Adventure Recreation

The Adventure Recreation program is designed to get you outdoors to experience recreation opportunities available in parts of Florida and the Southeastern U.S. Trips and workshops are open to FIU students, FIU Affiliates and the Community at differing costs. Some trips require special gear. Participants providing their own gear must have it approved by the trip leader(s)/sponsor; otherwise it will provided (usually at a fee) by the trip leader(s)/ sponsor.

Payment is due at registration and must be made using debit or credit cards. No other form of payment will be accepted. All purchases will be process at the time of registration. Refund available only if trip is cancelled. 

  • All participants will be required to sign a waiver provided either by the trip leader(s)/ sponsor or the Wellness & Recreation Center.
  • All participants will be required to attend a pre-trip meeting for their specific trip.
  • If the trip involves water-based activities, life jackets must be worn. If you have passed the  Adventure Recreation Swim Test, then the life jacket can be removed at the trip leaders’ discretion.

For more information on any of these trips, email arlrodri@fiu.edu.

Register at the Wellness & Recreation Center - MMC Membership Desk.

Summer Semester Trips

  • Eco-Tour Adventure
     

    Trip Time & Date: Saturday, July 7th, 2018 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Description: Enjoy a 4 hour tour that includes 2 sandbar stops, 1 for snorkeling and 1 for beach-combing and native plant exploration!

    On the private snorkeling sandbar, you can enjoy the rare luxury of having a knowledgeable guide snorkeling alongside to help your group spot and ID marine life. You will also spend time in manatee and turtle territory and paddle through a magical mangrove tunnel that will have you in awe of nature. 

    This is an adventurous tour at a fairly relaxing pace! The snorkeling area is very shallow and a perfect place to learn to snorkel or gain confidence while searching for the amazing life hidden on the sandbar and surrounding seagrass beds.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 

    Cost: FIU Students $116.00; FIU Affiliate $127.00; Community Members $138.00

    Includes: All gear is provided, along with coolers packed with fresh fruit, cold bottled water and a salty/crunchy snack.

    Please note, lunch is not provided. 

    Swim Test: The Swim Test will be offered the Friday, July 6th between 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Tamiami Pool.

    The Swim Test will consist of continuously swimming 50 yards without assistance & treading water for 2 minutes

    Please contact Arleen Rodriguez arlrodri@fiu.edu to schedule a time to be tested.

    Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: 

    Friday, July 6th, 2018

    6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

    WRC Matted Room

    Maximum Participants: 10

Summer Semester Workshops

  • DIY: Insect Repellent

    Workshop Time & Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

    Description: Come join the WRC in a 45 minute workshop & learn how to make a DIY natural insect repellent! 

    You'll learn how to make it & take home your own bottle!

    Registration Deadline: Monday, July 9th, 2018

    Cost: FIU Students $15.00; FIU Affiliate $20.00; Community Members $25.00

    Includes: Instruction & supplies 

Fall Semester Workshops

  • DIY: Sunscreen

    Workshop Time & Date: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

    Description: Come join the WRC in a 45 minute  workshop & learn how to make a DIY sunscreen and become a more sustainable member of our community! 

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

    Cost: FIU Students $15.00; FIU Affiliate $20.00; Community Members $25.00

    Includes: Instruction & supplies 

  • Knot A Problem!

     

    Workshop Time & Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

    Description: Come join the WRC in a 45 minute workshop and learn how to tie knots like a pro!

    You'll come out of this workshop with cool new skills and a new confidence in your knot-tying ability.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

    Cost: FIU Students $15.00; FIU Affiliate $20.00; Community Members $25.00

    Includes: Instruction & supplies 

  • Archery Workshop

     

    Workshop Dates & Times:

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    Thursday, October 25th, 2018 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    Description:This is a fun and interactive way to discover archery for the first time. Whether you have shot before, or just getting started, this class is a great place to begin. A certified coach is there to assist with safety instruction and will introduce you to the National Training System (NTS). The cost includes 2 weeks of lessons and equipment rental (bow, arrows & arm guard). 

    Registration Deadline: Monday, October 22nd, 2018

    Cost: FIU Students $36.00; FIU Affiliates $42.00; Community Members $48.00

    Includes: Instruction & supplies 

  • DIY: Facewash

    Workshop Time & Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

    Description: Come join the WRC in a 45 minute DIY workshop & learn how to make an exfoliating facewash! 

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nocember 13th, 2018

    Cost: FIU Students $15.00; FIU Affiliate $20.00; Community Members $25.00

    Includes: Instruction & supplies 

Contact

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11290 SW 12th St.
RC 101
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2575
camprec@fiu.edu

Hours of Operation

WRC-MMC

Monday – Thursday: 6:30 am – 9:00pm
Friday:  6:30 am – 7:00pm
Saturday:  noon - 6:00pm
Sunday: noon - 6:00pm

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