Outdoor Adventures Trips
Trips are available for current students, faculty and staff of UWF.
SPRING SEMESTER TRIPS
Snorkeling with Manatees and Big Cat Reserve, January 27-28
Snorkel with the hundreds of manatees that congregate in the beautiful warm spring waters of Crystal River, Florida and viewing the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation, all necessary gear and entrance to the park.
Intro Canoeing, February 3
Learn basic paddling strokes as you leisurely paddle down the Blackwater River and relax on white sand beaches. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Milton FL, canoes, instruction and coolers for your pack lunch.
Valentine Horseback Riding, February 14
Treat that special someone to a romantic trot along a beautiful forest setting and enjoy S’mores around the camp fire. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Cantonment FL and S’mores. Wear pants and closed-toed shoes.
No Commitment Camp, February 16
Interested in camping, but not quite ready to go out into the wild? This "No Commitment" Camp setting gives participants the chance to learn camping skills such as backcountry cooking, how to set up a tent, and campsite management, without having to stay overnight.
Itinerary: No Commitment Camp
Underground Zip-Lining, February 24-25
Soar through the world famous Mega Caverns in Louisville, Kentucky. With 6 different lines and a race line, participants will experience the thrills of the nation's only fully underground zipline!
Itinerary: Underground Zip-Lining
Full Moon Hike, March 2
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. Meet by the canoes in LOT E, behind the gym.
Itinerary: Full Moon Hike
Overnight Canoeing, March 3-4
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 to Milton FL (Blackwater State Park), all necessary gear, food, and instruction for this beginner camping trip.
Skiing, March 10-17
Hit the massive slopes of Killington Mountain in snowy Vermont! There is plenty of terrain for all skill levels. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Killington VT, resort accommodations, and 5 days of lift tickets. Rentals are available.
Itinerary: Skiing Trip
Intro Climbing, March 24-25
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 provides transportation to Steele AL, climbing shoes, crash pads and all camping gear.
3-Day Hiking, March 30 - April 1
Hike along the Jackson and Wiregrass trails to the Alabama State Border. Enjoy beautiful views and learn backpacking techniques like water purification!
Itinerary: 3-Day Hiking
Seacrest Wolf Preserve, April 7
Join Outdoor Adventures for a walk on the wild side and experience firsthand these magnificent animals when taking a private tour through one of the Southeast’s premier Wolf Preserve. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation Chipley FL, and coolers for your pack lunch.
Itinerary: Seacrest Wolf Preserve
Campus Slow Ride, April 13
Tired of the hustle and bustle of your week, enjoy a guided bicycle tour of the UWF campuses more artistic side. Outdoor Adventures provides guides, instruction and limited bikes are available, reserve yours today.
Paintball, April 14
Come try a day of paintball in the fields of Alabama at Southern Alabama Paintball. Outdoor Adventure provides transportation to Theodore AL, instruction, markers, masks, air, 500 paintballs and coolers for your pack lunch.
Relax floating down the beautiful Big Juniper Creek. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation Milton FL (Blackwater State Park), tubes, coolers for lunches, and guides. Just show up dressed to float, with sun protection, a bag lunch, and water.
2017 Tubing Itinerary (pdf)
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 to Marianna FL and entrance to the park.
FALL SEMESTER TRIPS
Tubing, September 16
Start the semester with a relaxing float down the beautiful Big Juniper Creek.
Cost: $15 per person
Itinerary: 2017 Tubing Itinerary
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)
Intro Paddleboarding, September 30
SUP with us! Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of introductory Stand Up Paddleboarding on beautiful Pensacola Beach.
Itinerary: 2017 Paddle Boarding Itinerary
Intro Canoeing, October 7
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.
Itinerary: Canoe Trip (PDF)
Hiking, October 14-15
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: $65 per person
Itinerary: Hiking (PDF)
Providence Canyon, GA
Whitewater Rafting, October 21-22
Join us as we take inflatable rafts down the Chattahoochee River. This is a great way to experience whitewater rafting as a beginner.
Halloween Hike, October 30
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.
Slow Ride, November 3
Tired of the hustle and bustle of your week, enjoy a slow ride guided bicycle tour of the UWF campus' more artistic side. Bicycles provided.
Cost: $5 per person
Itinerary: Campus Slow Ride (PDF)
Hang-Gliding, November 4-5
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: $260 per person
Intro Climbing, November 11-12
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
Itinerary: Climbing (PDF)
Overnight Canoeing November 18-19
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.
Itinerary: Overnight Canoe Trip (PDF)
Pcola Rockola, December 3
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
Take a walk down Alligator alley and get a hands on experience with these amazing reptiles. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation Summerdale AL, and coolers for your pack lunch.
Intro Paddle Boarding
SUP with us! Join Outdoor Adventures for a day of Stand Up Paddle Boarding on beautiful Pensacola Beach. Outdoor Adventures provides transportation to Pensacola Beach FL, Paddle Boards, PFDs, coolers for lunches, and guides. Bring sun protection, a bag lunch, a change of clothes, and water.
Check out Outdoor Adventures videos and trip footage Youtube
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 email@example.com.
All trips require some preparation. Much of the needed information is covered in the trip handouts, which participants receive at the pre-trip meeting.
Certainly 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 6 pm in the Conference Room.
Refund requests must be made prior to the refund deadline, which is the seventh day before a trip starts unless otherwise indicated. Trips canceled due to weather or insufficient participation will be refunded. You can register after the refund deadline.
Members of the HLS Facility (such as current students) are permitted sponsorship of one guest per trip for a fee of $8.00. 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.
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!