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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: All 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 2020 Trips


 

Date:  January 18th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  January 14th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  January 14th, 2020 at 8:00 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:  January 25th - 26th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $30.00

Registration Deadline:  January 21st, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  January 21st, 2020 at 8:00 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:  February 1st, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  January 28th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  January 28th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  This full day adventure with our experienced staff will give you the opportunity to get outside while exploring one of Chattanooga’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 9th, 2020

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  February 4th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  February 4th, 2020 at 8:00 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 start off the week then exploring the mountains around you in a whole new perspective. No experience necessary. Trip cost includes transportation.

Date:  February 22nd, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  February 18th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  February 18th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  Throw on a helmet, bring your water, and join us on a mountain biking adventure to the Enterprise trail system. Come learn a new skill, freshen up on some old ones, and spend a Saturday with the fun folks at UTC Outdoors. No experience necessary. Cost includes equipment, transportation and instruction.

Date:  March 7th - 14th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Price:  $125.00

Registration Deadline:  March 3rd, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  March 3rd, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  Join UTC Outdoors on a full week of excitement! Our experienced staff have hand selected the top bouldering destinations in the Southeast to explore! This trip is perfect for anyone looking to spend a week outside while meeting new people, learning new skills, or expanding on old skills. This is also a perfect opportunity to discover outside climbing and to potentially find your new favorite bouldering spot! No experience necessary. Trip cost includes equipment, transportation, instruction, and food.

Date:  March 21st, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price: 10.00

Registration Deadline:  March 17th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  March 17th, 2020 at 8:00 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 lot 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:  March 28th - 29th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $30.00

Registration Deadline:  March 24th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  March 24th, 2020 at 8:00 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:  April 4th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  March 31st, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  March 31st, 2020 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  Join UTC Outdoors for a day of fun on the Hiwassee 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 18th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $40.00

Registration Deadline:  April 14th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  April 14th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  End the semester with a bang and ride a whitewater roller coaster with UTC Outdoors! Located just under an hour away from campus, the Ocoee River is a jewel of this area. Enjoy an adventure-filled day with experienced raft guides as you explore the class III & IV rapids of the Ocoee River. Grab a friend or come make new ones! No experience necessary. Cost includes transportation and a guided trip.

Date:  April 19th, 2020

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Price:  $10.00

Registration Deadline:  April 14th, 2020 by 6:00 p.m. 

Pre-Trip Meeting:  April 14th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. 

Description:  Does the end of the semester have you feeling stressed? Join UTC Outdoors for an end of semester yoga hike in the mountains! Our experienced staff have picked out the best short hike to find solitude. From there you will spend some time on the mat with one of UTC’s amazing yoga instructors. This trip is a perfect way to spend an evening outside while also exploring the benefits of yoga! No experience necessary. Cost includes transportation, equipment, and instruction.

 

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

(423) 425-5750

utcoutdoors@utc.edu