Spring 2024 Outdoor Adventure Trips

Hike at Carpenter Park

Join Campus Recreation on a hike to Carpenter Park just north of town. Transportation is provided.

  • Saturday, March 23rd
  • Registration open: Monday, March 4th

Hiking in Central Illinois

Join Campus Recreation on a hike in Central Illinois. Transportation is provided.

  • Location: TBD
  • Saturday, April 6th
  • Registration open: Monday, March 18th

Horseback Riding at Riverside Stables

Join Campus Recreation for a horseback trail ride at Riverside Stables just north of Springfield. Cost is $40 and includes transportation and a guided trail ride. No prior experience or special equipment is necessary. Due to horse constraints, all participants must weigh less than 200 pounds. If you weigh over 200 pounds and are still interested, please contact Jay at jswen2@uis.edu.

  • Friday, April 12th
  • Registration open: Monday, March 17th

Canoe/Kayak at Sugar Creek

Join Campus Recreation on a canoe/kayak trip just south of Springfield. Transportation and equipment is provided.

  • Saturday, April 13th
  • Registration open: Monday, March 25th

Canoe/Kayak at UIS Field Station

Join Campus Recreation on a canoe/kayak trip at the UIS Field Station at Lake Springfield. Transportation and equipment is provided. We have multiple dates for this trip so find the time that works best for you and your friends.

  • Friday, May 3rd
  • Saturday, May 4th
  • Registration open: Monday, April 15th

*A UIS Student is defined as a currently enrolled student being assessed the Rec Center portion of the General Fee. 

If you have any questions concerning Outdoor Adventures trips please contact the office of Campus Recreation at 217-206-7103.

Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental

If you would like to plan your own adventure you can rent the equipment you need from Campus Rec. Click the following link to see a list of the equipment available for rent. Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rental Price (pdf)

Kayaks and canoes on a pull behind trailer.

*Please note that you do not need to rent equipment if you are participating in an Outdoor Adventures trip offered by Campus Rec

Equipment Rental Policies and Procedures

  • Any Campus Rec or UIS Community Member may rent equipment from Campus Recreation.  All individuals must have a valid UIS icard to rent Outdoor Adventures equipment. Payment is due at the time of the rental.
  • Reservations for equipment are required to ensure the equipment desired is available for rent.  Reservations are made on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Please contact Campus Recreation 2-3 business days before your trip to check out equipment.
  • It is the responsibility of the renter to inspect equipment and be sure it is all there and in good condition. If something is missing or in need of repair, a Campus Rec staff member must be notified immediately so it can be recorded before equipment is checked out.  If for some reason the renter fails to inspect the equipment, he/she is held responsible for damaged or missing equipment upon its return.
  • Each renter must sign a Campus Rec waiver at time of rental. The renter will be held financially responsible for any damages or loss of equipment.
  • Times to return equipment will be established when the equipment is checked out. Returned equipment will be inspected by a Campus Rec staff member.  Fines for dirty, lost or damaged equipment may be assessed.
  • Fines: The fee for late returns will be the cost of one day’s rental for each day past the due date. Renters will incur all costs for repair/replacement of any damaged or lost items.

To make a reservation contact Campus Recreation at 217.206.7103 or by email campusrec@uis.edu.  To ensure your equipment is available, please contact Campus Recreation 2-3 business days in advance.