Outdoor Recreation

Upcoming Adventure Trips

The Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trip Program provides an opportunity to experience the outdoors through various adventures. Whether you want to explore Florida more through our Passport to Florida programs, travel throughout the United States on trips doing things like hiking, caving, whitewater rafting, and backpacking, or you want to travel outside the US on one of our Adventure Abroad trips, Outdoor Recreation has an adventure for everyone! Trips are open to all ability levels, with safety, fun, and enjoying nature being our top priorities! All trips have trained and certified staff who help every step of the way.

Custom Group Trips 

Don’t see a trip that piques your interest, or already have a set group and want us to plan a trip for you? Email Kristin Cash to set one up!

Get some fresh air, try something different, make new friends and Insta-worthy memories!

  • Click the Trip name to register online.
  • Call us at 813-974-6381 for inquiries and registrations questions
  • Visit Outdoor Recreaction in REC013 for tours and rentals 
Date Trip Location Price
August 30, 2019 Bioluminescent Kayaking Merrit Island, Florida $45
August 31, 2019 Bioluminescent Kayaking Merrit Island, Florida $45
August 31 - September 2, 2019 Great Smoky Mountain Multisport Adventure Smoky Mountain National Park $160
September 7, 2019 Weedon Island SUP St. Petersburg, Florida $30
September 7, 2019 Canoeing the Hillsborough River Tampa, Florida $30
September 8, 2019 Alderman's Ford Day Hike Plant City, Florida $25
September 15, 2019 Mountain Biking Alafia Lithia, Florida $30
September 21 - 22, 2019 Whitewater Rafting Adventure  Newnan, Georgia $225
September 21, 2019 Learn to Surf Cocoa Beach, Florida $45
September 27, 2019 Bioluminescent Kayaking Merrit Island, Florida $45
Septmeber 28, 2019 Bioluminescent Kayaking Merrit Island, Florida $45
September 29, 2019 Bulow Creek Day Hike Ormond Beach, Florida $40
October 5 - 6, 2019 Passport to Florida: Springs at Ocala National Forest Ocala, Florida $115
October 5 - 6, 2019 Caving in Tennessee Sweatwater, Tennessee $145
October 12 - 13, 2019 St. Augustine Adventure St. Augustine, Florida $75
October 12, 2019 Ben T. Davis Beach Day Tampa, Florida $30
October 13, 2019 Passport to Florida: Devil's Den Snorkeling Williston, Florida $70
October 19 - 20, 2019 Backpacking Panther Creek Falls Turnerville, Georgia $135
October 19 - 20, 2019 Urban Explorations: Miami & Mountain Biking Miami, Florida $130
 October 20, 2019 Kayaking Weedon Island & Dali Museum St. Petersburg, FLorida $45
October 26 - 27, 2019 Rock Climing Horse Pens 40 Steele, Alabama $140
October 27, 2019 Passport to Florida: Blue Springs Deltona, Florida $45
November 2 - 3, 2019 Beach Camp & Kayak Anclote Key State Preserve $50
November 2 - 3, 2019 Waterfall Hiking NC Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina $145
 November 9 - 11, 2019 Glamping in Georgia High Falls, Georgia $200
Novmeber 9 - 11, 2019 Fall Foliage Backpacking Mountain Rest, South Carolina $145
November 16 - 17, 2019 Hike Raven Falls & Blood Mountain Helen, Georgia $130
November 17, 2019 Beach Yoga Fort DeSoto, Florida $35
November 23 - 34, 2019 Passport to Florida: Everglades Swamp Safari Big Cypress National Preserve $140
Novmeber 29 - December 1, 2019 Advanced Backpacking Adventure Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina $180
December 1, 2019 Passport to Florida: Wekiwa Springs Apopka, Florida $45
December 7 - 8, 2019 Meteor Shower Camping Kissimmee Prairie, Florida $70
December 7, 2019 Weeki Wachee Mindfullness Weeki Wachee, Florida $25
December 15 - 21, 2019 Winter Break: 10,000 Islands Kayaking Everglades, Florida $275

Interested in traveling abroad? Visit our Adventure Abroad page to learn about opportunities to study abroad through outdoor recreation. 

Winter Break Adventure Abroad
Date Trip Location Price
December 15 - 20, 2019 Puerto Rico Service Trip San Juan, Puerto Rico $600 (flights not included)
December 15 - 20, 2019 Skiing in Canada Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec $900 (flights not included)

Trip Policies

  • We want our trips to be safe, fun and memorable.
  • Due to weather and other safety concerns, trip itineraries are subject to change.
  • Outdoor Recreation practices strong Leave No Trace ethics. (LNT.org) Pack it in, pack it out!
  • We are very open to feedback! Let us know how we can serve you better. Be sure to complete the trip satisfaction survey your trip leader will email you after the trip.
  • In order to secure your spot on a trip you must pay at least 50% of the trip cost. Payment of the full trip cost must be made in full prior to scheduled departure for the trip

How do I pay/register for adventure trips?

Outdoor Resource Center:

  • Come in person to the ORC (bottom floor of the Campus Recreation Center in REC013, near men’s locker room) and check in with one of our staff members. Note that all of our trips are first come, first serve. To make a partial payment/deposit you must come into the ORC.


  • Use the online portal for trip registration.  Just click the trips you want, enter an emergency contact, and pay in full!

Please see each trip’s registration page for the refund policy.  Refunds will be provided if the trip must be cancelled for any reason. Refunds will not be given if there is an itinerary changes due to weather or safety concerns. Contact Steven Koster (smkoster@usf.edu) with any refund requests.

It is our goal to make trip costs as low as possible. We plan trips on a zero-based budget system and want to provide outdoor experiences for everyone with as little burden as possible. The price of each trip includes transportation, trip leaders, equipment, food, and lodging.

What's Included?

  • Trip food, gear, transportation, and Trip Leaders (see each trip for specifics of what is included).
  • If flights are required for a trip, those will not be included in the trip price, participants will need to purchase their own flights. Please wait for specific instructions about travel information from the trip staff before buying flights.
  • We adjust all trip menu plans according to dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Occasionally, groups will eat on the road while traveling. These meals are generally not included in the trip cost. Your trip leaders will inform you of any meals not included in the trip price.
  • If trips have additional costs associated with them, participants will be informed ahead of time.

Additional Policies

  • All students participating in Campus Recreation programs are expected to follow the university student code of conduct.
    • Should violations of said code occur, participants risk expulsion from the trip and barring from participation in future programs.
  • Outdoor Recreation does not condone hate speech, bullying, emotional or physical abuse, or racism on any of our trips. Use of such language or actions could result in expulsion from the program.  We pride ourselves in a creating an inclusive community space where meaningful dialogues and personal growth can take place.
  • Adventure Trips are Alcohol alternative Programs, therefore NO Alcohol is allowed to be consumed during the trip.
    • Any underage consumption could result in University judicial consequences.
  • NO illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia are allowed on trips in any fashion.  Breach of this rule will result in an immediate expulsion from the trip and could result in University judicial consequences.

Don't see a trip that piques your interest? Learn more about our Custom Adventure Trips here.