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Spring Trip Series

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.

▼   Saturday/Sunday Jan 12-13, 2019 WFA

Come and learn the basics of Wilderness First Aid with Outdoor Adventures. This national certification teaches basic emergency preparation and wilderness medicine to outdoor enthusiasts and professionals. The two-day course will cover Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures; Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine. Course will be held on campus at the University of South Alabama's Student Recreation Center.

Start time: 9am-5pm Sat/Sun

Difficulty: Moderate (not physically)

Cost: $185 student, $200 SRC member, $225 guest

Registration deadline: January 7, 2019

▼   MLK Weekend, Jan 19-21, 2019 Providence Canyon

Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" is an amazing place to explore. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The canyon soil's pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park. Join us as we explore the canyon's and nature's beauty. 

Start time: 7am Saturday 1/19/19

Difficulty: easy - moderate

Cost: $85 student, $95 SRC member, $105 guest

Registration deadline: January 10, 2019

▼   Friday Jan 18, 2019 USA Hammock Hang

Come out to the SRC back patio to hang out with Outdoor Adventures, whether it’s a workout break, a study break, or just a desperate need for a nap, all are welcome to come and relax in our hammocks. We will also provide games and light refreshments. After our hang is over, we invite everyone to open climb at the rockwall. 

Start time: 12pm Friday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $0 student, $0 SRC member, $10 guest

Registration deadline: none

▼   Saturday Feb 2, 2019 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 to journey back in time and see the delta how it used to be. Along the way we will stop and see the state champion Bald Cypress tree which 27 feet in diameter is over. Trip includes canoes and kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides. This trip lasts approximately 8-9 hours. 

Start time: 8am Saturday

Difficulty: moderate

Cost: $15 student, $20 SRC member, $25 guest

Registration deadline: Jan 25, 2019

▼   Friday Feb 8, 2019 USA Mountain Biking

Join USA Outdoor Adventures as we adventure on our own campus! USA has over 11 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, then hit the trails! New to riding? That's okay! Our trails are beginner friendly and we won't do all 11 miles. Trip includes mountain bike, helmet, and guides. 

Start time: 2pm Friday

Difficulty: easy - moderate

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Feb 5, 2019

▼   Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 Full Moon Hike

Come and watch the full moon as we hike through local trails and enjoy s'mores by the campfire! 

Start time: 7pm Tuesday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Feb 18, 2019

▼   Saturday/Sunday Mar 9-10, 2019 Black Creek Canoeing

We will be traveling over to Mississippi to and canoe along the Black Creek. This trip includes canoes, personal flotation devices, paddles, group camping gear, some meals. transportation, and guides. 

Start time: 8am Saturday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $45 student, $50 SRC member, $55 guest

Registration deadline: Mar 3, 2019

▼   Monday Mar 18, 2019 Hike and Kayak Dauphin Island

We'll be hiking through Audubon Bird Sanctuary Trails followed by a paddle around the nearby mangroves. Outdoor Adventures will be providing transportation, kayaks, instruction, and a car cooler for your pack lunch 

Start time: 9am Monday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $20 student, $25 SRC member, $30 guest

Registration deadline: Mar 12, 2019

▼   Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 Trail Running

Jog, Sprint, or Trot 5 miles of trails at Big Lagoon State Park. These well-maintained trails are well maintained and easy to run through. They are ideal for runners not quite ready for mountain trails but looking for a new view. 

Start time: 7am Wednesday

Difficulty: Moderate (running experience needed)

Cost: $20 student, $25 SRC member, $30 guest

Registration deadline: Mar 15, 2019

▼   Wednesday Mar 20, 2019 Full Moon Paddle

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

Start time: 6pm Wednesday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Mar 15, 2019

▼   Friday Mar 29, 2019 Intro to Recreational Water Sports Clinic

Outdoor Adventures Clinics aim to prepare participants for the real deal. Our 1-2 hour clinics should leave you feeling like a pro, or at least ready to check out one of our longer trips. We'll provide and educate you on any and all gear that would be needed for the designated activity. Get ready to have some fun. 

Start time: 5pm Friday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: Free (guests $10)

Registration deadline: Mar 27, 2019

▼   Saturday March 30, 2019 Perdido River SUP

Come join us as we stand-up paddleboard the Perdido River along the Alabama/Florida line. Trip includes SUP, paddles, personal floatation devices (PFDs), transportation, and trip guides. This trip lasts approximately 5-6 hours. 

Start time: 8am Saturday

Difficulty: Easy

Cost: $30 student, $35 SRC member, $40 guest

Registration deadline: Mar 22, 2019

▼   Friday Apr 5, 2019 Intro to Kayaking Clinic

Outdoor Adventures Clinics aim to prepare participants for the real deal. Our 1-2 hour clinics should leave you feeling like a pro, or at least ready to check out one of our longer trips. We'll provide and educate you on any and all gear that would be needed for the designated activity. Get ready to have some fun. 

Start time: 5pm Friday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: Free (guests $10)

Registration deadline: Apr 1, 2019

▼   Friday Apr 12, 2019 Intro to SUP Clinic

Outdoor Adventures Clinics aim to prepare participants for the real deal. Our 1-2 hour clinics should leave you feeling like a pro, or at least ready to check out one of our longer trips. We'll provide and educate you on any and all gear that would be needed for the designated activity. Get ready to have some fun. 

Start time: 5pm Friday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: Free (guests $10)

Registration deadline: Apr 8, 2019

▼   Friday April 19, 2019 Full Moon Paddle

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

Start time: 6pm Friday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: April 14, 2019

▼   Sunday April 21, 2019 Alabama Coastal Clean Up

Outdoor Adventures will be partnering with Bay Keepers to get out and help clean up our coastal community. Outdoor Adventures will be sponsoring participants with 5-6 hours of community service. We'll be providing clean up supplies, transportation, and vessels. 

Start time: 8am Sunday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: Free

Registration deadline: Apr 15, 2019

▼   Saturday April 27, 2019 Mental Health Hike

This short hike at the Muddy Creek Interpretive Trail amongst other students who are also looking to boost their mental health. This hike will have short forums to discuss topics related to a healthy mind. Outdoor Adventures will provide instruction, transportation, and a cooler for your pack lunch. 

Start time: 9am Sunday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: Apr 25, 2019

▼   Friday May 3, 2019 TBA River Tubing

Celebrate the end of Finals with a relaxing float along the river! Mobile has many local rivers and come time for the float we will choose the one with the most ideal conditions to float along. Whatever river we choose, we'll be sure to get you back in time for pre-graduation festivities. This float will include leisure swimming, games, and an all-around good time. We'll be providing tubes, transportation, a cooler for your lunch and a guide. 

Start time: 9am Friday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $15 student, $20 SRC member, $25 guest

Registration deadline: Apr 27, 2019

▼   Saturday May 18, 2019 Full Moon Paddle

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

Start time: 6pm Saturday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $5 student, $10 SRC member, $15 guest

Registration deadline: May 13, 2019

▼   Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-28, 2019 Whitewater Rafting

Conveniently scheduled the weekend before summer classes begin is the Tennessee Whitewater Trip. We as a team will be working to navigate Class II-IV rapids along the Middle and Upper Ocoee. The Ocoee River is the home of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Course. We will be providing transportation, some meals, group camping equipment, activity fees, and guiding/instruction. 

Start time: 6pm Saturday

Difficulty: easy

Cost: $240 student, $260 SRC member, $280 guest

Registration deadline: May 8, 2019

 
 
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