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Adventure Trips

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Waterfront bluffsUREC Outdoors leads outdoor adventure recreation trips around the United States. Whether you're interested in rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, or backpacking, we've got an offering for you! Be sure to follow our social media and check our trips regularly - they fill up quickly!

View Trips and Register Here!


Do I have to be a student to join an adventure trip?
Nope! Any University of Wisconsin students, faculty, or staff are welcome to join in on Adventure Trips! Currently we cannot accept members of the general community on adventure trips.

What equipment is supplied for trips?
We will supply all necessary equipment for all trips! All participants are responsible for are their own clothes, food, medications, and hygiene items. Example, on a typical canoe trip we'll provide your canoe, paddles, PFDs (life jackets), dry bags for equipment, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cookset, stoves and fuel, and cooking utensils.

How do I register for a trip?
Simple! Either stop in at the Outdoor Adventure Center (Kress Events Center, 152) and speak with our friendly staff, or follow this link to view our current trips and register online! You'll also be able to see our free and local events at this page.

How far in advance should I register for trips?
You should register as soon as you know you want to go - most trips fill up quickly and our most popular offerings can fill within the first couple weeks of classes!

Can I bring my own equipment?
Certainly! As long as it is appropriate for the given activity you are more than welcome to bring your own equipment.

What all kinds of trips do you run?
We offer trips of varying length, from one day up to 15 days! We offer adventure trips from any of the following primary activities:
Car camping
Canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding (rivers and lakes)
White water rafting
Rock climbing (top rope and sport)
Cross-Country skiing
Downhill skiing
Ice climbing
Coming Soon: Sea kayaking