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Spring Trip Series

▼   Caving: January 21-22
  • Student
  • Faculty/Staff/Alumni
  • Guest
  • $55
  • $65
  • $75

Tumbling Rock is one of the largest caves in the state of Alabama. The horizontal cave is 2.5 miles long (5 miles round trip) with the majority a walking passage. The cave is known as a beginner cave because of its ease of navigability and its few crawl spaces. The cave features a variety or cave features and formations.  We will leave the Student Recreation Center at 2pm and drive up to tumbling rock that day. Saturday we will spend the day inside the cave and then return on Sunday stopping at another nearby cave. Two caves in one weekend!

▼   Wilderness First Aid: January 27-29

  • University Community
  • Guest
  • $40
  • $50
Designed for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches advanced skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional first responders may be far away. This course is great for people of all ages and experiences, best-suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response is expected in a timely manner. Students who may benefit from a WFA include those who: take short trips relatively close to help, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, and/or participate in local outdoor recreation.
▼   Chickasabogue Park off-road bike riding: January 28

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15
Come and ride the great trails of Chickasabogue Park . Just a few miles north of campus this county park has hosted state off road championships. With over 15 miles of single track off road trails this park has some of the best trails on the gulf coast. Bikers will often see wildlife and experience a fun and exciting way to travel through South Alabama! We even provide the bikes!
▼   Full moon Hike: February 11

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15
This full moon we will be hiking a local trail to a campsite by the water. The moon will be bright and will be illuminating our way as we see what can be seen. S’mores will be provided and plenty of opportunities for laughs and smiles with great friends. We will see you on the trail!
▼   Sipsey Wilderness Area Backpacking: February 17-19

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $45
  • $50
  • $55

Sipsey Wilderness area offers some of the best backpacking in Alabama. Located in the Northwest corner of the state we will be hiking along streams, bluffs, and through creeks. Sipsey wilderness area is also home to the state champion yellow poplar tree. The tree is 25 foot in diameter and the first night we will camp under it. This is one of the best backpacking spots in the southeast. Come with Outdoor Adventures as we head up and experience the beautiful Sipsey Wilderness Area.

▼   Swim with the Manatees: February 25-28

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $100
  • $125
  • $150

Have you ever swam beside an endangered species before? If not take your chance this spring with Outdoor Adventures as we spend Mardi Gra break with the Florida Manatee. We will travel down to beautiful Homosassa Springs where a local boat captain will be able to take us to his favorite manatee springs. Bring your water proof camera because we will be grabbing our snorkel gear and jumping in with these beautiful and docile creatures. Enjoy your up close and personal wildlife experience with Outdoor Adventures. 

▼   Big Bend National Park rafting & hiking: March 10-19

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $430
  • $450
  • $470

Big Bend National Park is located in Southern Texas on the USA and Mexico border. With several iconic canyons, hikes, vistas, and some of the best stargazing in North America this park has it all. We will spend some of the trip on the Rio Grande River rafting through beautifully carved canyons and the other part of the trip hiking on high desert mountain trails. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to visit a breathtaking national park.

▼   Full Moon Paddle: March 12

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15

Join us for our full moon paddle in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We will leave from the Bluegill restaurant and paddle north on the Apalachee River. After a short ways we will enter Whiskey Ditch, a small creek that makes its way through the local vegetation until opening up into a small pond in the middle of the marshes. We will pass by a variety of animals and plants while being guided by the light of the full moon

▼   Indian Mound Paddle: March 25

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $15
  • $20
  • $25

Hidden inside the vast Mobile-Tensaw Delta are the remains of one of the largest Mississippian culture Native-American tribes. Mound Island still has 18 mounds scattered throughout. Join Outdoor Adventures as we travel through beautiful Bottle Creek to journey back in time and see the delta how it use to be. Along the way we also stop and see the state champion Bald Cypress tree which is over 27ft in diameter.

▼   Pensacola Bike & Snorkel: April 8

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $15
  • $20
  • $25

A great two for one! We will head over to Pensacola and spend the morning riding the bike trails on the campus of UWF. After a fun and hot ride we will switch gears and head to beautiful Pensacola beach where a local company has installed snorkeling reefs right off the beach. We will hang out and relax on the beach all afternoon.

▼   Full Moon Paddle: April 11

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15

Join us on our full moon paddle out on the dauphin island. We will be putting in and paddling west away from the light to secluded beach where we can get out run around and enjoy just how bright the moon can be. We will enjoy the sea breeze and the salty air of the world renowned gulf coast on this full moon and full fun adventure.

▼   Econfina Paddle Trip: April 14-16

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $30
  • $40
  • $50

Check out the top and the bottom of the Florida Panhandle on this wet and wild adventure. We will spend Friday and Saturday paddling the beautiful Econfina creek. This creek is fed by 11 natural springs which guarantees crystal clear water the entire paddle. On Saturday we will leave the creek and drive to Saint Andrews Park in Panama City and camp on the beach. Sunday we will wake up and snorkel the jetties and rock formations all while enjoying the warm Florida sun.

▼   ARAP Conference: April 21-23

Cost: $65

The Arkansas Adventure Programming conference is a student-oriented programming weekend for individuals who want to connect with other outdoor education enthusiasts. Conference attendees from the state of Arkansas can share ideas and practices while attendees from neighboring states can learn about what Arkansas has to offer. Whether you are a part of a seasoned outdoor program or thinking about starting a program, the Arkansas Adventure Programming Conference is for you.

▼   Stand Up Paddle little lagoon: April 29

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $10
  • $15
  • $20

Come try the fun sport of Stand Up Paddling! We will be traveling down to little lagoon near fort Morgan where the docile and protected waters will give us the perfect place to paddle. Osprey, pelicans, fish, and all other sorts of wildlife will be our backdrop as we paddle around and enjoy a beautiful day.

▼   Snorkel Destin: May 5

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $25
  • $30
  • $35

Come and get some water time to relax after finals. We will be traveling to Destin Florida and Snorkel the jetties of Destin Harbor. These jetties have become home to several species of underwater animals and are often visited by sea turtles and dolphins. We will spend the day in the water and checking out everything there is to see. When we are not snorkeling we will be enjoying the warm sun and white beaches that have made Destin such popular summer get away.

▼   Full Moon Paddle: May 10

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $5
  • $10
  • $15

Join us for our full moon paddle in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. We will leave from the Bluegill restaurant and paddle north on the Apalachee River. After a short ways we will enter Whiskey Ditch, a small creek that makes its way through the local vegetation until opening up into a small pond in the middle of the marshes. We will pass by a variety of animals and plants while being guided by the light of the full moon.

▼   Suwanee River "Glamping": May 7- 12

  • Student
  • Faculty/staff/alumni
  • Guest
  • $90
  • $100
  • $110

Travel with Outdoor Adventures this spring and tour the historic and beautiful Suwanee River. The Suwanee is a fast moving river that has plenty of current for a nice and relaxing spring break float.  We will travel along the Suwannee and swim in several crystal clear springs. At night we will stay at the Suwannee River Camps! These camps have showers, bathrooms, grills, and cabins to stay the night in. Experience the luxury of the Suwanee to start your summer! 

 
 
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