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.

Backpacking Trip
Date: July 10 - July 12

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Calling all adventurers: this trip will be a true Outdoor Adventure! Spend several days outdoors exploring the wilderness of Harriman State park and learning some basic back-country skills. Participants will be expected to attend a pre-trip meeting to assess fitness levels and equipment suitability, as well as to discuss the itinerary and any questions.
What to Bring: Most gear and food will be provided; participants will be responsible for personal items such as clothing, prescription medication and personal snacks. A full pack-list will be provided at the pre-trip meeting.
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

 

Trail Biking
Date: July 17

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: An easy to moderate biking trip on the Paulinskill Valley Trail, located in beautiful Sussex county. The Paulinskill Valley Trail is a converted railroad line, which means the path has steady, easy climbs with little change in elevation.
What to Bring: water, lunch, comfortable riding shoes (not flip-flops)
Potential Hazards: unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures

 

Gravity Vault
Date: July 18

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Organized trip to an indoor rock gym. Over 13,000 sq.ft. of climbing arches, overhangs, and slabs. Climb as high as 40 feet!
What to Bring: sneakers/climbing shoes (rental equipment provided), water, lunch
Potential Hazards: injuries including abrasions, strains/sprains, lacerations and fractures

 

River Tubing
Date: July 21

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: A leisurely float down the Delaware river, at a relaxed pace.
What to Bring: water, lunch, water shoe/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

 

Beach Variety Trip
Date: July 31

Time: 9:00am

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

Details: Spend the day at the shore paddle boarding, surfing or just lounging on the Sandy Hook beach.
What to Bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, hats, flip-flops and/or water shoes, layers, towel, beach blanket
Potential Hazards: under/above water obstructions, poisonous plants/allergies, unpredictable weather changes, ocean tides/currents, waves, insect bites, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration

 

Hartshorne Woods Hike
Date: August 5

Time: 9:00am

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

Details: An easy to moderate hike in the scenic Atlantic Highlands region of Monmouth County.
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, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Archery Trip
Date: August 13

Time: 10:00am

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

 

Easy Drop-In Hike
Date: September 4

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.

 

Remembrance Hike
Date: September 11

Time: 3:00pm

Cost: Students FREE;
Faculty/Staff/Community FREE

Details: Take a short hike through Eagle Rock Reservation and end at the 9/11 Memorial and reflection garden with views of NYC.
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.

 

Trail Biking
Date: September 12

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: An easy to moderate biking trip on the Paulinskill Valley Trail, located in beautiful Sussex county. The Paulinskill Valley Trail is a converted railroad line, which means the path has steady, easy climbs with little change in elevation.
What to Bring: Water, lunch, comfortable riding shoes (not flip-flops).
Potential Hazards: unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures.

 

River Kayaking Trip
Date: September 19

Time: 10:00am

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

Details:  Paddle down the Delaware at a moderate pace; learn some basic kayaking skills.
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.

 

Horseback Riding
Date: September 27

Time: 10:00am

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

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

 

S'mores
Date: September 30

Time: 2:30pm

Cost: Students FREE;
Faculty/Staff/Community FREE

Details: Join Outdoor Adventure for S'mores on the Quad.
What to Bring: N/A
Potential Hazards: N/A

 

Whitewater Rafting
Date: October 10

Time: 9:00am

Cost: Students $20;
Faculty/Staff/Community $60

Details: Moderate to advanced level white water rafting on the Lehigh River. A hotdog BBQ provided after, free of charge. Half- or full wetsuits can be rented from the organization. Half is $6, full is $12, jacket is $4.
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.

 

Harvest Day
Date: October 17

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Explore a 10-acre corn maze, take a hayride through a working farm, pick-your own pumpkin or just enjoy a beautiful Fall day at a Farmer's Market.
What to Bring: water, comfortable shoes, sunglasses/hat, layers (depending on weather), spending money
Potential Hazards: unpredictable weather changes, sunburn, allergic reactions, insect bites

 

Camping Trip
Date: October 24 - October 25

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Overnight camping trip to Stokes State Park. Camping can take place in tents or in cabins. Event will begin with a 3 mile hike, downhill. We will then prepare dinner, including healthy grilled vegetables, followed by smores, and an open fire. Return to Montclair on Sunday.
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

 

Zombie Lasertag
Date: October 31

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Fight off waves of the undead with only your friends and a lasergun by your side
What to Bring: water, comfortable shoes, lunch
Potential Hazards: injuries including abrasions, strains/sprains, lacerations and fractures

 

Moderate Hike
Date: November 7

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: 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: 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, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Advanced Hike
Date: November 14

Time: 9:00am

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

Details: A challenging hike up steep inclines and over rock scrambles at Breakneck Ridge gives spectacular views of the Hudson River valley
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, rolling or falling rocks, snakes and large animals, injuries including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures

 

Indoor Rock Climbing
Date: November 21

Time: 10:00am

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

Details: Organized trip to an indoor rock gym
What to Bring: sneakers/climbing shoes (rental equipment provided), water, lunch
Potential Hazards: injuries including abrasions, strains/sprains, lacerations and fractures

 

Past Trips

  • An old outdoor adventure trip Facebook photo‌ Hudson Highlands Gateway Park, Cortlandt, NY
    Difficulty: Easy
  • An old outdoor trip Facebook photo‌ High Point Park, Sussex, NJ
    Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
  • An old outdoor adventure trip Facebook photo‌ Local River Canoe Trip