Martin Luther King Day Hours

The RWC will be open from 11am-9pm on Monday, January 20, 2o20 in observance of the MLK Day Holiday.

Adventure Trips


The Outdoor Adventure Trips Program provides students an opportunity to enhance their experience at UCF by providing fun and enriching outdoor experiences. Our participants range anywhere from very beginners to more experienced outdoorsmen and women. 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.

All trip registration takes place in the Outdoor Adventure Center, located on the first floor of the RWC

Stargazing and Camping @ Hopkins Prairie Preserve

Friday, January 24th, 2020 – Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Cost $30
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, accommodation, meals, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020
Sign-Up Period January 8th, 2020 –
January 21st, 2019

***CAN NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES***

Hopkins Prairie Preserve State Park is one of the last remaining stretches of Florida dry prairie. Not only does this location boast excellent birding opportunities, but its remoteness makes it one of Florida’s finest spots for stargazing! Join Outdoor Adventure as we sleep under the stars and enjoy a relaxing night spotting constellations and learning how to cook food while camping.

OA Downtown – Bike the West Orange Trail @ Orlando, FL

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

Cost $10
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear. To participate, you must be a UCF Downtown student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020
Sign-Up Period January 6th, 2020 –
January 24th, 2020

Join us for a day of trail bike riding on one of Orlando’s finest bike paths. We’ll weave our way through the city and have the opportunity to see some of Orlando’s coolest neighborhoods, parks, and murals!

Canoeing Day Trip @ Wekiva River, FL

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 7th, 2020 –
January 21st, 2020

Take advantage of one of Florida’s most popular destinations, this weekend we will be spending time on the water fed by some of our natural springs. We will start the paddle by pushing up stream, then take advantage of the currents and float downstream while enjoying some lunch on the water. Students will have the experience to see some of Florida’s natural beauty.

Evening Hike @ Hal Scott Preserve

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

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 Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 7th, 2020 –
February 3rd, 2020

Come see the natural beauty of Hal Scott Preserve as we hike through pine flatwoods and other habitats right here in Orlando. After hiking in the daylight, we will enjoy a sunset through the towering pine trees and explore more in the dark.

Sea Kayaking Trip @ Cape Canaveral, FL

Friday, February 7th, 2020 – Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Cost $40
Capacity 10
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, accommodation, meals, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 9th, 2020 –
February 3rd, 2020

***YOU CANNOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES***

Come kayaking with Outdoor Adventure as we paddle out to the beautiful Cape Canaveral National Seashore! We’ll be weaving our way through Florida’s stunning mangrove tunnels and have the opportunity to witness wildlife like sea birds, dolphins, and maybe even turtles! In the evenings, we’ll be camping on remote islands in the middle of the Indian River, with nothing but the stars above us. On this trip our experienced leaders will teach you everything you need to know about sea kayaking, camping outside, and the natural wonders of Florida.

American Sign Language Day Hike @ Little Big Econ State Forest

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Cost $0
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders and transportation. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 20th, 2020 –
February 12th, 2020

Join us on this American Sign Language Friendly hike as we walk through one of Orlando’s most stunning local nature preserves. We’ll be learning, practicing, and speaking ASL throughout the duration of the day. ASL beginners and community members alike are welcome! Our path takes us along the serene Econlockhatchee River where wildlife like turtles, wading birds, and deer can be seen in their natural habitat.

Suwanee River Canoeing and Camping @ Live Oak, FL

Friday, February 21st, 2020 – Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Cost $30
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, accommodation, meals, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020
Sign-Up Period January 23rd, 2020 –
February 17th, 2020

***YOU CANNOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES***

Immerse yourself for three days of paddling on one of Florida’s most historic and beautiful river environments. The Suwanee River winds for almost 266 miles through swamps, high limestone banks, hammocks of hardwood, and salt marshes. Let go of your worries on this relaxing overnight adventure, and learn the basics of canoeing, campfire building, and back-country cooking.

Intro to Mountain Biking @ Ocala, FL

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Cost $15
Capacity 8
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders, transportation, and gear. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 24th, 2020 –
February 19th, 2020

Ocala National Forest offers a mountain biking trail that is different than any trail in Central Florida. With winding paths through forested areas, hills that provide beautiful views, and bluff drop offs that add a fun element to the ride, the Santos bike trail is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st time!

Cumberland Island Backpacking @ St. Mary’s, GA

Friday, February 28th, 2020 – Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Cost $40
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 Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 30th, 2020 –
February 24th, 2020

***YOU CAN NOT HAVE FRIDAY CLASSES IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS TRIP***

Come with OA and explore Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island and home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated Wilderness. Here we will backpack through pristine maritime forests and wide marshes, while exploring the history of the island. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here. Plus there’s wild ponies!

Birding and Hiking @ Christmas, FL

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Cost $10
Capacity 12
Includes Outdoor Adventure will provide experienced leaders and transportation. To participate, you must be a student enrolled in classes in Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 31st, 2020 –
February 26th, 2020

Orlando Wetlands Park is a “must visit” for birders and wildlife viewers with over 220 bird species and 63 butterfly species. Lookout for the gorgeous, pink roseatte spoonbills or the Snail Kite and Short-tailed Hawk. On this hike we’ll wander through the park and also have the opportunity to see some of Florida’s most beautiful wetland flower blossoms and other wildlife such as gators and marsh raccoons.

SPRING BREAK Rock & Roll Alabama @ Fackler, AL

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 – Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Cost $250
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 Spring 2020.
Sign-Up Period January 20th, 2020 –
March 1st, 2019

Join OA on this weeklong Spring Break Adventure! We’ll be shredding on mountain bikes across the rolling hills of northern Alabama for half of the time, and climbing some real rock for the other half. In the evenings we’ll cook yummy backcountry meals together and hang around the campfire. No experience is necessary to attend this trip: our capable leaders will show you the all basics of safely climbing outside and proper mountain biking techniques.