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Ignite Outdoors

Due to the University’s decision to cancel all in-person events through July 31, all sessions of Ignite Outdoors have been canceled. Please check back for our Fall 2020 trips schedule and other ways to get involved in Outdoor Recreation here at UT, or shoot us an email at with any questions.



Ignite Outdoors is a five (5) day outdoor trip filled with adventure, leadership, learning, and outdoor skill development for all experience levels. University of Tennessee Outdoor Pursuits staff takes pride in providing a meaningful experience for participants. With training in navigation, wilderness first aid, risk management, group dynamics, leadership, and technical skills, our leaders are well prepared to provide an enjoyable, learning adventure for students. The challenge of the wilderness provides many amazing opportunities to learn about how to cope with new challenges. This experience eases the transition to college life.

Ignite Outdoors cost is paid at the time of registration and includes transportation, most outdoor equipment, meals during the program, and outdoor instruction.



outdoors_icons-09Ignite Outdoors Wilderness Backpacking

Join us as we backpack and discover the areas of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland wilderness area.  You and the rest of the group will carry everything you need on your back.

outdoors_icons-04Ignite Outdoors Explore Hiking

Join us on these “base camp” style trips where we camp in a developed campground and explore the area on increasingly difficult days hikes to overlooks, waterfall, and swimming holes.

Outdoors_icons_10Ignite Outdoors Explore Climbing

Join us as we “base camp” where we will camp in a developed campground.  Each day we will explore climbing areas and will vary the trip and day to tailor to all experience levels.

outdoors_icons-08Ignite Outdoors Wilderness Canoeing

Join us as we embark on a mutli-day, self-supported canoe trip.  That’s right, everything you need goes into your canoe as you adventure down a scenic moutain river.


Coordinated by UT Outdoor Pursuits.