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Ignite Outdoors



Ignite Outdoors is a four 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 wilderness environment provides many amazing opportunities to learn about how to cope with new challenges both on and off campus. This experience eases the transition to college life. Please note these offerings are only for incoming students (freshmen and transfers).

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

Registration Opens 3/28

Make sure to select Summer 2022

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 for our adventure in our backpacks.

July 26-29

Aug 9-12



Outdoors_icons_10Ignite Outdoors Explore: Climbing and Exploration

Explore programs stay in developed campgrounds with access to facilities.  Each day we will explore climbing areas, or take a hike, and return to our basecamp in the evening. All experience levels are welcome.

July 19-22

Aug 2-5



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 river canyon.

July 6-9

July 12-15


COVID 19 Precautions

As a general suggestion, we encourage ALL Ignite participants to get the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the program. This will ensure the best possible program experience. According to CDC guidelines, the vaccine does not become fully effective until two weeks after you receive it (for the two-shot vaccines, two weeks after the final shot).

Each trip will have precautions built into the curriculum, based on current CDC guidelines. 


Coordinated by UT Outdoor Pursuits.