Trips & Clinics:  

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Trip Registration:  Trip registrations must be completed in person.  To sign up for UTC Outdoor Programs trips please come to the Aquatics & Recreation Center.  You can register by visiting the Outdoors Center Office, located on the first floor of the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC).

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, during open UTC Outdoor Center hours for a full refund. If you fail to attend the pre-trip meeting or the trip you will be charged a fee. 

If the trip is canceled, refunds will be returned to the patron in person. 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.

Fall 2018 Trip Schedule:

 Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Clinics:

Dates:  August 22nd, September 5th and September 19th 

Times:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  Come join the trip leaders at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. Students will be meeting at the Outdoors center and will be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Students will then head down to our barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding. The trip leaders will be taking you around McClellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. No prior experience is need for this trip and is a free event for all UTC students.


 Mountain Biking at Raccoon Mountain:

Date:  September 22nd 

Time:  TBD

Registration Opens:   Monday September 3rd at 8:00 a.m. 

Description:  Throw on a helmet (provided),  bring your water, and join UTC Outdoors on a mountain biking adventure to Raccoon Mountain. Come learn a new skill, freshen up on some old ones, and spend a saturday with the fun folks at UTC Outdoors. This will be a free trip with most equipment provided.

Tennessee River Canoeing:

Date:  September 29th 

Time:  TBD

Registration Opens:  Monday September 10th at 8:00 a.m. 

Description:  Come join the cool cats at UTC Outdoors for a paddling adventure on the beautiful Tennessee River! We will spend the day exploring the beautiful Tennessee River Gorge! No need to worry about bringing your own gear because we will provide all the gear and transportation that you will need. This is a free trip and there is no experience required.

Fall Break Trip:  Climbing at the Red River Gorge

Dates:  Friday October 12th - Tuesday October 16th 

Times:  TBD

Cost:  $25.00

Registration Opens:  Monday September 24th at 8:00 a.m. 

Description:  Get psyched!! UTC Outdoors is going to the Red River Gorge this fall break! This trip is going to be full of climbing, laughing, and a whole bunch of try hard. Join us as we get the amazing opportunity to spend four days at one of the best climbing destinations in the Southeast region. The RRG is a place like no other full of overhung, fight the pump, jug filled routes. On this trip we will be climbing some of the best routes that the RRG has to offer while also camping out at Miguel's Pizza. Miguel’s pizza is the place to stay at the Red River Gorge, it offers some of the best pizza around (so bring some extra dough), while also providing a great campground. This trip does require that each individual wishing to go on this trip have some previous climbing experience and has climbed outside prior to signing up for this trip. On this trip students will be provided with all equipment needed to have the full experience and also be provided with food and snacks for all four days.

Bouldering at Horse Pens 40 (HP40):

Date:  November 3rd 

Time:  TBD

Registration Opens:  Monday October 15th at 8:00 a.m. 

Description:  UTC Outdoors is headed to Steele, Alabama to climb around on some of the best bouldering fields in the Southeast. Horse Pens 40 or better known as HP40, is a very unique place. This boulder field is full of slopers and good times. HP40 is part of the Triple Crown which is a outdoor climbing competition that takes place over three different days at three different bouldering fields. By tagging along with us you will get to experience a totally different style of climbing than you are probably used to. There will be a small climbing fee that will be required to participate on this adventure, but there is no experience required and all transportation will be taken care of!

Day Hike at Fall Creek Falls State Park:

Date:  November 10th 

Time:  TBD

Registration Opens:  Monday October 22nd at 8:00 a.m. 

Description:  Let’s get out and go hiking at the largest state park that Tennessee has to offer! Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in beautiful Spencer, TN and it is home to the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River! Fall Creek Falls is a towering 256 ft tall and a truly a beauty to behold! So lace up your hiking boots grab your day pack and join us for a day of adventure! This is a free trip and transportation will be included. Please bring enough water for yourself and snacks for the day!

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

(423) 425-5750