From knot tying to constellations to outdoor leadership, CORE has workshops for you to learn or experience something new.

Workshopcostmeeting locationdatetimeDescription
1.Campfires,Safety+S’mores$8CORE1/30/20176:30 P.MCome on out to the CORE building and be a cavehuman for an hour! Learn the best fire starting techniques, the ethics of fire starting, and enjoy the same satisfaction that our early ancestors must have felt! We’ll finish the night off by sharing S’mores and stories over our newly built fire.
Duration: 1.5 Hours
2. Backpacking Trip Planning 101$5CORE2/7/20176:30 P.MHave you mentally prepared yourself to get out in the woods but don’t know where to start? Come on by and we can help you with every step of your journey from permitting to meal prep!
Duration: 1.5 Hours
3. Lip Smackin’ Backpackin’ Meals$10CORE2/22/20176:30 P.MAre you interested in backcountry adventures but scared of what that might mean for your taste buds? Come out to our backcountry cooking class to learn how to prepare and make those satisfying, belly-filling meals you need to keep your body going on your outdoor adventure. We will learn all the do’s and don’ts of trail food, what to keep in mind when planning meals for personal and group trips, and hear about TRiP’s best and worst food ventures! To finish off the night, you will make and take your very own GORP!
Duration: 1.5 - 2 Hours
4. Constellations$7CORE2/27/20178:30 P.MGet away from the hustle and bustle of Gainesville and out to Payne’s Prairie for a relaxing night under the stars. Learn about constellations, shooting stars, and the cosmos with a friendly group of fellow gators. You will get to take home the skills to recognize constellations and your very own star guide!
Duration: 2 - 3 Hours
5. Wilderness Navigation$7CORE3/14/20176:00 P.MAfraid of getting lost in the woods? Have no fear and come out to the CORE to learn how to read topographic maps, shoot bearings, and get yourself out of trouble with just a compass and a map! Workshop price includes a survival compass for your next adventure!
Duration: 1.5 Hours
6. Knots and What(k)not$7CORE3/28/20176:30 P.MToss those bungee cords aside and learn how to wrap, tie, and hitch with real ropes! We’ll go over your classic bowline, we’ll make some bites and then put them all together to put use to rope like you’ve never done before! These are great skills for both the outdoors and daily life. At the end of the clinic everyone will get there own length of paracord so you can lash, hitch, and secure anything on your next outdoor adventure!
Duration: 1 - 1.5 Hours
7. Learn to Canoe!$20CORE4/8/20179:00 A.MCome on out for an awesome morning on the lake. We will go over the ins and outs of canoe trip planning, different paddling strokes, and rescues (Just in case you tip over your vessel!). Canoes, paddles, life jackets, and transportation to and from Lake Wauburg will be provided. All you need to bring is lunch, water, a change of clothes, towel, and some stoke! At the end of the course everyone will earn Level 1 Canoe Skills participatory certificate!
Duration: 3 - 4 Hour
8. Make your own Sunscreen$10CORE4/11/20176:30 P.M*New and Improved* Have you ever wondered what is really in your sunscreen? Do think you are protected from dangerous UV rays, and harmful toxins? Don’t be fooled! Some of the most harmful toxins are coming straight from your store bought sunscreen! Come learn how to make all natural, mineral-based sunscreen that is good for you and the environment. Best of all, you get to leave with a new supply for your next outdoor TRiP!
Duration: 1 - 1.5 Hours