• Bike Your Park Day

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Join other UCF students and thousands around the world on September 29th, 2018 to get active and explore local parks on your bicycle! Ride through different parks and locations within Orlando to celebrate our public outdoor recreation areas. For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • ASL Friendly Hike

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Enjoy a wonderful day with Outdoor Adventure hiking and exploring in the Central Florida area. UCF encourages the inclusion and participation of people of all abilities, so this is an ASL friendly hike! For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Bioluminescent Night Paddle (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Join OA for one of our favorite trips that we offer! During the warm summer months, the waters of Florida's Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon come alive with single-celled microorganisms called dinoflagellates. Every movement in the water produces a sold-light called bioluminescence! For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Bioluminescent Night Paddle (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Join OA for one of our favorite trips that we offer! During the warm summer months, the waters of Florida's Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon come alive with single-celled microorganisms called dinoflagellates. Every movement in the water produces a sold-light called bioluminescence! For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Florida Trail Service Day (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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. How do I sign up? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Outdoor Adventure Center (on the ...

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  • OSSM Stand Up Paddleboarding

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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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  • SUP and Yoga

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Join OA for an awesome day on the water while you learn the new sport of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUPing) and yoga! For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Evening Hike (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Come see the natural beauty of Hal Scott Preserve as we hike through pine flatwoods and other habitats right here in Orlando. After hiking in the daylight, we will enjoy a sunset through the towering pine trees and explore more in the dark. For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Cumberland Island Backpacking (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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. For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Kayaking Day Trip (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Participants will embark on a paddling adventure down the beautiful clear waters of the Weeki Wachee River. This will be a relaxing way for students to start their Florida summer and experience some of the wildlife our state has to offer, including turtles, fish, birds, and potentially even manatees! How do I sign up? Registration is *only* in person on ...

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  • Sea Kayaking

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Anclote Key, an island just north of Tampa, is the location of our weekend sea kayaking trip. Here, students will have the opportunity to explore the west coast of Florida on a three-day trip and learn the basics of sea kayaking from our trip leaders. How do I sign up? Registration is *only* in person on a first-come, first-served basis ...

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  • Intro to Mountain Biking (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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! How do ...

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  • SCUBA Trip (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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. How do I sign up? Registration is *only* in person ...

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  • Canoeing Day Trip

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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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  • Stargazing and Camping (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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 cook food while camping. Learn ...

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  • Intro to Mountain Biking (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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! How do ...

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  • Patagonia Backpacking Trip

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Enjoy a week-long backpacking trip through the beautiful Patagonia National Park in Chile with our experienced trip leaders! Explore scenic views of the natural landscape, mountain ranges, and much more as you trek through the park. Learn more here: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Intro to Mountain Biking (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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! How do ...

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  • Alabama Caving Trip

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Join Outdoor Adventure on a once in lifetime caving experience. Participants will have the opportunity to experience absolute darkness in the cave as well as learn about the unique ecosystem. Learn more here: http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Stargazing and Camping (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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 cook food while camping. Learn ...

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  • Transfer Students Day Hike

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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 shaded and overlooks marshes, canals, and occasional views of the river. Participants will hike through a combination of sturdy boardwalks and forested sections with tricky roots and steep drop-offs, something unique to Florida hiking. ...

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  • Cumberland Island Backpacking (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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. For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Evening Hike (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Come see the natural beauty of Hal Scott Preserve as we hike through pine flatwoods and other habitats right here in Orlando. After hiking in the daylight, we will enjoy a sunset through the towering pine trees and explore more in the dark. For more information, visit http://rwc.sdes.ucf.edu/programs/outdoor-adventure/trips

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  • Historic St. Augustine Kayaking

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    Participants will embark on a paddling adventure down the beautiful clear waters in St. Augustine while taking in the history of the area. This will be a relaxing way for students to start their Florida summer and experience some of the wildlife our state has to offer, including turtles, fish, birds, and potentially even manatees! How do I sign up? ...

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  • Intro to Mountain Biking (Recurring Event)

    Recreation and Wellness Center

    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! How do ...

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