Trips and Clinics

stand up paddle board trip

Get Outdoors with UGA Outdoor Rec!

UGA outdoor trips and clinics are open to all students, faculty/staff, and members of the Athens community. We offer many outdoor activities, including flatwater and whitewater paddling, rafting, backpacking, hiking, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) trips, caving, rock climbing, snorkeling, and more. No experience is necessary!

Summer 2017 Trips and Clinics (for full trip descriptions and details, visit the registration page)

Trip/Clinic Location Activity  Date(s) PEDB Hours Student  Fac/ Staff Non-UGA Space Available (updated 4/6/17) 

Beginner Scuba


Scuba WED 05/10 N/A $170 $180 N/A 8

Middle Oconee River

GA Canoeing SAT 05/27 N/A $20 $25 $25 8

Panther Creek Falls

GA Day Hike SUN 05/28 N/A $25 $30 $30 8

Intro to SUP Yoga

GA Clinic SAT 06/03 N/A $30 $35 $35 8

Intro to Kayak Rolling

Ramsey Clinic FRI 06/16 N/A $15 $20 $20 6

Whitewater/ Nantahala River

NC Rafting SAT 06/17 N/A $55 $60 $60 8

Watson Mill Bridge

GA Day Hike SUN 06/25 N/A $20 $25 $25 8



FALL 2017 PEDB Trips (these trips are reserved for students registered for PEDB 1100 and PEDB 1000 classes. If you are a student in one of these courses, you may register for your trip(s) using the registration page. If you are in PEDB 1090 Outdoor Adventure (non-Spring Break), you will register for trips from the list above.)

Trip Name


PEDB Class

Backpacking #1 Sat 9/2-9/3 PEDB 1100 (TBD)
Backpacking #2 Sat 9/30-10/1 PEDB 1100 (TBD)
Backpacking #3 Sat 10/7-10/8 PEDB 1100 (TBD)
Backpacking #4 Sat 11/11-11/12 PEDB 1100 (TBD)
Backpacking #5 Sat 11/11-11/12 PEDB 1100 (TBD)
Backpacking #6 Sat 11/18-11/19 PEDB 1100 (TBD)
SCUBA 1 Fri 10/20-10/22 PEDB 1331 (HAYNIE)
SCUBA 2 Fri 11/3-11/15 PEDB 1331 (HAYNIE)
SCUBA 3 Fri 12/1-12/3 PEDB 1331 (HAYNIE)

UGA Outdoor Recreation Policies

Policies pertaining to the UGA Climbing Wall, Challenge Course, Trips & Clinics, and ORC Equipment Rental

Trips & Clinics Registration

Custom Trips

Plan a customized adventure for your group.

PE Credit and Study Abroad

Obtain PE and Science credits by participating in Outdoor Recreation activities.

Outdoor Recreation Activity Descriptions

Useful Info

706-542-4677 | Outdoor Rec Center

Kellie Gerbers, Assistant Director

Josh Fulmer, Coordinator

Tony Blasucci, Graduate Assistant


PE Credit and Study Abroad

Get PE and other course credits by participating in outdoor activities. Learn More

PEDB 1090: Trip Documentation

Outdoor Recreation Forms

UGA Outdoor Recreation Registration / Health History / Waiver

Individual Transportation Waiver

Employment Opportunities

UGA Outdoor Recreation employs students for the jobs listed below. A short summary of responsibilities, skills and qualifications follows each job title. Apply for a position here.

Challenge Course Facilitator Job Description

Climbing Wall Staff Job Desciption

Trip Leader Job Description

Leave No Trace
UGA Outdoor Recreation practices Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, values, and guidelines on trips and clinics. Learn more about these principles here.