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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GA Sea Kayaking and Camping Trip- Wait-list Only @ Tybee Island, GA

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Cost $45
Capacity 10
Includes Transportation, equipment, instruction, and food.
Sign-Up Period February 24th, 2017 – March 21st, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Join OA exploring Tybee Island, Georgia. We will be primitive camping on Little Tybee (no bathrooms or showers). This trip offers opportunities to see amazing wildlife, as well as the opportunity to disconnect. Saturday and Sunday we will spend the day exploring the island by food and sea kayak.

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Learn to Surf Trip @ Ormond Beach, Florida

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period February 24th, 2017 – March 31st, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Join OA spending your Sunday on the water learning the basics of surfing. We will start with land school, then work our way to shredding the waves.

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Learn to Surf Trip @ Ormond Beach, Florida

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 16
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period March 3rd, 2017 – April 7th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Join OA spending your Saturday on the water learning the basics of surfing. We will start with land school, then work our way to shredding the waves.

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Yoga and Hiking Trip @ Orlando, Fl

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 7
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period March 3rd, 2017 – April 7th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Join OA on the Econ spending the day relaxing and doing some yoga on the trail.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding Trip @ Merritt Island, Fl

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, equipment, instruction
Sign-Up Period March 3rd, 2017 – April 4th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Join OA on the Banana River for a day of exploring the mangroves. We will spend the morning going through a mangrove tunnel, then exploring the open water.

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Surfing and Camping Trip @ Flagler Beach, Fl

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Cost $30
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, equipment, food and instruction.
Sign-Up Period March 10th, 2017 – April 11th, 2017

We will be camping in Flagler, Florida as well as spending the evening watching the sun set and exploring the beach. Saturday morning we will spend the morning and early afternoon surfing and refining/teaching technique.

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Hiking and Meditation Trip @ Orlando, Fl

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period March 17th, 2017 – April 18th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Join OA spending some time outdoors freeing your mind from finals week stress. A short hike will lead us to an open area where we will have the opportunity to have guided meditation.

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Adaptive Learn to Surf Trip @ Daytona Beach, Fl

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Cost $15
Capacity 4
Includes Transportation, equipment, and instruction
Sign-Up Period March 17th, 2017 – April 18th, 2017
Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Join OA on a trip of a lifetime. We will teach the basics of surfing and spend some quality time in the water riding the waves.

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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.

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.