On the Water

Register for trips and classes online, or at the Outdoor Program located on the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center near Washington-Grizzly stadium.  Call (406) 243-5172 for more information.

Fundamentals of Whitewater Kayaking

  • When: March 22, 24, 29, 31 (8:30-10:30pm pool days), April 12, 14 (5:00-8:00pm Clark Fork River)
  • Description: Learn the basic strokes, how to read whitewater, the roll and an introduction to moving water and boat safety.
  • Cost: $185. Includes instruction, equipment, transportation and pool entry. 
  • Register by: March 16

Fly Fishing Class

  • When: Thursday evenings, 6-8pm in ED 214. March 24, 31, April 14 and 21. All day field trips on April 16 and 23.
  • Description: Taught by experts from the Missoulian Angler, you will learn the equipment and skills needed to successfully fly fish. This class includes four classroom days and two all day field trips. Instruction, equipment and transportation provided.
  • Cost: $65 per person. Includes instruction, equipment and transportation.
  • Register by: March 21

ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor Course

  • When: April 15 (6pm - 8pm classroom); April 16, 17, 23, 24 (8am - 6pm river days)
  • Description: Become an effective instructor through this certification course with the American Canoe Association (ACA). More information available online (http://zootownsurfers.com/page/ACA-classes
  • Cost: $395 (plus $65 ACA membership)  
  • Register by: April 1

Fundamentals of Whitewater Kayaking

  • When: April 19, 21, 26 (8:30-10:30pm pool days), April 28, May 3 (5:00-8:00pm Clark Fork River), and May 7 (all day on the Blackfoot River)
  • Description: Learn the basic strokes, how to read whitewater, the roll and an introduction to moving water and boat safety.
  • Cost: $185. Cost includes instruction, equipment, transportation and pool entry. 
  • Register by: April 15

Swiftwater Rescue Training Course

  • When: April 22, 23, 24 (9am - 5pm)
  • Description: For boaters, kayakers, anglers, and anyone looking to train in rescue on moving water. This course is certified and taught by the Whitewater Rescue Institute.
  • Cost: $295
  • Register by: April 10

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity service provider that conducts certain activities under special permit with the US Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. The University of Montana's Campus Recreation trips are permitted on the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Clearwater National Forests (Clause VII.B.). The UM Outdoor Program is partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and a member of the American Canoe Association, Trout Unlimited, The Access Fund and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.