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Adventure Trips

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Get out of College Park and explore the outdoors

Trips hosted by the Adventure Program are a great opportunity to learn new outdoor skills, travel, and meet new people. UMD students, faculty, staff, and RecWell members are able to participate in adventure trips, and each UMD affiliate is able to bring one non-UMD guest.

Unless otherwise stated, all trips are designed as introductory experiences and no previous experience is required. Trained trip leaders will teach you the basics of what you need to know in order to recreate in the outdoors.

If you are in need of financial assistance in order to participate on an adventure trip, you can apply for funding from the Adventure Program Access and Enrichment Fund. The fund was created to cover full or partial adventure trip registrations for students who need financial assistance. Our hope is to provide more Terps with the opportunity to get outside and experience the wellness benefits of physical activity and spending time in nature.

Get outside with us!

Contact: Amanda Preperato, Assistant Director
aprep@umd.edu, 301-226-3078

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

If you are not vaccinated, masks should be worn at all times during adventure trips with the following exceptions:
  • Activities in which your mask may get wet. On adventure trips, this includes kayaking and high intensity activities when it is raining.
  • When actively eating or drinking. 
  • If you are having difficulty breathing during a high intensity activity.
  • When you are in your tent on an overnight trip.
     

​Make sure to maintain physical distance, a minimum of 6 feet, from others when you cannot wear a mask. It is recommended that you bring multiple masks on trips so that if your mask gets moist from sweat, you are able to replace it with a clean mask.

If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask.

For additional information on masks, visit the CDC website.

Due to COVID-19, guests are unable to participate on trips this semester. Members of the UMD community have completed a training video and pledge, get tested for COVID-19 regularly, and complete a daily symptom check. Because guests are not held to these same community standards and expectations, they are unable to participate at this time.

Summer 2021 Adventure Trips

Bike & Hike at Greenbelt Park | June 13 Toggle Accordion
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Cost: $12
 
Bike from campus along Paint Branch Trail to Greenbelt Park - an urban oasis. Greenbelt Park, operated by the National Park Service, is a great escape to the tranquility of the woods. We will hike some of the park’s trails before biking back to campus. No previous experience is necessary; bike and helmet rentals included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, June 10, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 8 miles round trip
Amenities: Restrooms with running water available at Greenbelt Park

 

Mountain Bike Northwest Branch Trail | June 19 Toggle Accordion
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Cost: $12
 
Mountain biking is exhilarating and fun - come give it a try with the Adventure Program! This trip is designed to give new riders the required knowledge and skills to explore non-paved trails. We will begin by biking along a paved section of Northwest Branch Trail before we tackle some dirt trails through the forest. Enjoy the views of the stream as you learn to tackle rock gardens on your bike. No previous experience is required; bike and helmet rentals included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, June 17, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 10.6 miles round trip
Amenities: N/A

 

Bike & Kayak Bladensburg Waterfront Park | June 20 Toggle Accordion
Location: Bladensburg, MD
Cost: $15
 
Bike from campus via the Anacostia Tributary Trail System to Bladensburg Waterfront Park for an afternoon of kayaking on the Anacostia River. We’ll paddle past Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the National Arboretum while enjoying the wildlife along the river. No previous experience is necessary; bike, helmet, and kayak rentals included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, June 17, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 13.2 miles round trip
Amenities: Restrooms with running water and potable drinking water available at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

 

Bike & Disc Golf at Calvert Road Park | June 26 Toggle Accordion
Location: College Park, MD
Time: 1-5 PM
Cost: $10
 
Take a leisurely bike ride on Paint Branch Trail from campus to Calvert Road Park for an afternoon round of disc golf. Disc golf is similar to golf, except instead of clubs and balls, you throw a disc from a tee pad toward an elevated metal basket - the hole. Trip leaders will teach you the basics of the sport; no previous experience is necessary. Bike, helmet, and disc rentals included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, June 24, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 6.4 miles roundtrip
Amenities: Portable toilet available at Calvert Road Park

 

Climb & Camp along the Potomac River | July 10-11 Toggle Accordion
Location: Carderock, MD & Great Falls, VA
Cost: $55 (breakfast and dinner included)
 
Join the Adventure Program for a climbing adventure along the Potomac River! Trip leaders will accommodate your skill level whether this is your first time climbing or you are a regular at our climbing wall. You’ll spend the first day climbing the cliffs above the Potomac River at Carderock on the Maryland side of the river and the second day climbing at Great Falls on the Virginia side of the river.  On Saturday evening, you’ll enjoy a campfire and tent camping at Marsden Tract along the historic C & O Canal Towpath.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, July 8, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via vehicle): Approximately 40 minutes one way
Amenities: Portable toilets & potable water at Marsden Tract; restrooms with running water available at Carderock and Great Falls
 

 

Mountain Bike & Boulder along Northwest Branch Trail | July 17 Toggle Accordion
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Cost: $15
 
Explore a local climbing spot not far from campus. We will bike along the Northwest Branch Trail from campus to a wooded area along the banks of the Anacostia River where you’ll be able to try your hand at multiple bouldering problems before biking back to campus. No previous experience is required; bike, helmet, and climbing shoe rentals are included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, July 15, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 10.6 miles round trip
Amenities: N/A
 
Bike to Little Paint Branch Park | July 24 Toggle Accordion
Location: Beltsville, MD
Time: 10 AM-2 PM
Cost: $10
 
Bike from campus along Paint Branch Trail to Little Paint Branch Park, a hidden gem in Prince George’s County. You’ll enjoy the view of trickling streams throughout your bike journey. We will stop for a lunch break at Little Paint Branch Park before returning to campus. No previous experience is necessary; bike and helmet rentals included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, July 22, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 11 miles round trip
Amenities: N/A
 

 

BikeYo Lake Artemesia | July 30 Toggle Accordion
Location: Berwyn Heights, MD
Time: 4:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $10
 
Join us for a relaxing afternoon adventure to Lake Artemesia. We will take a leisurely bike ride on Paint Branch Trail from campus to Lake Artemesia. Once at the lake, we will unwind and get centered with some yoga. A RecWell yoga instructor will guide us through a beginner friendly yoga session that provides an introduction to basic yoga poses, movement, and breathing techniques. No previous experience is necessary; bike and helmet rentals are included.
 
Pre-trip meeting (virtual): Thursday, July 29, 7-8 PM
Travel distance (via bike): 4 miles round trip
Amenities: Restrooms with running water and potable drinking water available at Lake Artemesia
 

 

Pre-trip meetings are mandatory in order to participate on adventure trips. Unless otherwise stated, pre-trip meetings occur on Tuesdays at 8 PM on Zoom. 

During the pre-trip meeting, you will meet other people going on the trip, review important trip logistics and safety information, practice important outdoor skills, and check out any equipment necessary for your adventure.

Complete the trip registration froms prior to your pre-trip meeting.

We have a waitlist for adventure trips that are full. If interested in being added to the waitlist for a trip, complete the trip waitlist request form. If a participant cancels their registration for a trip, we will contact individuals on the waitlist based on the timestamp from the trip waitlist request form on a first come, first served basis. 

If University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) cancels the trip due to weather, lack of participants, or other circumstances, the participant will receive a full refund. 

For a one or two day trip: if the participant cancels their registration eight business days (defined as Monday - Friday when classes are in session) or more prior to the first day of the trip, a refund will be given, less a $10.00 processing fee. Cancellations made within 7 business days prior to the first day of the trip will result in no refund. If you or the Adventure Program are able to find another individual to take your place on the trip two business days or more in advance of the trip, a refund will be given less a $10.00 processing fee. 
 
For extended trips of 3 days length or longer: if the participant cancels their registration 13 business days or more prior to the first day of the trip a refund will be given, less a $10.00 processing fee. Cancellations made within 12 business days prior to the first day of the trip will result in no refund. If you or the Adventure Program are able to find another individual to take your place on the trip five business days or more in advance of the trip, a refund will be given less a $10.00 processing fee.
 
All cancellations and refunds must be submitted through the RecWell Adventure Program Trip Cancellation & Refund Request Form. The timestamp generated from the completion of this form will act as the official time of your cancellation / refund request.

Cancellation/Refund Form 

The RecWell Adventure Program values inclusion and is committed to making programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Adventure Program professional staff have designed these essential eligibility criteria based on industry best practices, benchmarking with other organizations, available equipment, and level of staff training within the RecWell Adventure Program.

Individual adventure trips can vary based on the specific activity and location.  Trip descriptions may contain additional or more specific requirements. If you have questions or concerns about meeting certain criteria, please contact Amanda Preperato at aprep@umd.edu or at 301-226-3078 to determine if it is possible to make programmatic or equipment accommodations to meet your needs. 

The Adventure Program has adaptive kayaking, climbing, and biking equipment that may be used to assist individuals. Adventure Program staff are committed to assisting participants with accommodations unless it alters the fundamental nature or safety of the experience.

Custom Adventure Trips

Are you interested in organizing an adventure trip for your group? If so, the Adventure Program can create and lead a custom trip just for you and your group! Here's what you need to do if you are interested:

  • The group must be affiliated with UMD.
  • The minimum number of participants is 6 people and the maximum number of participants is 20 people. The maximum number of participants varies depending on the activity type.
  • Trips can rage in length from one day to a two day overnight trip.
  • Trip activities include: hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, paddling, and camping. Review the custom trip options and cost document below for trip activity and location options.
  • Agree upon your desired trip outcomes (recreation, bonding, improving communication, improving leadership skills, etc.).
  • Complete the custom trip request form at least three weeks before your desired trip.


After completing the custom trip request form, a staff member will follow up with you within 72 hours to discuss your trip. If you have questions regarding custom trips, please contact Amanda Preperato at aprep@umd.edu or at 301-226-3078.

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