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Orientation Adventure Trips

Orientation Program

Extend your Honors College Summer Orientation with an optional four-day, three-night Honors T.E.N.T.S. kayaking, canoeing, or backpacking adventure in 2016!  The Terrapin Expeditions for New and Transfer Students (T.E.N.T.S.) program assists students as they transition into the college experience.  All of these adventures are designed exclusively for new students in the Honors College and each adventure is a great way for students to build relationships with one another.  

Are you interested in registering for T.E.N.T.S.? Follow these steps:

  • Add Your Track to the Cart:  Once you’ve decided on your trip date and activity, select the “Add to Cart” button.  You will then be directed to provide us with some additional information.  After answering the questions, click the “Continue” button.  Select the “Checkout” button and it will direct you a log-in page for the online registration system.
  • Create an Account:  You will be prompted to log-in to the University Recreation and Wellness (RecWell) online program registration system.  Since you are brand new to the university, you will need to create an account.  Select the “Create an Account” button on the right side of the page.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and zip code.  Select the “Next” button.  On the next page you will see a box titled “Online Account (No Fee).”  Select the “Join Now” button in the box to create your free online account. 
  • Enter Online Account Information:  After you join, you will be prompted to enter additional information about yourself.  Please note that as a UMD student, you are the head of the account.  Because RecWell offers programs for youth, there is an option for multiple members to be linked to one name so that a family can manage one account.   You will then create a username and password.  Please note this username and password is unique from any other UMD password you may have.  Finally, accept the online agreement and select the “Next” button.
  • Account Summary:  You will be directed to a page that says account summary and shows a total of $0.00.  Select the “Process” button to complete your online account creation.
  • Proceed to Cart & Payment:  Select the “Proceed to Cart” button where you’ll be directed to your cart.  Your T.E.N.T.S. registration will be in your cart.  Enter your payment information, select the “Submit Payment Button” and you are all set!

    Additional Lodging:
    If your on-campus orientation begins the Monday after T.E.N.T.S. you can spend Sunday evening on campus and stay at the Adventure Program in the Eppley Recreation Center with Adventure Program staff for no additional cost.  
    Weather Cancellations/Refunds:
    When making your travel plans, please know that there is the possibility that a T.E.N.T.S. program may be cancelled.  If the weather appears questionable for a program, the Adventure Program staff will be in contact with you via e-mail to keep you updated and will do their best to alter the itinerary in order to run the program regardless of weather.  However, if the Adventure Program cancels the trip due to weather, lack of participants, or other circumstances, all participants will receive a full refund and will be notified by email immediately. If a participant cancels their registration by contacting the Adventure Program staff earlier than 14 days prior to the program begin date, a full refund will be given.  If the participant cancels their registration within 14 days of the program begin date, no refund will be given.
For questions, contact Amanda Even by e-mail at ameven@umd.edu or by phone at 301.226.3078.  

T.E.N.T.S. is designed to help you transition into college through adventures and friendships.  Each T.E.N.T.S. trip will focus on promoting personal growth and social skill development through an adventure setting.  Students will experience physical, mental, and emotional challenges that will bring about awareness and understanding of self-confidence, relationship building, group dynamics, leadership, teamwork, and diversity. 


Are you interested in registering for T.E.N.T.S.? Follow these steps:
  • Add Your Program to the Cart:  Once you’ve decided on your trip date and activity, select the “Add to Cart” button.  You will then be directed to provide us with some additional information.  After answering the questions, click the “Continue” button.  Select the “Checkout” button and it will direct you a log-in page for the online registration system.
  • Create an Account:  You will be prompted to log-in to the University Recreation and Wellness (RecWell) online program registration system.  Since you are brand new to the university, you will need to create an account.  Select the “Create an Account” button on the right side of the page.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and zip code.  Select the “Next” button.  On the next page you will see a box titled “Online Account (No Fee).”  Select the “Join Now” button in the box to create your free online account. 
  • Enter Online Account Information:  After you join, you will be prompted to enter additional information about yourself.  Please note that as a UMD student, you are the head of the account.  Because RecWell offers programs for youth, there is an option for multiple members to be linked to one name so that a family can manage one account.   You will then create a username and password.  Please note this username and password is unique from any other UMD password you may have.  Finally, accept the online agreement and select the “Next” button.
  • Account Summary:  You will be directed to a page that says account summary and shows a total of $0.00.  Select the “Process” button to complete your online account creation.
  • Proceed to Cart & Payment:  Select the “Proceed to Cart” button where you’ll be directed to your cart.  Your T.E.N.T.S. registration will be in your cart.  Enter your payment information, select the “Submit Payment Button” and you are all set!

Weather Cancellations/Refunds:
When making your travel plans, please know that there is the possibility that a T.E.N.T.S. program may be cancelled.  If the weather appears questionable for a program, the Adventure Program staff will be in contact with you via e-mail to keep you updated and will do their best to alter the itinerary in order to run the program regardless of weather.  However, if the Adventure Program cancels the trip due to weather, lack of participants, or other circumstances, all participants will receive a full refund and will be notified by email immediately. If a participant cancels their registration by contacting the Adventure Program staff earlier than 14 days prior to the program begin date, a full refund will be given.  If the participant cancels their registration within 14 days of the program begin date, no refund will be given.


For questions, contact Amanda Even by e-mail at ameven@umd.edu or by phone at 301.226.3078.  

 

Are you interested in registering for T.E.N.T.S.? Follow these steps:
  • Add Your Program to the Cart:  Once you’ve confirmed your availability, select the “Add to Cart” button.  You will then be directed to provide us with some additional information.  After answering the questions, click the “Continue” button.  Select the “Checkout” button and it will direct you a log-in page for the online registration system.
  • Create an Account:  You will be prompted to log-in to the University Recreation and Wellness (RecWell) online program registration system.  Since you are brand new to the university, you will need to create an account.  Select the “Create an Account” button on the right side of the page.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and zip code.  Select the “Next” button.  On the next page you will see a box titled “Online Account (No Fee).”  Select the “Join Now” button in the box to create your free online account. 
  • Enter Online Account Information:  After you join, you will be prompted to enter additional information about yourself.  Please note that as a UMD student, you are the head of the account.  Because RecWell offers programs for youth, there is an option for multiple members to be linked to one name so that a family can manage one account.   You will then create a username and password.  Please note this username and password is unique from any other UMD password you may have.  Finally, accept the online agreement and select the “Next” button.
  • Account Summary:  You will be directed to a page that says account summary and shows a total of $0.00.  Select the “Process” button to complete your online account creation.
  • Proceed to Cart & Payment:  Select the “Proceed to Cart” button where you’ll be directed to your cart.  Your T.E.N.T.S. registration will be in your cart.  Enter your payment information, select the “Submit Payment Button” and you are all set!

Weather Cancellations/Refunds:
When making your travel plans, please know that there is the possibility that a T.E.N.T.S. program may be cancelled.  If the weather appears questionable for a program, the Adventure Program staff will be in contact with you via e-mail to keep you updated and will do their best to alter the itinerary in order to run the program regardless of weather.  However, if the Adventure Program cancels the trip due to weather, lack of participants, or other circumstances, all participants will receive a full refund and will be notified by email immediately. If a participant cancels their registration by contacting the Adventure Program staff earlier than 14 days prior to the program begin date, a full refund will be given.  If the participant cancels their registration within 14 days of the program begin date, no refund will be given.
For questions, contact Amanda Even by e-mail at ameven@umd.edu or by phone at 301.226.3078.  

 

Are you interested in registering for VAOP? Follow these steps:
  • Add VAOP to the Cart:  Once you’ve confirmed your availability, select the “Add to Cart” button.  You will then be directed to provide us with some additional information.  After answering the questions, click the “Continue” button.  Select the “Checkout” button and it will direct you a log-in page for the online registration system.
  • Create an Account:  You will be prompted to log-in to the University Recreation and Wellness (RecWell) online program registration system.  Since you are brand new to the university, you will need to create an account.  Select the “Create an Account” button on the right side of the page.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and zip code.  Select the “Next” button.  On the next page you will see a box titled “Online Account (No Fee).”  Select the “Join Now” button in the box to create your free online account. 
  • Enter Online Account Information:  After you join, you will be prompted to enter additional information about yourself.  Please note that as a UMD student, you are the head of the account.  Because RecWell offers programs for youth, there is an option for multiple members to be linked to one name so that a family can manage one account.   You will then create a username and password.  Please note this username and password is unique from any other UMD password you may have.  Finally, accept the online agreement and select the “Next” button.
  • Account Summary:  You will be directed to a page that says account summary and shows a total of $0.00.  Select the “Process” button to complete your online account creation.
  • Proceed to Cart & Payment:  Select the “Proceed to Cart” button where you’ll be directed to your cart.  Your VAOP registration will be in your cart.  Enter your payment information, select the “Submit Payment Button” and you are all set!

 

 

FAQs

Q:  Is there a place I can park my car during the program?

A:  Yes, please notify your trip leaders in advance that you need to park on campus during the program.  On the day of the program come to the Adventure Program, unload your gear, and a trip leader will run shuttle for students needing to park on campus to the Paint Branch Visitors Lot.  It is $15/day Monday-Friday and free on Saturday-Sunday.

Q: Is there a secure place to store personal belongings from orientation while on the adventure trip?
A:  Yes, there is a locked area where personal belongings can be stored while students are on the trip.