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Spring 2018 Trips, Clinics and Programs

Registration

Registration for all outings begins the first day of classes, Monday, January 22. To register for an outing, a full payment is required for trips less than $100. For trips more than $100, a minimum of half of the trip cost is required to reserve a spot.

To register: Stop by our office in Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center. Dependents and spouses pay the same price as their sponsor. Note: Phone payments can be taken under extra-ordinary circumstances and will be handled on a case by case basis. 

Eligibility

Outings are only available to UW students, faculty, staff, board retired employees, and dependents and spouses. Lectures, slideshows, the Wyoming Bouldering Series, the Wilderness Medicine courses, and the gear swap are open to the general public.

Pre-trip meetings

Pre-trip meetings are mandatory. If you cannot attend, you must make prior arrangements with the instructors.

Payment

We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and IDR for on-campus departments.

Refunds

Make sure you can go before you sign-up! Refunds of ½ of the trip payment are available if five-business-days' notice (prior to the pre-trip meeting) is given, and as long as the refund amount exceeds $20. With less than five-business-days' notice, there are no refunds available. The only exception to this policy is if our office is presented with an authorized absence from the Dean of Students office or a note from a doctor. If we cancel a trip due to weather or participation, you will be issued a full refund. Refunds may take a few weeks to process.


SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE

Date(s)

Description

Price ($)

Student

Faculty/Staff

January
27 Intro to Skate Ski 1 29 35
28 Lead Climbing Clinic 5 7
30 Avalanche Beacon Clinic 5 7
Jan. 30, Feb. 1,3,8,10 Avalanche Level 1 Course 41 51
31 Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic 5 7
31 Full-moon Snowshoe, Vedauwoo 29 35
February
3

Intro to Skate Ski 2

29

35

3

Wyoming Bouldering Series

20

20

4

Cross-country Ski, Happy Jack

29

35

Feb. 18 & 25; Mar. 4 & 25; Apr. 8 & 15

Horsemanship

120

144

6

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic

5

7

7

Intro to Snowshoe 1

15

17

10

Intermediate Skate Ski Clinic 1

29

35

11

Snowshoe Trip, Libby Creek

29

35

11

Climbing Movement Clinic

Free

13

Avalanche Beacon Clinic

5

7

13 Intro to Snowshoe 2 15 17
17

Intro to Backcountry Ski/board Clinic

49

59

17

Intermediate Skate Ski Clinic 2

29

35

18

Cross-Country Ski, Chimney Park

29

35

20

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinic

5

7

21 & 22 Banff Mountain Film Festival, World Tour Free
23–25

PADI Open Water Diver SCUBA Course

275

295

27

Backcountry Cooking Clinic

5

7

28

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance Clinic I

5 7
March
2

Full-moon Snowshoe, Happy Jack

29 35
2

Friday Night Bouldering Series (FNBS)

Free

Free*

3

Intermediate/Advanced Backcountry ski/snowboard trip

49

59

4

Lead Climbing Clinic

5

7

7

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance II

5

7

10–16

Spring Break Backpacking Trip to Southern Utah

255

300

10–17

Spring Break Rock Climbing/Canyoneering Trip, Moab, UT

360

430

21

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance III

5 7

23-25

Wilderness First Aid and CPR

91

119

24

Intro to Snow Travel & Building Shelters -NEW!

29

35

28

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance IV

5

7

29-31

Intermountain Student Outdoor Leadership Seminar (ISOLS Conference) Utah

31

Full-moon Snowshoe, Little Laramie

29 35
April

3

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance I

5

7

7-8

Rock-climbing trip to Sinks Canyon, WY

92

110

8

Kayak Clinic

10

10

9

Backcountry Cooking Clinic

5

7

10

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance II

5

7

12

Mountain Bike Ride & Clinic

FREE

13

Friday Night Bouldering Series (FNBS)

FREE*

14

Multi-pitch Climbing Clinic

5

7

15

Kayak Clinic

10

10

15

Lead Climbing Clinic

5

7

17

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance III

5

7

19

Mountain Bike Ride & Clinic

FREE

21

Fundamentals of Rock Climbing

29

35

21-22

Adobe Town Camping & Hiking Trip

62

75

22

Outdoor Sport Lead Climbing Clinic

29

35

24

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance IV

5

7

26

Mountain Bike Ride & Clinic

FREE

FREE

28 & 29

Swift Water Rescue course (American Canoe Association)

95

125

28 & 29

Traditional Climbing Clinic

57

68

29

Full-moon Hike, Vedauwoo

18

22

May

1

Fly Fishing Casting Clinic

FREE FREE
3

Mountain Bike Ride & Clinic

FREE FREE
5

Mindfulness Hike

18 22

* $7 for non-members

Course Descriptions by Type

New Trips and Clinics

Fly Fishing Casting Clinic

Fly fishing is all about technique! Learn the basics of fly casting. This on-campus afternoon clinic will teach you some basic fly fishing terminology, basic casting techniques such as backhand, reach, and roll casting. Limit: 6 participants

Date: Tuesday, May 1; 3-5 pm

Location: Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Price: FREE

Intro to Snowshoe

Ever thought about snowshoeing, but didn't know where to start? This spring we are offering two afternoon snowshoe trips geared toward beginners.  Take a short break from your life and get outdoors to feel the mental and physical healing power of nature through the low-impact sport of snowshoeing. Limit: 10 participants

Details: Meet at 4 pm at the Outdoor Program Office, HA 141; snowshoe from 4:30-5:30; returning to campus by 6 pm

Two dates to choose: Wednesday, Feb. 7 & Tuesday, Feb. 13

Price per trip: $15 students, $17 faculty/staff

Intro to Snow Travel & Building Shelters

Learn how to safely travel and build snow shelters in the backcountry during the winter. Head up to the Medicine Bow Mountains (aka, Snowies) and learn about the opportunities and dangers of snow travel even if you're not in avalanche terrain. Limit: 6 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, March 22, 6-8 pm; Outdoor Program Office HA 141

Date: Saturday, March 24

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Mountain Bike Ride & Clinic

Make your ride count! Head out with experienced mountain bikers to improve your fitness and technique. This will be a fun ride on the Schoolyard, State Section Trails east of town with a focus on one or two skills per ride.

Details: Meet at 4 pm at the Outdoor Program Office, HA 141; ride from 4:30-5:30; returning to campus by 6 pm

Dates: April 12, 19, 26; May 3

Price: FREE

Backpacking/Hiking

Spring Break Backpacking Trip to Southern Utah

Join us for a backpacking trip to the canyons of southern Utah! We will explore Coyote Gulch; a sandstone canyon that contains a small stream, natural bridge and arches. We will backpack for four days in this beautiful canyon while taking the time to do some morning and evening Yoga, led by Camille. We will also stop in Moab, UT on our return for one day. No prior backpacking or Yoga experience necessary, but a good level of physical fitness is important. Most meals, transportation and equipment provided. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Saturday, March 10

Return date: Friday, March 16

Price: $255 students, $300 faculty/staff

Full-moon hike, Vedauwoo

Hike around Vedauwoo by moonlight during the full moon! If it's a clear night, we should experience fantastic scenery of stunning illuminated rocks and shadows. This hike is approximately three miles long. Transportation and headlamps provided. Limit: 24 participants

Departure date: Sunday, April 29, 7:30 p.m. meeting time, Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Returning to town by 10:30 pm

Price: $18 students, $22 faculty/staff

Mindfulness Day Hike, Vedauwoo

The Outdoor Program and the Wellness Center have teamed up to provide a day hike at Vedauwoo with a special focus on mindfulness. Mindfulness is the act of focusing on the present without judgment, noticing and discovering new things, and being aware of your thoughts and surroundings from a place of curiosity. Multiple studies have shown that a focus on mindfulness can lead to a variety of benefits for individuals who practice it in their daily lives. Facilitators trained in mindfulness will lead the hike. Transportation and facilitation included. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 115 (classroom)

Date: Saturday, May 5

Price: $18 students, $22 faculty/staff

Rock climbing

Climbing wall lead climbing clinic

This spring, we will be offering three climbing wall introductory lead climbing clinics. These clinics are designed to teach aspiring lead climbers the basics of sport lead climbing indoors. Participants will learn the following skills: clipping technique, lead climbing belaying, falling, lowering, and commands. Clinic participants must complete the lead climbing skills test at a later date to be checked off to lead climb at the wall. Students who successfully pass the skills test will be allowed to lead climb at the wall for one year. Prerequisite: Clinic participants must first be checked off to top-rope climb at the wall, as well as be proficient at climbing a grade of 5.9 on top rope prior to being allowed to participate. Limit: 6 participants

Dates: Sundays, Jan. 28, March 4, April 15, 4–8 p.m.; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Climbing Wall

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Spring Break Rock Climbing/Canyoneering Trip, Moab, UT

This two-part trip will head to the inspiring sandstone canyon country of southern Utah. The first half of the week we will be canyoneering (rappelling into and exploring two narrow slot canyons) in the Robber's Roost area. The second half of the trip will be dedicated to rock climbing on Potash Road, just outside of Moab, UT. This trip will also have the opportunity to visit Arches National Park. This is a must-do incredible spring break trip; no prior canyoneering or rock climbing experience necessary, although a good level of physical fitness is important. Most meals and equipment provided. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, March 1, 5–7 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Saturday, March 10

Return date: Sunday, March 17

Price: $360 students, $430 faculty/staff

Friday Night Bouldering Series

The Friday-Night Bouldering Series (FNBS) is our fun, low-key competition series. New routes will be set for every competition for all abilities from beginner to advanced. T-shirts are awarded for top female and male finishers in four different categories (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and marathon), and a raffle will be held for all climbers with a variety of prizes from our sponsors. These comps are a great way to get introduced to the competition arena, meet other climbers and climb some fresh routes! No pre-registration. Limited to the first 75 registered climbers. Spectators may be limited or prohibited depending upon the number of registered climbers. Sponsored by All Terrain Sports, Atmosphere Mountainworks, Cross Country Connection, Cruxx Climbing, Metolius, Mountain Khakis, and Organic Climbing.

Registration: 5–6 p.m. prior to the start of each comp. at the wall.

Date: Fridays, March 2 & April 13; 6–9 p.m.; climbing wall, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center

Price: Free for Half Acre members, $7 for UW affiliated non-members (non-UW affiliated individuals must be sponsored into the facility by a UW affiliated individual. See our membership information for details)

Rock Climbing Movement Clinic

This spring the Outdoor Program will be offering one climbing wall introductory movement clinic.  This clinic will teach basic and advanced climbing movements. Participants will learn skills such as body tension and core control on the wall, proper falling positions to lower risk of injury, as well as different hand and foot techniques associated with improving climbing ability. Students who go through this clinic will have a better sense of how to control their body efficiently on the wall, to best improve their climbing skills. This clinic will go over skills for both beginner and advanced climbers. Limit: 8 participants

Date/time: Sunday, February 11, 1-3 p.m.

Location: Climbing Wall, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center

Price: FREE, reservation required

Fundamentals of rock climbing, Vedauwoo

This is a great way to learn how to climb at our premiere climbing spot just east of Laramie. Get a start in climbing or just freshen up your skills. Learn some helpful techniques from knowledgeable and friendly instructors. We will use the pre-trip meeting to go over the basics of climbing  and spend the day climbing on Saturday. No prior experience necessary. Climbing equipment, instruction, and transportation provided. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, April 19; 5–7 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Saturday, April 21

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Rock-climbing trip to Sinks Canyon, WY

Sinks Canyon, located outside of Lander, WY is home to classic sport climbing. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of sport routes on spectacular rock. Some prior climbing experience is necessary (e.g. completing a top-rope climbing skills test at the climbing wall). Climbing gear, some meals (except one road meal), and transportation included. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, April 3; 5–6 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Saturday, April 7 (early morning departure)

Return date: Sunday, April 8

Price: $92 students, $110 faculty/staff

Multi-Pitch Sport Climbing Clinic

Come learn the basics of multi-pitch sport climbing at the climbing wall! This one-day clinic will focus on the skills necessary to safely climb bolted routes longer than a single pitch. We will cover best practices for bolted anchors, managing top-belays, escaping top-managed belays, multi-pitch belay station management, best practices for rappelling, and multi-pitch climbing ethics. Participants must have successfully completed a lead climbing skills test at the climbing wall within the last year. Limit: 8 participants

Date: Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Climbing Wall, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Rock Climbing - Outdoor Sport Lead Climbing Clinic

This spring, we will be offering an outdoor introductory lead climbing clinic.  This clinic is designed to teach aspiring lead climbers the basics of sport lead climbing outdoors. Participants will learn the following skills: clipping technique, lead climbing belaying, falling, lowering, and commands. Prerequisite: Clinic participants must first be checked off to top-rope climb at the wall prior to being allowed to participate. Clinic participants are encouraged to take the indoor lead climbing clinic at the wall prior to this clinic. Limit: 6 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, April 18; 5-7 pm; Outdoor Program Office HA 141

Date: Sunday, April 22

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Rock Climbing Traditional Climbing Clinic

Take your climbing to the next level! Learn how to place your own protection and build anchors. Prior anchor-building skills are not necessary, although a solid foundation of climbing is. The clinic has two components: one classroom session and two single-day trips to Vedauwoo to practice skills. The first day will go through proper gear placement and anchor building on the rock. The second day has an option to place gear while on mock-lead, eventually working toward lead climbing gear placement. Rock climbing equipment, transportation and instruction provided; please bring your own rock gear if you have it. The classroom session is mandatory for the day trips to Vedauwoo, please come ready to climb. Limit: 10 participants

Classroom session: Thursday, April 26; 6-8 pm; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Clinic dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29, (returning to Laramie each day)

Price: $57 students; $68 faculty/staff

Snow Sports

Level I Avalanche Class

If you are interested in recreating in the backcountry in the winter, you won't want to miss out on the learning and experience provided by this National Ski Patrol Avalanche level I course. Taught by experienced instructors, this course provides three classroom sessions and two field days for practicing skills. The curriculum covers snow science, beacon usage, rescue techniques, human factors, route selection, and stability tests. An avalanche book is included in the price of the course, but transportation to both field days is not provided. The field days require excellent physical condition and experience in backcountry travel on skis or snowshoes. You must attend all three (3) classroom sessions and both (2) field sessions to receive certificate. Limit: 20 participants

Classroom Dates: Tuesdays and Thursday, Jan. 30, Feb. 1 & 8, 6-10 p.m.; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 117 (classroom)

Field Session Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 3 & 10

Price: $41 students, $51 faculty/staff

Avalanche Rescue Beacon Clinic

This clinic is designed for people with no prior experience with avalanche safety training or rescue beacons, or for individuals looking to freshen up their beacon skills. The clinic will review the basic principles of avalanche awareness and beacon/avalanche rescue and give participants an opportunity to use beacons outside. This is NOT a level I avalanche class; a level I class is highly recommended before venturing out into avalanche terrain. Equipment provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own beacon if they have one. Limit: 15 participants

Classroom session: Tuesday, Jan. 30; Tuesday, Feb. 13; 5-8 p.m.; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 115 (classroom)

Price: $5 students; $7 faculty/staff

Snowshoe Trip to Medicine Bow Forest, Libby Creek

We will hike up along the ridgeline of Libby Creek and break for lunch, overseeing a spectacular view of the Laramie Valley. The trail descends into Libby Creek and ties into Barber Lake Trail. The whole loop is roughly 5 miles (8 km) with some moderate elevation gain. No prior snowshoeing experience is necessary. Transportation and equipment is provided. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Feb. 8; 5–6 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Sunday, Feb. 11

Price: $29 student, $35 faculty/staff

Full-moon Snowshoe Trip, Vedauwoo

Join us for a spectacular opportunity to snowshoe under moonlit skies. We will head out in the evening to hopefully be in good position for the moonrise over the Laramie Range Mountains. Snowshoes, headlamps and transportation provided. No prior snowshoeing experience necessary, although you will need plenty of warm clothes! Limit: 20 participants

Pre-trip meeting: None. Meet at the Outdoor Program, HA 141 ready to snowshoe at 4:45 pm

Departure date: Wednesday, Jan. 31; departing at 5 pm; sunset at 5:14 pm, moonrise at 5:43 pm

Price: $29 student, $35 faculty/staff

Full-moon Snowshoe Trip, Happy Jack

Join us for a spectacular opportunity to snowshoe under moonlit skies. We will head out in the evening to hopefully be in good position for the moonrise over the Laramie Range Mountains. Snowshoes, headlamps and transportation provided. No prior snowshoeing experience necessary, although you will need plenty of warm clothes! Limit: 20 participants

Pre-trip meeting: None. Meet at the Outdoor Program, HA 141 ready to snowshoe at 5:45 pm

Departure date: Friday, March 2; departing at 6 pm; sunset at 5:51 pm; moonrise at 6:52 pm

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Full-moon Snowshoe Trip, Little Laramie

We will head out in the evening hopefully be in good position for the moonrise over the Laramie/Centennial Valley. We will snowshoe up along the River Trail from the Little Laramie Trailhead. The whole loop is roughly 2 miles (3.1 km) with rolling hills and a few steep sections. Snowshoes, headlamps and transportation provided. No prior snowshoeing experience necessary, although you will need plenty of warm clothes! Limit: 20 participants

Pre-trip meeting: None. Meet at the Outdoor Program, HA 141 ready to snowshoe at 5:45 pm

Departure date: Saturday, March 31; departing at 6 pm; sunset at 7:23 pm; moonrise at 7:46 pm

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Classic cross-country ski, Happy Jack

Classic cross country skiing is a great way to get out in the winter. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing. This clinic is for people with little to no background in classic cross country skiing. Happy Jack Recreation Area is only 15 minutes from town and has trails that are groomed and maintained by the Medicine Bow Nordic Association (MBNA) specifically for cross-country skiing.

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Feb. 1; 6–7 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA. 141

Departure date: Sunday, Feb. 4

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Classic cross-country ski, Chimney Park

Classic cross country skiing is a great way to get out in the winter. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing. This clinic is for people with little to no background in classic cross country skiing. Enjoy a more backcountry experience exploring the lodge pole and aspen forest and rolling hills of Chimney Park. Transportation and ski equipment provided. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Feb. 15; 6–7 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Sunday, Feb. 18

Price: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Intro to Skate ski technique clinics

Skate skiing is a form of cross country skiing utilizing a "skate" technique that requires a higher level of cardiovascular fitness. Learn the technique from our knowledgeable instructors. This clinic is designed for individuals who have little or no background in skiing, but are fit and ready to take on the challenge of learning skate technique.  Transportation and ski equipment provided. Limit: 10 participants

Clinic I: Focuses on the legs and body position. Push-off, weight transfer, and gliding. Stopping, falling and getting back up.

Clinic II: Starts off with no-pole skating, turning, and stopping. Introduction to poling techniques.

Pre-trip meeting*: Thursday, Jan. 25; 5–6 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141 (*one pre-trip meeting for ALL skate ski clinics)

Departure date: Saturdays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 3

Price per clinic: $29 students, $35 faculty/staff

Intermediate Skate Ski Technique Clinics

This clinic is for those who have already taken our Intro to Skate Ski clinics or have previous experience and are looking to improve on their skate technique. Learn new techniques, skills, and drills from our experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Transportation and ski equipment provided. Limit: 10 participants

Clinic I: Get an overview and practice of poling techniques (V1, V2, V2 Alternate, & double poling).

Clinic II: Movement assessment, continued practice, and additional drills to take your skiing to the next level.

Pre-trip meeting*: Thursday, Jan. 25; 5-6 pm; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141 (*one pre-trip meeting for ALL skate ski clinics)

Departure Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 10 & 17

Price per clinic: $29 students; $35 faculty/staff

Intro to Backcountry ski/snowboard trip

It is strongly recommended that you complete an Avalanche Beacon Clinic or Level I Avalanche course prior to this trip. Learn the basics of snow travel as you skin-up, practice digging a snow pit, practice your beacon use, and ski-board in the backcountry. The ability to ski down a blue/black diamond run is required. Transportation provided; most equipment can be provided as well. Limit: 8 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Feb. 15; 5–6 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Saturday, Feb. 17

Price: $49 students, $59 faculty/staff

Intermediate/Advance Backcountry ski/snowboard trip

It is strongly recommended that you complete a Level I Avalanche class prior to this trip. The Medicine Bow Mountains (aka, the Snowies) are home to awesome backcountry skiing! Come and explore some of it with us. An advanced level of skiing/snowboarding experience is required (comfortable on Black Diamond runs), and a very strong level of physical fitness is important. Participants will learn some great tips/pointers in being successful backcountry skiers/snowboarders. Backcountry skiing/snowboarding is dependent upon conditions, no guarantees will be made as to the safety of the snowpack; we may not be able to ski. Transportation provided; most equipment can be provided as well. Limit: 8 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, March 1; 5-6 pm; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure date: Saturday, March 3

Price: $49 students, $59 faculty/staff

Special programs

Intermountain Student Outdoor Leadership Seminar (ISOLS)

The Intermountain Student Outdoor Leadership Seminar (ISOLS) is a conference created and run by students, for students. Our mission is to bring together future outdoor leaders and provide them with an environment that promotes networking and an exchange of knowledge between peers from outside their own universities. Those attending ISOLS should expect to hear multiple student-led presentations, engage in workshop presentations, and participate in full and half day field labs. This year's conference will be at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dates: March 29-31

Adobe Town Camping and Hiking Trip

Encounter Wyoming's geological and paleontological history by exploring the Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area. Hosted in collaboration with the Wyoming Wilderness Association, the trip to Adobe Town will provide a unique experience for desert adventures. We will travel back in time to the Eocene Epoch when swamps, reptiles, and large land mammals swarmed Wyoming's lush landscape and traverse the sandstone pillars and the meandering canyons of what remains of this enchanting canyon land. To guide us on our 50 million year journey into Wyoming's past will be a UW paleontologist. The trip will depart Laramie early Saturday morning and return Sunday evening. We will car camp Saturday night and spend the weekend hiking and exploring the highly eroded badlands, canyons, and fossils of Adobe Town. Sign up soon and touch these fossils and walk upon the ancient sea and canyons of Adobe Town. Transportation, camping equipment and food provided. Limit: 10 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, April 17; 5-6 pm, Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Departure Date: Saturday, April 21

Return Date: Sunday, April 22

Price: $62 students, $75 faculty/staff

Wyoming Bouldering Series

Come and test your abilities and have fun at the best (and only) state-wide competition series! Weʼll have plenty of prizes and raffle items for competitors. There will be individual winners for each comp, and an overall series winner for the male and female categories. Categories include recreational, intermediate, advanced, and open. Series winners will be determined by their top four out of five comp scores. The series final is worth double the points and will be held in Casper.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3

Location: Climbing Wall, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center

Times: Women, noon-2 p.m.; Men, 2:15-4:15 p.m.

Price: $20 for UW students, $20 for non-members (in addition, non-members will be sponsored in by the Outdoor Program and need to pay $7 at the front desk for entry to Half Acre)

PADI Open Water Diver SCUBA Course

Start your SCUBA adventures here! This course is taught by Lee Burgess from Western Divers Ltd. (a five star PADI Dive Center). Lee has decades of SCUBA teaching experience and has taught thousands of students.

***It is very important to review the medical form for eligibility prior to enrollment. If you answer "yes" to any medical questions on page 2, a physician's approval is required prior to taking the class.***

A week prior to the course, you will receive materials for "home study.” Read the manual, complete workbook pages, dive table study sheet, and watch the DVD prior to start of class. On campus, you will participate in a classroom review, quizzes, a final exam, and pool dives. The course teaches equipment use and safe diving procedures.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have up to a year to complete four open water dives at any PADI dive center world-wide for your lifetime certification! Course fee includes: Crew Pack (course materials), instruction, and gear use in the pool. Additional fee for certification dives. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for both Saturday and Sunday pool sessions. Limit: 16 participants

Registration Deadline: Monday, Feb. 12

Classroom times: Friday, Feb. 23, 7-9:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24 & 25, 1-4 p.m.: Corbett, Rm. 137

Pool sessions: Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 - 11 a.m. & Sunday, Feb. 25, 8-11 a.m.; Corbett Pool (please enter through the southeast doors of Corbett)

Price: $275 students, $295 faculty/staff

Ski/Snowboard Tuning Clinics

Learn the fundamentals of waxing skis or snowboards from our ski technician. This clinic covers basic base evaluation, prep, wax selection, application, scraping and brushing. This clinic will also cover edge tuning and basic base repair. The clinic includes wax and p-Tex. Please bring your skis or snowboard. Limit: 6 participants

Dates: Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 20, 7-9 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

Banff Mountain Film Festival "World Tour"

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will arrive at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. 7220 Entertainment, UW Outdoor Program, NU2U, and Cross-Country Connection co-sponsor this event. View the 2018 UW Banff Mountain Film Festival Program List.

In 1986, The Banff Mountain Film Festival began an outreach program to bring the festival to other communities. Banff’s Festival organizers wanted to share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings mountain films to thousands of people who cannot make the annual trek to the Canadian Rockies. 


For more information on the Banff Mountain Film Festival, visit https://www.banffcentre.ca. 

This event is co-hosted by UW Outdoor Program. For more information, please visit: https://www.uwyo.edu/rec/outdoor-program/

NU2U also co-hosts the film festival. For more information, visit: https://www.nu2usports.com/

This event is co-hosted by Cross-Country Connection. For more information, please visit: http://www.crosscountryconnection.org/

This event is co-hosted by 7220 Entertainment. For more information on 7220 Entertainment, please visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/7220-entertainment/how-to-join.html

The Films Committee is responsible for showing The Banff Mountain Film Festival. They meet Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center, Union 012 during the school year. 

For more information about the Campus Activities Center, please visit www.uwyo.edu/cac, like the Wyoming Union on Facebook or follow the CAC on Twitter and Instagram @UWYOCAC.

Individuals needing assistance to attend this event should contact the Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340.

Horsemanship

Learn how to ride, take care of, and communicate with horses! This unique 18 hour course provides ample opportunity to learn the pleasure of riding and working with horses from instructors with decades of equine experience. No prior equine experience necessary. Horses, tack (i.e. saddle, bridle), riding facilities, and instruction provided. Transportation to Sodergreen Ranch and Horsemanship School (approx. 38 min. drive) is not provided; students are encouraged to arrange carpooling at the pre-trip meeting. Limit: 26 participants

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-6 p.m.; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 115 (classroom)

Dates: Sundays, Feb. 18 & 25; March 4 & 25; April 8 & 15; 1-4 p.m. (Make-up day in case of inclement weather is April 22)

Location: Sodergreen Ranch and Horsemanship School, 468 Road 102, Granite, WY 82059

Price: $120 students, $144 faculty/staff

Fundamentals of Bike Maintenance

Learn the essentials of repairing your bike, and get a tune-up! Taught by our bike mechanic, this series of clinics covers a variety of bike maintenance topics and offers you a chance to tune your own bike (limit: one/person). These clinics are perfect for getting your bike ready for the spring. It is recommended that you attend the clinics in a sequential order, but you can also sign up for individual clinics as well. Limit: 8 participants

Clinic I: Wednesday, February 28 or Tuesday, April 3; 6-8 pm

This first clinic will teach you the anatomy and terminology of your bicycle, how to tell if a repair is needed, how to clean your bike, change a flat tire, and lube the chain.

Clinic II: Wednesday, March 7 or Tuesday, April 10; 6-8 pm

In this clinic you will learn the difference between a cassette and freewheel; and how to overhaul and adjust hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets.

Clinic III: Wednesday, March 21 or Tuesday, April 17; 6–8 p.m.

Being able to stop is important. In this clinic you will learn about different types of braking systems and how to adjust them. Includes inspection of braking surfaces and brake pads.

Clinic IV: Wednesday, March 28 or Tuesday, April 24; 6–8 p.m.

This final clinic will cover adjusting derailleur systems, also known as adjusting your gears. You will learn how to inspect your cables and housing, check derailleur alignment, and adjusting limit screws.

Location: Outdoor Program Office, Rm. 141, Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center

Price per clinic: $5 student, $7 faculty/staff

Backcountry Cooking Clinic

Join the Outdoor Program leaders as we prepare some of our favorite backcountry foods. We will share some of our tricks, tips, and recipes for cooking in the backcountry. We will do some front-country (a.k.a. car-camping) cooking, as well as backpacking options as well. No prior backcountry cooking experience is necessary. Come hungry! Limit: 10 participants

Date: Tuesday, February 27 or Monday, April 9; 6-8 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office

Price: $5 students, $7 faculty/staff

 

Water sports

White Water Kayaking Class

These clinics are an introduction to the strokes and concepts that will set you up for success on the river. The skills taught will be a progression to learn the kayak roll. The pool environment is a great place to learn these skills.  Feel free to sign up for multiple classes as the instructors can build on skills learned in previous sessions.

Pool session dates: Sundays, April 8 & 15; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; Corbett pool (southeast entrance only)

Price: $10 per clinic

Swift Water Rescue course

Rescue skills are essential for moving water! Take this American Canoe Association (ACA) Swiftwater Rescue Course to build your rescue skills in the event that someone in your party gets into a bad situation. You will learn to read rivers to identify hazards, develop rescue and prevention strategies and build a tool kit of skills to aid you and your paddle partners manage risky situations. While using ropes, rescue vests and other tools of the trade, students and instructors will take turns swimming through rough rapids practicing techniques in a controlled environment which will help develop a rescue mindset and the hard skills needed for rescue. This may be the most valuable paddling class you’ll ever take!
Completion of the 2-day course entitles students to an ACA participation certificate, accepted by most river outfitters, kayak schools and outdoor programs. Prerequisites: Class II boating skills, some type of boat, and your own cold water paddling gear (wet suit or dry suit). We will be practicing skills on the Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO each day. Transportation not included. Limit: 8 students

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, April 24, 6–8 p.m.; Outdoor Program Office, HA 141

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29; 8 a.m.–6 p.m. each day

Cost: $95 students, $125 faculty/staff

Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness and Remote First Aid/CPR with AED

If you spend time in the backcountry, you need to be prepared for whatever emergency may come your way. This class focuses on patient assessment, trauma care, medical issues, all within the context of wilderness-specific treatment. With a hands-on approach, this class will complement any experience you may have in the outdoors. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a two-year certification through the American Red Cross in Wilderness and Remote First Aid, and a two-year certification in Adult CPR with AED. Price includes textbooks. Please come prepared to go outside multiple times each day.  Limit: 20 participants

Classroom sessions: Friday, March 23, 6-10 p.m. (CPR/AED), Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Rm. 115 (Classroom)

Price: $91 students, $119 faculty/staff


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