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Adventure Recreation


Get going, go out, and have an adventure, whether its near or far!

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What is Adventure Recreation?

The Adventure Recreation program is designed to get you (and maybe some friends) outdoors to experience recreation opportunities available in South Florida, the state, and the Southeastern U.S.

Trips and classes are open to FIU students, Recreation Members and the FIU Community (FIU-affiliated, non-Recreation Members) at differing costs. Some trips require special gear. Participants providing their own gear must have it approved by the trip leader(s)/sponsor; otherwise it will provided (usually at a fee) by the trip leader(s)/ sponsor.

All participants will be required to sign a Waiver provided either by the trip leader(s)/ sponsor or Recreation Services. Payment must be made in full when registering. Cash, credit card, FIU Debit Card, money order or cashier checks only. Refund available only if trip is cancelled.

For more information on any of these trips, call (305) 348-7530 or email oconnorm@fiu.edu. Register at the Rec Center Membership Desk.

Upcoming Trips

Choose a tab below for information on trips this semester:

Horseback Riding at the Bar-B-Ranch (Davie)

Horseback riding

TRIP DATE: Sat., Feb. 8
REGISTRATION OPENS: Mon., Jan. 6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Mon., Feb. 3
COST: $35 students/ $45 non-students
INCLUDES: Round-trip transportation, horseback ride
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 20 (weight limit 240 lbs.)

Enjoy the extended tour and ride on the public trail around the Bar-B Ranch in Davie. If you've never ridden a horse before, this is your opportunity to get a new experience at a leisurely pace through a natural Florida hammock.

Skiing/Snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg Resort in Tennessee

Ski Trip

TRIP DATES: Thurs., Feb. 20 - Sun., Feb. 23
REGISTRATION OPENS: Mon., Jan. 6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Fri., Feb. 14
COST: $285 students/ $310 non-students
INCLUDES: Round-trip transportation, hotel, lesson, equipment rental
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 50

Whether you're a skier, a snowboarder, or looking for your first experience with the cold, white stuff, this is the trip for you. This annual excursion to Gatlinburg, Tennessee is always the most popular adventure we sponsor. Two days of skiing or snowboarding, plus the quaint social life in this resort town, will give you an experience to remember.

Register early as this trip always sells out.

Bus leaves leaves FIU at 6am on Thursday, Feb. 20, so don't oversleeep!

Deep Sea Night Fishing - CANCELLED

Deep Sea Fishing

TRIP DATE: Sat., Mar. 29
REGISTRATION OPENS: Mon., Jan. 6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
COST: $35 FIU Students/$40 non-students
INCLUDES: Round-trip bus transportation and equipment
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 40

Take the evening Kelley Fleet boat out of Haulover Marina for this nighttime excursion on the open sea. Try your best to bring in "the big one", or maybe just a tale of how it got away.

Equipment and bait are provided, but you have to provide your own luck.

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Park - CANCELLED

Snorkeling

TRIP DATE: Sat., Apr. 12
REGISTRATION OPENS: Mon., Jan. 6
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Fri., Apr. 4
COST: $35 FIU Students/$40 non-students
INCLUDES: Transportation and equipment renal
MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 25

Explore one of the finest examples of underwater life in the world as you snorkel the waters of John Pennekamp Park at Key Largo. The blue water, sealife, and coral reef provide you the ultimate in ecological beauty.

Space is limited to register early.


Spring 2014 Calendar

Horseback Riding @ Bar-B-Ranch (Davie)
Deadline: Mon., Feb. 3
Trip Date: Sat., Feb. 8

Ski/Snowboarding in Tennessee
Deadline: Fri., Feb. 14
Trip Dates: Thurs., Feb. 20 - Sun., Feb. 23

Deep Sea Night Fishing - CANCELLED
Deadline: Fri., Mar. 28
Trip Date: Sat., Mar. 29

Snorkeling at John Pennekamp Park - CANCELLED
Deadline: Fri., Apr. 4
Trip Date: Sat., Apr. 12