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.

Moderate Hiking Trip
Date: June 9

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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

Details:(Bearfort Mountain) A moderate to strenuous 4.1 mile hike along the NJ-NY state line; some steep inclines and rock scrambles lead to stunning views of Greenwood Lake and NYC on a clear day. Hike also stops along Surprise Lake and covers a short section of the Appalachian Trail.
What to Bring: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, water, packed lunch, bug spray, sunblock, layered 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.

 

River Tubing
Date: June 13

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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

Details: A leisurely float down the Delaware river, at a relaxed pace. All participants must wear coastguard approved life jackets or pass a swim test.
What to Bring: Water Shoes or old pair of sneakers, change of shoes, backpack, water, sunscreen, bug spray, towel, hat with brim (optional, but recommended), sunglasses, snacks
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.

 

Boardwalk Beach Cruise
Date: June 22

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Community $25

Details: Let Hawk-on-Wheels treat you to a FREE bicycle rental so you can cruise along the boardwalk from Belmar to Asbury Park. Take a ride on the Carousel, see the historic Paramount Theatre and check out local artists at the Grand Arcade. And of course, music history everywhere! More info on Asbury Park: http://apboardwalk.com/pages/history/

What to Bring: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, hat with brim, sunscreen, bug spray, layered clothing, swimsuit (optional), lunch (or money to purchase in Belmar/Asbury Park.)

Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, poisonous plants/allergies, unpredictable weather changes, ocean tides/currents, waves, insect bites, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

River Kayaking
Date: June 28

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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), and bug spray
Potential Hazards: Under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water,  poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, and dehydration

 

Advanced Hike
Date: June 30

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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

Details: Advanced Hike (Mount Tammany): Strenuous 3.5 mile loop hike; rocky and steep with great views of the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding area.
What to Bring: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, water, packed lunch, bug spray, sunblock, layered 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, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Day at the Zoo
Date: July 6

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Community $55

Details: Essex County’s own Turtleback Zoo is located just minutes from campus. Try the beginner’s level ropes course, take a spin in the paddle boats or just hang with the animals – there are brand new baby giraffes! This is the perfect event for those new to our program. Also, it’s family-friendly!
What to Bring: Sunglasses/hat/sunscreen, water, lunch (or money to buy), sneakers are REQUIRED.
Potential Hazards: sunburn, allergic reaction, insect sting/bite, fractures/sprains/dislocations, heat exhaustion/dehydration, scrapes

 

River Tubing
Date: July 14

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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

Details: A leisurely float down the Delaware river, at a relaxed pace. All participants must wear coastguard approved life jackets or pass a swim test.
What to Bring: Water Shoes or old pair of sneakers, change of shoes, backpack, water, sunscreen, bug spray, towel, hat with brim (optional, but recommended), sunglasses, snacks.
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.

 

River Kayaking
Date: July 18

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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), and bug spray
Potential Hazards: Under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water,  poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, and dehydration

 

Paddle Boarding
Date: July 29

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Community $55

Details: Palleboard like Cameron Diaz, Rihanna and Will Smith! Learn from an expert guide who knows all the best places along the Jersey Shore! **All participants must wear coastguard approved lifejackets or pass a swim test.**
What to Bring:Water Shoes or old pair of sneakers, change of shoes, backpack, water, sunscreen, bug spray, towel, hat with brim (optional, but recommended), sunglasses, snack
Potential Hazards: Under/above water obstructions, rapidly moving water, poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, and dehydration

 

Archery Trip
Date: August 11

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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

  • A photo of camping trip ‌ Camping Trip, Ricketts Glen State Park, PA


  • A photo of Adirondacks 2016‌ Adirondack Variety Trip, Lake Placid, NY

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