Two students kayaking and smiling on a lake at sunset

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 2024 Events

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

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.

Kayaks at Rushford Lake at sunset

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.