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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.


Fall 2019 Trips

Welcome Week SUP

Date: Tuesday, August 20th

Time: 4:00 - 7:00p.m.

Cost: FREE

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 20th at 4:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

Join 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 Maclellan Island and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. 

Welcome Week Bike Cruise

Date: Thursday, August 22nd

Time: 4:00 - 7:00p.m.

Cost: FREE

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 22nd at 4:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

This trip is your chance to see Chattanooga by bike.  We will start our journey at the Outdoor Center and bike through town on the Riverwalk.  All equipment will be provided.  Don't forget to bring water and snacks for the trip.

Howards Waterfall Caving

Date: Saturday, August 24th

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 20th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, August 20th at 8:00p.m.

Go underground and explore Howards Waterfall Cave in Trenton, Georgia.  If you have never been caving before, this is a great first time cave to check out.  Cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.  Don't forget to bring water and snacks for the trip.

Swimming Hole Hike

Date: Saturday, August 31st

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, August 27th at 8:00p.m. 

Go for a hike with UTC Outdoors.  We will explore a local trail and swimming hole.  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! 

Whitewater Kayaking

Date: Saturday, September 7th

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:00p.m.

Join UTC Outdoors for a day of fun on the Hiwassee River!  We will learn the proper techniques to control our boats while we run class I & II rapids.  Cost includes transportation, equipment, and instruction.  Please bring enough water for yourself and snacks for the day! 

Ocoee Whitewater Rafting

Date: Saturday, September 14th

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $40.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 10th at 8:00p.m.

Ride a whitewater roller coaster with UTC Outdoors!  Enjoy an adventure-filled day with a group of friends as you experience the class III rapids of the Ocoee River.  Cost includes transportation and a guided trip.  Please bring enough water for yourself and snacks for the day! 

Yoga in the Mountains

Date: Saturday, September 21st

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 17th at 8:00p.m.

Join UTC Outdoors for a day hike and yoga session in the mountains!  We will take a short hike to find solitude and then spend time on the mat with one of UTC's amazing yoga instructors.  Cost includes transportation, equipment, and instruction.  Please bring enough water for yourself and snacks for the day! 

Road Bike & Race Volunteer

Date: Saturday, October 5th

Time: 7:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: FREE

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 1st at 8:00p.m.

Join UTC Outdoors to spend the day at the Cycle Sequatchie Event.  We will leave UTC early to ride in the 16 mile Sequatchie Stroll ($60 value!).  After lunch, enjoy the Farm-to-Table Lunch Buffet and Outdoor Expo or cheer on those competing in the longer races.  As a group, we will volunteer to help breakdown the event and clean up.  In return for volunteering, your fee for the bike ride will be waived and you get a free t-shirt!  You can also earn two UTC Think Achieve credits for attending this trip. For more information about Cycle Sequatchie, click HERE.  UTC Outdoors will provide transportation and all bike equipment. 

Fall Break Backpacking in the Smokies & Nantahala Rafting

Date: Friday, October 12th - Tuesday, October 15th 

Time: 7:00a.m.

Cost: $65.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 8th at 8:00p.m.

Spend fall break with us in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!  We will teach you everything you need to know about backpacking, visit a few amazing viewpoints, and then spend the last few hours of the trip rafting down the Nantahala River, located just outside of the park.  Cost includes transportation, food, equipment, instruction and your guided rafting trip.  

Tumbling Rock Caving

Date: Saturday, October 26th

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m.

Go underground and explore Tumbling Rock Cave in Jackson County, Alabama.  If you have never been caving before, this is a great first time cave to check out.  Cost includes equipment, instruction, and transportation.  Don't forget to bring water and snacks for the trip.

Mountain Biking Whiteoak

Date: Saturday, November 9th

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 5th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00p.m.

Throw on a helmet (provided), bring your water, and join UTC Outdoors on a mountain biking adventure to the Whiteoak trail system in Collegedale, TN.  Come learn a new skill, freshen up on some old ones, and spend a Saturday with the fun folks at UTC Outdoors.  Cost includes equipment, transportation and instruction.  Don't forget to bring water and snacks for the trip.

LRC (Little Rock City) Bouldering

Date: Saturday, November 16th

Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 12th at 8:00p.m.

Join UTC Outdoors for an awesome day of bouldering.  LRC 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! 

Obed Wild and Scenic Climbing

Date: Saturday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 24th

Time: 8:00a.m.

Cost: $30.00

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00p.m.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 19th at 8:00p.m.

Join UTC Outdoors for a weekend full of thrills at one of Tennessee's most renowned places to climb.  We will hang out on some cliffs, chill by the fire and enjoy a carefree time surrounded by friends.  Cost includes equipment, food, transportation and instruction.

Winter Break Ski & Snowboard Adventure

Location:  Steamboat Springs, Colorado\

Dates:  December 15th - 20th, 2019

Cost:  $689.00 (Flight not included)

           $1,089.00 (Flight from Nashville included)

Join us on our new UTC Outdoors annual ski trip! This year, we are going to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With almost 3,000 acres and 165 named trails to explore, there is plenty of mountain to carve!

This includes a base elevation of 6,900 feet, summit of 10,568 feet, 14% beginner, 42% intermediate, and 44% advanced runs. Let’s not forget an average of 336 inches of snowfall each year. Once you are off the mountain for the day, the resort and surrounding areas have a nice collection of mountain-living experiences to complement your shredding. We will be collaborating with UT Knoxville Outdoor Pursuits on this unique trip, so be sure to share with your friends at UTK and UTC!

An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 8-9pm in the ARC Spin room. Please join us to learn more about this exciting trip!

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

423-425-5750

utcoutdoors@utc.edu