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.

Central Park Trip
Date: Saturday, February 11

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $20

Details: Come spend the day on a trip through New York City! This trip includes an ice skating rental in Bryant Park, followed by a group walk through Central Park. Along the way, we will tour Grand Central Station and the Belvedere Castle!
What to Bring: Water, good walking shoes, and layered weather appropriate clothing.

 

Drop In Hike
Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: This drop in hike leaves from Panzer Athletic Center, participants will get to explore Mills Reservation, a local nature preserve very close to campus. This is a short, easy hike, perfect to break in your hiking shoes.
What to Bring: Sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes, layered weather appropriate clothing, water.

 

Paintball
Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest - $50

Details: Join Campus Recreation for a day of outoor paintball. Ammo, masks, and markers are included in the price. This event will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather.
What to Bring: Lunch, water, layered clothing(depending on the weather), good shoes (NOT flipflops).
Potential Hazards: Unpredictable weather changes, heat exhaustion, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Easy Hike - Musconetcong Gorge
Date: Saturday, April 1

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest - $20

Details: An easy 3 - mile loop at Musconetcong Gorge in Hunterdon County. This trip features the Musconetcong River, a waterfall, and an abandoned railroad! Registration begins on January 16 
What to Bring: Water, good walking shoes(sneakers acceptable), bug spray, and layered weather appropriate clothing.
Potential Hazards: Unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reaction/poisonous plants, insect bites, injuries; sprains, lacerations, abrasions, or fractures. 

 

Horseback Riding
Date: Saturday, April 2

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest - $20

Details: Learn horseback riding basics at the Spring Valley Equestrian Center, located in Newton, NJ. We'll go on a gorgeous trail ride through beautiful fields and trails with fantastic views of the Appalachian Trail Ridge to High Point.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, good shoes (sneakers acceptable), bug spray, and layered weather appropriate clothing.
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, and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Moderate Hike - Black River
Date: Saturday, April 8

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest $20

Details: Join us for an intermediate loop of 6.4 miles that takes place along the scenic Black River in Morris County. This trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor and includes the old Hacklebarney Mine and ends at the Bamboo Brooke Outdoor Education Center. Get ready for a spectacular gorge and secluded waterfalls. 
What to Bring: Water, good walking shoes(sneakers acceptable), bug spray, and layered weather appropriate clothing.
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, and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Hammock Day
Date: Saturday, April 12

Time: 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE

Details: Hang out with your friends in the Quad in a Hammock! Free snacks will be provided alongside an introduction to slacklining. Bring your own hammocks too!

 

Advanced Hike - Balsam Mountain
Date: Saturday, April 22

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest $20

Details: Tighten up your laces and hike with us to the top of Balsam Mountain! This advanced hike is 4.35 miles and gains over 1500 feet in elevation. The challenge of this trail is met with the reward of an east-facing, panoramic view of Big Indian State Park. Hiking boots are strongly recommended but sneakers are acceptable.
What to Bring: Lunch, water, weather appropriate layered clothing, and bug spray.
Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, limited vision, dehydration, steep, rocky, and/or slippery terrain, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Horseback Riding
Date: Sunday, April 23

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest - $20

Details: Learn horseback riding basics at the Spring Valley Equestrian Center, located in Newton, NJ. We'll go on a gorgeous trail ride through beautiful fields and trails with fantastic views of the Appalachian Trail Ridge to High Point.
What to Bring: Water, good walking shoes (sneakers acceptable), bug spray, and layered weather appropriate clothing.
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, and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Full Moon Hike 
Date: Wednesday, April 26

Time: 8 - 11 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guest - $20

Details: Strap on a head lamp and enjoy this late-night hike under the light of the moon with the Manhattan skyline at the end! Registration begins on January 16
What to Bring: Layered weather appropriate clothing, walking shoes(sneakers acceptable), water, head lamp/flashlight.
Potential Hazards: Unpredictable weather changes, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injuries; sprains, lacerations, abrasions, or fractures.

 

Camping Trip
Date: Friday May 12 - Sunday May 14

Time: Departs at 10 a.m. - Returns by 6 p.m.

Cost: Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Community - $30

Details: There's no better way to start off the summer than by enjoying an end of the year camping trip with your friends! This weekend long camping trip features a hike along a series of waterfalls and lakeside tent camping at Rickets Glen State Park in Pennsylvania! We will prepare all meals.
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, bedding, toiletries, snacks, and empty water bottles. NO alcohol permitted.
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, and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Past Trips

  • Jpg from Apple Picking event for Outdoor Adventures page‌ Apple Picking, Morristown, NJ

  • A photo for the link on the bottom of the trips page to link to facebook. ‌‌ Adirondack Variety Trip, Lake Placid, NY

  • A photo for Indoor Climbing‌‌ Gravity Vault, Chatham, NJ