It is the mission of Outdoor Adventures to foster personal growth and a spirit of adventure for the UAF community through education, experience and accessibility in the wilderness of Alaska and right here on campus.
Introduction to Expedition Kayaking
May31st-June 8th 2020
This non-credit course is designed to introduce students to the art of expedition tripping with inflatable kayaks. We will float down Birch Creek as it flows out of the White Mountains and heads down towards the Yukon. This float is 110 miles of mostly Class I and II water with one Class III section that can be run or portaged. Birch Creek is a National Wild and Scenic River which starts as a quick narrow stream and becomes slow meandering river as it heads towards the Yukon flats. The students will be involved with all aspects of planning and executing this awesome wilderness trip. Sign up on UAOnline through UAF Summer Session.
Wilderness First Aid
April 13 and 14, 8am-5pm
Outdoor Adventures in conjunction with the UAF Field Safety Training has spots available for a 16 Hour Wilderness First Aid Course during the spring 2020 semester. Course cost $175 or at no charge for the first 9 UAF field researchers who sign up.
Weekly Cross Country Ski Lessons Starting Again 1/17/20
Move to Friday for 2020. Cost: $5 for students, $10 for staff/faculty
We organize a wide variety of outdoor safety training for both our staff and members of the university community.
2020 Spring Trip sign-ups are open.
Outdoor Adventures also offers a variety of classes ranging from Ice Climbing to Mountaineering, Wilderness First Aid and Advanced Wilderness Leadership.
Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community
Outdoor Adventures Hours
Outdoor Adventures fall/winter hours are Monday and Friday Noon-6pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Noon-5pm.
We are closed on the weekends so rent on Friday, at a weekend rate, to have great gear on the weekends.