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Over the course of the last year (2012-2013) Outdoor Adventures lead 44 different trips with over 470 students participating in activities such as rock climbing, river rafting, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing, and many more. The volunteer student trip leaders are in constant training to provide a positive, safe learning environment where students can learn and develop their outdoor skills. Check out the trips that we are offering 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
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING UPON PERMITS, WEATHER, AND OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
KAYAK ROLL PRACTICE, HPER
Don’t let your roll get rusty. Bring your University I.D., kayak, skirt and paddle to the Natatorium Wednesday/Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 PM for a chance to practice. Please make sure your kayak is clean. Current students and Campus Recreation members can participate at no charge. Non-Campus Recreation members must pay the pool guest fee of $5.00. Due to high demands, the pool will accept reservations for a roll session. For information call 801-581-3797.
DATES: Every Wednesday & Friday, 8-10 PM (varies during semester breaks and holidays)
Fall Trips, 2014
TRIP LEADER RECRUITMENT MEETING
Interested in learning how to become a volunteer trip leader with Outdoor Adventures? Stop into Outdoor Adventures for a presentation on our program. We’ll talk about our history, opportunities, development and the future growth of our program. Lots of awesome stuff happening! You must be a current U of U student to join the trip leader program.
Date: Tuesday, September 2
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Outdoor Adventures
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING IN FLAMING GORGE
Join us on a warm Utah weekend down the beautiful Flaming Gorge canyons as we paddle the Green River on Stand Up Paddleboards! Food, transportation, and group gear will be provided. You’ll need to bring a sense of adventure, a joyful paddling attitude, and some balancing skills. Be be prepared to have fun, make friends and eat well! Trips are open to University students, faculty, and staff only.
Trip Dates: September 12 – 14, 2014
Cost: $70.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $35+tax
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, September 8 at 5:30pm in Outdoor Adventures
WOMEN’S ROCK CLIMBING
Outdoor Adventures is proud to offer a Women’s Only Rock Climbing trip! The wonderful Trip Leading Women of Outdoor Adventures will travel up to the Uinta’s to camp, climb and enjoy each other in the beautiful Ruth Lake area. Prepare for a weekend of excellent climbing and wonderful company. No prior experience is needed. Beginners are welcome! Cost of the trip covers food, transportation, group gear, and leadership. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university only.
Trip Cost: $65 + Tax, Non-refundable Trip Deposit: $25 + Tax
Trip Dates: September 19 – 21, 2014
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures
CANYONEERING IN SOUTHERN UTAH
Utah is known for its countless recreational opportunities, including some of the best canyoneering in the country! Join us as we camp, hike, and explore the canyons around Goblin Valley. We will descend into a variety of beautiful slot canyons, hike and camp in the beautiful desert. No canyoneering experience is necessary, but participants should be in good physical shape, comfortable moving through tight spaces, and comfortable with heights. Trip costs include group equipment, leadership, food, and transportation. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university only.
Trip Dates: September 26 – 28, 2014
Cost: $65.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $25+tax
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, September 22 at 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures
FALL BREAK: WHITEWATER RAFTING CATARACT CANYON (stay tuned!)
Trip Dates: October 11 – 19
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 of the U!
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 are potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure, 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.