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.

Adirondack Variety Trip
Date: January 9-12

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $100-$150;
Faculty/Staff/Community $325

Details: Check out the trip website for all of the details.
What to Bring: See Packing List/Expectations
Potential Hazards: Discussed at Pre­Trip Meeting: Wednesday, 12/10/14 at 3:00 PM

 

Snow Tubing Trip
Date: January 24

Time: 12:00pm

Cost: Students $20;
Faculty/Staff/Community $35

Details: Off-campus Snow Tubing Trip to Mountain Creek. Bus leaves from the Rec Center promptly at 12:00pm so please arrive to the Rec Center no later than 11:30pm.
What to Bring: Water, lunch/snacks, warm layers, waterproof layers, sun protection, boots, and a change of socks
Potential Hazards: Sprained or fractured limbs, frostbite, hypothermia, sunburn, and dehydration

 

Paintball
Date: March 21

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $20;
Faculty/Staff/Community $50

Details: An outdoor group paintball trip to Hewitt, NJ. This event will take place in rain or shine. Ammo and rentals are included.
What to Bring: Layers (depending on weather), sturdy shoes - boots or sneakers (no flip-fops), water bottle, lunch
Potential Hazards: Sunburn, dehydration, bruises/welts from paintballs, insect bites/allergic reations, sprains/fractures

 

Horseback Riding
Date: March 29

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $50

Details: Learn horseback riding basics and practice short tail rides.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, layered clothing (depending on weather), and 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

 

Moderate Hiking Trip
Date: April 11

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Moderate 5.7 mile loop through Ghost Lake - Jenny Jump State Forest with mountain and valley views before arriving at the lake.
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, and injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures.

 

Horseback Riding
Date: April 19

Time: 10:00am

Cost: Students $10;
Faculty/Staff/Community $50

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

 

Easy Drop-In Hike
Date: April 22

Time: 3:00pm

Cost: Students - Free;
Faculty/Staff/Community - Free

Details: Short, easy hike in Montclair, NJ. Leaving from the Panzer Athletic Center, participants will get to a local nature preserve very close to campus.
What to Bring: Water, good shoes (sneakers acceptable), and bug spray.
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.

 

Hiking Trip - Strenuous
Date: April 25

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Strenuous 3.5 mile loop hike; rocky and steep with great views of the Deleware Water Gap and surrounding area.
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

 

Canoe Trip
Date: May 2

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: A leisurely paddle down the Deleware River, at a relaxed pace.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, water shoes/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

 

Camping Trip
Date: May 15

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: A 2-night camping trip in Ricketts Glen State Forest in Pennsylvania.
What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, bedding, toiletries, 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, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations, and fractures

 

Past Trips

  • Hudson Highlands Gateway Park, Cortlandt, NY
    Difficulty: Easy
  • High Point Park, Sussex, NJ
    Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
  • Local River Canoe Trip