RWC Phase I Outdoor Facility Re-openings

As part of Phase I of our reopening plan, the RWC has opened parts of the RWC Park, Lake Claire, and the Tennis courts as well as contactless outdoor gear rental. In addition to these openings we will continue to offer our RWC+ virtual program offerings. For more information please visit our RWC Reopening and FAQ COVID-19 page. The main RWC building and other facilities will remain closed during UCF’s period of remote instruction, and we look forward to reopening at a later time with additional safety measures in place. Armor Up Knights!

Outdoor Adventure

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RWC is offering virtual Outdoor Adventure programs as part of our RWC+ offerings. See below for more information!

challenge course unity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Outdoors

Check out our list of resources within the outdoor community that foster connection, advocacy, education, and action for underrepresented groups in our field, especially our Black community. We recognize that the outdoors are not the primary focus of efforts at this time, but we hope to elevate, advocate, and share the amazing work that is being done in our corner of the world.

If you have any questions or suggestions for our list, reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook, @ucfoutdooradventure!

A Guide to Florida’s Parks during COVID-19

As Florida begins to reopen, more state parks and natural areas are reopening as well. Use our Guide to Florida’s Parks during COVID-19 to see which parks are open, any specific park rules during this time, and other helpful information. Please remember to follow all local and state ordinances, and any CDC guidelines to keep yourself healthy and safe!

If you have any questions or suggestions, reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook, @ucfoutdooradventure!

Picture of a campfire and pot boiling

At Home Adventures

Explore the outdoors virtually with our new series: Backyard Cooking and Creature Features. Learn how to cook popular camping recipes enjoyed on our Outdoor Adventure Trips, along with interesting facts about creatures, trees, and plants around Central Florida!

July 25: French Toast

July 8:  Creature Features

View previous At Home Adventures on our YouTube channel

Fire and logs picture

Campfire Chat Series

Our Campfire Chat Series is an opportunity for all students and staff to chat and share stories with professionals in the outdoor and travel fields via Zoom about great topics like:

  • Leadership skills and how to apply them in a real world setting
  • Diversity and inclusion from a both a local and global perspective; what can we do to better understand those around us
  • The importance of community building and positive impact of contributing to a productive group around you
  • Sustainability practices and how you can make a difference in your community
  • Exciting adventures! Learn more about people who have traveled the world and all of the unique stories that come along with that experience.

We will post the registration link for these events on our social media pages and the UCF Events calendar. See all our Campfire Chats on our YouTube channel.

Virtual Challenge Course Programs

The RWC is proud to offer Registered Student Organizations, UCF departments, and academic courses an opportunity to take advantage of leadership and teambuilding sessions via Zoom. Our trained facilitators can lead your group through a variety of video conference activities to help your team, club, or class connect and build community in this time of distance learning. To learn more, contact Katherine Rocco at


Adventure Trips

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.

Challenge Course

The UCF Challenge Course program is committed to enhance team-building, self-confidence, and leadership development through adventure-based learning experiences.

Climbing Tower

Housed within the RWC, the Climbing Tower offers premier indoor climbing for students at UCF.

UCF Outdoor Adventure Center.

Outdoor Adventure Center

All rental equipment and resource materials are available to UCF students and current RWC members at the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC).

Lake Claire

Students who want to enjoy the outdoors on their own can take advantage of the William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire, which offers equipment and water vessel checkouts.

Ranger Rick the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center SCUBA partner instructs a student during the indoor pool portion of the two weekend SCUBA Certification offered at the RWC.


Outdoor Adventure offers Open Water SCUBA certification courses.



OA Office Hours

Phone Contactless Gear Rentals Pick Up Summer B Hours
Mon - Wed: CLOSED

Thur & Fri: 12pm - 4pm

Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Contactless Gear Rentals Return Summer B Hours
Monday: 12pm - 4pm
Phone 407-823-2408

Upcoming Events

Sorry, no events could be found.

More Events