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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Bioluminescence Night Paddle 1 @ Mosquito Lagoon - Titusville, FL

Thursday, July 12th, 2018 – Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, gear, and instruction
Sign-Up Period June 8th, 2018 – July 6th, 2018

Sign-up in the Outdoor Adventure Center starts: Friday, June 8 at 12:00 PM

Just over an hour from campus, the Space Coast of Florida provides us with one of the most unique experiences Central Florida has to offer: glowing blue waters from something called bioluminescence. As you paddle through the canals the movement of your paddle, hand, or even the many Mullet fish will stir up the dinoflagellate bioluminescent plankton and bring glowing blue dots to the surface. This is 1 of only 6 places in the world where you can see this in nature!

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Bioluminescence Night Paddle 2 @ Mosquito Lagoon - Titusville, FL

Friday, July 13th, 2018 – Friday, July 13th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, gear, and instruction
Sign-Up Period June 8th, 2018 – July 6th, 2018

Sign-up in the Outdoor Adventure Center starts: Friday, June 8 at 12:00 PM

Just over an hour from campus, the Space Coast of Florida provides us with one of the most unique experiences Central Florida has to offer: glowing blue waters from something called bioluminescence. As you paddle through the canals the movement of your paddle, hand, or even the many Mullet fish will stir up the dinoflagellate bioluminescent plankton and bring glowing blue dots to the surface. This is 1 of only 6 places in the world where you can see this in nature!

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Bioluminescence Night Paddle 3 @ Mosquito Lagoon - Titusville, FL

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 – Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, gear, and instruction
Sign-Up Period June 8th, 2018 – July 6th, 2018

Sign-up in the Outdoor Adventure Center starts: Friday, June 8 at 12:00 PM

Just over an hour from campus, the Space Coast of Florida provides us with one of the most unique experiences Central Florida has to offer: glowing blue waters from something called bioluminescence. As you paddle through the canals the movement of your paddle, hand, or even the many Mullet fish will stir up the dinoflagellate bioluminescent plankton and bring glowing blue dots to the surface. This is 1 of only 6 places in the world where you can see this in nature!

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Bioluminescence Night Paddle 4 @ Mosquito Lagoon - Titusville, FL

Sunday, July 15th, 2018 – Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Cost $15
Capacity 12
Includes Transportation, gear, and instruction
Sign-Up Period June 8th, 2018 – July 6th, 2018

Sign-up in the Outdoor Adventure Center starts: Friday, June 8 at 12:00 PM

Just over an hour from campus, the Space Coast of Florida provides us with one of the most unique experiences Central Florida has to offer: glowing blue waters from something called bioluminescence. As you paddle through the canals the movement of your paddle, hand, or even the many Mullet fish will stir up the dinoflagellate bioluminescent plankton and bring glowing blue dots to the surface. This is 1 of only 6 places in the world where you can see this in nature!

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Whitewater Rafting and Hiking @ Columbus, Georgia

Friday, July 20th, 2018 – Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Cost $50
Capacity 12
Includes Food, lodging, gear, and transportation.
Sign-Up Period June 15th, 2018 – July 11th, 2018

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.
** Cannot have Friday class **

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Iceland Backpacking Expedition @ Reykjavic, Iceland

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 – Monday, August 13th, 2018

Cost $950
Capacity 8
Includes Food, lodging, gear and transportation (airfare NOT included)
Sign-Up Period April 11th, 2018 – July 1st, 2018

Come join UCF Outdoor Adventure for our first ever Iceland Backpacking Expedition! UCF Students will travel to Iceland for a 10-day international adventure like none other! While students will be able to explore the capital city and unique culture Iceland has to offer, the focus of the trip is a 5-day hiking expedition across Iceland's most famous and beautiful trail, the Laugavegurinn. Participants will then return to Reykjavic to explore the city's unique heritage, culture, and architectural sites.

If you've never backpacked or hiked before, don't be intimidated! This program welcomes all levels of outdoor adventurer and we'll provide the equipment you'll need to take on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! The cost includes all food, lodging, and shared backpacking equipment. Spots are extremely limited -- sign up today!

If you have any questions or concerns, email Jessica Abt: Jessica.Abt@ucf.edu

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.