Adventure Trips


The Outdoor Adventure Trips Program gives Knights an opportunity to explore our world through fun and enriching outdoor experiences. All levels of experience are welcome! From 1-day excursions to week-long expeditions, Outdoor Adventure offers a variety of trips for students to choose from.

For Spring 2021, we are focusing on local adventure trips, On Campus Adventures, and Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars (OATS). We also have a new program – Custom Adventure Trips! See below for more info. 

Trip Registration: Please see the Adventure Trip Guidelines below for more information about registration. All registrations will take place online and over the phone.

Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, we are releasing our Spring 2021 Adventure Trips in sections. Check back throughout the semester, as we will release new trips each month. Here are our trips for February & March 2021:

Trip Date: 4/10/2021

Trip Location: Hontoon Island and Blue Springs State Park, Orange City, FL - this location is an hour from UCF

Trip Cost: $10.00

Registration Opens: 3/26/2021

Registration Closes: 4/6/2021

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form and contact the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 4/7/2021 - 6:00 PM

Trip Description: Spend a day kayaking over 10 miles through the twists and turns of the St. Johns River and surrounding creeks. We will start at Hontoon Island State Park and stop half way at Blue Spring State Park for lunch. If we’re lucky, we might get to eat lunch with some manatees as they make their way to the springhead for winter. This trip is long, but follows the creeks and river downstream.

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks.

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

Florida Trail Service. Students use tools to clean up a trail. Trip Date: 4/22/2021

Trip Location: Charles Bronson State Park (subject to change)

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 4/8/2021

Registration Closes: 4/20/2021

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form and contact the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 4/20/2021 - 7:00 PM

Trip Description: Join us for a rewarding day of trail service alongside the Florida Trail Association. Together we will learn and understand how the trails we love to hike on are created and maintained, and what goes into making sure they are safe for all of us to enjoy!

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks.

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

Trip Date: 4/26/2021

Trip Location: TBD

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 4/12/2021

Registration Closes: 4/22/2021

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form and contact the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 4/22/2021 - 8:00 PM

Trip Description: Get a break from the stress of finals by joining us on a restorative and relaxing day hike. This trip is the break you need right before diving into finals week.

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks.

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.


Don’t see a trip you like or prefer to go with only your friends?  UCF Outdoor Adventure is now offering custom trips for UCF student groups, programs, and organizations who want to try something new in the outdoors. You’ll work with us to plan an adventure just for your group, so it’s perfect for getting to know each other better and having fun!

For more information and to book your custom adventure, please email outdoor@ucf.edu. Click here for an overview of the Custom Trip Program


Our On Campus Adventures are all done for Spring 2021! We will offer some more on campus trips over the summer, so stay tuned for more information.

 


Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars (OATS) teach Knights more about the outdoors. They are taught by Outdoor Adventure Trip Leaders and include both virtual and in-person offerings. Check out our Spring 2021 offerings below:

Join Outdoor Adventure at Lake Claire  - we’re learning how to stand up and paddle like you mean it! 

Program Date: 4/19/2021

Program Time: 9:00-10:30am

Program Location: Lake Claire

What’s Included: All of our Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars include all necessary gear and supplies for the activity, along with professional teaching by OA Trip Leaders. 

What You Should Bring: Participants should wear athletic clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Advance registration is required for this program. Click here to register.

 


Adventure Trips are open to current UCF students only. Trip registration and payment will be handled remotely for Fall 2020. Please follow these steps to reserve your spot:  

  1. Complete the new RWC Risk and Liability WaiverYou must log in to the Membership Portal; if you have not signed the waiver, you will be prompted to do so.  
  2. Complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form 
    • This form includes trip selection, trip policy information, and medical information collection.  
    • This registration does not confirm your spot on the trip. Your trip registration will be confirmed once you have completed payment. 
  3. Outdoor Adventure staff will contact via phone within 1-2 business days to review additional information about your selected trip and to collect your payment over the phone.  
  4. You will receive a follow up email with your receipt, details about the mandatory Pre-Trip meeting, and trip guidelines.  

Trip Cost

  • The majority of our trips fall within the $15-$30 range. Our weekend trips can
    sometimes range from $40-$65. The longer the trip is, the more preparation
    required, and how much Outdoor Adventure is able to subsidize determines the
    cost.
  • As of Fall 2020, we are attempting to keep the cost as low as possible. Most of our trips will be between $5-$10.

What's Included

  • We include all necessary equipment and professional guiding on all of our trips.
  • All participants should wear clothing appropriate for participating in physical activity outdoors and bring personal water and snacks.
  • In the past, we also included transportation and meals for most of our trips. We are not providing transportation, food, or drink at this time due to health concerns from COVID-19.

We are taking additional precautions to keep you and the Outdoor Adventure staff safe. The following precautions must be followed before and during the trip or you will be asked to leave the trip immediately.  


Face coverings are required. You will not be allowed to participate in the activity without one.  
Transportation is not provided at this time. We strongly encourage you to drive your own vehicle and not to carpool with anyone other than those who live in your household.  
Personal hygiene is very important. Please bring your own hand sanitizer. if possible and be prepared to wash/sanitize your hands as frequently as possible.  
You are required complete a COVID-19 Symptom Checker survey on the day of the trip. If you are feeling sick or have come into contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay home.  Please be honest - we will determine refunds as needed. 
Physical distancing and other precautions will be implemented on all Adventure Trips. You are required to follow all of the above guidelines and any additional requests from Trip Leaders. 

At this time, transportation will not be provided for participants for any Outdoor Adventure trips and programs to ensure the safety and health of all participants and staff.

All participants will meet at a designated location on the day of the trip. Participants are asked to not travel with anyone that they do not share a household with, as proximity to others who you have not previously been exposed to is a safety risk and is discouraged.

We do not issue refunds in most cases. 

Trip deposit or the total cost is required to hold a spot on the trip roster. We will contact individuals in the order we receive Adventure Trip Registration forms. Full payment for trips is required by the trip sign-up deadline posted for the trip or your spot will be given to someone on the waiting list. All trip costs are non-refundable, except in the following events: 

  1. RWC Outdoor Adventure Trips program cancels a trip due to weather, insufficient participation, or destination availability issues. 
  2. The participant experiences symptoms of COVID-19 or comes in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Participants in this category may request a refund or transfer their payment to another trip at no cost.  

We host short Pre-Trip Meeting before every trip to review the trip plan and program expectations. It gives you the opportunity to get involved the planning and ask questions. 

Pre-Trip Meetings are mandatory and will be hosted via Zoom. If you have class, you must schedule an appointment to meet with the Trip Lead or Outdoor Adventure Coordinator prior to the Pre-Trip Meeting.  

Drugs, alcohol, and firearms are prohibited on all Outdoor Adventure Trips and programs. 

Alcohol, drugs and firearms can make the backcountry a very dangerous place. You put not only yourself at risk, but also other trip participants and leaders.