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Eppley Recreation Center
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The ERC Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.
 
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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 2018 Adventure Trips

Registration for fall adventure trips taking place Septmeber 1-October 7 will open at 4 PM on Monday, August 27. You can register online or in person at the Adventure Program. Registration for fall adventure trips taking place after October 7 will open on Monday, October 1.

Whitewater Kayaking on the Middle Yough - NEW trip! | September 1-2 Toggle Accordion
Location: Confluence, PA Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, August 30 from 8:00-10:00 PM Cost: $60   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 3 Toggle Accordion
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, August 30 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
Sunset Series: Stand Up Paddleboard Spa Creek | September 5 Toggle Accordion
Time: 3:30-9:00 PM Location: Annapolis, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 4 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
Climb Sugarloaf | September 8 Toggle Accordion
Date: Saturday, September 8 Location: Sugarloaf Mountain – Dickerson, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 4 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
Intro to Whitewater Kayaking | September 9 Toggle Accordion
Location: Potomac River – Potomac, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 4 from 8:00-10:00 PM Cost: $20    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
Sunset Series: Mountain Bike Wakefield | September 12 Toggle Accordion
Time: 3:30-9:00 PM Location: Wakefield Park - Annandale, VA Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 11 from 8:00-10:00 PM Cost: $20   This trip is designed to teach participants the required knowledge and skills to safely and successfully enjoy the sport of mountain biking. Adventure Program Trip Leaders will give some on campus instruction as an introduction to the sport during the pre-trip meeting before you hit the trails at Wakefield Park. Be rewarded with the sunset after riding your bike to a high point in the park. Bicycle and helmet provided.   Amenities:  Portable toilet available in parking area  Drive Time: Approximately 1 hour one way  
Sunset Series: Kayak D.C. | September 19 Toggle Accordion
Time: 3:30-10:00 PM Location: Potomac River - Arlington, VA Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 from 8:00-9:30 PM  Cost: $20   Experience DC from a new perspective as you kayak up the Potomac River while viewing the monuments from the water.  Adventure Program Trip Leaders will teach you the basics of kayaking during the pre-trip meeting and in the marina before you head out onto the Potomac. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the sun sink below the Georgetown skyline from the seat of your kayak.    Amenities:  Indoor restrooms available at Columbia Island Marina (accessible at start and finish of trip) Drive Time: Approximately 50 minutes one way
ClimbYo at Great Falls National Park | September 23 Toggle Accordion
Location:  Great Falls National Park – Great Falls, VA Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18 from 8:00-9:00 PM Cost:  $25    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
Kayak & Camp Assateague | September 29-30 Toggle Accordion
Location: Assateague Island National Seashore - Berlin, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 25 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 6-7 Toggle Accordion
Location: Annapolis Rocks – Boonsboro, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 2 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
Sunset Series: Hike the Billy Goat Trail | October 10 Toggle Accordion
Time: 3:30 to 9:00 PM Location: Billy Goat Trail – Potomac, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 9 from 8:00-9:00 PM Cost: $20   Experience breathtaking views of the Potomac River as you hike the Billy Goat Trail. This hike follows the river and offers spectacular views of the river, rock formations and the historic C & O Canal.  Get away from campus and enjoy a crisp fall evening in the outdoors.   Amenities: Restroom with running water available in parking area (accessible at start and finish of trip)   Travel Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way
Intro to Mountain Biking | October 13 Toggle Accordion
Location: Fairland Recreational Park - Burtonsville, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 9 from 8:00-10:00 PM Cost: $25   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 
Canoe & Bike along the C & O Canal Towpath | October 13-14 Toggle Accordion
Location: Hancock, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 9 from 8:00-10:00 PM  Cost: $55   Join us for a multi-sport adventure along the C & O Canal Towpath! We’ll begin our adventure in Hancock, MD and will paddle down the Potomac River to Fort Frederick State Park. After setting up camp, we’ll explore a unique stone fort that served as Maryland’s frontier defense during the French and Indian War. The next day we’ll return to Hancock via bike along the historic C & O Canal Towpath.    Amenities: Portable toilets available  Travel Time: Approximately 1 hours, 45 minutes one way
Backpack Shenandoah National Park | October 13-14 Toggle Accordion
Location: Shenandoah National Park – Rileyville, VA Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 9 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
Hike White Oak Canyon | October 20 Toggle Accordion
Location: Shenandoah National Park – Syria, VA Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00-9:00 PM Cost: $25   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
Canoe the Monocacy River | October 21 Toggle Accordion
Location: Monocacy River - Frederick, MD Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00-9:00 PM Cost: $25   Join the Adventure Program for a day of canoeing on the Monocacy River, one of Maryland’s wild and scenic waterways. After learning the basics of canoeing, you’ll get to spend a leisurely fall day practicing your paddling and enjoying the fall colors.      Amenities: Outdoor toilet facilities (privy) Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes one-way
Bike & Cave along the C & O Canal | October 27 Toggle Accordion
Location: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Sharpsburg, MD  Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 23 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
Kayak the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay | October 28 Toggle Accordion
Location: Potomac River – Nanjemoy, MD   Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 23 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
Cave & Hike West Virginia | November 10-11 Toggle Accordion
Location: Seneca Rocks, WV Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 6 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 17 Toggle Accordion
Location: Shepherdstown, WV Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 13 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: Backpacking the Appalachian Trail | November 21-25 Toggle Accordion
Location: Appalachian Trail - Virginia Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 20 from 8:00-10:00 PM Cost: $160 (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 Tuesdays at 8 PM in the Adventure Program. 

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 prefered 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 two weeks before your desired trip

After completing the custom trip request form, a staff member will follow up with you within 48 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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