Outdoor Adventures Trips

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


Full Moon Hike (Free) December 6

Face the eerie splendor of a full moon hike along several miles of trails through UWF woods. You dress for the weather, bring water, snacks, and a flashlight, while Outdoor Adventures provides guides.  

Cost: Free

Florida Caverns January 17

Explore the only state park in Florida to offer public cave tours, spotting formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones, and draperies. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation and entrance to the park. Pack a lunch for a picnic after the tour. 

Cost: $20.00

Day Canoe Trip January 24

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. 

Cost: $20.00

Swimming with Manatees and Visiting Butterflies February 7-8

Snorkel with the hundreds of manatees that congregate in the beautiful warm spring waters of Crystal River, Florida. Also watch a live butterfly release at the Florida Museum of Natural History butterfly garden in Gainesville, FL.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, all necessary gear and entrance to the park.

Cost: $120.00

Valentine Dinner Sailing February 14

Treat that special someone to a romantic boat ride and dinner by camp fire.  Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation and food.

Cost: $50.00/couple

Overnight Canoe Trip February 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

Spring Break Ski Trip to Killington, Vermont March 6-15

Hit the massive slopes of Killington Mountain in snowy Vermont! There is plenty of terrain for all skill levels. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, resort accommodations, and 5 days of lift tickets. Rentals are available.

Cost: $550.00

Beach Kayak Day Trip March 28

Learn basic paddling strokes as you leisurely paddle around Pensacola Beach and relax on white sand beaches. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, canoes, instruction, and coolers for your pack lunch.

Cost: $20.00

Total Lunar Eclipse Hike (Free) April 4

Face the eerie splendor of a full moon hike along several miles of trails through UWF woods. You dress for the weather, bring water, snacks, and a flashlight, while Outdoor Adventures provides guides.  

Cost: Free

Fort Pickens Kayak Camping April 11-12

Try camping on the Pensacola’s white sand beaches after paddling around Fort Pickens, 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: $45.00

End of Semester Tubing April 25

Relax floating down the beautiful Big Juniper Creek. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, tubes, coolers for lunches, and guides. Just show up dressed to float, with sun protection, a bag lunch, and water.

Cost: $15.00

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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