Trips & Clinics                                     


Spring Trips 2016

Trips are free with a $20.00 deposit check. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CASHIER CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS.  Sign up in the Outdoors Center, located on the first floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC). All trips open on January 11th, at 10:00 a.m. and have a limited number of spots. 

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.

Snowboarding Beech Mountain:

UTC Outdoors is going to shred some powder with our annual snowboarding trips to Beech Mountain in North Carolina! Have you ever wanted to learn how to snowboard? Then come on out and sign up! Trip includes transportation, equipment (on a first come-first serve basis), and instruction. We have two snowboarding trips:

Saturday, January 23rd & Saturday, January 30th. Both trips will be weather dependent.  

Mandatory pre-trip meetings will in the UTC Outdoors Center at 8:00 pm on January 19th, 2016 and January 26th, 2016. 

Caving Howard's Waterfall: 

Have you ever wanted to explore the depths of the earth? You can do just that with UTC Outdoors! We are going exploring and caving to Howards Waterfall! This cave system is a great way to explore something new and get out of your comfort zone! The earths temperature stays pretty warm inside caves, so get out of the cold and get dirty!  Trip includes transportation, instruction and equipment. We have two caving trips:

Saturday, February 20th & Saturday, April 16th

Mandatory pre-trip meeting in the UTC Outdoors Center at 8:00 pm on February 16th, 2016 and April 12th, 2016.

Beginner Camping Trip: February 27th to February 28th, 2016

Join UTC Outdoors as we get back to the basics with camping! If you have never been camping and are interested in learning the basics of equipment set up, cooking an amazing dinner with fire lit smores, then this trip is for you! We want to take it easy and show you the ropes of a great camping trip. Trip includes transportation, equipment, food and instruction. Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center at 8:00 pm on February 23rd, 2016.

Obed Climbing & Camping Weekend: March4th to March 6th, 2016

Grab your sense of adventure for the UTC Outdoors climbing trip to the Obed! This weekend we will be camping and rock climbing in the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Climb to the top of some of the Souths most classic climbing routes and check out the amazing view of the river. With over 350 routes, we are sure to find some to rock your experience! Trip includes transportation, equipment, instruction, and food. Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center at 8:00 pm on March 1st, 2016. No rock climbing experience required. 


Bouldering Little Rock City (Stonefort): 

Bouldering is a style of climbing that Chattanooga is known for. Never bouldered 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 bouldering and get up on some rock too! This is your chance to try something new! Trip includes transportation, instruction, and equipment. No experience required. We have two bouldering trips: 

Saturday, April 9th & Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Mandatory pre-trip is in the UTC Outdoors Center at 8:00 pm on April 5th, 2016, and April 19th, 2016.



All clinics are free, no deposit check required. Sign up in the Outdoors Center, located on the First floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC). All clinics open on January 11th at 10:00 a.m. and havelimited 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:

January 12th
January 26th
February 9th
February 23rd
March 8th
March 22nd
April 5th
April 19th

Bike the Riverwalk:

Take a relaxing biking clinic straight from campus! UTC Outdoors will be biking the Riverwalk from campus around the Tennessee River and downtown. Give your brain the break it deserves and lets ride! This relaxing clinic meets at the UTC Outdoors Center at 4:00 pm. Clinic provides equipment and instruction. No experience required! Bike the Riverwalk clinics are on:

April 8th
April 22nd