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Outdoor Adventures

Experience thrills and embark on unforgettable journeys in the heart of the sunshine state!

Outdoor Adventures LogoFlorida Poly introduces the Outdoor Adventure Themed Community, an exclusive on-campus living opportunity for students passionate about outdoor education and exploration. Located in Herodotus Hall within Phase 3, residents will benefit from specialized programming centered on building skills, fostering friendships, and deepening environmental knowledge through both on and off-campus experiences.

Enjoy trips in and beyond central Florida by learning camping, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor basics. Themed community members can engage in curated on and off-campus activities, with biweekly programs and monthly outdoor excursions. Each semester includes a culminating extended overnight trip, offering a chance to apply learned skills.

Themed Community Member Benefits:

  • Acquire expertise in outdoor pursuits such as camping, hiking, and first aid.
  • Develop a profound understanding of Central Florida's natural environment
  • Engage your mind, body, and spirit by connecting with nature, fostering holistic well-being.
  • Gain priority access to experience an extended Spring Break trip. 

Potential Trips:

  • Surf at Cocoa Beach, Florida. Day trips and overnight camping available.
  • Canoe at the Hillsborough River State Park.
  • Hike numerous trails throughout central Florida. Day hikes and overnight experiences available.
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

Application Process

  • When filling out your housing application, select the option to join a themed community and answer the designated question when prompted.
  • We will review your application and let you know if you were accepted to join the Outdoor Adventure Themed Community. Denial from a themed community does not necessarily mean you have been denied for on-campus housing.