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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES aka “OA” provides a variety of outdoor trips, day trips and clinics to the University of Utah community where participants can expect to see activities such as rock climbing, river rafting, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, stand up paddle boarding, camping and much more. The volunteer student trip leaders are in constant training to provide a safe and positive learning environment where students can develop their outdoor skills. Check out the trips being offered this semester here.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND TRIPS ARE ONLY FOR UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND THEIR GUESTS. TRIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Note: In compliance with University of Utah policies, no firearms, alcohol or controlled substances are permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. All trip participants are encouraged to have health insurance. View our Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver here. Assumption of Risk Form
TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS PERMITS, WEATHER, AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.
KAYAK ROLL PRACTICE, Student Life Center (January – April 2015)
Don’t let your roll get rusty. Bring your University I.D., and personal equipment to the Student Life Center on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30PM for a chance to practice. No personal kayaks are allowed. Please make sure your personal equipment such as booties, skirt, paddle and PFD are thoroughly clean. Current students and Campus Recreation members can participate at no charge. Due to high demands, the Aquatics Program will accept reservations for a roll session. For information call 801-581-3797.
DATES: Every Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (varies during semester breaks and holidays)
SUMMER TRIPS, 2015
Maple Canyon Rock Climbing
Join us on this amazing weekend trip as we’ll rock climb in Maple Canyon, UT. This climbing area is famously called “cobble climbing” as it has smooth conglomerate rock that is embedded into tall walls ranging from pebbles to boulders. Prepared to be impressed and in awe of the unusual and unique rock formations. Participants with a base knowledge will get a lot out of this trip, and we welcome all ability levels! This is a great trip for both experienced and brand new climbers. Also, you’ll be impressed with our amazing meals and wonderful campvibes as we’ll have a beautiful campsite. Transportation, leadership, food and most equipment is included in the cost. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!
Trip Dates: Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7
Total Cost: $70+tax ($30 non-refundable deposit due upon registration)
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, June 2 at 6:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center
Stand Up Paddleboard – Green River
Join us on a warm Utah weekend down the beautiful Flaming Gorge canyons as we paddle the Green River on Stand Up Paddleboards! This section of the Green River is a beautiful and scenic section with wonderfully clear water. The amazing food, transportation, and group gear will be provided with the cost. You’ll need to bring a sense of adventure, a joyful paddling attitude, and some balancing skills. Participants must be able to swim. Be prepared to have fun, make friends and eat well! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!
Trip Dates: Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26
Total Cost: $85+tax ($35 non-refundable deposit due upon registration)
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, July 21 at 5:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Our programs are available to all current University of Utah Students, Faculty, Staff and their guests. These trips are not open the the General Public or Alumni.
WHAT IS A “COOPERATIVE ADVENTURE?”
Cooperative Adventure trips are planned and coordinated by Outdoor Adventures and the trip participants. Trip costs are shared equally by all participants. All group planning, leadership and risks are shared by all participants equally. Because Outdoor Adventures trips are exciting, physically demanding, and take place in an environment over which we have no control, they can be potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure Trip, you must personally accept these conditions and assume full responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Trip size is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. A non-refundable deposit is required when you sign-up to secure a spot for you. Each trip has a pre-trip meeting, and your attendance is strongly recommended. If you can not attend the meeting, please call to schedule a time to meet with one of the trip coordinators.
University of Utah policies prohibit alcohol, controlled substances, and firearms. These items are not permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. Participants are not required to have health insurance, but it is strongly encouraged.
DON’T FORGET OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IS OPEN DURING THE SEMESTER BREAKS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AWAY FROM CLASSES. GET OUT AND PLAY!
THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SEEKS TO PROVIDE EQUAL ACCESS TO IT’S PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES.