Adventure Trips


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

Our SCUBA certifications are now open! Please visit our SCUBA page for more information. 

Trip Registration: You can now register for our Adventure Trips in-person and online. More information can be found in the drop down menu for each trip or at the bottom of this page under Adventure Trip Guidelines.

Fall has arrived and we are ready for an adventure! Check out our Fall 2021 offerings below. We now allow for in-person (during Outdoor Adventure Center open hours) and virtual trip registration.

Student taking goat yoga at Wildflower Farms in Orladno Florida. Black goat looks on as student performs a pose.Trip Date: 9/24/2021

Trip Location: Wildflower Farms @ Orlando, FL

Trip Cost: $10.00

THIS TRIP AND WAITLIST ARE FULL - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 9/22/2021 - 7:00pm 

Trip Description: Do you like yoga? How about goats? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, this trip is for you! At Wildflower Farms, you can spend your time being instructed by a professional yoga instructor and explore your inner yogi! While doing yoga, you might be lucky enough to have a goat jump on your back in table top pose! So come join us on this unique and fun experience! 

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

Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 9/25/2021- 9/26/2021

Trip Location: Alafia State Park, FL

Trip Cost: $30.00

Registration Opens: 9/9/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 9/21/2021  - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form or visit the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours. If you submit a registration form online, your registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 9/14/2021 - 8:00pm

Trip Description: This intense mountain biking trip is for an experienced mountain bikers to challenge themselves! This high-speed and vigorous activity will have you zooming and flying while wrapping up your day in a tent with all your fellow student colleagues. Our experienced Adventure Trip Leaders will be there to give you advice and lead you through the course. Make sure you are ‘wheelie’ experienced for this trip! 

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

Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 10/1/2021-10/3/2021

Trip Location: Cumberland Island, GA

Trip Cost: $40.00

THIS TRIP AND WAITLIST ARE FULL - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 9/27/2021 - 7:00pm

Trip Description: Cumberland Island is off of Georgia's mainland and is home to the abandoned mansion of Andrew Carnegie's brother, Thomas Carnegie. This beautiful island is best explored by backpacking with the possibility of being able to see the famous wild horses and loggerhead turtles. 

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 10/2/2021

Trip Location: Silver Springs State Park, FL

Trip Cost: $15.00

THIS TRIP AND WAITLIST ARE FULL - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 9/30/2021 - 7:30pm

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure as we paddle the pristine Silver River near Silver Springs State Park. Kayaking offers the opportunity to connect with nature in a very unique way, and as we move through the rivers we will hopefully get to see plenty of wildlife like fish, turtles, and birds dive beneath the surface. As well, you will be surrounded by Florida’s iconic tropical vegetation every stroke of way! No experience is necessary for this relaxing trip!

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include transportation, all necessary gear for the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

 Trip Date: 10/8/2021-10/10/2021

Trip Location: North Georgia (Talullah Gorge) 

Trip Cost: $35.00

THIS TRIP AND WAITLIST ARE FULL - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/4/2021 - 7:30pm 

Trip Description: Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia with amazing sights at Tallulah Gorge! Known for their wide variety of waterfalls and activities, there is just about something for everyone. Led by our knowledgeable adventure trip leaders, you will be able to enjoy the beauty that Georgia has to offer! Come join us on this camping and hiking trip!  

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 10/10/2021

Trip Location: Rainbow River, FL

Trip Cost: $15.00

Registration Opens: 9/27/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 10/6/2021  - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form or visit the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours. If you submit a registration form online, your registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/6/2021 - 7:00pm

Trip Description: Get your pride on for our Paddle with Pride trip! This trip takes place during the month of the Orlando Pride Party, where Outdoor Adventure celebrates in our unique way! Led by knowledgeable trip leaders, we get to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and history by kayaking down the gorgeous Rainbow River! Everyone is welcomed to join our Paddle with Pride! 

What’s Included: All of our adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 10/11/2021

Trip Location: Split Oak Forest

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 9/27/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 10/7/2021  - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form or visit the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours. If you submit a registration form online, your registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/7/2021 - 7:30pm

Trip Description: Learn about the indigenous peoples who occupied our lands before us and still do to this day on a beautiful hike to Split Oak Forest in Central Florida. Everyone is welcome to join and learn about how Native Floridians used the land to their advantage, their ideals, and values, and take some time to reflect and recognize nature’s first caretakers.

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

Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 10/15/2021-10/17/2021

Trip Location: Ten Thousand Islands NWR, FL

Trip Cost: $40

Registration Opens: 9/29/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 10/12/2021  - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form or visit the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours. If you submit a registration form online, your registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/12/2021 - 7:00pm

Trip Description: Explore the famous Ten Thousand Islands of the Florida Everglades by kayaking through these unique ecosystems. Kayaking through open waters, you might have the chance to see a variety of wildlife, such as dolphins, manatees, and different types of birds! After a day of paddling, spend the night camping on one of the islands while watching the orange sunset fade into nighttime. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime, led by our Outdoor Adventure Trip staff!

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

Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Picture of Wekiwa Springs State Park in Orlando, Florida. shows springs and six tandem canoes.Trip Date: 10/23/2021-10/24/2021

Trip Location: Hillsborough River State Park, FL

Trip Cost: $30.00

Registration Opens: 10/7/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 10/18/2021  - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form or visit the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours. If you submit a registration form online, your registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/18/2021 - 8:00pm

Trip Description: Visit one of Florida's oldest state parks by paddling down through different habitats unique to the area. OA trip leaders will help you navigate the river, by providing detailed explanations about the surrounding flora and fauna. After a day of paddling, come sit by the campfire and then spend the night camping with your fellow student colleagues. 

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

Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 11/5/2021-11/6/2021

Trip Location: Kissimmee Prairie State Park

Trip Cost: $25.00

Registration Opens: 10/21/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 11/1/2021  - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form or visit the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours. If you submit a registration form online, your registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 11/1/2021 - 7:30pm

Trip Description: What are the chances that you get to see a shooting star in the starry night sky? Well, your chances will be pretty high if you come onto our Stargazing and Camping trip! Famous for its lack of light pollution and open prairie lands, Kissimmee Prairie State Park is the ideal spot to do astronomy and stargaze. Enjoy the evening camping under the cosmos! 

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

Transportation is provided. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.


Don’t see a trip you like or prefer to go with only your friends?  We are now offering custom trips for UCF student groups, programs, and organizations that want to try something new in the outdoors. We’ll supply the gear and planning, you supply the people! 

If you would like to book a custom trip for your group, please complete our Custom Trip Inquiry Form


Our campus has so many places to explore! On Campus Adventures are a great way to learn more about and appreciate the areas that surround us every day.

Trip Name: Full Moon Paddle

Trip Date: 8/22/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 8/20/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 8/22/2021 - 12:00pm

Trip Description: Join us at Lake Claire right on campus to kayak under the moonlight! This is a great experience for anyone who enjoys kayaking or wants to try it out in the dark. We’ll bring headlamps for everyone and provide you with all the necessary gear. Let’s have some fun!

What’s Included:  All of our On Campus Adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Click here to register.

Trip Name: Flora and Fauna Hike

Trip Date: 8/27/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 8/20/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 8/26/2021 - 12:00pm

Click here to register.

Trip Description: Join us on this relaxing day hike and explore the UCF Arboretum’s beautiful ecosystems. This trip offers the opportunity to learn about the plants and animals that call our campus their home, as well as plenty of interesting facts. Come learn from our experienced trip leaders and connect with fellow UCF students!

What’s Included: All of our On Campus Adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected.

Trip Date: 8/28/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 8/23/2021 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 8/27/2021 - 12:00pm

Trip Description: The UCF Arboretum is the best place on campus for a relaxing introduction to yoga! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about yoga, or have a great time with us even if you’re an experienced yogi! After a refreshing yoga session, we’ll go explore some of the incredible nature trails on campus and enjoy a very peaceful morning together!

What’s Included: All of our On Campus Adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, wearing a facial covering is expected. 

Click here to register.

 


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.

 


Adventure Trips are open to current UCF students only. Trip registration and payment is available in person at the Outdoor Adventure Center or online. To register online/remotely, please follow these steps:  

  1. Complete the 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 $5-$20 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.

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.
  • For Summer B, we will offer transportation and food options for participants. Participants may choose to drive their own vehicles to the trip location.

At this time, transportation is available for all participants on all Outdoor Adventure trips. However, participants are still allowed to drive themselves if preferred. Participants who drive themselves will meet at a designated location on the day of the trip

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 and/or individual register in person. 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. Extenuating circumstances as determined by Outdoor Adveture Assistant Director.

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

Pre-Trip Meetings are mandatory and will be hosted in-person or via Zoom. You must be available for the pre-trip meeting date to attend the trip. If you do not attend the pre-trip meeting, you may be dropped from the trip without a refund. 

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.