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Adventure Program

The University Recreation & Wellness Adventure Program is committed to providing student-powered adventure experiences that promote personal growth, transformative learning, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship for the University of Maryland Community.

Summer Hours

*Closed for final exams and commencement. We will re-open on May 31. For rentals during this time, contact Jeffrey Holliday at or at 301.226.4421.

Rental Desk and Resource Center

Monday–Thursday 5–9 PM
Friday 12–2 PM

Bike Shop:

Monday–Friday 2–6 PM

Climbing Wall:

Monday–Thursday 5–9 PM

Info Desk:

Where is the Challenge Course?

It is located on the north end of the Eppley Recreation Center, near lot SS3 at the end of South Farm Drive. We are just down the stairs from the Outdoor Aquatic Center. The Adventure Center has a separate entrance and is not accessible from the ERC main entrance.

Find us!

Learn to Swim

Adventure Trips 

Hike, rock climb, kayak, bike and more! Day and overnight
trips depart from College Park all semester long.

Trip Schedule

Learn to Swim

Climbing Wall

Tackle the 55-foot beast for yourself. No  experience needed.
Open for free to members of the UMD community.

Climbing Wall details

Learn to Swim

Challenge Course

Open to the public, we design workshops for our premiere ropes course.
We provide opportunities for individual growth and group success.

Challenge Course details

Learn to Swim

Campus Bike Shop 

Semester, week and daily bike rentals are available.
Learn how to repair your bike for free!

Campus Bike Shop

Learn to Swim

Clinics & Rentals

Rent outdoor recreation equipment for your own adventure.
Learn how to paddle board, rock climb, kayak and more!

Clinics, Rentals & Resources