Outdoor Adventures Trips

Trips are available for current students, faculty and staff of UWF.


Beginning of Semester Tubing August 29

 Kick off the semester right with a leisurely float down the Coldwater River. Transportation, tubes, coolers for lunches, and guides are provided. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water.

Cost: $15.00

August 29th

 

Paddle Boarding September 12

SUP with us!  Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of Stand Up Paddle Boarding on beautiful Pensacola Beach.  Transportation, Paddle Boards, PFDs, coolers for lunches, and guides are provided. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water.

Paddle Boarding, $35

Day Canoe Trip September 19

Learn basic paddling strokes as you leisurely paddle down the Blackwater River and relax on sand beaches. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, canoes, instruction and coolers for your pack lunch. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water.

Cost: $20.00

 

Full Moon Hike/Lunar Eclipse September 28

Face the eerie splendor of a guided full moon hike along several miles of trails through UWF woods, and enjoy a rejuvenating cup of apple cider.  Dress for the weather, bring water, snacks, and a flashlight  

Cost: $5.00

 

Florida Caverns/Sink Hole October 10

Explore the only state park in Florida to offer public cave tours, spotting formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies.  As an added bonus we will stop by Falling Water State Park and see a Florida sinkhole. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation and entrance to the park. Pack a lunch for a picnic after the tour.

Cost: $20.00

 

Horseback Riding October 24

 Ride a majestic beast along a tranquil lake setting.  Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation.  Wear pants and closed-toed shoes.

Cost: $40.00

Halloween Hike October 29

UWF will host goblins, ghosts, games, and spooktacular fun on the family-friendly twilight hike at the boardwalk, followed by a scarier night-hike into the woods using only glow sticks for light! All ages welcome for a night of fun scares. Bring closed-toed shoes and courage.

Cost:  $Free

Hang Gliding November 7-8

Fly high on an adventure in the skies above beautiful Lookout Mountain.  Learn to fly just off the ground down a small hill, then fly tandem with a professional instructor to 1,800 feet! Outdoor Adventures will be providing transportation and all camping gear.

Cost: $300.00

Overnight Canoe Trip November 21-22

Try backcountry camping on a sand bar after a paddle down the Blackwater River, relaxing under the night sky with a campfire to roast marshmallows. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, all necessary gear, food, and instruction for this beginner camping trip.

Cost: $40.00

 

Pcola Rockola November 29

The competition will feature top roping; climbers will compete by gender in Recreational and Open Climber Divisions.

For more information please email us at outdooradventure@uwf.edu

 

Cost: $5 entry fee or $10 w/ a shirt

Check out Outdoor Adventures videos and trip footage Youtube

Registration

Register at the Service Desk of the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility. Full payment must be made with registration. There is no registration deadline, i.e. as soon as a trip is posted on the web or elsewhere you can register, and registration will continue possibly up to a day before trip departure unless the trip has filled.

Trip Preparations

All trips require some preparation. Much of the needed information is covered in the trip handouts, which participants receive at the pre-trip meeting. 

Certain indicated trips have a pre-trip meeting to cover necessary safety information. Participants are required to attend the pre-trip meeting, unless receiving permission in advance, otherwise you will lose your spot, no refund. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held the Thursday before a trip at 6pm in the Conference Room.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be made prior to the refund deadline, which is the seventh day before a trip starts, unless otherwise indicated. Trips cancelled due to weather or insufficient participation will be refunded. You can register after the refund deadline.

Guest Policy

Members of the HLS Facility (such as current students) are permitted sponsorship of one guest per trip for a fee of $5.00. The guest fee is paid in addition to the normal trip fee at the customer service desk at the time of payment for a trip. The sponsor must accompany their guest on the trip and are responsible for the actions or their guest. This policy is based on the HLS Facility Policies.

What's Included

Trips include transportation, parking and camping fees, all equipment beyond clothing and personal items, food for overnights, and skills instruction. Please contact us with any questions or comments. See you soon!

Registration

Register at the Service Desk of the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility. Full payment must be made with registration. There is no registration deadline, i.e. as soon as a trip is posted on the web or elsewhere you can register, and registration will continue possibly up to a day before trip departure unless the trip has filled. For more information please email us at outdooradventure@uwf.edu.

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