Adventure Trips


The Outdoor Adventure Trips Program gives Knights an opportunity to explore our world through fun and enriching outdoor experiences. 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.

For Fall 2020, we are focusing on local adventure trips and our new program, On Campus Adventures.

Trip Registration: Please see the Adventure Trip Guidelines below for more information about registration. All registration will take place online and over the phone.

Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, we are releasing our Fall 2020 Adventure Trips in sections. Check out our September & October trips!

paddleboarding in winter parkTrip Date: 10/10/2020
Trip Location: Winter Park, FL
Trip Cost: $10.00
Registration Opens: 9/22/2020
Registration Closes: 10/6/20202

This trip is CLOSED. Please check out some of our other offerings!

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/8/2020 @ 8:00pm

Trip Description: Learn to surf at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach! OA will teach you the basics of surfing, no experience necessary to shred the gnar!

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

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

For more information about how to register and our policies, please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below.

black bear wildernessTrip Date: 10/12/2020
Trip Location: Black Bear Wilderness, Sanford
Trip Cost: $5.00
Registration Opens: 9/28/2020
Registration Closes: 10/7/20202

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form and contact the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/8/2020 @ 7:00 pm

Trip Description: Join us on this relaxing day hike and explore Central Florida’s beautiful ecosystems. This trip offers the opportunity to learn outdoor skills from our experienced trip leaders and connect with fellow UCF students.

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

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

For more information about how to register and our policies, please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below.

wekiva river paddleTrip Date: 10/17/2020
Trip Location: Wekiva River
Trip Cost: $10.00
Registration Opens: 9/29/2020
Registration Closes: 10/13/2020

The registration for this trip is closed. Please join us on another adventure trip!

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/15/2020 @ 8:00pm

Trip Description: Orlando is home to one of the most diverse and bonded LGBTQIA+ communities in the country and Outdoor Adventure wants to amplify that community through a day spent on the water. Join us as we paddle down the Wekiva River and strengthen our community pride!

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

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

For more information about how to register and our policies, please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below.

florida trail in charles bronson state parkTrip Date: 10/21/2020

Trip Location: Charles Bronson State Park

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 10/2/2020

Registration Closes: 10/16/2020

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form and contact the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/20/2020 @ 7:00pm

Trip Description: Similar to the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Coast Trail, Florida has its very own 1,500 mile National Scenic trail: The Florida Trail. This trip offers the experience of hiking through a section of our national trail that runs through UCF’s backyard. Join us on a hike through beautiful Central Florida ecosystems while learning the history and impact of The Florida Trail.

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

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

For more information about how to register and our policies, please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below.

lake apopka loopTrip Date: 10/25/2020

Trip Location: Lake Apopka

Trip Cost: $10.00

Registration Opens: 10/6/2020

Registration Closes: 10/20/2020

To register for this trip, complete the Adventure Trip Registration Form and contact the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 10/22/2020 @ 8:00pm

Trip Description: Join us as we bike along the scenic Lake Apopka. Lake Apopka is Florida’s 4th largest lake and is located just under an hour from UCF. We will be riding along some of Lake Apopka’s many gravel trails, through forests and along the shore of the lake. Taking breaks as we go at a few of Lake Apopka’s observation towers. 

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

Transportation is not provided; participants must meet Trip Leaders at the location. Participants must wear a face covering.

For more information about how to register and our policies, please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below.

 


Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, we are releasing our Fall 2020 On Campus Adventures in sections – check back throughout the semester for more opportunities to get outside!

Date & Time: 10/29/2020 - 8:00-10:00am

Location: UCF Arboretum Nature Pavilion

Trip Cost:  Free

Registration Opens: 10/12/2020

Registration Closes:  10/27/2020

Click here to register for Intro to Mountain Biking.

Trip Description: Explore the UCF Aboretum’s brand new mountain biking trails with our experienced trip leaders. On this adventure you can experience the thrills of mountain biking without leaving campus, no experience required!

What’s Included:  All of our On Campus Adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below for more information about our policies.

Date & Time: 10/30/2020 - 8:00-9:30pm

Location: Lake Claire Recreation Area

Trip Cost:  Free

Registration Opens: 10/12/2020

Registration Closes:  10/30/2020

Click here to register for Full Moon Paddle.

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure at our very own Lake Claire to learn paddling techniques and relax in the ambient light of the full moon.

What’s Included:  All of our On Campus Adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, water shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Please review the Adventure Trip Guidelines below for more information about our policies.

Trip Date & Time : 10/31/2020 - 7:00-8:30pm
Trip Cost: Free
Registration Opens: 10/13/2020
Registration Closes: 10/31/2020

Click here to register!

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure as we explore the UCF Arboretum under the light of a full moon. While this event takes place on Halloween, it will be more full of treats than tricks! We hope to see and learn about more of the nocturnal creatures that call the Arboretum home.

All participants who wear a costume will be entered to win a raffle for a free Hydroflask!

What’s Included: All of our On Campus Adventures include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders.

Participants should wear athletic clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

 


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.

Do you want to make Smokey the Bear proud? Join Outdoor Adventure staff at Lake Claire to learn how to construct the best (and safest) fire possible!

Program Date: 10/14/2020

Program Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Program Location: Lake Claire

What’s Included: All of our Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. 

What You Should Bring: Participants should wear athletic clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Advance registration is required for this program. Click here to register.

Learn how to start and finish bracelets, create looms, and the nitty-gritty of particular knots and why they create certain patterns.

Program Date: 10/19/2020

Program Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Program Location: Zoom 

Advance registration is required for this program. Click here to register.

From food to transportation, this OATS will show you cost-effective ways to enjoy the outdoor spaces around you

Program Date: 10/29/2020

Program Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Program Location: Zoom 

Advance registration is required for this program. Click here to register.

Join Outdoor Adventure at the arboretum for a lesson on the uses of native plant species that grow around the central-Florida area. 

Program Date: 11/4//2020

Program Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Program Location: UCF Arboretum Nature Pavilion

What’s Included: All of our Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. 

What You Should Bring: Participants should wear athletic clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Advance registration is required. Click here to register.

Join Outdoor Adventure at Lake Claire  - we’re baking buns in the backcountry! 

Program Date: 11/12/2020

Program Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Program Location: Lake Claire

What’s Included: All of our Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars include all necessary gear and supplies for the activity, along with professional teaching by OA Trip Leaders. 

What You Should Bring: Participants should wear athletic clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Advance registration is required for this program. Click here to register.

Learn about the history of Indigenous people of Florida and how you can be more respectful when recreating. 

Program Date: 11/13/2020

Program Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Program Location: Zoom 

Advance registration is required for this program. Click here to register.

An overview of Central Florida wildlife and field guides and activities like birdwatching. Learn where some animals can be found, also times of day/year. We will go through what to do if you spot an animal, as well as how to hike so that animals don't hear you coming as soon as you step on the trailhead

Program Date: 11/18/2020

Program Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Program Location: Zoom 

Advance registration is required. Click here to register.

 

 


Adventure Trips are open to current UCF students only. Trip registration and payment will be handled remotely for Fall 2020. Please follow these steps to reserve your spot:  

  1. Complete the new 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 $15-$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.
  • As of Fall 2020, we are attempting to keep the cost as low as possible. Most of our trips will be between $5-$10.

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.
  • In the past, we also included transportation and meals for most of our trips. We are not providing transportation, food, or drink at this time due to health concerns from COVID-19.

We are taking additional precautions to keep you and the Outdoor Adventure staff safe. The following precautions must be followed before and during the trip or you will be asked to leave the trip immediately.  


Face coverings are required. You will not be allowed to participate in the activity without one.  
Transportation is not provided at this time. We strongly encourage you to drive your own vehicle and not to carpool with anyone other than those who live in your household.  
Personal hygiene is very important. Please bring your own hand sanitizer. if possible and be prepared to wash/sanitize your hands as frequently as possible.  
You are required complete a COVID-19 Symptom Checker survey on the day of the trip. If you are feeling sick or have come into contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay home.  Please be honest - we will determine refunds as needed. 
Physical distancing and other precautions will be implemented on all Adventure Trips. You are required to follow all of the above guidelines and any additional requests from Trip Leaders. 

At this time, transportation will not be provided for participants for any Outdoor Adventure trips and programs to ensure the safety and health of all participants and staff.

All participants will meet at a designated location on the day of the trip. Participants are asked to not travel with anyone that they do not share a household with, as proximity to others who you have not previously been exposed to is a safety risk and is discouraged.

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. 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. The participant experiences symptoms of COVID-19 or comes in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Participants in this category may request a refund or transfer their payment to another trip at no cost.  

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

Pre-Trip Meetings are mandatory and will be hosted via Zoom. If you have class, you must schedule an appointment to meet with the Trip Lead or Outdoor Adventure Coordinator prior to the Pre-Trip Meeting.  

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.