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.
Texas - Utah May 30 - June 8
10-Days trip, Limited spaces available
Spend your week immersed in adventure with a trip to Utah’s Might 5 National Parks! We will spend a week hiking, climbing, camping along the Colorado River and more. We will also be sure to introduce you to Arches National Park, and show you where the arch on the Utah license plate resides! Transportation, meals, campsite fees, permits, park entrance fees, and equipment included in the cost. Registration deadline is 5/16/2018.
Student/Rec Center Member: $400.00
Community Member: $450.00
Houston, Texas, June 2
Whether you’re a Texas native or UH is your first experience with the state, this trip could be your chance to explore the theater/museum district, historic Texas Avenue, the sports stadiums and much more. Explore Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s birthplace. See the downtown historical district and admire the breathtaking skyscrapers. You’ll travel down Texas Avenue and see the Rice Hotel where President Kennedy delivered his last public speech in Houston before his assassination in 1963. Continue on to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros baseball team. Admire the majestic Harris County Court House and the George R. Brown Convention Center. See the home of the Houston Rockets basketball team, Hermann Park/Rice University, and the Sam Houston monument. See what the largest city in Texas has to offer while you take a 35-mile bike ride with exciting stops throughout the city. Lunch is provided and must be able to comfortably ride a bike 10 miles per hour. Registration deadline is 5/25/2018.
Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $30.00
Crystal Beach, June 23 and July 14
Join us for a day of play and adventure at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula! Sandy shores and sunshine are easy to enjoy with seven miles of beach to learn how to Stand Up Paddle board, Kayak and Boogie board. All you need is a swimsuit and a towel. Meal is included to end this perfect day. Registration deadline is 6/15/2018.
Student/Rec Center Member: $30.00
Community Member: $60.00
City of Houston, July 7
Enjoy a day of biking through downtown Houston, shopping at a farmers markets and visiting Discovery Green! We meet and then take an easy tour of a few markets around the city. We use side streets, trails and residential roads for this 8 to 12 mile ride. Participants must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. Not only will you learn the markets and get some exercise, you'll see beautiful areas you never knew existed in Houston and take home a bounty of beautiful produce, breads, sauces and jams and/or fresh, organic food to keep you healthy!
.Registration deadline 6/29 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 per-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.