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Adventure Trips

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

Spring 2020 Adventure Trips

Registration for adventure trips taking place February 1-March 31 will open on Monday, January 27 at 4 PM. Registration for adventure trips taking place April 1-May 10 will open on Monday, March 23 at 4 PM.

Cross Country Ski New Germany State Park | February 2 Toggle Accordion
Location: Grantsville, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting  Tuesday, January 28 @ 8 PM
Cost: $55 (includes ski rental)
 
Enjoy the day cross country skiing through the snowy hills of Western Maryland in New Germany State Park. You’ll learn the basics of cross country skiing on some of the best groomed tracks around while also getting a workout and enjoying the wooded scenery.
 
Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes away

 

Wind Cave Adventure | February 8 Toggle Accordion
Location: Pequea, PA
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 4 @ 8 PM
Cost: $25
 
We’re heading underground to escape the cold! Come explore the unique features and formations that Wind Cave has to offer and crawl around in the mud with us. No previous caving experience is necessary, just an adventuresome spirit and a willingness to get muddy!
 
Amenities: N/A
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes away

 

Cave Whitings Neck | February 15 Toggle Accordion
Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 11 @ 8 PM
Cost: $30
 
Interested in trying something new? Join us for a muddy adventure as we explore Whitings Neck Cave! You’ll get a chance to squeeze through the “Birth Canal” and try your hand at the “Milkshake Room” challenge. No previous caving experience is necessary. 
 
Amenities: Portable Toilets 
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes away 

 

Winter Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail | February 22-23 Toggle Accordion
Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, February 18 @ 8 PM
Cost:  $50
 
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean the adventures have to stop! Join the Adventure Program for a winter backpacking adventure on the Appalachian Trail. We’ll begin at Gathland State Park and finish in Historic Harpers Ferry, backpacking approximately four to five miles each day. A trip highlight is a view of the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers from the heights of Weverton Cliffs.
 
Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privies) available
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes away

 

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Cave & Hike West Virginia
Date: Saturday, February 29 - Sunday, March 1
Location:  Seneca Rocks, WV
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 25 @ 8 PM
Cost:  $70
 
Join us for a wild and wonderful adventure in West Virginia! Most of the weekend will be spent underground, exploring two of the area’s many caves, followed by a hike to the summit of Seneca Rocks! No need to worry about cold weather camping for this trip, we will spend the night nestled in cabins outfitted with bunk beds and wood burning stoves. 
 
Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available at abins
Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes away
 

 

Hike Catoctin Mountain Park | March 7 Toggle Accordion
Location: Thurmont, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 3 @ 8 PM 
Cost: $20
 
Looking to cross a new National Park off of your list? Join us for a day of hiking in Catoctin Mountain National Park, famous for its beautiful vistas and cascading waterfalls. This is a great opportunity to escape campus and experience one of Maryland’s most beautiful parks. 
 
Amenities: Indoor toilet facilities available at Visitor Center, water access 
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes
Spring Break: Backpacking the Appalachian Trail | March 15-21 Toggle Accordion
Location: Appalachian Trail, TN 
Pre-Trip Meetings: Tuesday, March 3 & Tuesday, March 10 @ 8 PM 
Cost: $275 (backcountry meals included)
 
Be a part of the Adventure Program’s history and join us as we embark on our next section hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) along the Tennessee and North Carolina border. This year’s trip will begin at Nolichucky Gorge Campground. This section includes beautiful mountain vistas including from Roan Mountain, a five mile ridgetop. Over the next several years, the Adventure Program will be section hiking the AT in its entirety with the ultimate goal of reaching the Northern Terminus, Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Seven years ago the Adventure Program began at the Southern Terminus, Mt. Springer in Georgia, and began the voyage north. Be a part of this year’s hiking team and help us get closer to our goal. No previous backpacking experience is necessary, but you should be in good physical condition. 
 
Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privies) available
Travel Time: Approximately 7 hours away

 

ALLIED Backpacking | March 16-20 Toggle Accordion
Location: Crozet, VA
Pre-Trip Meetings: Tuesday, March 3 & Tuesday, March 10 @ 8 PM 
Cost: $50
 
 
Adventure Leadership & Learning Inclusion Experience (ALLIED) is a five day, four night outdoor backpacking experience focused on exploring identity and its impact on leadership. 
Throughout this adventure, you’ll learn the basics of backpacking, outdoor cooking, camping, and navigation from a leadership perspective. The outdoor skills you learn will be complemented with activities and facilitated discussion on identity and inclusion, as a way to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself and others. No previous experience is necessary.  
 
Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privies) available
Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours away
 

 

Hike Maryland Heights | March 28 Toggle Accordion
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 24 @ 8 PM 
Cost: $20
 
Experience the natural beauty of historic Harpers Ferry, a town located on the convergence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers! Harper’s Ferry is well known as the mid-way point of the Appalachian Trail and has no shortage of outdoor adventures for those looking to play outside. Hike up to the infamous Maryland Heights overlook for sweeping views of the town and its conjoining rivers. 
 
Amenities: Indoor restrooms and water filling stations in town
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes away 

 

Bike & Camp Along the C&O Canal | March 28-29 Toggle Accordion

Location: Harper’s Ferry, WV 

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 24 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $55


The historic C&O Canal stretches a total of 185 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland, making it ideal for those looking to explore the towpath from the seat of a bike. Join us as we bikepack a total of 45 miles from Carderock Recreation Area to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. You’ll learn to pack a bike, manage long distance rides, and enjoy a night camping along the trail. Bike and helmet rental are included in the price of the trip. 


Amenities: Water pump and indoor restrooms in Harper’s Ferry

Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes away

 

 

BikeYo Lake Artemesia | April 1 Toggle Accordion
Time: 3:30-8:30 PM 

Location: College Park, MD

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A

Cost:$10


Get centered and move your legs on a fusion bike ride to Lake Artemesia! In this afternoon program, we will take a relaxing bike ride from the Adventure Program to Lake Artemesia along where we'll practice yoga guided by a RecWell yoga instructor. No previous experience is required and bike/helmet rentals are included.


Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available at Lake Artemesia

Travel Time: N/A

 

Cherry Blossom Kayak on the Potomac | April 5 Toggle Accordion

Location: Washington, D.C.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 31 @ 8 PM

Cost: $30

 

Paddle along the Potomac River and enjoy unique views of the D.C. Monuments and cherry blossoms. We’ll paddle to Theodore Roosevelt Island where we will take a break for lunch and visit the monument. You’ll have another opportunity to enjoy the views from the water as we paddle back to Columbia Island Marina. No kayaking experience is necessary.

 

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available at the marina and on the island

Travel Time: Approximately 45 minutes away

 

Canoeing on the Monocacy River | April 11 Toggle Accordion

Location:  Frederick, MD

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 7 @ 8 PM

Cost:  $25

 

Join the Adventure Program for a canoeing adventure on the Monocacy River, one of Maryland’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. Spend a leisurely spring day trying your hand at canoeing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Western Maryland.  

 

Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privies/portable toilets) available

Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour away

 

Old Rag Sunrise Hike | April 11-12 Toggle Accordion

Location: Nethers, VA 

Pre- Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 7 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $60


Don’t miss out on this Adventure Program classic!  You will scale Old Rag Mountain in the dark hours of the early morning while the rest of the world is still asleep. After some challenging hiking and rock scrambling under a starry sky, you’ll be rewarded with a memorable sunrise on the summit of Old Rag and one of the East Coast’s most incredible panoramic views.

 

Amenities: Portable toilets available at the trailhead

Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes away

 

Rock Climb Sugarloaf | April 12 Toggle Accordion

Date: Sunday, April 12

Location: Dickerson, MD

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 7  @ 8 PM

Cost: $25

 

Join the Adventure Program on the cliffs of one of Maryland’s best kept secrets-Sugarloaf Mountain!  Feel your arms pumping as you reach the top or your climb and breathe in the refreshing spring air while taking in the beautiful sights. The Adventure Program Trip Leaders will accommodate your skill level whether this is your first time climbing or you are a regular at our climbing wall.

 

Amenities: Portable toilets available in the parking lot

Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour away

 

Climb & Camp Annapolis Rocks | April 18-19 Toggle Accordion

Location:  Frederick, MD

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 14 @ 8 PM

Cost:  $55

 

Welcome the spring weather with a weekend of adventure at Annapolis Rocks. We will backpack a short distance on the Appalachian Trail to our climbing site, set up camp for the weekend, and spend two days rock climbing and hiking. Enjoy a weekend away from campus and the spectacular views from the heights of Annapolis Rocks!

 

Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privies) available

Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour away

 

Whitewater Kayak Antietam Creek | April 19 Toggle Accordion

Location: Sharpsburg, MD 

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 14 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $30


Join us for a thrilling day of whitewater paddling on Antietam Creek. This trip is designed to introduce participants to the technical skills of whitewater and offer them a chance to put them to the test. Enjoy the beautiful 8 mile stretch as we paddle from Devil’s Backbone Park to Molly’s Hole. No previous white water experience necessary. 


Amenities: N/A

Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes away

 

Canoe & Camp Shenandoah | April 25-26 Toggle Accordion

Location: Bentonville, VA 

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 21 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $55 


Spend the weekend canoeing a section of the beautiful South Fork of the Shenandoah River while enjoying the scenery and paddling through rapids and ripples. After a day of paddling, you’ll make camp on the banks of the river in George Washington National Forest where you’ll be in awe of the star filled sky.

 

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available at end of trip

Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours away

 

Bike & Boulder along the Northwest Branch Trail - NEW Trip! | April 26 Toggle Accordion

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 21 @ 8 PM 
Cost: $15


Join us in exploring some of the bike trails and climbing spots accessible from College Park! We will leave from the Adventure Program and bike along the Northwest Branch Trail to some of the best bouldering in the area. No previous experience is required and bike/helmet rentals and are included.

Amenities: No access to restrooms

Travel Time: N/A

 
Whitewater Kayak the Potomac | May 1 Toggle Accordion

Date: Friday, May 1 

Time: 1:00-8:00 PM

Location: Potomac, MD 

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 29 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $25

Join the Adventure Program for an adventurous day on the water! This is an introductory trip so no previous whitewater experience is necessary. You’ll start off learning the basics in the pool at the pre-trip meeting and trained trip leaders will have you 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 some new people!

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities at beginning of trip

Drive Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way

ClimbYo: Climbing & Yoga at Great Falls | May 3 Toggle Accordion

Date: Sunday, May 3

Location: Great Falls, MD 

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 28 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $30

 

Join us on the Virginia side of the Potomac River as we scale the rock cliffs above the river. Adventure Program trip leaders will accommodate your skill level whether this is your first time climbing or you are a regular at our climbing wall. Spend the day pushing your limits on the rock and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Potomac River rushing by. Throughout the day, break for Yogafit practice with one of our RecWell Yogafit instructors. Including modifications for “yogis” new and old, practice will focus on stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Don’t miss out on this unique adventure!

 

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available

Travel Time: Approximately 45 minutes away

SUPYo: Stand Up Paddleboarding & Yoga | May 6 Toggle Accordion

Time: 3:30-8:30 PM 

Location: Annapolis, MD 

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 5 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $20


Try your hand at the fast growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP).  Spa Creek is the perfect place to learn the basics of SUP while enjoying a relaxing sunset on the water.  No SUPing experience is necessary.

Amenities:  Restroom with running water available at Truxton River Park (accessible at start and finish of trip)
Travel Time: Approximately 50 minutes one way

Bike Ride to DC | May 9 Toggle Accordion

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 5 @ 8 PM 

Cost: $15

Join us for a ride to DC’s scenic monuments following the beautiful bike paths of the Anacostia Tributaries. This 30 mile round-trip ride follows the North East Branch Trail to DC, then goes through to the National Mall and monuments. No previous experience is required and bike/helmet rentals and are included.

Amenities: Indoor restrooms and drinking fountains available at National Mall
Travel Time: N/A

Kayak & Camp Point Lookout | May 9-10 Toggle Accordion

Location: Scotland, MD

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 5 @ 8 PM

Cost: $60

Spend the weekend relaxing before finals with a weekend of paddling at Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County.  This scenic peninsula was formed by the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. Spend your days kayaking on the water and your evening relaxing around a campfire.  No previous kayaking experience is necessary.

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities and showers available in campground

Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours away

Pre-trip meetings are mandatory in order to participate on adventure trips. Unless otherwise stated, pre-trip meetings occur on Thursdays at 7 PM in the Adventure Program during the summer. 

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.

Print out and complete the pre-trip registration packet and bring it 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! We create custom trips for groups of friends as well as for organized groups like student organizations and academic units. Here's what you need to do if you are interested:
1. Gather a minimum of 6 people who want to participate 
2. Determine your preferred trip dates
3. Determine your trip activity and location (we can customize any of our open enrollment trip offerings)
4. Agree upon your desired trip outcomes (recreation, bonding, improving communication, improving leadership skills, etc.)
5. 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 and provide you with an estimated cost. If you have questions regarding custom trips, please contact Amanda Preperato at aprep@umd.edu or at 301-226-3078.

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