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Outdoor Recreation

Explore Florida with your classmates!

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

The Outdoor Recreation program at the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center offers fun, day-long expeditions to Florida State Parks, natural attractions, and recreational facilities like Florida’s natural springs, indoor rock climbing facilities, the Ocala National Forest, east and west coast beach trips, and more! With multiple trips per semester, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore the great outdoors.

fall 2021 Activities & Trips 


National Take a Hike Day

Join us as we celebrate National Take a Hike Day! We'll be shuttling students over to Circle B Bar Reserve for a chance to explore the unique wetlands, and view Florida's wildlife, native flora and fauna, and pristine lakes.


Paddle the Chaz & Sisters Springs

Join us for a self-guided paddle up the Chassahowitzka River in Homosassa, FL. Participants will get to swim in crystal clear waters at 7 Sisters Springs, paddle the river while observing wildlife, and explore the nooks and crannies of the beautiful river- including 'The Crack'!


Learn to Surf

On this Fall Break trip, participants will learn the basic fundamentals of surfing at Ormond Beach, Florida! With a total of 1.5 hours for dry-land instruction and in-water practice, you'll be catching waves in no time!


Zipline Ocala

Participants on this trip can expect to explore the treetops and cliffs at the 'Zip the Canyons' adventure park in Ocala, FL. While you zip over spring-fed lakes, mountain-like cliffs and treetops, your adrenaline is sure to be pumping!

Equipment Checkout

The Wellness Center’s equipment checkout program allows students to plan their own outdoor recreation adventures while staying on budget!

Equipment will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your valid FSC ID to check out equipment at the wellness center front desk. To return camping gear, a second appointment will be made at the time of checkout to allow time to set up equipment for return inspection.

Although these services are free to students, charges will apply if equipment is damaged or lost.

Please call or stop by to be sure equipment is available and to arrange a time to discuss the safe use and care of the equipment.

Sporting equipment, tailgate games and hammocks may be checked out for 48 hours at a time. Camping equipment may be checked out for 72 hours. If an extension is needed, please contact the membership services coordinator.

Equipment Checkout Form

Equipment Available for Checkout

  • Bicycles (single speed cruisers)
  • Hammocks
  • Beach/Camp Chairs
  • Sporting Equipment
    • Footballs
    • Frisbees
    • Volleyballs
    • Soccer Balls & Pop-Up Goals
    • Tennis Racquets & Balls
    • Kickballs & Rubber Bases
    • Cones
  • Camping Equipment
    • Tents (2-, 4-, & 6-person)
    • Tarps
    • Cooler
    • Camp Stove
  • Tailgate Games
    • Corn Hole
    • Washers
    • Bocci Set
    • Ladder Golf
    • Kan Jam
    • Giant Jenga

Question? Contact

Doug Davey

Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation & Marketing
  • 863.680.3742
  • E-mail

Missy Meyer

Membership Services Coordinator
  • 863.680.6225
  • E-mail