Adventure Trips


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

ATTENTION: All trips are first-come, first-served through the UCF RWC app or the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. See the Adventure Trip Guidelines below for an overview on how to register.

All trips will open 2 weeks before the trip date (this includes some Saturday and Sunday openings) and will close on the day of the Pre-Trip Meeting. Adventure Trips are open to current UCF students only.

Snorkeling picture in crystal clear water in the Dry Tortugas near Key West.Trip Date: 5/18/24
Trip Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Trip Cost: $30.00
Registration Opens: 5/4/2024- 12:00PM
Registration Closes: 5/14/2024 - 4:00PM

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: Tuesday, May 14th at 6:00PM

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure for a snorkeling experience and beach day! Snorkeling at Blue Heron Bridge offers the opportunity to connect with nature in a very unique way, and as we move through the water 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! After a good time snorkeling, we will go to a local beach for beach games, more swimming, and maybe a sand castle or two. No experience necessary for this trip!

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Food is not included on this trip; please bring your own lunch. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. 

Trip Leaders: Kim, Alexia 

view of the sunset from the water in winter park chain of lakesTrip Date: 6/1/24
Trip Location: Winter Park, FL
Trip Cost: $20.00
Registration Opens: 5/18/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 5/29/24 - 4:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 5/29/24 - 6:00pm

Trip Description: We’ve all seen the beautiful sunsets that Orlando has to offer, but have you ever enjoyed one from the seat of a kayak in one of our urban lakes? Join OA as we explore the scenic Winter Park Chain of Lakes, located right outside of Downtown Orlando. The Chain of Lakes connects six lakes through navigable canals, and each one is full of exotic plants, historic homes, and plenty of local fauna. 

What’s Included: Transportation is included! All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Food is not included on this trip; please bring your own snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. 

Trip Leaders: Polina, Jess

Trip Date: 6/8/24-6/9/24
Trip Location: Tierra Verde, FL
Trip Cost: $60.00
Registration Opens: 5/25/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 6/3/2024 - 4:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 6/3/24 - 6:00pm

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure for an overnight kayaking and camping experience! We will paddle to our campsite on Shell Key, a little nature preserve between Fort DeSoto and Pass-a-Grille. Kayaking offers the opportunity to connect with nature in a very unique way, and as we move through the water we will hopefully get to see plenty of wildlife like fish, turtles, and birds galore!  As well, you will be surrounded by Florida’s iconic tropical vegetation every stroke of way! 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including paddleboards, PFDs, camping gear, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. Meals will be provided on this trip; all menus will take dietary restrictions/preferences and allergies into account. Occasionally, groups will eat at restaurants while traveling. These meals are not included in your trip cost. Your Trip Leaders will inform you of any meals not included in the trip price. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Julia, Cody

man paddling through the mangrove tunnel in 1000 islands park Trip Date: 6/16/23
Trip Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Trip Cost: $30.00
Registration Opens: 6/2/23 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 6/13/24 - 4:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 6/13/24 - 6:00pm

Trip Description: If you want to paddle through mangrove tunnels, no need to travel to The Everglades - Banana River is one of the most extensive network of mangrove tunnels in Florida! We’ll spend the day exploring the 1000 Islands Conservation Area near Cocoa Beach from the comfort of stand-up paddleboards (though we usually prefer to sit!). 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including paddleboards, PFDs, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Meals are not provided. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Alexia, Juan

Trip Location: Ft. White, FL
Trip Cost: $60.00
Registration Opens: 6/29/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 7/8/24 - 4:00pm

 

Register for this trip with this link. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date and Time: 7/8/24 - 6:00pm

Trip Description: Enjoy one of Florida's most beautiful rivers and springs at the Ichetucknee River! Here you can enjoy the beautiful teal water by floating down the river through an oasis of trees. Relish the refreshing waters by spending the night camping with your fellow UCF students. Come join us on this unique adventure!

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including camping gear, tube rentals, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. Meals will be provided on this trip; all menus will take dietary restrictions/preferences and allergies into account. Occasionally, groups will eat at restaurants while traveling. These meals are not included in your trip cost. Your Trip Leaders will inform you of any meals not included in the trip price. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Brennon, Julia 

Three UCF Students enter the water in the Atlantic Ocean on a Learn to Surf trip.Trip Date: 7/20/2024
Trip Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Trip Cost: $30.00
Registration Opens: 7/6/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 7/16/24- 12:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/16/24 - 5:00pm

Trip Description: One of our most popular trips is back for Summer 2024! Surfing is a classic Floridian adventure - come learn the basics with our Adventure Trip Leaders as your instructors. 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including surfboards, leashes, and rash guards), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Meals are not provided. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Kim, Juan, Kati, Brandi

Trip Date: 7/21/2024
Trip Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Trip Cost: $30.00
Registration Opens: 7/7/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 7/16/24 - 12:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/16/24 - 5:00pm

Trip Description: One of our most popular trips is back for Summer 2024! Surfing is a classic Floridian adventure - come learn the basics with our Adventure Trip Leaders as your instructors. 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including surfboards, leashes, and rash guards), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Meals are not provided. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Polina, Juan, Cody, Eli

Trip Date: 7/27/24
Trip Location: Mosquito Lagoon, Titusville, FL
Trip Cost: $30.00
Registration Opens: 7/13/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 7/24/24 - 4:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/24/24 - 7:00pm

Trip Description: Ever wanted to see bioluminescent dinoflagellates (aka algae) lighting up the entirety of the water you are paddling in? Well, now is your chance to see this unique sight with the help of our professional student trip leaders. Off of the city of Titusville, you can watch this magic happen. With each stroke of your paddle, you can see the water light up before your eyes, and may even see a bioluminescent jellyfish as a surprise! Come join us on one of our most popular trips that Adventure Trips has to offer! 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including kayaks, PFDs, headlamps, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Meals are not provided. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Brennon, Jess

biolumTrip Date: 7/28/24
Trip Location: Mosquito Lagoon, Titusville, FL
Trip Cost: $30.00
Registration Opens: 7/14/23 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 7/24/24 - 4:00pm

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/24/24 - 7:00pm

Trip Description: Ever wanted to see bioluminescent dinoflagellates (aka algae) lighting up the entirety of the water you are paddling in? Well, now is your chance to see this unique sight with the help of our professional student trip leaders. Off of the city of Titusville, you can watch this magic happen. With each stroke of your paddle, you can see the water light up before your eyes, and may even see a bioluminescent jellyfish as a surprise! Come join us on one of our most popular trips that Adventure Trips has to offer! 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including kayaks, PFDs, headlamps, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. Meals are not provided. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Julia, Bella

Chattooga River rafting: the #1 Thing Southerners must do per Southern Living magazine! Wild & Scenic jewel of southeastern white water. Experts since ..Trip Date: 7/25/24-7/28/24
Trip Location: North Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia
Trip Cost: $75.00
Registration Opens: 7/11/24 - 12:00 PM
Registration Closes: 7/17/2024 - 4:00PM

 

Register for this trip in the UCF RWC app or through the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips are now first-come, first-served. All trips will open 2 weeks before the first day of the trip. If the trip is full, you can register for the waitlist using the link above. 

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/17/2024 at 6:30PM

Trip Description: Join this high energy extended trip as we explore some of the most wild places the Southeast has to offer! We will self-guide our group through Tumbling Rock Cave Preserve in Northern Alabama, followed by a day of whitewater rafting on one of the many Class III-IV rivers in the area. We will also explore some of the many waterfalls in the area. Participants interested in this trip should be physically capable of long days full of high activity, including climbing, dynamic movement, paddling, and swimming for multiple hours. 

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including camping gear, caving gear, whitewater guiding, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and most are certified Wilderness First Responders. Meals will be provided on this trip; all menus will take dietary restrictions/preferences and allergies into account. Occasionally, groups will eat at restaurants while traveling. These meals are not included in your trip cost. Your Trip Leaders will inform you of any meals not included in the trip price. 

What’s Not Included: Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Cody, Kim, Brandi

Trip Date: 8/4/2024-8/11/2024
Trip Location: Seattle, WA
Trip Cost: $400.00
Registration Opens: 6/12/2024
Registration Closes: 6/24/2024 - 11:59PM
This trip is application-based; please click here to submit your application!

Pre-Trip Dates & Times: 

July 9th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

July 23rd - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

July 30th - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure as we backpack in the Pacific Northwest in Goat Rocks Wilderness Area! This 40 mile route has views of Mt. Saint Helens, Mt Rainier, and Mt. Hood. August is the perfect time to backpack and check out the famous wildflowers that bloom along the trials as well as visit one of Washington’s national parks (Mt Rainier NP or North Cascades NP). Apply today!

What’s Included:  All of our adventures include all necessary gear for the activity (including camping gear, backpacking gear, etc), transportation to/from the activity, and professional guidance by OA Trip Leaders. All staff are certified Wilderness First Responders. Meals will be provided on this trip; all menus will take dietary needs and allergies into account. Occasionally, groups will eat at restaurants while traveling. These meals are not included in your trip cost. Your Trip Leaders will inform you of any meals not included in the trip price. 

What’s Not Included: Participants will need to provide personal gear and airfare. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

Trip Leaders: Polina and Brandi 

ATTENTION: We've updated our Adventure Trip registration process! 

Adventure Trips are open to current UCF students only. All trips are first-come, first-served through the UCF RWC app or the UCF RWC Membership Portal website. All trips will open 2 weeks before the trip date (this includes some Saturday and Sunday openings) and will close on the day of the Pre-Trip Meeting. 

To register online, please follow these steps:  

UCF RWC App:

  1. Open the UCF RWC app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Click on "Outdoor Adventure"
  3. Click on the trip you want to register for.
  4. Click "Register Now" and sign in using your UCF NID and NID password.
  5. Review the trip information; confirm that you will be available for the trip dates and the Pre-Trip meeting.
  6. If the trip registration window is open, click "Register."
    1. If the trip is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. If someone drops from the trip, we will reach out to the waitlist in order.
  7. Follow all prompts and respond correctly/completely.
  8. Enter your payment information and click submit!
  9. You will receive a follow-up email with your receipt, details about the mandatory Pre-Trip meeting, and trip guidelines.  

UCF RWC Membership Portal Website:

  1. Go to the UCF RWC Membership Portal website.
  2. Click on the Adventure Trip you want to register for.
  3. Review the trip information; confirm that you will be available for the trip dates and the Pre-Trip meeting.
  4. Click "Sign In" under Program Offerings. Sign in using your UCF NID and NID password.
  5. If the trip registration window is open, click "Register."
    1. If the trip is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. If someone drops from the trip, we will reach out to the waitlist in order.
  6. Follow all prompts and respond correctly/completely.
  7. Enter your payment information and click submit!
  8. 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-$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.

What's Included

  • We include all necessary equipment and professional guiding on all of our trips. All overnight (and some day) trips include food, water, and snacks too!
  • All participants should wear clothing appropriate for participating in physical activity outdoors (Trip Leaders will provide a packing list) and bring a personal water bottle and snacks you enjoy.
  • All Trip Leaders are either First Aid/CPR/AED Certified or Wilderness First Responders.

At this time, transportation is available for all participants on all Outdoor Adventure trips. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center in the RWC on the day of the trip at a time designated by Trip Leaders. Trip Leaders will drive the group to the destination in our Ford 12-Passenger Vans or Ford Expedition.

Participants are 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 in the planning and ask questions. 

Pre-Trip Meetings are mandatory and will be hosted in person in the Outdoor Adventure Center (unless otherwise stated). 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. Some environments are very sensitive, so there may be additional restrictions as needed. 

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. If you bring substances or dangerous materials, you may be immediately removed from the trip and sent to Student Conduct upon return to UCF.