• Surfing, Service, and Camping with Outdoor Adventure

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    ***CAN NOT HAVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES***Learn to surf with us! OA will teach you the basics of surfing, no experience necessary! We will be camping for two nights at Sebastian Inlet State Park near Melbourne Beach. You'll spend your days surfing and chilling at the beach and evenings cooking by the fire and hanging out under the stars. This is ...

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  • Downtown Hiking and Yoga at Dickson Azalea Park

    Downtown Campus

    This trip is especially catered to UCF Downtown students. Dickson Azalea Park is a lush, historical park in the heart of Orlando. It features azalea flowers, bird baths, and ancient oak trees. Come enjoy a relaxing walk and yoga session with us!

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  • Learn to Surf & Kite Boarding Demonstration

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Learn to surf at Ormond Beach, just north of Daytona Beach! OA will teach you the basics of surfing, no experience necessary! There will also be a kiteboard demo where UCF kiteboarders will show you how to set-up and use kiteboard equipment. Sign up at the Outdoor Adventure Center to register for the trip between 12 pm and 6 pm. ...

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  • Canoeing Day Trip (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Take advantage of one of Florida's most popular destinations, this weekend we will be spending time on the water fed by some of our natural springs. We will start the paddle by pushing up stream, then take advantage of the currents and float downstream while enjoying some lunch on the water. Students will have the experience to see some of ...

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  • Downtown Nature and Mindfulness Walk at Leu Gardens

    UCF Downtown

    This trip is especially catered to UCF Downtown students.Join us for a relaxing walk through Leu Gardens, a 50 acre botanical oasis. Harry P. Leu Gardens features a rose garden, several varieties of bromeliads, and stunning camellias. This trip incorporates mindfulness exercises where we take the opportunity to recenter ourselves before diving into the rest of the school week.

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  • Cumberland Island Backpacking (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Come with OA and explore Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island and home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated Wilderness. Here we will backpack through pristine maritime forests and wide marshes, while exploring the history of the island. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here. There are also wild ponies on the island! ...

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  • Juniper Springs Kayak Day Trip

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Participants will embark on a paddling adventure down the beautiful clear waters of Juniper Springs. This 7-mile paddle will be a relaxing way for students to experience some of the wildlife our state has to offer, including turtles, fish, birds! *MUST ATTEND THE PRE TRIP MEETING MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH AT 8 PM IN THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER* Come to the ...

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  • Bilingual Day Hike @ Black Bear Wilderness

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    To celebrate Hispanic history month OA is excited to have our first bilingual adventure! Experienced trip leaders who are fluent in both Spanish and English will be guiding you through the stunning Black Bear Wilderness. Black Bear Wilderness Trail is a new hiking location in the community that provides a 7.1-mile loop along the St.Johns River. This hike is mostly ...

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  • Cayo Costa Sea Kayaking

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Cayo Costa Island is a beautiful barrier island off the Gulf Coast of Southern Florida. We'll be kayaking out to the island, passing through mangrove forests along the way! As we kayak each day we'll have the opportunity to possibly paddle near dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and egrets. The island itself is famous for it's snowy, untouched beaches and hiking ...

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  • Morning Mindfulness Hike

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Little Big Econ is a stunning treasure close to home! This relaxing hike will take you under oak and pine canopies as you follow the winding Econlockhatchee River. Throughout this trip, we'll be incorporating some mindfulness exercises to help bring focus to your environment, body, and life. *MUST ATTEND THE PRE TRIP MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH AT 8 PM IN ...

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  • Disney Dive Quest @ Epcot (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Immerse yourself in a SCUBA experience that guarantees calm waters, no fighting with currents, complete visibility, and beautiful marine life. Disney's DiveQuest is an opportunity for students who are SCUBA certified to explore the saltwater tanks of the Caribbean Coral Reef in Epcot and swim with over 6,000 sea creatures. Come to the Outdoor Adventure Center between 12:00 pm and ...

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  • Stargazing and Camping (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    ***CAN NOT HAVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES***Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is the largest remaining stretch of Florida dry prairie. Not only does this location boast excellent birding opportunities, but its remoteness makes it one of Florida's finest spots for stargazing! Join Outdoor Adventure as we sleep under the stars and enjoy a relaxing night spotting constellations and learning how to ...

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  • Alexander Springs Snorkeling

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    A broad and naturally gently sloped spring pool becomes a natural water park when visitors come to picnic, swim and snorkel at Alexander Springs. This trip takes participants snorkeling in a spring which boasts crystal clear water and is abundant with fish, wildlife and vegetation. Sign up details here: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Downtown SUP in Winter Park Lakes

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    This trip is especially catered to UCF Downtown students. No stand-up paddleboarding experience necessary to enjoy this adventure! The greater Orlando area is home to over 100 lakes, teeming with largemouth bass, blue herons, and snapping turtles. As we weave our way through a series of interconnected lakes, we'll have the opportunity to view classic Floridian wetland ecosystems and traditional ...

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  • Stand Up Paddleboard Day Trip

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Banana River is a lagoon system that is located on the east coast of Florida which has a diverse habitat of drift algae, oyster bars, salt marshes, and mangrove swamps. This trip takes participants along a 3.5-mile route that ends in a paddle through a beautiful section of mangrove tunnels where trip leaders will teach about the life cycle of ...

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  • Bouldering and Camping

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Nestled in the forests just south of Chattanooga, Hospital Boulders boasts some of the best sandstone climbing in Alabama. Throughout the weekend we'll be bouldering, a form of climbing where the climber maneuvers on rocks under 20 feet without rope or harness. Our experienced leaders will safely instruct you on some key climbing techniques and get you onto some real ...

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  • Florida Trail Service Day (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Join our crew and volunteer with the Florida Trail Association! Our Volunteer Work Parties are a fun and unique way for you to connect with Florida’s wildlands and play a role in maintaining and constructing our scenic footpath. *MUST ATTEND THE PRE TRIP MEETING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH AT 8 PM IN THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER* Come to the Outdoor Adventure ...

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  • Downtown Nature Walk at Greenwood Urban Wetlands

    Downtown Campus

    This trip is especially catered to UCF Downtown students. Greenwood Urban Wetlands is a hidden oasis surrounded by ancient cypress trees. This 19-acre park is focused around a lake connected by multiple arching bridges, and is particularly beautiful in November when the oranges and yellows of autumn start to peek through. For information on how to register: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs

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  • Myakka Backpacking

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    The Myakka River flows through 58 miles of pristine wetlands, prairies, and stunning oak hammocks. As we hike you'll gaze at ospreys resting in palm trees, turtles sunning themselves along the river banks, and maybe even glimpse a deer! Watch the sun set behind towering pine trees, and fall asleep under the stars. Take a break from your normal weekend ...

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  • Thanksgiving Break Waterfall Hiking Trip @ Georgia

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    On this special Thanksgiving trip, we'll be roadtripping to northern Georgia to view some of the most stunning waterfalls in the south! Each day will be spent hiking to a new waterfall while surrounded by the oranges, golds, and reds of fall leaves. On Thanksgiving we'll enjoy a feast in the great outdoors. More information and how to sign up: ...

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  • Introduction To Mountain Biking (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Ocala National Forest offers a mountain biking trail that is different than any trail in Central Florida. With winding paths through forested areas, hills that provide beautiful views, and bluff drop-offs that add a fun element to the ride, the Santos bike trail is a good introduction for anyone looking to try mountain biking for the 1st time! *MUST ATTEND ...

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  • Stargazing and Camping (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    ***CAN NOT HAVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES***Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is the largest remaining stretch of Florida dry prairie. Not only does this location boast excellent birding opportunities, but its remoteness makes it one of Florida's finest spots for stargazing! Join Outdoor Adventure as we sleep under the stars and enjoy a relaxing night spotting constellations and learning how to ...

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  • Canoeing Day Trip (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Take advantage of one of Florida's most popular destinations, this weekend we will be spending time on the water fed by some of our natural springs. We will start the paddle by pushing up stream, then take advantage of the currents and float downstream while enjoying some lunch on the water. Students will have the experience to see some of ...

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  • Evening Hike (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Watch the day fade to dusk while hiking through a peaceful forest. We'll watch the sunset, and then weather permitting, stargaze. Hal Scott Preserve is a beautiful example of Florida's treasured longleaf pine ecosystem featuring gopher tortoises, barred owls, and bobcats. Come enjoy this unique evening hike experience with Outdoor Adventure!

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  • Cumberland Island Backpacking (Recurring Event)

    Outdoor Adventure Center: RWC 154

    Come with OA and explore Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island and home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated Wilderness. Here we will backpack through pristine maritime forests and wide marshes, while exploring the history of the island. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here. There are also wild ponies on the island! ...

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