Outdoor Adventures Trips

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


FALL SEMESTER TRIPS

Tubing, August 27

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 per person

Itinerary: Tubing (PDF)

Intro Paddle Boarding, September 10

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.

 

Cost: $35 per person

Itinerary: Paddle Boarding (PDF)

Slow Ride, September 16

Tired of the hustle and bustle of your week, enjoy a slow ride guided bicycle tour of UWF campus.  Bicycles provided. 

 

Cost: $5 per person

Parasailing, September 17

Soar over the sugar white sands and emerald blue waters of Pensacola beach.  Transportation and coolers for lunches are provided. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and drinking water. 

 

Cost: $50 per person

Itinerary: Parasailing (PDF)

Intro Caving, September 24

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 (w/ additional sinkhole tour)

Itinerary: Caverns Day Trip (PDF)

Paintball, September 24

Come try a day of paintball in the fields of southern Alabama.  Outdoor Adventure provides transportation, instruction, markers, masks, air, 500 paintballs and coolers for your pack lunch. 

 

Cost: $40.00

Itinerary: Paintball (PDF)

Video: Promo

Intro Canoeing, October 1

Learn basic paddling strokes as you leisurely paddle down the Blackwater River and relax on white sand beaches. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, canoes, instruction and coolers for your pack lunch. 

Cost: $20

Itinerary: Canoe Trip (PDF)

Ballooning, October 2

Sail silently across the horizon as you enjoy exhilarating views in a Hot Air Balloon.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation.

Cost: $200

Big Cat Wildlife Sanctuary, October 8

Join us for a walk on the wild side, take a guided tour through one of Florida’s premier Large Cat wildlife sanctuary.  Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, and coolers for your pack lunch. For more about the Big Cat Wildlife Sanctuary follow the link here. 

Cost: $40

‌Itinerary: Big Cat Wildlife (PDF)

Overnight Caving, October 8-9

Explore the only state park in Florida to offer public cave tours AT NIGHT, using headlamps to spot 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: $40 per person

Intro Horseback Riding w/S'mores, October 22

Take a trot along a beautiful forest setting and enjoy s’mores around the camp fire. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation.  Wear pants and closed-toed shoes.

Cost: $45

Hiking, October 22-23

Come with OA and experience an introduction to hiking and backcountry camping through the beautiful Providence Canyon. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation, camping equipment, food and an experienced guide.

 

Cost: $70 per person

Providence Canyon, GA

Halloween Hike, October 27

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, October 29-30

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 per person

Intro Climbing, November 5-6

Learn a few new techniques from our instructors or test your climbing skills on a weekend trip to Horse Pens 40, at one of the premier bouldering location in the country. Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation, climbing shoes and all camping gear.

 

Cost: $65 per person

Overnight Canoeing November 12-13

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

Itinerary: Overnight Canoe Trip (PDF)

Pcola Rockola, December 4

Come out and experience your first climbing competition in our Recreational division or push your skills in the Open Climber bracket.  This year’s competition will feature bouldering; climbers will compete by gender in Recreational, Intermediate and Open Climber Divisions.

 

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

 



SPRING SEMESTER TRIPS

Cave, January 16

Explore the amazing Florida Caverns and Falling Water State Park!  Transportation and entrance to the park is provided. 

Cost: $20.00

General Florida Caverns Trip Itinerary (doc)

Hike, January 24

Experience a full moon hike along several miles of trails through UWF woods.  Bring water, snacks, and a flashlight. Guides provided.

Cost: $5.00

General Full Moon Hike Itinerary (doc)

Snorkel, January 30-31

Snorkel with the hundreds of manatees that congregate in the beautiful warm spring waters of Crystal River, Florida. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, all necessary gear and entrance to the park. 

Cost $120.00

General Manatee Trip Itinerary (doc)

Canoe, February 13

Take advantage of a leisurely paddle down the Blackwater River.  Transportation, canoes, equipment and coolers provided. 

Cost: $20.00

General Blackwater Canoe Trip Itinerary (doc)

Valentine's Dine and Horseback Ride, February 14

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

Cost: $50.00/person

Valentine's Dine and Horseback Ride Itinerary

Camp, February 27-28

Experience an overnight canoeing and camping trip on Blackwater River.  Transportation, gear, food and instruction provided. 

Cost: $40.00

General Overnight Blackwater Canoe Trip Itinerary (doc)

Ski, March 12-19

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

General Vermont Spring Break Trip Itinerary (doc)

Horseback Ride, March 26

Ride with a majestic beast along a tranquil lake setting and enjoy Dinner by camp fire.  Outdoor Adventures will provide transportation.  

Cost: $49.00

General Horseback Ride Itinerary (doc)

Paddle, April 9

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.

Cost: $35.00

Paddle Boarding Itinerary

Tube, April 23

Float along beautiful Big Juniper Creek! Transportation, tubes, and guides provided. Bring lunch and sunscreen.

Cost: $15.00

April Tubing Itinerary

 



Check out Outdoor Adventures videos and trip footage Youtube

Registration

Register at the Service Desk of the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility or register online here. 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.

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!

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