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.

2018-2019 Activities

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Bioluminescent Kayak Tour- August

  • During the warm summer months the waters of the Indian River Lagoon come alive with Bioluminescence. Every moment produces light! Tiny dinoflagellates make the water come alive and speeding fish become underwater fireworks. Then, huge schools of flying mullet make your evening one you will never forget! 
  • Registration Begins: August 27th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration
  • Trip Date: September, 8th
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Boggy Airboat Adventure Tour- October

  • Discover territory that remains unaltered in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades. Our captains take you into the breathtaking beauty of nature, including wetlands and wildlife. See alligators, turtles, birds and more in their natural environment. You’ll feel like you’re flying through the wetlands as you enjoy the best Everglades experience in Central Florida. 
  • Registration Begins: September 11th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration
  • Trip Date: October, 4th
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Swim with Manatees- October

  • Crystal River offers the best location to see and interact with the Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, also known as gentle giants. Unlike other areas of Florida, the Federal Government allows for "passive observation" in the water between manatees and people in Kings Bay. This allows face-to-face interaction with manatees. Come with us to swim with the Manatees!
  • Registration Begins: October 8th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration
  • Trip Date: October, 17th
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Zip-Lining- November

  • Join us for our annual Zip Lining Trip in Ocala, FL! The zip lines total over a mile in distance and have been ranked the highest, longest, and fastest zip lines in Florida. Trip includes transportation, a 2 hour zip lining tour, and lunch!
  • Registration Begins: October 23rd at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration
  • Trip Date: November 11th

Indoor Rock Climbing

   

Indoor Rock Climbing - January

  • Join us for our annual Indoor Rock Climbing trip. We will be traveling to Vertical Ventures in Tampa! Trip will include transportation, rock climbing, and dinner.
  • Registration Begins: January 8th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration. 
  • Trip Date: January 24th 
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Escape Room- February 

  • Escape Rooms are logic-based real life games where players are challenged to solve mysteries and escape a room within a set time frame. You and your group will race against the clock to escape your assigned room. It’s time to put those critical thinking skills to work!
  • Registration Begins: January 29th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration. 
  • Trip Date: February 21st  
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PaintBall Trip- March 

  • A student favorite trip—Paintball!! Join us as we go to Off The Wall Adventures for our annual paintball trip. Trip will include transportation, two hours of paintball, and dinner. 
  • Registration Begins: February 25th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration. 
  • Trip Date: March 15th
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St. Johns River and Blue Springs Tour- April 

  • Spend your day kayaking during a guided tour to experience all that the Blue Springs has to offer!
  • Registration Begins: March 19th at 6am
  • There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration. 
  • Trip Date: April 6th
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Gear Checkout

  • Our gear checkout program allows you the chance to plan and take your own outdoor adventure trips.  
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Most of the activities are FREE. Some may require a small deposit to hold your spot.

Hours of Operation

Wellness Center

Monday-Wedday, 6 AM – 11 PM
Thuday-Friday, 6 AM – 10 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday, 12 noon – 10 PM

Pool

Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 12 noon – 6 PM

Lap Pool

Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 12 noon – 6 PM

Single Lane

Monday-Friday, 5 – 7 PM

Waterfront

Monday-Friday, 2 PM – 5 PM
Saturday-Sunday, 12 noon – 6  M

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Mission Statement

Our mission to promote a holistic lifestyle through recreation, health education, and wellness opportunities for the Florida Southern community.

Vision

To continually provide an inclusive environment allowing all participants to find their fit in wellness and recreation.