park Day @ Orlando

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 – Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Cost $10
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period September 4th, 2018 – September 26th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Sept 26, 6:30 - 7:30pm **

Join other UCF students and thousands around the world on September 29th, 2018 to get active and explore local parks on your bicycle! Ride through different parks and locations within Orlando to celebrate our public outdoor recreation areas.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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ASL Friendly Hike @ Central Florida

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 – Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders and transportation.
Sign-Up Period September 5th, 2018 – September 28th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Sept 28, 6:00 - 7:00pm **

Enjoy a wonderful day with Outdoor Adventure hiking and exploring in the Central Florida area. UCF encourages the inclusion and participation of people of all abilities, so this is an ASL friendly hike!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Bioluminescent Night Paddle @ Mosquito Lagoon

Friday, October 5th, 2018 – Friday, October 5th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period September 6th, 2018 – October 2nd, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 2, 7:30 - 8:30pm **

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!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Florida Trail Association Festival @ Deland, Florida

Friday, October 5th, 2018 – Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Cost $0
Capacity 24
Includes n/a
Sign-Up Period August 21st, 2018 – October 7th, 2018
Pre-Trip Meeting Friday, October 5th, 2018

The Florida Trail Association invites all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, October 5-7 in Deland, FL. The Florida Trail is one of eleven other designated national scenic trails that were spawned by this 1968 Act of Congress. Everyone’s invited to drop in and check out these amazing public resources! To find out more info about the National Trails System’s 50th Anniversary, visit: Trails50.org.

No sign-up necessary. This is a "come and go as you please" event at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center in Earl Brown Park Deland, FL.

More information can be found here: https://www.floridatrail.org/national-trails-festival-2018/

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Bioluminescent Night Paddle @ Mosquito Lagoon

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 – Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period September 13th, 2018 – October 3rd, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 3, 6:00 - 7:00pm **

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!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Florida Trail Service Day @ Mosquito Lagoon

Friday, October 12th, 2018 – Friday, October 12th, 2018

Cost $0
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders and transportation.
Sign-Up Period September 13th, 2018 – October 3rd, 2018

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.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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SUP and Yoga @ Secret Lake

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 – Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, yoga instructors, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period September 14th, 2018 – October 8th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 8, 6:00 - 7:00pm **

Join OA for an awesome day on the water while you learn the new sport of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUPing) and yoga!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Evening Hike @ Hal Scott Preserve

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 – Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Cost $10
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders and transportation.
Sign-Up Period September 14th, 2018 – October 12th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 12, 7:30 - 8:30pm **

Come see the natural beauty of Hal Scott Preserve as we hike through pine flatwoods and other habitats right here in Orlando. After hiking in the daylight, we will enjoy a sunset through the towering pine trees and explore more in the dark.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Cumberland Island Backpacking @ Cumberland Island National Seashore

Friday, October 19th, 2018 – Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Cost $40
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period August 30th, 2018 – September 20th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 15, 6:30 - 7:30pm **

Come with OA and explore Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island and home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated Wilderness. Here we will backpack through pristine maritime forests and wide marshes, while exploring the history of the island. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Kayaking Day Trip @ Weeki Wachee State Park

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period September 19th, 2018 – October 17th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 17, 6:00 - 7:00pm **

Participants will embark on a paddling adventure down the beautiful clear waters of the Weeki Wachee River. This will be a relaxing way for students to start their Florida summer and experience some of the wildlife our state has to offer, including turtles, fish, birds, and potentially even manatees!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Sea Kayaking @ Anclote Key

Friday, October 26th, 2018 – Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Cost $60
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period September 28th, 2018 – October 18th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 18, 5:30 - 6:30pm **

Anclote Key, an island just north of Tampa, is the location of our weekend sea kayaking trip. Here, students will have the opportunity to explore the west coast of Florida on a three-day trip and learn the basics of sea kayaking from our trip leaders.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Intro to Mountain Biking @ Ocala National Forest

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 – Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period October 1st, 2018 – October 24th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 24, 6:00 - 7:00pm **

Ocala National Forest offers a mountain biking trail that is different than any trail in Central Florida. With winding paths through forested areas, hills that provide beautiful views, and bluff dropoffs that add a fun element to the ride, the Santos bike trail is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st, or even 11th, time!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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SCUBA Trip @ Epcot

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 – Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Cost $150
Capacity 9
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period October 2nd, 2018 – October 30th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Oct 30, 4:30 - 5:30pm **

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.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Canoe Day Trip @ Wekiva River - Katie's Landing

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 – Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period October 3rd, 2018 – November 1st, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Nov 1, 6:30 - 7:30pm **

Take advantage of one of Florida's most popular destinations, this weekend we will be spending time on the water fed by some of our natural springs. We will start the paddle by pushing up stream, then take advantage of the currents and float downstream while enjoying some lunch on the water. Students will have the experience to see some of Florida's natural beauty.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Stargazing and Camping @ Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Friday, November 9th, 2018 – Monday, November 12th, 2018

Cost $40
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period October 11th, 2018 – November 7th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Nov 7, 6:30 - 7:30pm **

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is the largest remaining stretch of Florida dry prairie. Not only does this location boast excellent birding opportunities, but its remoteness makes it one of Florida's finest spots for stargazing! Join Outdoor Adventure as we sleep under the stars and enjoy a relaxing night spotting constellations and learning how to cook food while camping.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Bouldering and Camping @ Hospital Boulders, Alabama

Friday, November 9th, 2018 – Monday, November 12th, 2018

Cost $45
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period October 8th, 2018 – November 6th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Nov 6, 6:30 - 7:30pm **

Experience rock climbing on actual rocks! This will be a bouldering trip, meaning our climbs on the boulders will be more horizontal than vertical. Bouldering does not rely on rope; instead, we stay below a given height and use proper spotting and climbing techniques and padding to enjoy the experience.

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Intro to Mountain Biking @ Ocala National Forest

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 – Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide
Sign-Up Period October 12th, 2018 – November 8th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Nov 8, 6:00 - 7:00pm **

Ocala National Forest offers a mountain biking trail that is different than any trail in Central Florida. With winding paths through forested areas, hills that provide beautiful views, and bluff dropoffs that add a fun element to the ride, the Santos bike trail is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st, or even 11th, time!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Myakka Backpacking @ Myakka River State Park

Friday, November 16th, 2018 – Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Cost $40
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period October 10th, 2018 – November 12th, 2018
Pre-Trip Meeting Monday, November 12th, 2018

** Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting on Nov 12, 6:30 - 7:30pm **

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. . Come explore trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida's unique dry prairie and learn to backpack and camp with Outdoor Adventure!

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Patagonia Backpacking Trip @ Patagonia National Park, Chile

Monday, December 10th, 2018 – Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Cost $975
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, food, lodging, and gear. Flights are not included.
Sign-Up Period August 30th, 2018 – September 30th, 2018

Enjoy a week-long backpacking trip through the beautiful Patagonia National Park in Chile with our experienced trip leaders! Explore scenic views of the natural landscape, mountain ranges, and much more as you trek through the park.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? For this trip to Patagonia, students must register for a pre-trip interview with the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator or Assistant Director. After a successful interview, students will be required to get a physical from a doctor to confirm the potential participant has the physical fitness, endurance, and training required to undertake this challenging, advanced, and strenuous hiking trip. Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours after you have completed a pre-trip meeting with the Trip Leader and/or Outdoor Adventure Professional staff and completed your health form. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Intro to Mountain Biking @ Ocala National Forest

Sunday, January 13th, 2019 – Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear.
Sign-Up Period December 12th, 2018 – December 30th, 2018

Ocala National Forest offers a mountain biking trail that is different than any trail in Central Florida. With winding paths through forested areas, hills that provide beautiful views, and bluff dropoffs that add a fun element to the ride, the Santos bike trail is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st, or even 11th, time!

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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Alabama Caving Trip @ Alabama

Friday, January 18th, 2019 – Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Cost $50
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, food, lodging, and gear.
Sign-Up Period December 12th, 2018 – December 28th, 2018

Join Outdoor Adventure on a once in life time caving experience. Participants will have the opportunity to experience absolute darkness in the cave as well as learn about the unique ecosystem.

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the bottom floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center) during the OAC's open hours. You must have a valid UCF ID for this course. You can only register yourself. No online, phone, or email registrations are accepted. There is no way to "hold a spot" for this course. There are no refunds.
Please see the "Trips Policies" on for more information: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/policies#p31

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.