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Adventure Programs for Veterans

Adventure Programs for Veterans

The University Recreation & Wellness Adventure Program is proud to partner with Veteran Student Life and Team River Runner in order to create adventure experiences for veterans.


Intro to Whitewater Kayaking
Date: Saturday, June 10
Location: Potomac, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, June 8, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost:   This trip is free thanks to generous support from Veteran Affairs
  
Join Veteran Student Life and the Adventure Program for an introductory whitewater kayaking trip! You’ll start off learning the basics in the pool at the pre-trip meeting and you'll be running some class II rapids on the Potomac by the end of the trip. Expect to get your adrenaline pumping, learn paddling skills, and meet other veterans.  Transportation, kayak equipment, and lunch provided.  Register here.  
Whitewater Weekend on the Yough
Date: Saturday, June 24-Sunday, June 25
Location: Ohiopyle, PA
Required Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, June 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost:  Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs

This trip is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of whitewater kayaking and rafting. Learn the basics of paddling and kayak rolling in the pool before heading out to the Youghiogheny River, affectionately known as the Yough, for a weekend full of adventure and relaxation.  We’ll spend the first day whitewater kayaking on the class II Middle Yough, enjoy a night of relaxation in a cabin, and spend the second day whitewater rafting on the class III Lower Yough.  No previous paddling experience is necessary but you must attend the pre-trip meeting and pool session in order to participate on the trip.  Transportation, kayak equipment, meals, and lodging provided.  Register here
Veteran Adventure Orientation Program
Dates:  Saturday, August 12- Sunday, August 13
Time: The program will begin at 1 PM on the first day and finish at 5 PM on the final day
Location: Potomac, MD
Cost:   Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs  (transportation, meals, and equipment rental included)

This adventure experience is designed exclusively for new veterans.  Spend two days learning the basics and experiencing the thrill of whitewater kayaking.  Throughout this experience you will be exposed to basic outdoor skills such as whitewater kayaking, camping techniques, and outdoor cooking.  In addition to outdoor skills, you will learn about campus resources available to veterans.  Additionally time will be set aside to answer any questions you might have about the University of Maryland.  This experience is unique and different from any other you may have as a college student, and it will be your first opportunity to meet other veterans while also experiencing personal growth through opportunities presented in an adventure setting.  Register at https://go.umd.edu/vaopkayak.

Paddle in the Pool

WHERE: Outdoor Aquatic Center
WHEN: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
THE FOLLOWING SUNDAYS:

  • June 11 with youth from HSC Pediatric Center