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11.11.19 to 11.16.19
Ritchie Coliseum Modified Hours
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Ritchie Coliseum will operate under modified hours Monday, November 11 - Saturday, November 16 due to the Maryland State High School Volleyball Championships.

The hours of operations are as follows: 

Monday, November 11 - Thursday, November 14 closing at 5pm.

Friday, November 15 normal operating hours 6am - 12pm

Saturday, November 16 Closed

All Ritchie group fitness classes will be cancelled during this time, with normal class schedules resuming on Monday, November 18. 

11.12.19 to 11.17.19
ERC Natatorium Modified Hours/ Closed
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The  ERC Natatorium will be operating under modified hours Tuesday, November 12 - Sunday, November 17 for the International Swim League event. 

Tuesday, November 12 - Sunday, November 17 Sauna and Steam Room are closed. 

Wednesday, November 13 - Thursday November 14 the ERC Instructional and 50M pools will have limited availability (1- 10 lanes) throughout the day. Please call 301-226-4443 for availability.

Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17 ERC Natatorium Closed.

 

 

11.26.19 to 12.1.19
Holiday Hours of Operation
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The RecWell hours of operation for November 26 - December 1 are below.  All other facilities not listed are closed.
 
There are no group fitness classes scheduled after 1pm on Tuesday, November 26 - Sunday, December 1.
 
Regular facility hours and programming, including group fitness classes, resume on December 2.
 
Eppley Recreation Center
November 26, 6am - 8pm
November 27, 6am - 6pm
November 28  closed
November 29 10am - 6pm
November 30, 10am - 6pm
December 1, 10am - midnight
 
The ERC Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.
 
Ritchie Coliseum
November 26, 6am - 8pm
November 27, 6am - 6pm
November 28 - December 1, closed
 
SPH 0101
November 26, 6am - 6pm*
November 27** - December 1, closed
 
*Faculty/staff only hours:  6am - 8am, 11:30am - 1pm, and 4:30pm - 6:30pm
** 11/27 Limited Access Members may use the Eppley Recreation Center or Ritchie Colesium with valid campus ID.
 
Adventure Program Rental Desk & Resource Room
November 26, 4pm - 7pm
November 27 - December 1, closed
 
Bike Shop
November 26, 12pm - 6pm
November 27 - December 1, closed
 
Severn Fitness Center
November 26 11am - 1:30pm & 2pm - 6pm
November 27** - December 1, closed
 
** 11/27 Limited Access Members may use the Eppley Recreation Center or Ritchie Colesium with valid campus ID.
 
 
 
 
 
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Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Thurs6am - midnight
Friday6am - midnight
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - midnight
Member Services Desk
Mon - Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon - ThursNot Available
Friday5pm-midnight
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - midnight
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - Thurs7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Thurs6am - 9pm
Friday6am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 8pm
Sunday10am - 8pm
Member Services Desk
Mon - Thurs8am - 8pm
Friday8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 7pm
Sunday10am - 7pm
Badminton
Mon - ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 8pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - ThursTBD
FridayTBD
SaturdayTBD
SundayTBD
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 8:30pm
Friday6am - 8:30pm
Saturday8am - 7:30pm
Sunday10am - 7:30pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Thurs6am - midnight
Friday6am - midnight
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - midnight
Member Services Desk
Mon - Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon - ThursNot Available
Friday5pm-12am
Saturday8am-10pm
Sunday10am-midnight
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - Thurs7:30am - 11pm
Friday7:30am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Sunday12pm - 11pm
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon - Fri6am - 10pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Member Services Desk
Mon - Fri8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 8pm
Sunday10am - 8pm
Badminton
Mon - FriNot Available
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon - Fri8am - 7pm
Saturday11am - 7pm
Sunday11am - 7pm
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Mon - Thurs
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Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
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Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs
Friday
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Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 8:30pm
Friday6am - 8:30pm
Saturday8am - 7:30pm
Sunday10am - 7:30pm
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Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs
Friday
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Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Thurs6am - 11:30pm
Friday6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Natatorium
Mon - Fri6am - 9:30pm
Saturday8am - 8:30pm
Sunday10am - 8:30pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
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Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri11am-7pm
Saturday11am-7pm
Sunday11am-7pm
Mon-FriOutdoor pool will be closed for the season beginning October 14.
Saturday
Sunday
Outdoor pool will be closed for the season.
Outdoor pool will be closed for the season.
MON - FRI
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
12pm - 7pm
12pm - 7pm
12pm - 7pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri11am - 8pm
Saturday11am - 8pm
Sunday11am - 8pm
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Mon - Thurs
Friday
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Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - ThursClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room (1/28 - 3/16)
Mon - Thurs4pm - 7pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Rental Desk & Resource Room (3/26 - 5/10)
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday
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Mon-Thurs
Fri-Sat
Sunday
Mon-Thurs4pm-8pm
Fri-SatClosed
Sunday4pm-8pm
Mon-ThursThe Climbing Wall closes for the season beginning November 1.
Fri-Sat
Sunday
Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.25.19
Climbing Wall closed for the season. The wall will reopen 03.25.19
MON - THURS
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MON - THURS4pm - 8pm
FRIDAYClosed
SATURDAYClosed
SUNDAY4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
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Sunday
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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MONDAY - SUNDAY
MONDAY - SUNDAY6am - midnight
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Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - midnight
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - midnight
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 8pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - midnight
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - midnight
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6am - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
UMD Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 9am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
All RecWell Members
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 8pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Walking
Monday12pm - 3pm
Tuesday12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
Monday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday3:30pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday3:30pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
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Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday11am - 4pm
Tuesday11am - 4pm
Wednesday11am - 4pm
Thursday11am - 4pm
Friday11am - 4pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
MondayNot Available
TuesdayNot Available
WednesdayNot Available
ThursdayNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
MondayNot Available
TuesdayNot Available
WednesdayNot Available
ThursdayNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Please note: The Armory may be unavailable for walking at some times and on some days without notice pending other schedules.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
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Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
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Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday 12pm - 3pm
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
Monday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 3:30pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 3:30pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
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Sunday
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
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Mon - Fri2pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Monday - Friday 11am - 1:30pm and 2pm - 6pm

Challenge Course

Team building programs for campus and community groups

The RecWell Challenge Course specializes in workshops that provide opportunities for individual growth and group development. Participation in this education-focused program aims to cultivate leadership skills, problem-solving abilities, team effectiveness, and individual self-confidence. 
 
Challenge Course programs can be designed for various types of groups, including student clubs and organizations, academic courses, workplaces, and more. Our highly trained student facilitators custom design each program based on the group’s unique dynamics and goals.
 

Group Development Programming

Your tailored program can focus on intentional group development. Through a combination of team challenges, initiatives, low ropes activities, and climbing options, our trained facilitators will lead the group in activities and discussions designed around exploring group dynamics and examining the characteristics of your team.

Recreational Programming

If you’re looking for social, high energy activities, we can tailor your program around those activities as well.  Recreational programming could include “get to know you” activities, group games, and various climbing options to help your team have fun and engage in an active environment.

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There is a 10-person minimum charge for all programs.

UMD Student or Staff Group Community Group or Non-UMD Participants
Up to 2 hours $14/person $20/person
Up to 4 hours $20/person $28/person
Up to 8 hours $32/person $44/person
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A program can consist of the following types of activities and are chosen based on the goals of your group.  
 
All activities are facilitated using the concept of “challenge by choice.”  Our staff stress the importance of an individual’s choice when determining how they can best contribute to the group, push themselves and set goals, and choose their personal level of participation.  As such, we actively discourage competition or forcing people beyond what they wish to do themselves.  

  • Ice breakers. An ice breaker is an activity, game, or event that is used to welcome the group, warm up the conversation among participants and get people moving.  If participants already know each other, ice breakers can serve to set the tone by generating laughter and conversation..          
  • Team initiatives. Initiatives are best described as team building challenges that focus on planning, problem solving, and creative thinking, rather than physical ability.  Initiatives are a great way to challenge groups, begin or enhance the team-building process, or simply have fun.
  • Low Ropes Course. The low ropes courses consist of a series of real and imaginary obstacles designed to challenge groups and individuals to work together to accomplish a task. Low ropes elements often consist of a series of cables, ropes, and obstacles strung between trees or poles, 12 to 18 inches above the ground. Low rope elements present tests of physical strength, stamina, agility, balance, and flexibility, and invite participants to confront fears of potential failure or losing control. Risk is managed by group members who assume critical spotting roles.
  • Climbing. Climbing can be done on our Alpine Tower or high ropes course, depending on your program goals, group size, and interest.  The climbing wall has its own separate operating hours and is not typically included as part of a challenge course workshop. 
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To reserve a Challenge Course program, complete the Program Request Form.  The Coordinator for Challenge Course and Climbing Wall will reply to confirm a program, ask any follow-up questions, or suggest alternate dates. This form allows us to design your program with your goals in mind.  

Once a program is confirmed, you will be emailed the Program Agreement and Group Leader Packet.  The Agreement must be signed and returned (along with a deposit of 50% if a non-UMD group) by the dates indicated on the program agreement.

The Group Leader Packet outlines the next steps, what to bring, parking information, release forms, insurance requirements, and a link to the program goal sheet.

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Location
The Challenge course is located behind the ERC and next to the climbing wall. Get to us by using the steps outside the west end of the ERC near the Outdoor Aquatic Center. Groups meet our staff and begin at the pavilion on the course.
 
Hours
The RecWell Challenge Course operates year round when the University is open. Specific hours of operation are based on scheduled group programming. There are no drop-in hours at the Challenge Course.

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Meghan Loughry
Coordinator, Challenge Course & Climbing Wall
mloughry@umd.edu 301-226-4456
“My group rapidly gained trust among each other and also began to work together as a team as the day progressed. This was beneficial because most team members were new acquaintances at the beginning of the day.” - BSE Scholars Participant
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