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.

Drop-In Hike
Date: September 9

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Cost: Student/Faculty/Staff/Guest/Community - FREE

Details: Leaving from the Panzer Athletic Center, participants will get to explore a local nature preserve very close to campus. This is a short, easy hike...perfect to break in your hiking shoes!
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.

 

Pyramid Mountain - Easy Hike
Date: September 10

Time: 10:00 A.M.

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

Details: An easy, 4-mile loop at Pyramid Mountain in Morris County. This trip offers panoramic views of the hills of Northern New Jersey close-by.
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.

 

9/11 Remembrance Hike
Date: September 11

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Cost: Students/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.
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: September 16

Time: 9:00 P.M.

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

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! This easy hike will take place at High Mountain Park.

What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes (no open-toed shoes or sandals). We will provide head lamps and flashlights, if you do not have one.

Potential Hazards: Plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, 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.

 

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