Trips

Standup Paddleboarding
Date: Friday, July 28 Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: Students - $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $55
Details: Come paddleboarding to get a taste of Hawaii! Learn from an expert guide who knows all the best places along the Jersey shore.** All participants must wear coast guard approved life jackets or pass a swim test.

 

Sandy Hook Bike Trip
Date: Wednesday, August 2 Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost:Students - $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $30
Details: Join us on a bike ride in Sandy Hook along the beach. Between the coastal breeze and crashing waves you are shore to have a fun time.
What to Bring: sturdy shoes, plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen

 

Archery Trip
Date: Tuesday, August 8

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students $10
Faculty/Staff/Guests $30

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, layered clothing (depending on the weather), and good shoes (NOT flip-flops).

 

Easy Drop-In Hike
Date: Friday, September 8

Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Leaving from the 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!

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, September 8

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Easy Hike - Hacklebarney State Park
Date: Saturday, September 9

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Miss summer already? Then come with us on a short 2.65 mile hike in Hacklebarney State Park on the Riverside and Windy Ridge trails! Be sure to keep your eye out for three rare and endangered plant species that exist within the park.

 

Remembrance Hike
Date: Sunday, September 11

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students FREE
Faculty/Staff/Community FREE

Details: Take a gentle hike at Eagle Rock Reservation to a striking view of Manhattan. A thoughtful way to observe and remember September 11, 2001. Trip departs from the Student Recreation Center. 

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, September 15

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Apple Picking
Date: Sunday, September 16

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $40

Details: Explore beautiful Wightman's Farm in Morristown, NJ. Pick fresh apples and visit their market where they have produce grown on site -- for over 80 years!-- available for purchase. Enjoy milk and cheese from Battenkill Valley Creamery and wine from local vineyards!

 

Kayaking Trip
Date: Sunday, September 17

Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

Details: Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Delaware River and learn some basic kayaking skills. This full-day trip beginning in Frenchtown, NJ, will provide you with a chance to enjoy the warm, clear waters of the longest un-damned river east of the Mississippi. We provide the boats, lifejackets and paddles, but be prepared to get wet!

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, September 22

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Sandy Hook Bike Tour
Date: Saturday, September 23

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details: Join us for a leisurely bike ride in Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. This casual ride will explore the WWII era bunkers and lighthouses, along with a excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor.

 

Horseback Riding
Date: Sunday, September 24

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $50

Details: Learn horseback riding basics at the Spring Valley Equestrian Center. We'll go on a gorgeous trail ride through beautiful fields and trails with fantastic views of the Appalachian Trail Ridge to High Point.

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, September 29

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Overnight Camping Trip
Date: Saturday, September 30

Time: Departs 9/30 - 10 a.m., returns 10/1 - 4 p.m.

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

Details: Join us for an overnight camping trip at the NJ School of Conservation (NJSOC) in Stokes State Park! NJSOC is the oldest and largest university-operated environmental education field center in the nation. Located on a 240-acre campus within the 15,000-acre Stokes State Forest in Sussex County just north of Branchville. You will have the option to sleep in a cabin or in a tent under the stars.

 

Full Moon Hike
Date: Thursday, October 5

Time: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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

Details: Strap on a headlamp and enjoy this late-night hike under the light of the full moon with the Manhattan skyline view at the end! This easy hike will take place at High Mountain Park.

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Friday, October 6

Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

Cost: Students - FREE
Faculty/Staff/Guests - FREE

Details: Hangout with your friends on Friday nights around the fire pit! Free snacks, such as s'mores and hot cocoa, will be provided. Lawn games, hammocks and other items will also be available FREE via Equipment Checkout. Friday Fire Pit location will change every week on campus. Follow our Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter accounts for hints to find our mystery location!

 

Friday Night Fire Pit
Date: Saturday, October 7

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $60

Details: Coordinating with the release of the dam in the Lehigh River, this whitewater rafting trip is sure to be a blast. Perfect for all skill levels. this a great way to GET YOUR FEET WET! A hotdog BBQ will be provided at the end (included in fee).

 

Oktoberfest Hike - Bear Mountain
Date: Saturday, October 7

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Details: Master the mountains and tell your friends you hiked along the Appalachian Trail! This hike takes place in Bear Mountain State Park, NY during the same time of their Oktoberfest. So strap on your lederhosen and taste some wurst!

 

Horseback Riding
Date: Sunday, October 8

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $50

Details: Learn horseback riding basics at the Spring Valley Equestrian Center. We'll go on a gorgeous trail ride through beautiful fields and trails with fantastic views of the Appalachian Trail Ridge to High Point.

 

Harvest Festival (Corn Maze & Pumpkin Picking)
Date: Saturday, October 21

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details:

Explore Stony Hill Farm, a fully operational, working farm: 10-acre Corn Maze!, Hayrides, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin, and Farmer's Market

What to bring: Money for spending and Comfortable shoes for walking

 

Advanced Hike - Mt.Tammany
Date: Saturday, October 28

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details: Strenuous 3.5 mile loop hike up Mt. Tammany. Rocky and steep with great views of the Delaware Water Gap and surrounding area.

 

Easy Hike - South Branch Reservation
Date: Saturday, November 4

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details: This Easy Hike is short, simple, and to the point! Discover South Branch Reservation in Franklin Township. This trail leisurely follows along the Raritan River and features bridges built by early European Settlers.

 

Full Moon Hike
Date: Sunday, November 5

Time: 7 - 10 p.m.

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

Details: Strap on a headlamp and enjoy this late-night hike under the light of the full moon. Manhattan skyline view is at the end! This easy hike will take place at High Mountain Park.

 

Thomas Edison Museum
Date: Saturday, November 11

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details: Take a step back in time to discover how Thomas Edison ushered in the modern era! Inspire your inner inventor as you explore his personal lab in West Orange, NJ. Here he invented the Phonograph, Motion Film and refined the Light Bulb!

 

Moderate Hike - Ghost Lake
Date: Sunday, November 12

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details: This Haunted Hike at Ghost Lake in Jenny Jump State Park will send you running for the hills! Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this is a hauntingly beautiful hike. This moderately rated 5.7 mile loop has great views of mountains and valleys before arriving at the lake. Some say that a Native American burial ground lies below the surface.

 

Advanced Hike - Storm King
Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Details: Ten-Hut! Drop what you’re doing and come with us to the top of Storm King Mountain! This 2.5 mile loop is within shouting distance from West Point Military Academy. Get your boots on the ground with 890 feet in gained elevation. You will find your courage and some of the best views at the top of this mountain.

 

Rock Climbing
Date: Saturday, November 18

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Students - $20
Faculty/Staff/Guests - $30

Details: A perfect trip for all levels of climber -- novice to expert! A pressure-free, safe indoor rock climbing experience at the Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River. Dress to Move! Rental shoes are included in the price.

 

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.

Past Trips

  • 225 x 150 image of hike in movie trip‌ Hike-In Movie, Sterling State Forest, NY

  • jpg image of Adirondack trip for past events‌ Adirondacks Variety Trip 2017, Adirondacks, NY

  • Horse back riding past event for trips sectionsHorseback Riding, Spring Valley Equestrian Center, NJ