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Trip Registration

To sign up for UTC Outdoor Programs trips 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)

Cancellation Info

Once payment for trips are received, partial refunds may be given if participant cancels 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. To apply for a refund, the participant will need to complete the 'Customer Refund Request' form. UTC Outdoors 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, a full trip refund will be provided automatically.

IMPORTANT: Some trips have a mandatory pre-trip meeting on the Tuesday before a trip. If you fail to attend the pre-trip meeting, you will be unable to attend the trip.

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 given 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.


Spring 2021 Trips


 

Date:  February 6th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  February 2nd by 6:00 p.m. 

Description:  Go underground and explore Tumbling Rock Cave in Jackson County, Alabama. Our experienced staff will lead you on a muddy adventure through dark passageways following an underground creek! This cave has a ton of cool features including old mining equipment, football field size rooms, and a 400-foot underground waterfall called the Topless Dome. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.

Date:  February 7th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  February 2nd, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  This full day adventure with our experienced staff will give you the opportunity to get outside while exploring one of the Sequatchie Valley’s most popular climbing areas! This trip is perfect for anyone who is looking to learn new skills or advance their knowledge. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.

Date:  February 13th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  February 9th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Go for a hike with UTC Outdoors. We will explore a local trail and waterfall. You are sure to have a blast on this day hike. No experience necessary! Cost includes transportation and instruction. Please bring enough water for yourself and snacks for the day!

Date:  February 20th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  February 16th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Join UTC Outdoors for an awesome day of bouldering. Rocktown has options for both beginners and advanced climbers. No experience needed for this trip. Learn how to boulder outside, place crash pads, spot climbers, and improve your climbing technique. Cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation. Please bring enough water for yourself and snacks for the day!

Date:  February 27th-28th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $30.00

Registration Deadline:  February 23rd, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  February 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Join UTC Outdoors as we hike along the Cumberland trail in our very own backyard! Our experienced trip leaders have planned out the perfect section of trail for this 2 day 1 night adventure. This trip is perfect for beginners to learn new skills and for experienced backpackers to enjoy a weekend in the woods! No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, transportation, instruction, and food.

Date:  March 6th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  March 2nd, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Go underground and explore Howards Waterfall Cave in Trenton, Georgia. If you have never been caving before, this a great first time cave to check out. Our experienced staff will guide you through dark, muddy passageways with many options to crawl through tight spaces. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.

Date:  March 9th, 2021

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Price: $10.00

Registration Deadline:  March 9th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Join UTC Outdoors as we take a hike in the dark and watch as our path is lit up by the light of the full moon! Our experienced staff will select a perfect location for an illuminated experience. There is no better way to take a break from your week then exploring the mountains around you in a whole new perspective. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes transportation and instruction

Date:  March 13th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  March 9th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  This trip is your chance to see Chattanooga by bike. We will start our journey on Lookout Mountain and bike through town back to campus. Cost includes equipment, transportation and instruction. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks for the trip.

Date:  March 14th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  March 9th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Have you ever wanted to take your outdoor photography game to the next level? Join our experienced staff to learn more about the foundations of photography in class followed by a scenic day hike to practice what you have learned! Whether you are using your phone or a DSLR, we will help you make the most out of your pictures. No experienced needed. Pricing includes transportation and instruction.

Date:  March 20th - 21st, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $30.00

Registration Deadline:  March 16th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  March 16th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Do you like camping? Do you enjoy being on the water? Did you know that you could put the two together? Join us as we paddle through the heart of the Tennessee River Gorge to your campsite for the night and then paddle out the next day! No experience needed. Pricing includes equipment, transportation and instruction.

Date:  March 27th - 28th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $30.00

Registration Deadline:  March 23rd, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  March 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Is school already giving you a headache? Want to meet some cool new people? Have you always wanted to go camping but never actually have? Well this weekend is for you! Join UTC Outdoors on a relaxing weekend exploring the natural environment around us! Our experienced staff will plan a personalized trip that will include day adventures and one night primitive camping. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, instruction, transportation, and food.

Date:  April 10th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00 

Registration Deadline:  April 6th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Have you ever been climbing outside before? Well now’s your chance! Join us for an action-packed day hiking near Sunset Rock and learning from our experienced trip leaders how to climb outside. No experience needed. Pricing includes equipment, instruction and transportation.

Date:  April 11th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  April 6th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  April 6th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  November 3rd, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the pool

Description:  Join UTC Outdoors for a day of fun on the river! Our experienced trip leaders will teach the proper techniques to control our boats while we run class I & II rapids. If you have always wanted to try whitewater kayaking this is the perfect opportunity to spend a day on the water. No experience necessary. Cost includes transportation, equipment, and instruction.

Date:  April 17th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  April 13th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Need a break from all the hustle and bustle? Join us and enjoy a great day on the water kayaking and enjoying nature. No experience needed. Pricing includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.

Date:  April 24th, 2021

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00

Registration Deadline:  April 20th, 2021 by 6:00 p.m.

Description:  Go underground and explore Tumbling Rock Cave in Jackson County, Alabama. Our experienced staff will lead you on a muddy adventure through dark passageways following an underground creek! This cave has a ton of cool features including old mining equipment, football field size rooms, and a 400-foot underground waterfall called the Topless Dome. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.

 

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

(423) 425-5750

utcoutdoors@utc.edu