Guided trips are offered throughout the semester. Most trips are geared towards entry-level activities and aim to teach participants baseline knowledge of the activity. Gear, guides, and a ride are included.

Spring 2020 Trips/Clinics Schedule of Events

The following trip schedule is “tentative” and is subject to change for any reason.  Trips are also subject to being canceled due to low participant turnout.  The deadline to signup for a trip is typically the Wednesday before the weekend of the event.  Call the Outdoor Recreation office at 205-348-7045 for questions about the kayak sessions.

  • February 7 | Wilderness Cooking Class | $10*
  • February 15 | Caving for Beginners | $25*
  • February 22 | Horsepens 40 bouldering | $35*
  • February 29 |Sand Rock | $35*
  • March 27 |Sunset Paddle | $20*
  • March 28 | Mountain Biking | $35*
  • March 28 | Palisades Climbing | $35*
  • Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5| Swim with manatees | $160*
  • April 9 |Paddleboard Yoga | $32*
  • April 10 |Sunset Paddle | $20*
  • April 18 | Ocoee Whitewater Rafting | $70*
  • Sunday, May 3 – Monday, May 11 | Wilderness First Responder Course | $550*

*Student pricing listed. Nonstudent members may register for trips for an additional fee.

Sign up for any of our trips at the UREC Shop.

Deadline to register is the Wednesday before the trip.

Reserving Your Spot

Your spot is not reserved on any trip until you have:

  • Paid the trip fee/deposit
  • Completed the University Recreation Release of liability/medical form

Pre-Trip Meetings

Pre-trip meetings and preparation are mandatory for all participants. If you cannot attend during the scheduled time, it is your responsibility to reschedule with your trip leader(s). You may be prevented from going on a trip due to non-participation in pre-trip meetings and preparations.

Deposits

Deposits toward any/all trips or courses are non-refundable. Deposits are non-refundable because planning requires reservations and preparations for a set number of participants, and if that number changes it increases expenses for the remaining participants.

Cancellation Procedures 

Unforeseen Circumstances: Due to the unpredictability of nature and other unforeseeable circumstances, trip locations, times, dates, and the method of travel are subject to change with or without notification.

  • UA Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to cancel a program due to inclement weather, natural disasters, or extenuating circumstances. In the event a program must be canceled, a full refund will be provided.
  • Participant cancellations/registration withdrawal ten (10) business days prior to an event or trip will result in a 90% refund or credit. However, a 10% administrative fee will be charged. Refunds for cash and check transactions will be in the form of a check issued by the UA Accounts Payable Department (this may take several weeks to process). Credit/Debit transactions will be refunded to the original purchasing credit/debit account.
  • Participant cancellations/registration withdrawal on a trip or course with less than ten business days notice will result in no refund.

Additional Information

For more information about any of the trips, please contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 205-348-7045 or email at outdoor.recreation@ua.edu