The Outdoor Adventure trip program offers several outdoor trips per year ranging from day trips to week long adventures. Our highly trained and experienced trip leaders will guide you through places like backspacing at Colorado Bend Park! If you are looking for an adventure closer to home, the Farmers Market Bike Tour is the perfect way to see a different side of Houston. There are plenty of weekend trips that are strategically planned around the stressful times of each semester so take some time to unwind and let us show you a real Outdoor Adventure. Remember to sign up fast because trips do sell out. Take a look at the schedule below for detailed information on upcoming trips and don't forget to check out these incredible videos.
*Note: To sign up for OA trips, participants must come into the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered for the trip and fill out paperwork. Also, trip spots are available on a first come first serve basis and trips fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available.
Houston, Texas 04/07
Explore the city of Houston during a 35 mile-long bike ride with exciting stops throughout the city. Participate must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 per hour. Lunch is provided. Register at the CRWC - Welcome Desk Member Services. Registration deadline 03/30 at 5pm.
Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $30.00
McKinney Falls State Park , Austin 04/14
Hiking Day trip
What are you waiting for? Let's follow trails winding through the Hill Country woods, and listen to Onion Creek flowing over limestone ledges and splashing into pools pristine water. Lunch is provided. Register at the CRWC - Welcome Desk Member Services. Registration deadline 04/06 at 5pm.
Pre-trip meeting April 11 @4pm, OA office.
Student/Rec Center Member: $50.00
Community Member: $75.00
Crystal Beach 04/21
Beach Day trip
Join us for a day at the beach! We will teach you how to stand up paddleboard (SUP), kayak and boogie board. Lunch is provided. Register at the CRWC - Welcome Desk Member Services. Registration deadline 04/13 at 5pm. Pre-trip meeting April 18 at 4pm.
Student/Rec Center Member: $30.00
Community Member: $60.00
Eisenhower State Park, Denison, Texas 04/27-04/29
Canoeing Weekend trip
Adventure awaits on the shores of Lake Texoma! Explore trails along high bluffs, splash in sandy swimming cove. With plenty of wide open water and numerous coves, one quickly realizes the beauty and attraction of the lake the moment they put their paddle in the water. Some meals are provided. Pre-trip meeting 04/25 at 4pm. Register at the CRWC - Welcome Desk Member Services. Registration deadline 04/20 at 5pm.Pre-trip meeting 4/35 at 4pm.
Student/Rec Center Member: $115.00
Community Member: $170.00
Houston, Texas 05/05
Day trip, Spots available
Enjoy a day of biking through downtown Houston, shopping at a farmers market and visiting Discovery Green! Participants must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. Lunch is provided. Registration deadline 04/25 at 5pm.
Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $30.00
What are Outdoor Adventure (OA) Trips?
Each semester OA schedules are variety of outdoor adventures. These trips are geared towards student experimental learning in a safe, outdoor environment.
Who can take a trip with OA?
All current members of the CRWC are eligible to enroll in a trip – This includes students enrolled in classes and individual memberships.
What if I am a member of the CRWC, can I bring a guest that is not affiliated with UH?
Yes, if you are a student currently enrolled in class or have an individual membership and enroll in a trip, you may bring a guest on the trip as well. On outings, the guest fee is listed as “community” and requires a higher cost than members.
Is there an age/size requirement participant to enroll?
Yes, you must be 18 years old or a current UH student.
What types of trips are available?
Each semester varies, but OA strives to offer a variety of options – backpacking, biking, climbing, hiking, Canoeing, kayaking, surfing, biking, and caving.
How long are the trips?
The trips vary in length – from local day trips, to statewide weekend trips, to nationwide week-long trips. The goal of each semester is to incorporate an assortment of day and weekend trips with a culminating multi-day trip during the scheduled school break.
How much does it cost?
The cost varies depending upon several factors – mostly the required travel distance and length of the trip. The cost for guests to enroll is a slightly increased due to the lack of membership.
What does the cost cover?
When applicable, the cost includes: leadership, instruction, transportation, entrance fees, meals, and equipment.
Is any experience required?
For the majority of trips, no experience is necessary. On some adventures, such as climbing or biking longer distances, some experience would be beneficial, but not mandatory. Before each trip begins, the OA guides will instruct on technical skills required for the adventure. Also, there will be a pre-trip meeting for every trip. See the Climbing wall staff for more information.
How do I sign up?
To sign up for OA trips, participants must come into the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered for the trip and fill out paperwork. Also, trip spots are available on a first come first serve basis and trips fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available. All trips must be paid in full at time of enrollment.
How many people can enroll in a trip?
For local bike trips around Houston, we allow up to 15 participants. For off-campus adventures, we are limited to 10 participants due to transportation.
Can I reserve spots for my friends/family/guests?
Spots on the trips are only guaranteed once payment has been received. In order to reserve spots for other individual, you would be required to pay the fee.
For Information contact Outdoor Adventure Office at 713-743-9512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.