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 2023 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 Zip 'n Play Days

Thursdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm
June 1, 15 & 29 | July 13 & 20

Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
May 27 | June 10 & 24 | July 8 & 22 | Aug. 5

Prices: Zip n' Play Bundle $30/person | Unlimited Zips $10/person

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

EPIC Genesee River Trips on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00am - 3:00pm

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

EPIC Sunset Paddle on Rushford Lake
Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
May 26 | June 9 & 23 | July 7 & 21 | August 5

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. We meet at the top of Rushford Dam Park (7860 Mill St, Caneadea, NY 14717) and spend some time on the lake before closing our evening with light refreshments and sparkling punch. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard or bring your own.

Click HERE to Register

EPIC Houghton Woods Family Campout
Friday - Saturday, July 7-8

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 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.