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 Spring 2021, we are focusing on local adventure trips, On Campus Adventures, and Outdoor Adventure Training Seminars (OATS).

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

Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, we are releasing our Spring 2021 Adventure Trips in sections. Check back throughout the semester, as we will release new trips each month. Here are our trips for January and February 2021:

wekvia springs paddlingTrip Date: 1/31/2021

Trip Location: Wekiva Springs 

Trip Cost: $10.00

Registration Opens: 1/18/2021

Registration Closes: 1/26/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 1/27/2021 - 8:00 PM

Trip Description: Join Outdoor Adventure as we paddle through Florida’s Wekiva River. Wekiva offers the opportunity to connect with nature right here in Central Florida and see wildlife like fish, turtles, and birds dive beneath the surface. We’ll paddle just over 6 miles while surrounded by iconic tropical vegetation. No experience necessary for this relaxing trip!

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, 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.

black bear wildernessTrip Date: 2/5/2021

Trip Location: TBD 

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 1/25/2021

Registration Closes: 2/1/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 2/1/2021 - 8:00 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, 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.

orlando wetlands park at sunsetTrip Date: 2/11/2021

Trip Location: Orlando Wetlands Park 

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 1/28/2021

Registration Closes: 2/5/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 2/9/2021 - 8:00 PM

Trip Description: You will get to hike through one of the best birding locations in Florida while experienced trip leaders share their knowledge along the route of some of the 220 bird species within Orlando Wetlands Park. The trail weaves among different marshland compartments that are a part of one of the largest constructed wetland treatment systems built to date.

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, 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.

strawberriesTrip Date: 2/13/2021

Trip Location: Southern Hills Farms - Clermont, FL

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 1/29/2021

Registration Closes: 2/9/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 2/10/2021 - 8:00 PM

Trip Description: Enjoy your time with friends and significant others while picking strawberries with us at Southern Hills Farms! Trip leaders will facilitate a fun and educational day trip, where you will learn a little more about the history of our lands and how farming and foraging for food has changed through our history. Take this time to relax and enjoy the day with us!

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, 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.

Trip Date: 2/21/2021

Trip Location: Downtown Orlando

Trip Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens: 2/8/2021

Registration Closes: 2/16/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 2/17/2021 - 8:00 PM

Trip Description: Downtown Orlando is full of rich history and offers a great blend of cultures and art. With all the gear provided, we will guide you through some of the city’s most creative areas, and stop for plenty of photo ops along the way! What better way to get around the city than on a bike? 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 adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, 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.

group of students on mountain bikes smilingTrip Date: 2/27/2021

Trip Location: Markham Woods Trails

Trip Cost: $10.00

Registration Opens: 2/12/2021

Registration Closes: 2/23/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 2/24/2021 - 8:00 PM

Trip Description: Come bike through the pine scrub and oak hammock habitats near the Wekiva River! Markham Woods trail offers winding paths through forested areas providing beautiful views, and the thrill of riding along the Econlockhatchee River. With gear and instruction provided this trip is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st time!

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, 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.

Trip Date: 2/28/2021

Trip Location: TBD

Trip Cost: $10.00

Registration Opens: 2/15/2021

Registration Closes: 2/23/2021

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

Pre-Trip Date & Time: 2/24/2021 - 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 adventure trips include all necessary gear for the activity and professional guiding by OA Trip Leaders. Participants should wear athletic clothing, 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.

 


Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, we are releasing our Spring 2021 On Campus Adventures in sections. Check back throughout the semester, as we will release new adventures each month. Here are our trips for January and February 2021:

Full moon over Indian River, FL. With bird in the foreground in the water.Trip Date: 1/27/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 1/13/2021

Registration Closes: 1/27/2021 - 4:00 PM

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 guiding by OA Trip Leaders.

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

Click here to register.

Trip Date: 2/7/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 1/26/2021

Registration Closes: 2/6/2021

Trip Description: Interested in learning how to ride a bike through the trails? Join us at the UCF Arboretum, home to some beautiful examples of Florida’s native habitats, and some fresh bike trails for anyone to learn how to ride. With gear and instruction provided, this trip is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st time!

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, close toed shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Click here to register.

Full moon over Indian River, FL. With bird in the foreground in the water.Trip Date: 2/19/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 2/5/2021

Registration Closes: 2/19/2021 - 4:00 PM

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 guiding by OA Trip Leaders.

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

Click here to register.

Trip Date: 2/22/2021

Trip Cost: Free

Registration Opens: 2/9/2021

Registration Closes: 2/21/2021

Trip Description: Lake Claire’s sandy shore is the best place on campus for a relaxing introduction to yoga! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about yoga, or have a great time with us even if you’re an experienced yogi. After a refreshing yoga session, we’ll go explore some of the incredible nature trails on campus and enjoy a very peaceful morning together.

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, close toed shoes, and bring personal water/snacks. Participants must wear a face covering.

Click here to register.

 


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. Check out our January and February offerings below:

Join Outdoor Adventure as we learn about what public land means and why they matter! 

Program Date: 1/19/2021

Program Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Program Location: Virtual (Zoom)

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

Join Outdoor Adventure as we learn about animals in the backcountry and how to be prepared and comfortable around them! 

Program Date: 2/4/2021

Program Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Program Location: Virtual (Zoom)

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

Join Outdoor Adventure at the Arboretum  - we’re learning about what plants you can eat! 

Program Date: 2/9/2021

Program Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Program Location: Arboretum

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.

Join Outdoor Adventure at Lake Claire  - we’re making friendship bracelets, bring your friends! 

Program Date: 2/16/2021

Program Time: 2:30-3:30pm

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.

 

Join Outdoor Adventure at Lake Claire - we’re gonna be chefs in the backcountry! 

Program Date: 2/25/2021

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

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.

 


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.