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.

MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETINGS
All trip participants are REQUIRED to attend the scheduled pre-trip meeting for each trip they are registered for. The information presented and group development that occurs during the pre-trip meeting is important to the safety and success of the trip. Failure to attend the pre-trip meeting(s) will result in forfeiture of your spot on the trip and your payment for the trip.

All pre-trip meetings will be held at 8:00 PM in the Outdoor Adventure Center on the scheduled dates listed with each trip. Any differences or variations will be communicated to registered trip participants by the trip leader.

LOCATION
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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OA DT - Nature Walk @ Greenwood Urban Wetlands

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 – Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Cost $10
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Fall 2019.
Sign-Up Period October 28th, 2019 – November 15th, 2019

This trip is especially catered to UCF Downtown students. Greenwood Urban Wetlands is a hidden oasis surrounded by ancient cypress trees. This 19-acre park is focused around a lake connected by multiple arching bridges, and is particularly beautiful in November when the oranges and yellows of autumn start to peek through.

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Myakka Backpacking @ Myakka River State Park

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 – Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Cost $40
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, instruction, tent lodging, meals, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Fall 2019
Sign-Up Period October 28th, 2019 – November 15th, 2019

***CAN NOT HAVE FRIDAY CLASSES***

The Myakka River flows through 58 miles of pristine wetlands, prairies, and stunning oak hammocks. As we hike you'll gaze at ospreys resting in palm trees, turtles sunning themselves along the river banks, and maybe even glimpse a deer! Watch the sun set behind towering pine trees, and fall asleep under the stars. Take a break from your normal weekend and feel what it's like to live with only the essentials on your back!

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Thanksgiving Break Waterfall Hiking Trip @ Georgia

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 – Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Cost $0
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, accommodation, meals, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Fall 2019
Sign-Up Period October 28th, 2019 – November 18th, 2019


***PRICE TBA***

On this special Thanksgiving trip, we'll be roadtripping to northern Georgia to view some of the most stunning waterfalls in the south! Each day will be spent hiking to a new waterfall while surrounded by the oranges, golds, and reds of fall leaves. On Thanksgiving we'll enjoy a feast in the great outdoors.

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New Zealand Expedition @ South Island, New Zealand

Friday, December 13th, 2019 – Friday, December 20th, 2019

Cost $600
Capacity 7
Includes OA will provide all necessary group gear, meals, transportation while in New Zealand, and all lodging fees. Participants are responsible for airfare to Christchurch or Wellington and personal clothing, including hiking boots.
Sign-Up Period October 1st, 2019 – October 25th, 2019

Join us as we trek across the Adventure Capitol of the World - the South Island of New Zealand! We will hike in the ever changing and gorgeous mountains and rain forests, paddle among the fjords, and explore one the most unique and inspiring places on the planet.

You can pick up an application packet in the Outdoor Adventure Center during our open hours, or email Katherine Rocco (katherine.rocco@ucf.edu) for a digital copy.

We will interview applicants and offer registration spots to those selected. Please follow the outline of requirements below if you are interested in applying!

Application & Registration
To be eligible for the trip, you must:
1. Complete your Release of Liability Waiver and Trip Policy Form (pick up in the OAC or email katherine.rocco@ucf.edu)
2. Complete the Health Form and have the Clearance Form filled out by your doctor (schedule a free physical at Student Health Services)
3. Complete the Google Form application: https://forms.gle/rgujd7cqJecNKdcx7
4. Turn in all paperwork to the OAC.

We will schedule an individual interview after we receive all of your materials and invite people to register once the group is determined. This is not a first-come, first-served trip. Please do not buy a plane ticket until you have been offered a registration spot!

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.