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Trips & Events

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 Student Recreation Center prior to the trip departure and we will accept individuals for 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.

Registration

Register Online:
All students have an ActiveNet account to register for Campus Recreation Trips/Events. To access your account, use Forgot my password and use your email in the mail.montclair.edu format.

Fall 2021 Trips and Events

Friday Night Fire Pit


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.
  • Dates:
    • September 3, 10, 24*
    • October 1, 15, 22, 29
  • Time:
    • 7-9 p.m.
  • Location:
    • Student Recreation Center Back Patio

*On Friday, September 24 the fire pit will be held at the Student Center, Quad leading up to Red Hawk Night!

Easy Drop-in Hike

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!

How do I sign-up?

  • Register in the Student Recreation Center main office or over the phone (973-655-3340).
  • Cost for Students/Faculty/Staff: FREE

Where and when?

  • Friday, September 10
  • 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Begins at Panzer Athletic Center
Kayaking Trip

Enjoy a relaxing day paddling down the Delaware River and learn some basic kayaking skills. Leaving from the Student Recreation Center and traveling to Frenchtown, NJ, this full-day trip will provide you with a chance to enjoy the warm, clear waters of the longest undammed river east of the Mississippi. We provide the boats, life jackets, and paddles, but be prepared to get wet.

How do I sign-up?

  • Register in the Student Recreation Center main office or over the phone (973-655-3340).
  • Cost for Students: $10 | Faculty/Staff: $20

Where and when?

  • Saturday, September 18
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Begins at Student Recreation Center
Renaissance Fair

Come join us as we venture to the New York Renaissance Faire where fantasy and history come alive. Come see the extravagant interpretation of history at the renaissance faire. Limited tickets available.

How do I Sign-up?

  • Please register in the Student Recreation Center main office or over the phone (973-655-3340).
  • Cost for Students: $15 | Faculty/Staff: $20

Where and When?

  • Sunday, September 25
  • 12 – 8 p.m.
  • Bus departs from Student Recreation Center
Whitewater Rafting Trip

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).

How do I Sign-up?

  • Register in the Student Recreation Center main office or over the phone (973-655-3340).
  • Cost for Students  $20 | Faculty/Staff: $60

Where and when?

  • Saturday, October 2
  • 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Begins at Student Recreation Center

What to bring: For warmer days come prepared with a towel, swim suit or quick-drying shorts and sandals with a heel strap, old sneakers, or water socks that you don’t mind getting wet.  For cooler days, bring some extra layers, but be sure to avoid cotton as it will keep you cold and wet.

Half/full wetsuits can be rented from the organization. Half is $6, full is $12, jacket is $4.

Potential Hazards: Unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, limited vision, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites and injury by running, including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures.

Apple Picking

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!

How do I Sign-up?

  • Please register in the Student Rec Center main office, or over the phone (973-655-3340).
  • Cost for Students: $10 | Faculty/Staff: $20

Where and When?

  • Saturday, October 16
  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Begins Student Recreation Center

What to bring: Water, Lunch, Sneakers, and Sunblock.

Potential Hazards: unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, allergic reactions/poisonous plants, insect bites, injury by running including sprains, lacerations, abrasions and fractures.

Harvest Festival

Explore Stony Hill Farm, a fully operational, working farm:

  • 10-acre Corn Maze!
  • Hayrides
  • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin
  • Farmer’s Market

How do I Sign-up?

  • Register in the Student Recreation Center’s main office or over the phone (973-655-3340).
  • Cost for Students: $10 | Faculty/Staff: $30

Where and When?

  • Saturday, October 23
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Chester, NJ – Begins and ends at Student Recreation Center

What to bring:

  • Money for spending
  • Comfortable shoes for walking

Potential Hazards: Poisonous plants/allergies, insect bites, unpredictable weather changes, sunburn/heat exhaustion, dehydration, and injuries, including sprains/strains, abrasions, lacerations and fractures.

Halloween Hike - Watchung Reservation

Meet Outdoor Adventure at Watchung Reservation for a spoOooOky Halloween hike!  We’ll take you around hiking trails through an abandoned village in Watchung Reservation to get the hair on the back of your head to stand up!

How do I sign-up?

Where and when?

  • Saturday, October 30
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Starts at Watchung Reservation

What to bring: Water, sneakers and a sense of adventure!

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.

Rock Climbing Trip

A perfect trip for all levels of climber — novice to expert! A pressure-free, safe indoor rock climbing experience at the New Jersey Rock Gym in Fairfield, NJ. Dress to Move! Rental shoes are included in the price.

How do I sign-up?

  • Register in the Student Recreation Center main office, over the phone (973-655-3340), or through ActiveNet
  • Cost for Students: $10 | Faculty/Staff/Community: $30

Where and when?

  • Saturday, November 20
  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Begins at Student Recreation Center

What to bring: Water, lunch, long pants, sneakers, and sunscreen. 

Potential Hazards: Injuries caused by a fall from height including abrasions, strains/sprains, and fractures.