Trips and Activities

UREC Outdoors offers trips like canoeing on the Rio Grande River

UREC Outdoors trips accommodate those of all skill levels. Space is limited and spots are filled quickly. Sign-up for trips and clinics at UREC Outdoors in HPER Room 102, or register online at the UREC Membership Portal beginning December 19 for spring programs.

UREC Outdoors provides transportation for fall programming and provides gear and equipment to encourage students to get outside. If you have questions about any specific programming give us a call or email the UREC Outdoors team! 

If you run into issues registering online please call UREC Outdoors at 479-575-CAMP (2267) or email us at camp@uark.edu.

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Non-UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking HPER Pool April 7 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free NA April 6th Register Here
Whitewater Roll Clinic HPER Pool April 14 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free NA April 13th Register Here 
Buffalo River Canoeing Buffalo National River April 15-17   $40 $80 NA March 30th Register Here
Whitewater Kayaking Practice Session HPER Pool April 26 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free Free April 25th Register Here
Whitewater Kayaking at Siloam Springs Siloam Springs Whitewater Park April 30 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM $10 $20 NA April 25th Register Here 
Buffalo River Canoeing Buffalo National River May 16-20   $100 $200 NA April 27th Register Here
Boundary Waters Canoeing Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness June 24-30   $250 $400 NA May 26th Register Here 

 

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Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking | Are you interested in whitewater kayaking? This 2.5 hour clinic covers the basics of whitewater kayaking: boats, pfds, paddle strokes, and more! You will exit the clinic knowing basic paddle strokes, understanding the whitewater boat, and basics of how to maneuver. 

 

Whitewater Roll Clinic | A great introduction to whitewater kayaking essentials.  We’ll practice skills in a flatwater location(no whitewater) and cover proper paddle technique, balance, braces and the whitewater kayak roll. UREC Outdoors will provide an instructor to help you learn the kayak roll in a controlled environment.  

 

Buffalo River Canoeing | Join UREC Outdoors for 3 days on the Buffalo River! This trip will take you through the Buffalo River Wilderness, one of the most pristine watersheds in our part of the country. Sleep on the banks, paddle the calm waters, cook great meals, and see places that not many others get to see! This trip has a required pre trip meeting on March 30th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 

 

Whitewater Practice Session | Are the water levels a little too low or it's too cold to get outside? Come practice your whitewater kayaking skills in the HPER Pool. UREC Outdoors will provide the boats, PFDs, spray skirts, and more.

 

Siloam Springs Whitewater Kayaking | Join UREC Outdoors to test your whitewater kayaking skills outside at Siloam Springs Whitewater Kayak Park. An incredible resource in Northwest Arkansas and a popular destination for all whitewater paddlers to practice skills. You must be able to wet exit a kayak if you wish to participate in this trip. Attend a whitewater practice session or skills clinic to test out on this skill. 

 

Buffalo River Canoeing | Join UREC Outdoors for 5 days on the Buffalo River! This trip will take you through the Buffalo River Wilderness, one of the most pristine watersheds in our part of the country. Sleep on the banks, paddle the calm waters, cook great meals, and see places that not many others get to see! This trip has a required pre trip meeting on April 27th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 

 

Boundary Waters Canoeing | Join UREC Outdoors to explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This will involve exploring some of the most remote places in the United States. This trip will be strenuous including carrying a fully weighted backpack and 30-60lb canoe across various portages and uneven terrain. The difficulty makes it a great trip. This has a required pre trip meeting on May 26th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Non-UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Sunset Hike Kessler Mountain Regional Park February 17 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Free Free NA February 10 Register Here 
Buffalo River Backpacking Buffalo River National Wilderness March 20-25    $100 $200 NA February 22 Register Here 
Sylamore Creek Backpacking Sylamore Creek April 1-3   $25 $50 NA March 17 Register Here 

 

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Sunset Hike at Kessler Mountain| Kessler Mountain Regional Park in Southwest Fayetteville, is a 400 acre nature preserve and is a popular area for hikers and mountain bikers. This trip will explore the trails right in our backyard and enjoy the sunset as we take a break from the academic stress!

 

Buffalo River Backpacking | Hiking in the Buffalo National River Wilderness Area is a great way to explore the Buffalo National River Corridor. This trip will introduce you to backpacking and allow you to explore the beautiful spots in our own backyard. There will be multiple days of 5-10 miles of hiking with the weight of a backpack. There is a required pre trip meeting on February 23 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 

 

Sylamore Creek Backpacking | Hike along the North Sylamore Creek, a federally designated scenic river. You will encounter a wide variety of forested landscapes ranging from lower streamside elevations to high ridges. You will be hiking 3-7 miles a day with the weight of a backpack. There is a required pre trip meeting on  March 17 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Non-UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Top Rope Belay Clinics UREC Climbing Wall (Gym 1) Sundays beginning after December 19th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free Free Saturdays before clinic Register here 
Crate Stacking UREC Climbing Wall January 24-28, 2022 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free Free Free   No Registration Required. Just stop by the climbing wall. 
Night Climbing  UREC Climbing Wall February 7 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Free Free Free   No Registraition Required. Just stop by the climbing wall. 
Lincoln Lake Climbing Lincoln Lake February 27 1:00 PM -5:00 PM $10 $20 NA February 24 Register Here 
Lead Climbing Clinic UREC Climbing Wall March 1 and March 3 8:00 PM-10:00 PM Free Free NA February 28 Register Here 
Top Rope Anchor Building Clinic UREC Climbing Wall March 8  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free Free NA March 6 Register Here 
Lead Climbing Clinic UREC Climbing Wall March 28 and March 30 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free Free NA March 20 Register Here 
Lead Climbing Clinic UREC Climbing Wall April 19 and April 21 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free Free NA April 18 Register Here 

 

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Top Rope Belay Clinic | The two-hour course is the perfect place to teach you the basics of climbing and helps you "learn the ropes" with a comprehensive introduction to belaying technique that can be used to climb at the UREC Climbing Wall. Our lesson includes a tutorial on proper top rope belay technique and how to properly use climbing equipment.  

This class will give you all the tools you’ll need to take the Top Rope Belay Assessment! All equipment is provided, registration is required. 

 

Crate Stacking | Crate stacking is a game. The objective is to stack as many upside down plastic milk crates as possible and stand on top!  This is a limited time only event so if you want to try it come to HPER Gym 1. 

 

Night Climbing | Join UREC Outdoors as we turn off the lights and climb with headlamps upstairs at the climbing wall after normal climbing wall hours. This event is free! Bring your own headlamp or use one from UO. 

 

Lincoln Lake Climbing | Have you ever wanted to try climbing outside? We encourage you to join us at Lincoln Lake where UREC Outdoors staff will introduce you to the world of outdoor climbing. UO will provide all of the equipment needed! 

 

Lead Climbing Clinic | So you are interested in taking your climbing to the next level? Great! We can’t wait for you to explore new terrain and continue on your climbing journey. We encourage you before signing up to make sure that you are able to climb above a 5.8 comfortably and have knowledge of how to use a Petzl GriGri.  

UREC Outdoors staff will guide you through this 2 day, 4 hour clinic on the basics of lead climbing to increase your knowledge and skills. You must have passed the UREC Outdoors Petzl GriGri Belay Assessment to participate in this clinic. 

 

 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Non-UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Bike Maintenance 101 UREC Outdoors, HPER 102 February 2 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free Free NA February 1 Register Here 
Bike Maintenance 101 UREC Outdoors, HPER 102 March 3 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free Free NA March 2 Register Here
Bike Maintenance 101 UREC Outdoors, HPER 102 April 5 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free Free NA April 4 Register Here 
Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic UREC Outdoors April 12 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free Free NA April 11 Register Here 
Mountain Bike Meet and Ride UREC Outdoors, HPER 102 April 16 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM $10 $15 NA April 15

Register Here

 

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Bike Maintenance 101 | Join UREC Outdoors as we go over the basics of bike maintenance including changing a tire, tube, cleaning and lubricating your bike, and learning how to do a basic brake adjustment. We encourage you to bring your own bike. UREC bike mechanics will walk you through the steps needed to keep your bike running smoothly.

 

Beginner Mountain Biking Clinic | The skills taught in this course are designed to make each rider safer and more efficient on the trail in order to make mountain biking a more fun experience. UREC Outdoors will be going over skills such as bike body separation, proper form while riding and more. 

 

Mountain Bike Meet and Ride | Want to practice your mountain biking skills and meet new people? Join UREC Outdoors for a group ride on some trails in Northwest Arkansas. If you need a bike UREC Outdoors can provide one! 

 

Event Location Date Time Student UREC Member Non-UREC Member Registration Deadline Registration
Painting a Perspective - Mural Bike Tour Link to Webpage

Ongoing

Anytime N/A N/A N/A   No Registration, Bike Rentals Available Here

 

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Painting a Perspective - Mural Bike Tour | If you can’t join us for one of our mural bike tours, you can use the resources below to go on your own self-guided tour across Fayetteville. There are two routes to choose from, both of which are close to the University of Arkansas campus. Resources on how to rent a bike, maps, outdoor safety, and discussion of social justice and unity can also be found at UREC Outdoors. When visiting these murals keep the three questions below in mind: What do you SEE?  What do you FEEL?  What can we DO? 


For additional information on the trips and activities contact UREC Outdoors at camp@uark.edu