Trips

Our Outdoor Adventure trips have limited spots available, and many trips fill up quickly. If a trip does fill, we will maintain a wait-list for anyone interested. There is no fee for putting your name on the wait-list. Like stand-by for flying, we HIGHLY encourage interested individuals to be at the Rec. Center prior to the trip departure, and we will accept individuals in to open spots first in the order of the wait-list, and next in the order of the time they sign in that morning. Payment for the trip occurs only if you get to participate.

Upcoming Trips

You can register in the front office of the Student Recreation Center or over the phone at 973-655-3340. Tickets can be purchased in the Student Recreation Center Office Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm or Saturday 11am - 5pm.

Horseback Riding
Date: May 31

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Learn horseback riding basics and practice short trail rides.
What to Bring: water, lunch, layered clothing (depending on weather), good shoes (NOT flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury by horse including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures

 

Trail Biking
Date: June 4

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: An easy to moderate biking trip on the Paulinskill Valley Trail, located in beautiful Sussex county. The Paulinskill Valley Trail is a converted railroad line, which means the path has steady, easy climbs with little change in elevation.
What to Bring: water, lunch, comfortable riding shoes (not flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures

 

River Tubing
Date: June 8

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: A leisurely float down the Delaware river, at a relaxed pace.
What to Bring: water, lunch, water shoe/old sneakers (NOT flip-flops), sunscreen, hats (optional but recommended)
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water,  poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Day at the Zoo
Date: June 23

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Spend a day at the Turtle Back Zoo! See a great collection of rare and exciting animals, try your skill on the ropes course, get some speed on the zip-line, play a round of mini-golf, and relax on a paddle-boat ride.
What to Bring: Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen, water, lunch (or money to buy), sneakers are REQUIRED for the ropes course
Potential Hazards: sunburn, allergic reaction, insect sting/bite, fractures/sprains/dislocations, heat exhaustion/dehydration, scrapes

 

River Kayaking
Date: June 25

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Come join us as we plan to use our own inflatable kayaks down the Delaware River at a moderate pace to learn some basic kayaking skills.
What to Bring: water, lunch, water shoe/old sneakers (NOT flip-flops), sunscreen, hats (optional but recommended)
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water,  poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Breakneck Ridge Hike
Date: June 30

Time: 9:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: A challenging hike up steep inclines and over rock scrambles at Breakneck Ridge gives spectacular views of the Hudson River valley.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, layered clothing (depending on weather), sturdy shoes (NOT sneakers or flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain

 

Backpacking Trip
Date: July 10 - July 12

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Calling all adventurers: this trip will be a true Outdoor Adventure! Spend several days outdoors exploring the wilderness of Harriman State park and learning some basic back-country skills. Participants will be expected to attend a pre-trip meeting to assess fitness levels and equipment suitability, as well as to discuss the itinerary and any questions.
What to Bring: Most gear and food will be provided; participants will be responsible for personal items such as clothing, prescription medication and personal snacks. A full pack-list will be provided at the pre-trip meeting.
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Gravity Vault
Date: July 18

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Organized trip to an indoor rock gym. Over 13,000 sq.ft. of climbing arches, overhangs, and slabs. Climb as high as 40 feet!
What to Bring: sneakers/climbing shoes (rental equipment provided), water, lunch
Potential Hazards: injuries including abrasions, strains/sprains, lacerations and fractures

 

River Tubing
Date: July 21

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: A leisurely float down the Delaware river, at a relaxed pace.
What to Bring: water, lunch, water shoe/old sneakers (NOT flip-flops), sunscreen, hats (optional but recommended)
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water,  poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Beach Variety Trip
Date: July 31

Time: 9:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Spend the day at the shore paddle boarding, surfing or just lounging on the Sandy Hook beach.
What to Bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, hats, flip-flops and/or water shoes, layers, towel, beach blanket
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, poisonous plants/allergies, unpredictable weather changes, ocean tides/currents, waves, insect bites, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Hartshorne Woods Hike
Date: Aug 5

Time: 9:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: An easy to moderate hike in the scenic Atlantic Highlands region of Monmouth County.td>
What to Bring: water, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, layered clothing (depending on weather), good shoes (sneakers OK; NOT flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Archery Trip
Date: Aug 13

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $20

Details: Learn the basics of archery, receive some basic instruction in range safety, technique and equipment use, then get a chance to test your aim on an active range.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, comfortable close-fitting clothing and close-toed shoes
Potential Hazards: Scrapes/abrasions, sprains, puncture wounds

 

Past Trips

  • An old outdoor adventure trip Facebook photo‌ Hudson Highlands Gateway Park, Cortlandt, NY
    Difficulty: Easy
  • An old outdoor trip Facebook photo‌ High Point Park, Sussex, NJ
    Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
  • An old outdoor adventure trip Facebook photo‌ Local River Canoe Trip