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The ERC Matted Room will be closed Wednesday, August 14 - Friday, August 23 due to facility construction. 

Ritchie Colesium has heavy and speed bags for boxing workouts. 

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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

Fall 2019 Adventure Trips

Registration for adventure trips taking place August 31-October 6 will open on Monday, August 26 at 4 PM. Registration for adventure trips taking place October 12-December 1 will open on Monday, September 30 at 4 PM.

Whitewater Kayak the Middle Yough | August 31-September 1 Toggle Accordion
Location: Confluence, PA
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, August 27 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Cost: $65
 
Spend Labor Day weekend on the beautiful Middle Youghiogheny River, affectionately known as the Yough, for a weekend full of adventure and relaxation. This trip is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of whitewater kayaking. The first day will be focused on skill building and learning whitewater kayaking paddle strokes and maneuvers. After a day on the river, you’ll relax around a campfire. The second day will be spent putting your skills to the test as you paddle a 9-mile stretch of the class II Middle Yough. No previous paddling experience is necessary
 
Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available at campground and at boat launch and take-out
Drive Time: Approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes one way
 
Freshman Climb Carderock | September 2 Toggle Accordion
Location: Carderock Recreation Area – Carderock, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, August 27 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $25
*Must be a UMD freshman student to participate
 
Just a few miles from the Capital Beltway, Carderock offers some of the best urban climbing around.  Harness up and get ready to spend a leisurely day on the rocks while meeting other freshman and making new friends. Climbing at Carderock is open to climbers of all skill levels, so it is a great place for both experienced climbers and those who are just trying it out for the first time. 
 
Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities available in parking lot
Drive Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way
 
Stand Up Paddleboard Spa Creek | September 4 Toggle Accordion
Time: 3:30-9:00 PM
Location: Annapolis, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 3 from 8:00-9:00 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
 

 

Whitewater Kayak the Potomac | September 7 Toggle Accordion
Location: Potomac, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 3 from 8:00-10:00 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 Old Angler’s Inn
Drive Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way
 

 

Climb Sugarloaf | September 14 Toggle Accordion
Location: Sugarloaf Mountain – Dickerson, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 10 from 8:00-9:00 PM 
Cost: $25
 
Spend the day on the cliffs of one of Maryland’s best kept secrets-Sugarloaf Mountain! Feel your arms pumping as you reach the top of your climb and breathe in the refreshing fall air while taking in the beautiful sights.  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 parking area
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour one way
 

 

Mountain Bike Rosaryville State Park | September 21 Toggle Accordion
Location: Clinton, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 17 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Cost: $30
 
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 tackle some of the best dirt trails in the area. Adventure Program Trip Leaders will give some on-campus instruction before heading out to Fairland Recreational Park for some on-trail adventure. Bicycle and helmet provided.
 
Amenities:  Park has indoor restroom facilities and a drinking fountain near the parking lot 
Travel Time:  Approximately 45 minutes one way 
 

 

ClimbYo Great Falls National Park | September 22 Toggle Accordion
Location:  Great Falls, VA
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 17 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Cost:  $30 
 
Join us on the Virginia side of the Potomac as we scale the rock cliffs above the river.  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 in the parking area
Travel Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way
 

 

Bike & Camp Pocahontas State Park | August 3-4 Toggle Accordion
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25
Cost: $65
 
Spend an exhilarating weekend mountain biking the singletrack trails of Central Virginia’s Pocahontas State Park. Located just outside of Richmond, Pocahontas State Park is home to over 64 miles of trail and over 25 miles are dedicated to directional mountain biking. After a day of biking, you’ll be able to relax around the campfire and rest up for another day of exploring the park by bike.
 
Amenities: Indoor restroom and shower facilities available 
Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours away
 

 

Kayak & Camp Assateague Island National Seashore | October 5-6 Toggle Accordion
Location: Berlin, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 1 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Cost:  $65 
 
Enjoy a weekend at the beach, Adventure Program style! See wild horses and blue herons as you paddle along Assateague Island National Seashore to our island campsite. Once at camp, we’ll enjoy some time on the beach, watch a beautiful sunset over the ocean and experience the comforts of a campfire. This is a truly unique and fun experience, and you don’t want to miss out on this adventure! 
 
Amenities: Portable toilets available periodically
Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours one way
 

 

Climb & Camp Annapolis Rocks | October 5-6 Toggle Accordion
Location: Annapolis Rocks – Boonsboro, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 1 from 8:00-9:30 PM
Cost: $55 
 
Welcome the fall 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 the city while enjoying the spectacular fall colors and views from Annapolis Rocks!
 
Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privy)
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes one way
 
Canoe Deer Creek - NEW TRIP! | October 12 Toggle Accordion
Location: Wilson Mill, MD 
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 8 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $30 
 
Join the Adventure Program for a day of canoeing on Deer Creek in Northern Maryland. Learning the basics of canoeing while enjoying the fall colors.   
 
Amenities: N/A
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes one way
 
Hike White Oak Canyon | October 13 Toggle Accordion
Location: Shenandoah National Park – Syria, VA
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 8 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $30
 
Escape to the hills of Shenandoah National Park for a day of hiking. Enjoy the fall colors and cascading waterfalls as you hike through the wooded hollows of this gem of a national park.
 
Amenities: Portable toilets available in parking area
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes one way
 
Backpack Shenandoah National Park | October 19-20 Toggle Accordion
Location: Rileyville, VA
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00-10:00 PM 
Cost: $55
 
Nature’s calling!  Leave the busy city for a weekend of peaceful backpacking in the famous, beautiful hills of Shenandoah National Park. This is a perfect time to soak-up the fall colors and enjoy the fresh mountain air. 
 
Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privy) 
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes one way
 
Kayak the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay | October 26 Toggle Accordion
Location: Potomac River – Nanjemoy, MD  
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 22 from 8:00-9:30 PM 
Cost: $25
 
Gear up for Halloween with a paddle through the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay! You’ll paddle beneath cliffs along the Potomac River and explore the ancient relics of the largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere. The “ghost fleet” consists of approximately 100 sunken wooden steamships, and you’ll have the opportunity to paddle around the remains of the sunken ships. Halloween costumes encouraged!
 
Amenities: Portable toilets available at boat ramp
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes one way
 
Bike & Cave along the C & O Canal | October 27 Toggle Accordion
Location: Sharpsburg, MD 
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 22 from 8-9:30 PM
Cost: $30
 
Get the best of both biking and caving! On this trip, we’ll begin our adventure with a bike ride on the scenic C&O Canal Towpath. Then we’ll lock our bikes up and explore some lesser known caves right off the towpath! Never caved before? Don’t worry, we’ll teach you all you need to know. Join us for this unique adventure! 
 
Amenities: Restrooms and running water are sparsely available on the trail
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours one way
 
Cave & Hike West Virginia | November 9-10 Toggle Accordion
Location: Seneca Rocks, WV
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 5 from 8:00-9:30 PM 
Cost:  $70
 
Join us for this wild and wonderful adventure to West Virginia!  We’ll spend most of the weekend underground exploring two of the the area’s many caves. We will then hike up Seneca Rocks for a breathtaking view. Our evening will be spent nestled in a cozy cabin in the shadows of Seneca Rocks.
 
Amenities: Cabin with bunk beds and restrooms with running water
Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours one way
 
Cave Whitings Neck | November 23 Toggle Accordion
Location: Shepherdstown, WV
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 19 from 8:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $30 
 
We’re heading underground to warmer temperatures! Come explore the unique features and formations that Whiting’s Neck Cave has to offer.  You’ll crawl through the “Birth Canal” and get turned around in the “Milkshake Room.”  No previous caving experience is necessary, just an adventuresome spirit and a willingness to get muddy!
 
Amenities: Portable toilets at parking area
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes one way
 
Thanksgiving Adventure: Backpack the Appalachian Trail | November 27-December 1 Toggle Accordion
Location: Appalachian Trail - Virginia
Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 19 & Tuesday, November 26 from 8:00-10:00 PM
Cost: $150 (includes meals) 
 
Spend your Thanksgiving on the trail! The Adventure Program is on a quest to section hike the entire Appalachian Trail, which stretches approximately 2,180 miles and over 14 states from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Mountains. This Thanksgiving, join us on our endeavor as we continue our journey and head south along the trail in Virginia. You’ll spend five days and four nights backpacking on the trail while enjoying beautiful scenery, trying your hand at backcountry cooking and making new friends. Make this Thanksgiving a memorable one!      
 
Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privies)
Travel Time: Approximately 3 hours one way
 

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.

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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