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!

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

Trip Registration: All Adventure Trip registrations are completed via online lottery. To register for trips, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form to be entered into the lottery (within 24 hours of trip open) or to be added to the waitlist. Your registration is not confirmed until you’ve been selected for the trip and you have paid over the phone or in person. More information can be found in the drop-down menu for each trip or at the bottom of this page under Adventure Trip Guidelines.

There’s nothing like summertime in Central Florida! Explore with us this summer:

Trip Date: 6/4/2022

Trip Location:Ormond Beach, FL

Trip Cost: $15.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 5/18/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 5/19/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 5/31/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 6/3/22 @ 6:00 PM

Trip Description: One of our most popular trips is back for Summer 22! Surfing is a classic Floridian adventure - come learn the basics with our Adventure Trip Leaders as your instructors. 

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. 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: Kristen Reilly, Daniel Serpas Medina, Brenna Oak, Brandi Bates

Trip Date: 6/11/2022

Trip Location: Downtown Orlando

Trip Cost: $15.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 5/24/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 5/25/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 6/7/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 6/7/22 @ 5:00 PM

Trip Description: Downtown Orlando is full of rich history, culture, and art - especially when it comes to honoring and celebrating Pride Month. With all the gear provided, we will guide you through some of the city’s most interesting and diverse areas, and stop for plenty of photo ops along the way at the murals that decorate the Mills50 area! This is a great trip for anyone wanting to explore a bit more of Orlando and learn about its history.

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. 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: Morgan Hoyle and Jude Wages

Trip Date: 6/12/2022

Trip Location: Rainbow River, FL

Trip Cost: $20.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 5/25/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 5/26/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 6/7/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 6/9 @ 7:00 PM

Swim Test: 6/10 @ 3:00 PM

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 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. Food is not included on this trip; please plan to bring a lunch. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Kass Suggs, Blake Boyle, and Brandi Bates

Trip Date: 7/9-7/10/2022

Trip Location: Fort White, FL

Trip Cost: $30.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 6/21/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 6/22/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 7/5/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/6 @ 6:30 PM

Swim Test: 7/8 @ 2:00 PM

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. Fall asleep to the sound of flowing water and wake up to the beautiful Florida sunrise before heading home. Come join us on this unique adventure!

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. Food is provided on this trip. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Morgan Hoyle and Cody Spence

view of the sunset from the water in winter park chain of lakesTrip Dates: 7/19/2022

Trip Location: Winter Park, FL

Trip Cost: $20.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 7/5/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 7/6/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 7/15/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. UCF and Valencia Downtown students will be given priority for this trip. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/15 @ 5:00 PM

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:  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. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Bianca Hurley, Brenna Oak

Chattooga River rafting: the #1 Thing Southerners must do per Southern Living magazine! Wild & Scenic jewel of southeastern white water. Experts since ..

Trip Dates: 7/21/2022-7/24/2022

Trip Location: Tumbling Rock Cave Preserve, Alabama 

Trip Cost: $50.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 7/5/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 7/6/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 7/18/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/18 @ 6:00 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, followed by a day of whitewater rafting on one of the many Class III-IV rivers 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 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. Food is provided on this trip. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Kristen Reilly, Blake Boyle, Richard Walker, Cat Cross

biolumTrip Dates: 7/29/2022

Trip Location: Mosquito Lagoon, FL

Trip Cost: $15.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 7/18/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 7/19/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 7/26/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/25 @ 7:00 PM

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 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. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Kass Suggs, Jude Wages, Kat Rocco

biolumTrip Dates: 7/30/2022

Trip Location: Mosquito Lagoon, FL

Trip Cost: $15.00

Registration Lottery Opens: 7/18/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Lottery Closes: 7/19/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 7/26/2022 - 12:00pm

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form. UCF and Valencia Downtown students will be given priority for this trip. All trips will be registered via lottery system. The lottery is open for 24 hours from the registration open date and time. All registrations received after the 24-hour period will be added to the waitlist. Once the participants have been randomly selected, selected participants will be contacted to via phone call to complete their registration and payment for the trip. Registration is not confirmed until you pay over the phone or in person.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 7/27/22 @ 6:30 PM

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 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. A full packing list will be provided at the Pre-Trip Meeting. Positive health behaviors are encouraged.

Trip Leaders: Bianca Hurley, Cody Spence, Brandi Bates


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. Click here to register for open On Campus Adventures!

Trip Date: 5/17/2022

Trip Location: Lake Claire Recreation Area

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 5/10/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 5/16/2022 - 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, and appropriate footwear, and bring personal water/snacks.

Click here to register

Full moon over Indian River, FL. With bird in the foreground in the water.Trip Date: 6/14/2022

Trip Location: Lake Claire Recreation Area

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 6/7/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 6/13/2022 - 12:00pm

Click here to register!

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.

Trip Leaders: Morgan Hoyle and Brenna Oak

 

Full moon over Indian River, FL. With bird in the foreground in the water.Trip Date: 7/13//2022

Trip Location: Lake Claire Recreation Area

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 7/6/2022 - 12:00pm

Registration Closes: 7/12/2022 - 12:00pm

Click here to register!

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.

Trip Leaders: Kass Suggs and Daniel Serpas-Medina

 


Adventure Trips are open to current UCF students only. All trips are registered via the lottery system through our online Registration Form. To register online, 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. The lottery will stay open for 24 hours after the trip open date/time. Once the lottery closes, we will randomly select the number of participants allowed for the trip. Outdoor Adventure staff will contact selected participants 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.  
  5. You can still register for the trip after the lottery closes (but before the registration close date) and you will be added to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available on the trip, we will send out an email to everyone on the waitlist. It is first-come, first-served - call us as soon as you receive the email to complete your payment and register for the trip!

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 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. 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. 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.