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Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Contact Information

Deep Shah

737 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607

phone Phone: 312-996-7730

Email: dshah38@uic.edu

Outdoor Trip Registration form


Need to get away from the urban lifestyle for a weekend or even a day? Want to learn how to build a campfire and roast S’mores in the quad? UIC’s Outdoor Adventure Program provides students with outdoor experiences that are educational, inspiring, and fun.  Join us on our next adventure as we climb, hike, kayak, paddle, camp, ski, cook, and learn in a beautiful and natural environment.

Outdoor Day Trips

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Outdoor Overnight Trips


Join UIC Campus Recreation for a weekend of climbing and trail cleaning at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. We will be leaving campus at 1pm on Friday and return Sunday evening. Price includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner at camp, transportation, climbing gear and guide staff.  Some climbing experience is recommended.

Registration: Click Here

Deadline: 4/13/2017

Wilderness First Aid Course

Join us on March 4 and 5 as we team up with Mountain Education and Development for a Wilderness First Aid Course.

When: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5


Where: Student Recreation Facility (737 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607)

Cost: $230 for UIC Students and Members

$250 for community members

This course is open to students, members and community members



Register on-line to reserve your space ! Email dshah38@uic.edu for more information

Past Trips

See an activity that’s not listed that you’d be interested in? Email cdepau2@uic.edu with your trip ideas or to see if that activity is being planned for the future!




ASB Moab


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Indiana Dunes pic

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Fall 2013- Mulit-day rock climbing and camping


Sign up now for our Fall Outdoor Workshop Series!

September 1 (5pm-6pm)-Campin’ Out- Learn how to set up front and back country campsites.

October 6 (5pm-6pm)-Knotty Business- Learn how to tie climbing and camping knots.

November 3 (7pm-9pm)- S’mores Please!- Learn how to build a campfire and roast S’mores.

Single workshop cost: Students: $4  |  Members: $7  |  Non-members: $10                                     Series Cost (all three): Students: $10 |   Members: $18  |Non-members $25                                   Single workshop and series are FREE for Mile High Club Members (climbing wall)




Climb for Clif- FireBuilding '13 189


Climb for Clif- FireBuilding '13 138      Knotty Buisness

Cancellation Policy

All registrations are final. Cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the trip date will be refunded less a 10% processing fee. Cancellations made less than 3 weeks to the trip date will not be refunded as the registration money typically goes to third party companies in planning stages.



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 “We did romantic night hiking under the moonlight, saw the best mountain views while leaning on the steep rocks, enjoyed cooking and gaming as a close team, and pushed ourselves beyond our limits on rocks and water with our professional and inspiring guides. I can not tell of a similar experience like this trip before and I believe it will always be one of the most special trips ever.”

-Lubing Zhang

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