T-Bird Outdoor Connection

T-Bird Outdoor Connection

September 3-6, 2021

T-Bird Outdoor Connection (TOC) is designed for participants to create
lasting friendships, connect to the SUU community, and appreciate the
amazing places surrounding Cedar City. TOC provides the opportunity to
learn and be inspired in natural landscapes through meaningful adventure.
Your four-day adventure awaits

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Agenda of Events

September 3 – Swimming

After checking in on campus, your group of 10 students with 2 leaders will head to Quail Creek State Park to enjoy a day at Southern Utah’s warmest lake! All participants will have the opportunity to experience paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, and games at the lake during the day. After spending some time in the sun, head to Zion National Park to camp overnight.


September 4 - Canyoneering

Canyoneering - Zion National Park

Located in Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is native to massive sandstone cliffs with an array of unique hikes, plants, and animals. This trip offers hiking to and canyoneering down narrow slot canyons of the surrounding area. Experience route planning, thrilling descends as you rappel, and an increase in confidence as you and your group conquer majestic canyoneering locations throughout the Zion area. After canyoneering, continue your adventure in Zion National Park as you explore and hike.

Difficulty Rating: Moderately Strenuous

Experience Needed: None, skills will be learned on the trip.

View more information about the park

September 5 - Rock Climbing

On the third day, head south to St. George for a day of rock climbing! This trip offers sport climbing through short routes along the towering walls, strategically planning your route, and immediate gratification of completing challenging routes. After climbing, head back to Cedar City to camp overnight.

Difficulty Rating: Moderately strenuous

Experience Needed: None, skills will be learned on the trip.

Rock Climbing - Snow Canyon State Park

September 6 - Hiking

Outdoor Liking

During your last day, you will continue to adventure within your small groups on a local hike until the afternoon. Students will return to SUU campus where everyone will get together and end with our annual traditions. TOC will end in the afternoon whereupon students may return to their housing in time to prepare for Thunder-U. Thunder-U, a student-directed orientation, will begin September 7th.

Please email suuoec@gmail.com for more information.

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