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Fall 2019 Trips

To register for a trip, please visit the Campus Recreation Portal.

If you are a current student, faculty/staff, or SRC member, you must read the portal instructions. Do not create a new account.

All trips meet at the Outdoor Adventure cabin, located on Fincher Drive behind the USA Student Recreation Center.  It is within walking distance of USA Housing.  Parking is also available in the Cabin driveway.

All Outdoor Adventures trips include equipment, transportation, and trip guides. Prior to each trip you will receive an email from your trip leaders with important information such as meeting time, a detailed packing list, and any additional paperwork. For all trips we ask that you bring a water bottle, meals (if prompted), and snacks; wear appropriate clothing and footwear; sun protection such as a hat or sunscreen is often needed.

All Outdoor Adventure trips require a waiver to be signed.  You can download the waiver before the trip to save some time. If you are under 19 you must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver ahead of time. If you are over the age of 19, you may sign your own waiver. 

▼   Trip Registration & Portal Instructions

Portal Instructions can be found here.

All outdoor trip registrations and payments are made online via the Campus Recreation Portal using your Jag Number. Payment is made in advance and full refunds will be given if the trip does not make.  If you are a current student, faculty/staff, or SRC member, you must read the portal instructions. Do not create a new account.

You may also register for a trip at the Outdoor Adventures Cabin, but we do not accept cash or checks.

We have three price categories for our trips: Student, SRC Member, and Guest. 

Student:  This price is for students currently enrolled in USA classes. If you are taking a semester off and are not enrolled, you may participate in the trip but will pay the guest price.

SRC Member:  This price is for faculty, staff, alumni, retiree, spouse, dependent, and plus one members of the Student Recreation Center.

Guest:  This price is for anyone who would like to go on the trip as a guest of a current student or SRC Member.  It is also for any faculty/staff/alum/retiree who is not a member of the SRC, or a student taking the semester off.

Refunds:  If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund, please see your receipt for more details.  The deadline to cancel and receive a refund varies by trip.  If a trip is canceled by Campus Recreation, then registrants will receive a full refund.

▼   8/31 - 9/2 Madison Blue Springs

Spend your Labor Day Weekend in the scenic woodlands of Madison Blue Springs, ideal for picnicking, paddling and wildlife viewing. We’ll be exploring the area both in and out of the water; snorkeling the 82 feet wide, 25 feet deep, and a 150-foot spring-run, and the trails that venture down the west bank of the Withlacoochee River.

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Departure: 8am, Saturday 8/31

Cost: $105 Students, $125 SRC Members, $145 Guests

Price Includes: Transportation, meals, camping gear, snorkeling gear, and other misc. fees

Registration Deadline: August 23, 2019

▼   9/14 Full Moon Paddle

Join us as we explore Dauphin Island by the light of the full moon. You can expect to see the coast from a new perspective, with the help of our experienced guides.

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Departure: 6pm, Saturday 9/14

Cost: $15 Students, $20 SRC Members, $25 Guests

Price Includes: kayak package, transportation, and guides/instruction.

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2019

▼   9/21-9/22 De Soto National Forest Black Creek Backpacking

Beautiful creek-side hiking in the DeSoto National Forest. Allows the opportunity to observe wildlife, scenic views, along Mississippi’s only National Scenic River.

Difficulty: Moderate

Estimated Departure: 6am, Saturday 9/14

Cost: $45 Students, $50 SRC Members, $55 Guests

Price Includes: Backpack, group camping gear, transportation, 4 meals, and guides.

Registration Deadline: September 13, 2019

▼   9/28 Stand Up Paddle Board Trip

Paddle the north side of Dauphin Island through coves and lagoons on Stand Up Paddleboards, but standing is not required! Enjoy a day-cation on the water.

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Departure: 9am, Saturday 9/28

Cost: $15 Students, $20 SRC Members, $25 Guests

Price Includes: SUP package, transportation, and guides/instruction.  

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019

▼   10/10-10/13 Snorkel the FL Keys

We are road tripping for Fall Break! It’s a long ride to Key Largo but it will be worth it to spend 3 nights in the gorgeous FL Keys, snorkel at one of the most famous dive sites in the world, and paddle out to the historic Indian Key.

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Departure: 4am, Thursday 10/10

Cost: $215 Students, $235 SRC Members, $255 Guests

Price Includes: Transportation, meals, snorkel tour, equipment rental, camping fees, and admission fees.

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

▼   10/13 Full Moon Paddle
 

Join us as we explore Dauphin Island by the light of the full moon. You can expect to see the coast from a new perspective, with the help of our experienced guides.

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Departure: 6pm, Saturday 9/14

Cost: $15 Students, $20 SRC Members, $25 Guests

Price Includes: kayak package, transportation, and guides/instruction.

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2019

▼   10/18 Bike ride

Join USA Outdoor Adventures as we adventure on our own campus! USA has miles of single-track mountain bike trails on the west side of campus. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Cabin to size out bikes, and then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our guides are trained to read the group and make sure your experience is on point. 

Difficulty: Moderate

Estimated Departure: 2pm, Friday 10/18

Cost: $5 Students, $7 SRC Members, $9 Guests

Price Includes: mountain bike, helmet, and guides.

Registration Deadline: October 16, 2019

▼   11/9-11/10 Indian Mound Paddle

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. Take a journey back in time as we camp on chickees (camping platforms that are only accessible by boat).  Along the way, we will stop and see the state champion Bald Cypress tree, over 27ft in diameter.

Difficulty: Easy - Moderate

Estimated Departure: 8am, Saturday 11/9

Cost: $35 Students, $40 SRC Members, $45 Guests

Price Includes: Kayak package, 4 meals, transportation, guide/instruction, group camping gear.

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2019

▼   11/15 Bike ride

Join USA Outdoor Adventures as we adventure on our own campus! USA has miles of single-track mountain bike trails on the west side of campus. We will meet at the Outdoor Adventure Cabin to size out bikes, and then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our guides are trained to read the group and make sure your experience is on point.

Difficulty: Moderate

Estimated Departure: 2pm, Friday 11/15

Cost: $5 Students, $7 SRC Members, $9 Guests

Price Includes: mountain bike, helmet, and guides.

Registration Deadline: November 13, 2019

▼   11/23-11/24 Big Lagoon State Park Hiking and Stargazing

Enjoy a lovely fall night under the stars in the beautiful Big Lagoon State Park. We’ll be spending some time by the water, hiking the trails (maybe a moonlit hike as well), sitting around the fire, and ultimately enjoying the Great Outdoors.

Difficulty: Easy

Estimated Departure: 8am, Saturday 11/23

Cost: $50 Students, $55 SRC Members, $60 Guests

Price Includes: Group camping gear, transportation, 4 meals, and guides.

Registration Deadline: November 15, 2019

 
 
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