Free Clinics

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Not ready for a trip, but want to learn more about the outdoors? Free clinics are the perfect place to begin! These specialty clinics and skill workshops are offered to provide on-site instruction in the fundamental skills necessary for safety and fun in the outdoors. Each clinic usually lasts one hour and helps to prepare, educate and inform participants on a wide variety of subjects. All clinics are FREE but must have registered participants to be conducted.

Register at the Outdoor Pursuits Center by 4pm Monday the week of the clinic date. Clinics are open to UNT students, faculty, staff, Rec Center members and their guests.

Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat

Bring your bike into the Outdoor Pursuit Center and spend the evening learning about how to patch/ change your popped inner tube and how to prevent future flats.
Tuesday | February 12 | 7:00pm

Climbing Drills & Training Methods

Do you want to become a better rock climber but don’t know where to start? This clinic goes through tried and tested methods of training that will help you improve your climbing strength.
Monday | February 25 | 8:15pm

Slacklining Basics

Spend the evening outdoors and learn everything you need to know about slacklining- from setting it up, to walking the line. Have fun practicing your skills with guided instruction from our trip leaders!
Thursday |  March 21 | 6:00pm

All About Campfires

Campfires are one of the best parts of camping! This hands-on clinic teaches the basics of fire starting including structures, techniques, and safety.
Monday | March 25 | 6:30pm

Kayak Basics

This fun introductory clinic covers basic strokes, wet exits, and more. Bring your swimsuit and get ready to practice your new skills in the UNT pool!
Thursday | April 4 | 6:30pm

Outdoor Photography Tips

Do you look back on photos from your last trip and frown at the shadow cast over the faces of your friends? Or shed a tear for the blurry close up flower picture you knew for sure was going to be Instagram worthy? Well fret no more! Our clinic will teach you tips and tricks on how to take top quality photos with just a cell phone!
Monday | April 8 | 6:30pm

Backpacking Basics: Clothing & Gear

Backpacking is a very rewarding activity but requires a lot of equipment and knowledge to begin. This clinic will cover the various types of equipment you may need on your next trip and how to pack/ choose what you will bring along.
Monday | April 22 | 6:30pm

Backpacking Basics: Skills on the Trail

Learn skills that are essential to your safety and success on the trail. From filtering water to setting up a stove, this clinic will leave you equipped to use your gear and handle a variety of challenges that you may face while backpacking.
Monday | April 29 | 6:30pm