University Recreation


Outdoor Skills Clinics


Part of UREC Outdoors' overarching mission is to educate students so they might enjoy the outdoors without outside assistance. To that end, we are happy to offer a variety of outdoor skills clinics that supplement what participants will learn on our adventure trips and at our climbing tower.


Fall 2019 Clinics

Sign up for clinics at the UREC Outdoors Outing Center

Students: $5
Faculty/Staff: $10
Community: $15

Leave No Trace

UREC Outdoors Outing Center, KEC 152
Wednesday, 10/2 @ 6:00pm

An introduction to the Leave No Trace (LNT) system of outdoor ethics. Learn to leave a location better than you found it by taking only pictures, leaving only footprints, and following the 7 core LNT principles. Leave No Trace: Bigfoot has been doing it for years!

Students: $5
Faculty/Staff: $10
Community: $15

Rock Climbing 101

UREC Climbing Tower
Tuesday, 10/15 @ 6:00pm

Join UREC Outdoors at the climbing tower and learn how to be a more efficient climber! This clinic will encompass a variety of topics inherent to indoor rock climbing, from the route rating system to body positioning and much more! In this hands-on clinic you will learn strategies to improve footwork, handwork, and overall skills. Come boost your climbing ability to the next level!

Students: $5
Faculty/Staff: $10
Community: $15

Intro to Snowsports

UREC Outdoors Outing Center (KEC 152) & Outdoor Locations
Thursday, 12/5 @ 5:00pm

Join the knowledgeable UREC Outdoors staff for an intro to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing! This clinic will begin with practice sizing and fitting equipment before we head outside for a brief winter adventure. Hot chocolate included, so grab your warm layers and your adventurous spirit!


Belay Clinics

  • Don’t want to wait on staff to climb? Learn how to belay for yourself at the UREC Climbing Tower!
  • Belay Clinics are FREE for students and typically take 2-3 hours.
  • Held on the first and third Monday of every month at 6pm.
  • Please sign up beforehand by visiting the UREC Outdoors Outing Center or speak with tower staff during open hours.

  • ​Want to learn a specific skill or see us run a specific clinic? Contact the Outdoor Adventure Recreation Coordinator, Ethan Harvey at or 920-465-2098.