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Outdoor Recreation

Plan Your Own Adventure!

The FSC outdoor recreation program offers students a variety of fun outdoor activities, such as bicycling, horseback riding, kayaking, and rock climbing.

These trips are a great way to meet new friends who share similar interests and to learn new skills. One day excursions, overnight trips, and break trips enable participants to enjoy the real Florida at its state parks and recreational facilities.


Manatee Trip

Manatee Trip

What weighs over 1000 pounds, looks a bit like a walrus with wrinkled, gray-brown, spongy skin, is sometimes called a "sea cow", is related to an elephant, was mistaken for mermaids, can eat more than 100 pounds of vegetables per day, and travels an average of 3 to 5 miles per hour? Why the manatee, of course!

Come snorkel with these gentle giants in Crystal River. This program is a 2 day, 1 night program and costs only $60, which includes wet suit rental. Participants will camp at a campground near the snorkel experience, and wake up early to visit the manatees. Participants will receive instruction on proper interaction with the manatee, as these are wild manatee in their natural environment. Trip fee includes: travel by FSC van, meals, campsite and camping gear, snorkel rental and snorkel experience. Don’t forget to bring an underwater camera!

The trip is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 14 & 15. The $25 registration fee includes food, transportation, camping and a snorkel experience. The fee does not include wetsuit rental. Wetsuit is required. Rental available locally or at the destination.

Mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center Lobby.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Do you love horses? Take a relaxing trail ride with a friend or your significant other! This trip is designed for riders of all experience levels. No experience is necessary to participate. All riders must wear a helmet during the ride. You may borrow a helmet from the stable, or wear your own bike helmet.

Registration for this trip opens Monday, February 2 and the mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center Lobby.

The horseback riding trip is held on a Saturday. This trip is offered FREE of charge to FSC students. ($10 deposit required to secure your reservation will be returned when you go on trip)


Paint Ball

Play paintball with your friends for a couple of hours. Bust some stress and paint pellets before exam week! The required gear is provided along with a starting quantity of paint balls. Participants may purchase additional ammo at the shop.

Gear Checkout

Gear Checkout

Our gear checkout program allows you the chance to plan and take your own outdoor adventure trips. | Find out more »

Most of the activities are FREE. Some may require a small deposit to hold your spot.

Hours of Operation

Wellness Center
Mon.-Wed., 6 AM – 11 PM
Thurs-Fri., 6 AM – 10 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 10 PM

Alumni Hours (During the academic year)
Monday-Thursday, 6 AM – 2 PM
Friday, 6 AM – 10 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, 12 noon - 10 PM

Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Sat. & Sun., 12 noon - 6 PM

The Lap Pool hours are:
Monday-Friday 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 6 PM

Equipment Check Out
Mon.-Sat, 2 - 5 PM
or by appointment

Mon-Fri, 3 - 5 PM
Sat-Sun., 12 noon - 5 PM

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