Clinics

Guy bouldering outside

Registration Information:

To sign up for UTC Outdoor Programs clinics please visit the Aquatics & Recreation Center. Registration takes place in the Outdoors Center Office, located on the first floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC). All of our clinics are free for UTC students and no prior experience is needed.

Cancellation Information:  

Once payment for trips are received, partial refunds may be given if you cancel by the registration deadline, typically 7 days before the trip. Please see our trip descriptions for registration deadlines. Refunds consist of 50% of the trip cost for cancellations. Cancellations made after the registration deadline will not be considered for a refund. We reserve the right to cancel a program due to inclement weather, natural disasters, lack of participation, or extenuating circumstances. In the event we must cancel a program, you will be notified by the trip leader and a full trip refund will be provided. To apply for a refund, you will need to complete the 'Customer Refund Request' form. 


 Spring 2020 Clinics

* All of our clinics are free for all UTC students and no prior experience is needed *


Date:  January 22nd, 2020

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Description:  Chattanooga is a perfect city for riding bikes. During this clinic you will learn about road cycling rules, your rights as a road cyclist, and tips and tricks to help keep you safe. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to ride around the city and learn about different features to benefit you! No experience necessary. Registration required.

Date:  January 28th, 2020

Time:  8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Description:  This clinic is an introduction to basic body movement and techniques involved in climbing. We will cover handholds, footwork, and other techniques to help you take your climbing to the next level. This clinic is designed specifically for self-identified women in an inclusive and low stress environment. This is perfect if you are new to climbing or want to improve. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Date:  February 12th, 2020

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Description:  Experienced UTC Outdoors staff will show you all the tips and tricks to keeping your wheels in top condition! No experience necessary. Registration required.

Date:  February 19th, 2020

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Description:  Experienced UTC Outdoors staff will be instructing you on how to make your own stove out of normal household products. They will assist you in making your own as well as cooking a special meal for yourself. This is a fun clinic where you will learn a few cool tips and tricks when it comes to camp cooking. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Date:  February 25th, 2020

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Description:  Join us in the pool to learn the basics of whitewater kayak. You will learn techniques such as wet exits, paddle strokes, boat control and progress to the kayak roll. No experience necessary. Registration required.

 Date:  March 24th, 2020

Time:  7:00 p.m.  - 9:00 p.m. 

Description:  Join us in the pool to learn the basics of whitewater kayak. You will learn techniques such as wet exits, paddle strokes, boat control and progress to the kayak roll. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Date:  March 31st, 2020

Time:  8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Description:  This clinic is an introduction to basic body movement and techniques involved in climbing. We will cover handholds, footwork, and other techniques to help you take your climbing to the next level. No experience necessary. Registration required.

Date:  April 1st, 2020

Time:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Description:  Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. Students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. Registration required.

Date:  April 8th, 2020

Time:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Description:  Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. Students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. Registration required.

Dates:  January 10th, January 24th, February 14th, February 28th, March 20th, and April 17th 

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  Want to learn how to belay a fellow climber at the climbing wall? Join us and learn each month! All clinics are free. You can pre-register in the UTC Outdoors Center for any of the clinics. All equipment is included.

For other questions or concerns you can call the friendly staff at UTC Outdoors.

423-425-5750

utcoutdoors@utc.edu