Trips & Clinics      

Trips are free unless stated otherwise. Sign up in the Outdoors Center, 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.

Trip Descriptions:

Batcave Canoe Night Trip- Friday, June 9th & Friday, July 21st 

Join UTC Outdoors as we head over to to Nickajack Lake to witness the endangered Gray Bat. As we quietly paddle to the mouth of the cave, experience over 100,000 bats coming out to feed in a continuous flood of wings. No experience necessary. Trip is free and includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The trip will meet around 6:00 p.m. and return before midnight. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on June 6th and July 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Whitewater Tubing Day Trip- June 24th 

UTC Outdoors is getting wild as we take our tubes to the whitewater of the Hiwassee River! This relaxing day will get you out of the dorm and into some of the prettiest scenery around Tennessee. No experience necessary. Trip is free and includes transportation, instruction and equipment. The trip will meet around 8:00 a.m. and return in the late afternoon. The mandatory pre-trip meeting is on June 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the UTC Outdoors Center. 

Fall 2017 - All other fall trips will be posted soon! Check back for more details. 

Costa Rica Winter Break- December 16th - 22nd, 2017

 Costa Rica Flier

What:  UTC Outdoors is partnering up with Outward Bound for a week long trip in Costa Rica.

When/Date:  December 16th – 22nd, 2017

Who Can Go:  Any student currently enrolled at UTC. This includes students that will be graduating in December.

Day 1 (Dec. 16th) – Arrival

Day 2 (Dec. 17th) – Hike & Homestay

Day 3 (Dec. 18th) – Waterfall Rappel & Solo Reflection

Day 4 (Dec. 19th) – Hike & Frog Conservatory

Day 5 (Dec. 20th) – Beach & Surfing

Day 6 (Dec. 21st) – Manuel Antonio National Park

Day 7 (Dec. 22nd) – Coffee Plantation & Departure

Cost of Program: $874.00. This covers food, transportation (while in Costa Rica), equipment, and all activity instruction.

Registration Fee: $274.00
2nd Payment Due August 25th: $200.00
3rd Payment Due September 15th: $200.00
4th Payment Due October 27th: $200.00

Cost of Flight: All flights will be purchased at the responsibility of the participant. 

How Do I Pay: You must pay downstairs in the UTC Outdoors Center. The first down payment to hold your spot can be made online at The down payment is $274.00. The next three payments are to be made in $200.00 increments.

Can it be paid all at once: Yes.

Can I Make a Payment Online: Yes, only for the first down payment of $274. All other payments must be made in person at the UTC Outdoors Center unless paying all $874.00 at once.

Who Do I Contact For More Information: Please contact or at (423) 425-5671.