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: We’ve updated our Adventure Trip registration process! 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.

Trip Date: 1/14/2022

Trip Location: Orlando, FL

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 1/9/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:1/11/23 - 12:00 PM 

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: 1/11/23 @ 4:00 PM

Trip Description: Explore local Orlando through geocaching! Geocaching is a type of global treasure hunt of people looking for caches, or hidden stashes of objects. Geocaching may also be described as a series of hide-and-seek games, where hiders provide online clues for seekers. Seekers use GPS devices to find hidden caches. You never know what you can find in your own backyard!

What’s Included:  All of our 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. Food is not included on this trip; please bring your own lunch. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Richard, Polina

Trip Date:1/14/2023-1/16/2023

Trip Location: Tumbling Rock Cave Preserve 

Trip Cost: $60.00

Registration Opens: 1/9/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes: 1/11/23 - 5:00 PM 

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: 1/11/23 @ 6:30 PM

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. Tumbling Rock Cave is one of Alabama’s longest cave systems and we sure think it ROCKS! Participants interested in this trip should be physically capable of long days full of high activity, including climbing, dynamic movement, and hiking for multiple hours. 

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. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. 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. 

Trip Leaders: Kristen, Cody, Brandi 

Trip Date: 1/28/2023-1/29/2023

Trip Location: UCF → Little Econ - Orlando, FL

Trip Cost: $35.00

Registration Opens: 1/14/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:1/23/23 - 5:00 PM

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: 1/23/23 @ 6:00 PM

Trip Description: Explore the open road with Outdoor Adventure! We’ll be taking a different route to an old favorite, Little Econ State Forest. Bikepacking involves packing all the items you will need for an overnight stay onto your bike and riding to your destination. This is a great way to get some good exercise, fresh air, and meet some new friends with common interests! 

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. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

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. 

Trip Leaders: Morgan, Bianca

Trip Date: 2/10/2023-2/12/2023

Trip Location: St. Augustine, FL

Trip Cost: $45.00

Registration Opens: 1/27/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes:2/7/23 - 5:00 PM

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: 2/7/23 @ 6:00 PM

Trip Description: Join us for a trip full of culture and exploration as we spend the day exploring St. Augustine and the night camping on local barrier island, Anastasia Island. St. Augustine was the first legally-sanctioned free black settlement in the U.S. (established in 1738), so we will celebrate Black History Month by learning more about the rich history of this area and their people.

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. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

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. 

Trip Leaders: Kristen, Shelby

Trip Dates: 2/11/2023 

Trip Location: Rainbow River, FL

Trip Cost: $20.00

Registration Opens: 1/28/22 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes: 2/6/23 - 5:00 PM

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: 2/6/23 @ 7:00 PM

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure as we paddle through Central Florida’s diverse wetlands. 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 necessary for this relaxing 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. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Meals are not provided on this trip; please bring your lunch. 

Trip Leaders: Kass, Dani, Brandi

Trip Date: 2/18/2023

Trip Location: Christmas, FL

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 2/4/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes: 2/15/23 - 5:00PM

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: 2/15/23 @ 6:00 PM

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure at the Wetlands Festival at Orlando Wetlands Park! This day, we will be hiking as well as enjoying exploring environmental exhibits, live animals and presentations, demonstration trucks and equipment, as well as a plant giveaway!

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. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Meals are not provided on this trip; please bring your lunch.

Trip Leaders: Morgan, Hayden 

strawberriesTrip Date: 2/19/2023

Trip Location: Clermont, FL

Trip Cost: $5.00 (plus money for strawberries)

Registration Opens: 2/5/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes: 2/15/23 - 5:00 PM

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 and Time: 2/15/23 @ 6:00 PM

Trip Description:  Enjoy a beautiful Spring day with Outdoor Adventure at one of our local farms. Please bring extra money if you would like to take home any strawberries! We hear that there may even be some delicious strawberry lemonade for us to enjoy! 

What’s Included:  All of our 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.

Trip Leaders: Kass, Galya

Trip Date: 3/4/2023-3/5/2023 

Trip Location: Canaveral Nat'l. Seashore, FL

Trip Cost: $40.00 

Registration Opens: 2/18/23 - 12:00 PM

Registration Closes: 2/16/23 - 5:00 PM

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 and Time: 2/23/23 @ 6:00 PM

Trip Description: Kayaking through Canaveral National Seashore, you might have the chance to see a variety of wildlife, such as dolphins, manatees and different types of birds! Canaveral National Seashore is the longest stretch of undeveloped Atlantic coastline in Florida. 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 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. Participants should wear athletic clothing, appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting.

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. 

Trip Leaders: Isabella, Cody

Full moon over Indian River, FL. With bird in the foreground in the water.Trip Date: 3/8/2023

Trip Location: Orlando, FL

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 2/22/2023- 12:00PM

Registration Closes: 3/2/2023- 5:00PM

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 and Time: 3/2/2023 @ 5:00PM

Trip Description: Come join for a night hike in the light of the full moon! 

What’s Included: All of the 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. Food is not included on this trip.. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Kass and Polina

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.