Trips, Outings and Experiences

Disconnect from the busy-ness of life and experience God in his beautiful creation.

EPIC Trips provide a wide range of opportunities for Houghton University students to areas beyond Allegany County. This includes zipline excursions, kayak and canoe trips, camping, and sunset paddle experiences.

Full Day Trips

Overnight Trips

EPIC Summer Events

Add a little adventure to your week and check out our EPIC events happening throughout the summer. Our student interns are working hard to provide opportunities that are fun and allow people of all ages and levels of experience to participate.

EPIC Zip 'n Play Days
Thursdays 4PM - 8PM & Saturdays 10AM - 2PM

Challenge yourself on our static EPIC Square course or fly through the trees on our zipline.

EPIC Genesee River Day Trip
Wednesday, June 29th from 10AM - 3PM

Kayak and/or canoe down the Genesee River with EPIC Adventures. We'll look for eagles, blue herons, and beavers, and stop for lunch along the rocks. Rent a boat or bring your own kayak or canoe.

EPIC Houghton Woods Campout
Friday - Saturday, July 8-9th

Join us for a fun evening of dinner, s'mores, and singing around the campfire! Stay in one of our lean-tos, a tent, or hammock and enjoy some pancakes on the griddle in the morning.

EPIC Adventures Day at the Lake
Wednesday, July 13th from 1:00PM - 4:00PM

We're headed out for a day of paddling, swimming, and exploring Rushford Lake! Rent a canoe or kayak or bring your own and get ready to have a little fun! You're welcome to head out and paddle on your own, head out on a guided paddle with our EPIC Facilitators, or just enjoy the sunshine on the docks!

EPIC Sunset Paddle
Friday, July 15th from 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Join us for a little adventure and a beautiful sunset! Bring your friends, make it a date night, or let your whole family enjoy an evening paddle around Rushford Lake with light refreshments at sunset. Rent a boat or bring your own kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.

EPIC Trips

Hike, whitewater raft, and rock climb in Ohiopyle or the Adirondacks. Backpack in Alleghany State Park, the Appalachian Trail, Susquehannock Trail System, or the Adirondack High Peaks. Canoe and kayak on the Genesee or Alleghany rivers, and other aquatic outlets. Whitewater kayak in the Letchworth Gorge or the Moose River in the Adirondacks. Sea kayak on the Georgian Bay, Canada.

EPIC Outings

Take a half day and get some fresh air. Led by Houghton faculty and staff members, EPIC Outings range from a few hours to half-day excursions to nearby locations. Although primarily designed for Houghton students, outings are open to community members and faculty/staff, depending on space.

EPIC Experiences

Prepare for future adventures with events, workshops, trainings, and certification courses that hone your skills. Learn wilderness first aid, CPR, or lifeguarding. Keep yourself fit with water aerobics and more, and introduce kids to the joy of swimming through lessons for ages 5-12.