Stetson Outdoor Adventure Recreation (SOAR)

Stetson Outdoor Adventure Recreation offers a variety of programs, events and trips throughout the year designed to provide students with safe and meaningful outdoor opportunities that will enhance their college experience. Below are the adventure trips for the upcoming semester. 

In order to sign up for the trips, please email and include the trip title in the subject line of your email. Spots will be secured once payment has been made.

Want to stay updated on current and upcoming trips? Join the SOAR Mailing List to receive emails about the latest trips!

Spring 2018 Adventure Trips

Hang in the Quad

Jan 24 | Palm Court 

Description: Join SOAR as we hammock in the quad at Palm Court from 11am-3pm.  Enjoy the start of the semester and learn what SOAR Trips will be offered!

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Easy

Cost: $0 per person

Indoor Rock Climbing

Jan 27, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21 | Longwood, FL

Description: Spend the day getting a unique physical workout by indoor rock climbing. Rock climbing tests a person's strength as well as their problem-solving skills as they follow specific routes set by the center. Come join SOAR for a day of fun climbing and testing your limits.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Cost: $10 per person

Included in Cost: Transportation to Altamonte, equipment rental at Aiguille Rock Climb Center.

Cumberland Island Camping

Feb 3-4 | Cumberland Island, GA

Description: Camp with SOAR at the beautiful Cumberland Island.  Get in touch with nature and explore the island's various ecosystems.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Strenuous

Cost: $40

Included in Cost: Transportation to Cumberland Island, gear rentals, food, staff guides.

Canoe with Your Boo

Feb 10 | Blue Springs State Park

Description: Get a jump on the Valentine's celebration and bring your boo on a kayak adventure they'll never forget.  Spend the day on the crystal clear water enjoying the sun and beautiful scenery of Blue Springs State Park.  A "boo" is not required to attend this trip, participate solo and meet new friends or bring a friend of your own.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Easy

Cost: $15 per person

Included in Cost: Transportation to Blue Springs, kayak gear.

SOAR Spring Break

Mar 5-9 | Blue Ridge, GA

Description: Join SOAR as we venture up to the Blue Ridge Mountains for many hiking adventures. The Blue Ridge Mountains are an adventurers dream featuring many scenic views and opportunities to experience nature at it's finest.  Spend the daytime out exploring various mountainous terrains of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Trails, and Smokey Mountains.  Previous hiking experience not required.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Strenuous 

Cost: $125per person

Included in Cost: Transportation, lodging, meals, equipment, staff guides.

Hike & Hammock

Mar 24 | Ocala National Forest

Description: Explore the Ocala National Forest with SOAR and enjoy a relaxing time hanging over a shared meal with friends.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Easy

Cost: $10per person

Included in Cost: Transportation, hammocks, meal, staff guide.

Learn to Surf

Apr 7| New Smyrna Beach

Description: Join SOAR as we head to the beach and get tubular. Now is the perfect time to try something new and catch some waves.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Cost: $35 per person

Included in Cost: Transportation, vendor lessons.


Apr 28 | TBD

Description: We are still fine-tuning the details of this trip.  Join SOAR as we take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather and kayak one of the many beautiful waterways in Florida.

SOAR Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Cost: $15 per person

Included in Cost: Transportation, kayak, staff guide.

Adventure Education

Adventure education is experiential learning that engages the learner physically, emotionally and mentally. It encourages exploration, appropriate risk-taking and play. Unknown and unpredictable outcomes foster a sense of adventure, fun, laughter and learning! These events must be approved at least two weeks before the requested training date(s).

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