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UConn Outdoors

Fall 2018 - Adventure Trips & Clinics

September 1 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (AM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 1 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (PM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 1 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 2 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (AM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 2 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (PM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 4 – Cycle Share Pick-up begins!

September 8 – Whitewater Kayak

Looking for an extreme, water-based challenge?  

Come, learn essential whitewater kayak skills in a supportive and fun environment, during two pool sessions with our knowledgeable staff.

Take your skills to the river with us on a trip on the Class I - II Fife Brook section of Deerfield River, Mass. Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires while taking on the waves in whitewater kayaking!

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend BOTH mandatory Pre-Trip Pool Sessions: Tues(9/4) @8:00pm & Wed (9/5) @9:30pm in Brundage Pool, SRF

Must be able to swim

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

Call the UAC at 86-486-8004 for more information

September 9 – Whitewater Kayak

Looking for an extreme, water-based challenge?  

Come, learn essential whitewater kayak skills in a supportive and fun environment, during two pool sessions with our knowledgeable staff.

Take your skills to the river with us on a trip on the Class I - II Fife Brook section of Deerfield River, Mass. Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires while taking on the waves in whitewater kayaking!

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend BOTH mandatory Pre-Trip Pool Sessions: Tues(9/4) @9:30pm & Wed (9/5) @8:00pm in Brundage Pool, SRF

Must be able to swim

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

Call the UAC at 86-486-8004 for more information

September 11 – Bouldering Movement Clinic

Just started climbing? This clinic is just for you! Movement skills will be the primary component to achieving fluidity, efficiency, and grace in climbing. This clinic is for new climbers or climbers who want to put intention to physical movement.  Climbers will learn footwork, balance and body positioning. Students will also learn commonly used terms associated with climbing holds.

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

September 11 – Kayak Paddle Clinic

Jump in for some hands-on learning about our Whitewater Kayaks!  This is the perfect place to practice your paddling skills with guidance from our staff.  Learn how to get fitted in whitewater boats, practice your paddle strokes, and learn boat-to-boat rescues.  Brundage pool offers the perfect setting to get your feet wet in the world of whitewater kayaking!

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

September 15 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (AM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 15 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (PM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 15 – Mountain Bike

UConn Outdoors takes you to some of the best trails in Connecticut for a great day of mountain biking. Riders of all skill levels will enjoy visiting one of our local destinations.  Our staff are there to teach basic biking skills and coach you through rugged terrain.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

September 16 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (AM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 16 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (PM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 18 – SCUBA Certification Course (SSI)

This 5 week course meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm with Instructors from New England Ski & SCUBA (9/18 – 10/23)  FINAL DIVES: Oct 27 & 28

Each class is split into two halves: the classroom session, which goes over the necessary skills needed to pass your certification and the pool session where you practice those skills in the underwater environment.

Open water dives in lake or ocean settings finish the class and earn you a SSI Open Water Diving Certification. 

*Personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, gloves & hood) must be provided by participant or can be purchased from N.E.S.S. at additional cost (approx.$200-$300)

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend all classes and both Final Dives

Must be able to swim

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 22 – Rock Climb (AM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 22 – Rock Climb (PM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

September 22 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 23 – Rock Climb (AM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 23 – Rock Climb (PM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

September 23 – Banff Film Festival

Free to students and community members!

Screening in the Student Union Theater

Doors open at 6:30pm, Films begin at 7:00pm

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Student Union Theater at 7:00pm on September 23!   Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks.

The 2017/2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out on an awesome night of films awaits with free door prize drawings!  

September 25 – Group Ride on Campus

Join us a casual weekday evening bike ride around the Storrs campus. Borrow one of our shop’s bike and helmet or bring your own. Our knowledgeable staff will cover topics regarding safe travel and tips for getting around campus. This beginner friendly ride will involve light activity for about an hour as we enjoy the sights and sounds of the campus on two wheels.

On-Campus Clinic (SRF Members Only)

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

September 28-30 – C2 Wellness Retreat

- - Undergraduates only - -

The C2 retreat is a 3-day, 2-night experience, designed to connect participants to nature, to others, and to themselves through play, outdoor adventure challenges, and a variety of reflective activities.  Trip includes hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, digital detox, yoga & more!

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend Pre-Trip Meeting:  9/19, 7:00pm

Must be able to attend Post-Trip Meeting:  10/10, 7:00pm

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

September 29 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 2 – Bouldering Movement Clinic

Just started climbing? This clinic is just for you! Movement skills will be the primary component to achieving fluidity, efficiency, and grace in climbing. This clinic is for new climbers or climbers who want to put intention to physical movement.  Climbers will learn footwork, balance and body positioning. Students will also learn commonly used terms associated with climbing holds.

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

October 3 – Map & Compass 101 Clinic

Learn the basics of using a Map and Compass for orienteering. Classroom topics include: parts of a compass, reading a map, shooting a bearing, and triangulation! The class is also open to any individual questions you may have. This workshop will involve walking around campus so bring appropriate footwear.

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

October 6-7 – Mountain Bike Weekend: Kingdom Trails

Join UConn Outdoors on a weekend escape to East Burke VT, home of Kingdom Trails, listed as one of the top outdoor recreation destinations in the Northeast. There among the beautiful Green Mountains, you will have to the opportunity to experience some of New England's best mountain biking trails!

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed, 9/26 @6pm in UAC

Must be able to ride a bike

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 6 – Rock Climb (AM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 6 – Rock Climb (PM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 7 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 11 – Intro Bike Maintenance Clinic

Bring your own bike and leave with a clean machine after you learn the basics of bike maintenance in this hands on workshop. Our skilled bike mechanic will show you how to repair a flat, and properly clean and maintain your bike’s moving parts. Your hands will get dirty but your bike will love you for it! Tools and maintenance materials provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own bike.

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

October 13-14 – Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

“Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.”

Completion of this 2-day course will earn students a SOLO WFA certification

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

On-Campus Course

E-mail Leah.rossettie@uconn.edu for more information

 

October 13 – Rock Climb (AM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 13 – Rock Climb (PM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 14 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 17 – Backpack 101 Clinic

For those looking to either get started with, or improve their backpacking experience, this is the place to be!  Classroom topics include: how to fit your pack, how to pack it efficiently, how to use a backpacking stove, picking a location & more! The class is also open to any individual questions you may have.  We hope to encourage you to pursue your own backpacking expeditions in the future!  Learn about the backpacking trips that we offer, and put your new-found skills to the test!

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

October 20-21 – Backpack Bear Mountain, CT

*Overnight back-country camping

Come away for a weekend of simplicity, carrying everything you will need for 2 days and a night in the woods, as we follow the historic Appalachian Trail across Bear Mt (the highest peak in CT) outside of Salisbury, CT.  Our staff will teach you the basics of backcountry camping and principles of "Leave No Trace" while catching the end of "leaf-season" in New England's forests!

Details will be covered at our mandatory pre-trip information meeting

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed, 10/10 @6pm in UAC

Must be able to carry 40lbs over 8 miles of rugged terrain

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 20 – Mountain Bike

UConn Outdoors takes you to some of the best trails in Connecticut for a great day of mountain biking. Riders of all skill levels will enjoy visiting one of our local destinations.  Our staff are there to teach basic biking skills and coach you through rugged terrain.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

October 21 – Mountain Bike

UConn Outdoors takes you to some of the best trails in Connecticut for a great day of mountain biking. Riders of all skill levels will enjoy visiting one of our local destinations.  Our staff are there to teach basic biking skills and coach you through rugged terrain.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

October 24 – C2 Full Moon Hike

We will head out from campus for a short evening hike at one of our local hiking destinations on the night of a full moon to see the trails in a new light! As a C2 event elements of reflection and mindfulness will be incorporated into the hike. If the skies are clear, we will spend some time enjoying the view under a full moon and turn off our headlamps for some star gazing!

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

October 27 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

October 30 – Advanced Bike Maintenance Clinic

Take a more focused look at the basics of bike maintenance in this hands on workshop.  Going beyond cleaning and flat tires, we will explore how to fix a chain, adjust your derailleurs and brakes, and trouble-shoot other issues. Your hands will get dirty but your bike will love you for it! Tools and maintenance materials provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own bike!

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

October 31 – Costume Climb!

Dress up in your best costume this Halloween and come join us for a climb at the Climbing Center!  Where the better the costume the better the climber!

Costume Rules: No mask, no fake or real weapons, no offensive logos, & costumes must safely allow for activity

On-Campus Clinic (SRF Members Only)

November 3 – Bouldering Competition

The UConn Bouldering Competition offers participants the opportunity to challenge each other as well as the toughest bouldering problems our route setters can devise. Climbers of all skills levels will find an event designed for maximum fun and camaraderie, in which winning takes a backseat to the love of the climb!

All Climbers will receive event t-shirt and the top 3 male and female climbers will receive a prize!                        

Prerequisites:

All participants must be currently approved Climbing Center Users!

On-Campus Competition (SRF Members Only)

November 3-4 – Backpack Appalachian Trail, VT

*Overnight back-country camping

Come away for a weekend of challenge, carrying everything you'll need for 2 days and a night in the Green Mountains of VT.  Our group will follow the historic Long Trail in Vermont. Our staff will teach you the basics of backcountry camping and principles of "Leave no trace" as well as some tips and trick for staying warm, while getting up close and personal with a north-east mountains!  Details will be covered at our mandatory pre-trip meeting.

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Thu, 10/25 @6pm in UAC

Must be able to carry 40lbs over 8 miles of rugged terrain

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

November 6 – Bouldering Movement Clinic

Just started climbing? This clinic is just for you! Movement skills will be the primary component to achieving fluidity, efficiency, and grace in climbing. This clinic is for new climbers or climbers who want to put intention to physical movement.  Climbers will learn footwork, balance and body positioning. Students will also learn commonly used terms associated with climbing holds.

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

November 10 – Rock Climb (AM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

 

November 10 – Rock Climb (PM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

November 10 – C2 Sunset Hike

We will head out from campus for an afternoon hike at one of our local hiking destinations and find a place to watch the sun get low in the sky! As a C2 event elements of reflection and mindfulness will be incorporated into the hike.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

November 11 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife.

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

November 13 – Kayak Roll Clinic

Build on your basic paddling with some next level!  Brundage pool offers a convenient learning environment to continue gaining confidence and independence in your paddling skills with some guidance from our staff.  We will focus on the art of self-rescue by teaching the steps and helping you practice your roll in one of our whitewater kayaks!

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

November 17-23 – Backpack Grand Canyon, AZ

*Overnight back-country camping

Join us for a week of adventure including a 4-day, 3-night backpacking trip that will take us from the rim of the Grand Canyon, all the way to the Colorado River and back again.  This trip offers a unique opportunity to experience the depths of the Grand Canyon in a way that few visitors to the park ever will, and make memories in a truly backcountry camping experience in one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World"!

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend BOTH mandatory Pre-Trip Meetings: Thurs (9/20) @6:00pm & Thurs (11/1) @6:00pm in the UAC

Must be able to carry 40lbs over 8 miles of rugged terrain

Activity Level: Extreme

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

*Airfare is not included in trip price, Group Flight options will be discussed with registered participants once roster fills / registration closes

November 17-22 – Adirondacks High Peaks Adventure, NY

*Overnight back-country camping

Join us for a 5 day adventure to hike some of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks! Our group will stay in a forest cabin in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains and setting out on a series of day-adventures to explore NY’s astonishing natural paradise!

Details will be covered at our mandatory pre-trip information meeting.

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend BOTH mandatory Pre-Trip Meetings: Mon (10/22) @6:00pm & Wed (11/7) @6:00pm in the UAC

Must be able to carry 40lbs over 8 miles of rugged terrain

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

December 4 – Bouldering Movement Clinic

Just started climbing? This clinic is just for you! Movement skills will be the primary component to achieving fluidity, efficiency, and grace in climbing. This clinic is for new climbers or climbers who want to put intention to physical movement.  Climbers will learn footwork, balance and body positioning. Students will also learn commonly used terms associated with climbing holds.

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

Summer Session 2 - Adventure Trips & Clinics

July 14 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (AM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast! 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 14 – Stand-Up Paddleboard (PM)

Stand-Up Paddle-boarding (S.U.P.) is one of the fastest growing water sports and is a fun, easy way to play on the water.  Paddle-boarding offers an amazing full body workout while enjoying beautiful lake views. Expand your knowledge of outdoor water sports and have a blast! 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 14 – Day Hike

Get off campus for a day of scenic exercise in the outdoors and some relaxed sight-seeing.  Our staff is there to guide you along the trails as you enjoy the fresh air and check out the local wildlife. 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 15 – Stand-Up Paddleboard – Willimantic River

Join us for a full day, point-to-point trip down the Willimantic River!  Our group will paddle over 5 miles downriver, exploring the local wildlife and waterways while spending some quality outdoor time in the summer sun with your fellow huskies! 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided.

July 17 – Kayak Roll Clinic

Build on your basic paddling with some next level!  Brundage pool offers a convenient learning environment to continue gaining confidence and independence in your paddling skills with some guidance from our staff.  We will focus on the art of self-rescue by teaching the steps and helping you practice your roll in one of our whitewater kayaks! 

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

July 21 – Rock Climb (AM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required. 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 21 – Rock Climb (PM)

Rock climb at our best local beginner area, Wolf Rock on this half-day adventure, choose either a morning or afternoon session. Safety, belay and climbing techniques will be shared during the program so no previous experience is required. 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 21 – Mountain Bike

UConn Outdoors takes you to some of the best trails in Connecticut for a great day of mountain biking. Riders of all skill levels will enjoy visiting one of our local destinations.  Our staff are there to teach basic biking skills and coach you through rugged terrain. 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 22 – Mountain Bike

UConn Outdoors takes you to some of the best trails in Connecticut for a great day of mountain biking. Riders of all skill levels will enjoy visiting one of our local destinations.  Our staff are there to teach basic biking skills and coach you through rugged terrain. 

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

July 24 – Intro Bike Maintenance Clinic

Bring your own bike and leave with a clean machine after you learn the basics of bike maintenance in this hands on workshop. Our skilled bike mechanic will show you how to repair a flat, and properly clean and maintain your bike’s moving parts. Your hands will get dirty but your bike will love you for it! Tools and maintenance materials provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own bike. 

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only) 

July 25 – Bouldering Movement Clinic

Just started climbing? This clinic is just for you! Movement skills will be the primary component to achieving fluidity, efficiency, and grace in climbing. This clinic is for new climbers or climbers who want to put intention to physical movement.  Climbers will learn footwork, balance and body positioning. Students will also learn commonly used terms associated with climbing holds. 

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only)

July 27, 28, 29 – Backpack White Mts, NH

*Overnight back-country camping

Come spend a long weekend with us (3 days, 2 nights), backpacking in the remote back-country of the White Mountains in New Hampshire!  Climb the crown jewels of Northeast hiking and add some serious elevation to your camping experience on this rugged and beautiful terrain! 

Details will be covered at our mandatory pre-trip information meeting. 

Prerequisites: 

Must be able to attend mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed, 7/18 @5pm in UAC 

Must be able to carry 40lbs over 8 miles of rugged terrain 

Activity Level: High 

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

Call the UAC at 86-486-8004 for more information 

July 28 – Surf Lesson

Always wanted to learn how to surf? UConn Outdoors and the guides of the Northeast Surfing Company will teach you how to surf, on the beautiful Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA.  No prior surf experience needed. The trip will consist of a 2-hour lesson that will start with basics teach the fundamental skills needed to surf.  

Activity Level: Moderate

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

Aug 4 – Whitewater Kayak

Looking for an extreme, water-based challenge?  

Come, learn essential whitewater kayak skills in a supportive and fun environment, during two pool sessions with our knowledgeable staff.

Take your skills to the river with us on a trip on the Class I - II Fife Brook section of Deerfield River, Mass. Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires while taking on the waves in whitewater kayaking!

Prerequisites:

Must be able to attend BOTH mandatory Pre-Trip Pool Sessions: Wed(8/1) @5pm & Thu (8/2) @6:30pm in Brundage Pool, SRF

Must be able to swim

Activity Level: High

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided

Call the UAC at 86-486-8004 for more information

Aug 5 – Whitewater Kayak

Looking for an extreme, water-based challenge?   

Come, learn essential whitewater kayak skills in a supportive and fun environment, during two pool sessions with our knowledgeable staff. 

Take your skills to the river with us on a trip on the Class I - II Fife Brook section of Deerfield River, Mass. Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires while taking on the waves in whitewater kayaking!

Prerequisites: 

Must be able to attend BOTH mandatory Pre-Trip Pool Sessions: Wed(8/1) @6:30pm & Thu (8/2) @5pm in Brundage Pool, SRF 

Must be able to swim 

Activity Level: High 

Equipment, instruction and transportation provided 

Call the UAC at 86-486-8004 for more information 

Aug 7 – Advanced Bike Maintenance Clinic

Take a more focused look at the basics of bike maintenance in this hands on workshop.  Going beyond cleaning and flat tires, we will explore how to fix a chain, adjust your derailleurs and brakes, and trouble-shoot other issues. Your hands will get dirty but your bike will love you for it! Tools and maintenance materials provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own bike! 

On-Campus Informational Clinic (SRF Members Only) 

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General Information

UConn Outdoors is one of the diverse programs and services brought to you by UConn Recreation. Our base of operations is the UConn Adventure Center (UAC) located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. Our goal is to offer diverse and enjoyable instructional adventure experiences. We want you to challenge yourself, take a break from the campus grind and meet some great new people!

UConn Outdoors is proud to provide:

  • Knowledgeable instruction
  • Friendly & attentive service
  • Exciting programming
  • Quality outdoor equipment & facilities
  • Leadership development

Our staff includes outdoor professionals, qualified volunteers and fellow UConn students who have prepared through our training system to offer you a fantastic adventure experience . We have led successful programs for the past 15 years throughout New England, the continental United States and beyond. We look forward to offering you the adventure of your choice.

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  • During your initial visit to the system you will be required to set up a complete user profile. Once your profile is created you can simply enter the system and manage your recreation program requests

Payment

For programs requiring payment your online registration will be considered “pending” until you make the required payment in person at the UAC. Payment can be made in the form of Husky Bucks, cash or check payable to “UConn Recreation.” All payments must be made in full. There are no refunds for cancellations of programs in which payment is required. You can find further information at recreg.uconn.edu.

Equipment Rental

The UConn Adventure Center rents high quality outdoor equipment at affordable prices for a wide variety of adventure sports including: cross country skis, snowshoes, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents (both backpacking and camp sizes) & mountain bikes. Please see our website for a list of available equipment with pricing. Group rates available. “Like” us on Facebook for the latest rental specials!