Trips & Clinics
*Spring trips will be announced January 4th, & registration will open on January 11th at 10:00 a.m.
Most trips are free with one week's $20 reservation deposit, unless otherwise specified (Checks Only). Sign up in the Outdoors Center, located on the First floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC). All trips open on August 17th at 10:00 a.m. and have 9 available spots!
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Cancellation Info: All Trips have a mandatory pre-trip meeting on the Tuesday before a trip. All cancellations will need to be made before the pre-trip meeting for a full refund.
If the trip was to be cancelled, refunds will be returned by mail or your payment can be transferred to another trip. You will be notified by the trip leaders the day before the trip if this occurs.
Further Note: These are high adventure activities so please be aware that there are risks involved. UTC Outdoors strives to minimize these risks, yet all elements of risks can never be eliminated. To prevent any problems, follow all instructions giving by the trip leaders, follow all safety guidelines and regulations. Please read, fill out, sign and date the trip health form and hold harmless agreement. Your information will remain private.
Batcave Canoe Trip:
UTC Outdoors is taking on the night! Join us as we canoe through the calm waters of Nickajack Lake to the opening of Nickajack Cave. Right at the mouth of the cave we will be able to observe hundreds of endangered Gray Bats! Don’t miss this opportunity because once it gets cooler, the bats go deeper into the caves! Trip includes transportation, equipment, and instruction. Mandatory pre-trip meeting will in the UTC Outdoors Center at 7:00 pm
Mountain Biking Day Trip:
If you’re looking to get more out of your biking, join UTC Outdoors as we head to the trail for a mountain biking day trip! We’re going to be biking together up and down hills, through trees, and right over obstacles. A great chance to get out and learn some new skills, test your balance, patience, and perseverance as we maneuver through mountain biking. Mocs bike together! Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. Mandatory pre-trip meeting in the UTC Outdoors Center at 7:00 pm on 9/15/15.
Cloudland Hiking Day Trip:
Join UTC Outdoors as we go hiking in Cloudland Canyon State Park! Cloudland Canyon is located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain and boasts exceptional hiking as it straddles a deep gorge cut by Sitton Gulch Creek. This day trip with us if perfect for those looking to get out for the day without all the commitment! The trip includes transportation and instruction. Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center at 7:00 pm on 9/22/15.
Backpacking the Smokies:
Grab your hiking boots and adventure hats for the UTC Outdoors trip to the Smokies! This weekend trip will give you everything you need to break away from routine and experience the beauty of the Great Smokey Mountains. Known for its diversity in animal and plant life, it’s worth bringing a camera! Backpacking is a great gateway to see the land we travel by a different light. No experience required. Trip includes transportation, equipment, instruction, and food. Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center on 9/29/15 at 7:00 pm.
Fall Break Backpacking Sheltowee Trace:
UTC Outdoors is hitting the Sheltowee Trace for Fall Break! Located in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Sheltowee received its name from Chief Blackfish of the Shawnee tribe and translates to “Big Turtle.” We’ll backpack past old homesteads, oil wells, and narrow ridges while following the white turtle trail blazes. Sign up and see Kentucky in a new light! Join us for a fall break adventure you’ll never forget! Trip includes transportation, equipment, instruction, and food. Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center at 7:00 pm on 10/13/15.
Beginner Climbing Day Trip:
Never rock climbed outdoors before, or maybe you’re trying to hone your current skill? Well come on and join UTC Outdoors as we get vertical! We are going to spend a day going over the basics of rock climbing and get up on some rock too! No experience required! This is your chance to try something new! Trip includes transportation, instruction, and equipment. Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center at 7:00 pm on 11/3/15.
All clinics are free with one week's $20 reservation deposit, unless otherwise specified (Checks Only). Sign up in the Outdoors Center, located on the First floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC). All clinics open on August 17th at 10:00 a.m. and have 10 available spots!
Kayak Wet Exit Clinic:
Have you ever want to learn how to exit a white water kayak, roll yourself back over, or rent one of our white water kayaks? This clinic is for you! Our wet exit clinics meet in the ARC pool and is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill! Grab your swim suit and sense of adventure and meet us at the pool on Tuesday night! No experience required! Clinics are on 8/18, 9/1, 9/15, 10/6, 11/3, and 11/17.
Take a relaxing stand up paddle boarding trip straight from campus! UTC Outdoors will be leading a stand up paddle boarding (SUP) from our campus dock around the Tennessee River. Give your brain the break it deserves and practice your skills with us! This relaxing clinic meets at the UTC Outdoors Center at 6:00 pm. Clinic provides equipment and instruction. No experience required! SUP clinics are on 8/26, 9/9, and 9/23.