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Labor Day Hours (9/4) Toggle Accordion

The RecWell hours of operation for Monday, September 4 are below.  All other facilities not listed are closed.

  • Eppley Recreation Center, 10am - 12am*
  • Outdoor Aquatic Center, 12pm - 7pm
  • Ritchie Coliseum, 10am - 12am

*The ERC Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.

There are no group fitness classes scheduled on September 4.

​In addition to these adjusted hours, the Bike Shop, Adventure Rental Desk & Resource Room, and Climbing Wall will also be closed on Sunday, September 3.

Summer Interim Hours (8/23 - 8/27) Toggle Accordion

The RecWell hours of operation for August 23 - 27 are below.  All other facilities not listed are closed.

There are no group fitness classes scheduled from August 19 - 27.

Regular facility hours and programming resume on August 28.

Eppley Recreation Center
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday August 23 5pm - 10pm
Thursday - Friday August 24 - 25 5pm - 12am
Saturday August 26 8am - 10pm
Sunday August 27 10am - 12am

The ERC Natatorium will re-open on August 26; the Natatorium closes 30 minutes prior to the building.

Outdoor Aquatic Center
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday August 23 6am - 9:30pm
Thursday - Friday August 24 - 25 6am - 11:30pm
Saturday - Sunday August 26 - 27 11am - 8pm
Ritchie Coliseum
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday August 23 5pm - 10pm
Thursday - Friday August 24 - 25 5pm - 12am
Saturday August 26 8am - 6pm
Sunday August 27 10am - 12am
SPH 0101 (faculty/staff only)
Day Date(s) Hours
Wednesday - Friday August 23 - 25 6am - 9am;
11:30am - 1pm;
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday August 26 - 27 Closed

 

ERC Weight Room Disruption Toggle Accordion

New equipment is being delivered to better meet your needs. Various weight equipment may be out of service between the hours of 9am - 5pm on August 17 and 18 in the ERC Weight Rooms.

Natatorium Closure - Summer 2017 Toggle Accordion

The ERC Natatorium (indoor pool area) will be closed this summer from May 12 - August 25 due to a pool renovation project.  The Outdoor Aquatic Center will have extended hours during this time.

 Hours of operation for the OAC will be as follows:

May 30 - August 22
Monday - Friday, 6 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, 8 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, 10 AM - 8:30 PM

Eppley Recreation Center Toggle Accordion
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
Saturday7pm - 9pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
Sneakers Cafe
Mon-Fri8am - 7pm
Saturday11am - 7pm
Sunday11am - 7pm
Mon-Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Facility
Mon-Thurs6am - 12am
Friday6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Member Services Desk
Mon-Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon-ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 10pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
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 - 12am
Friday6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 10pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Member Services Desk
Mon-Thurs8am - 9pm
Friday8am - 9pm
Saturday8am - 9pm
Sunday10am - 9pm
Badminton
Mon-ThursNot Available
FridayNot Available
Saturday7pm - 10pm
Sunday10am - 2pm
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
Natatorium Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 11:30pm
Saturday8am - 9:30pm
Sunday10am - 11:30pm
Outdoor Aquatic Center Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 9:30pm
Saturday8am - 8:30pm
Sunday10am - 8:30pm
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri12pm - 7pm
Saturday12pm - 7pm
Sunday12pm - 7pm
Facility closes for the season on
Mon-FriOctober 8th
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri12pm - 7pm
Saturday12pm - 7pm
Sunday12pm - 7pm
Facility opens for the season on
Mon-FriLast saturday of April
Saturday
Sunday
Climbing Wall Toggle Accordion
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Ritchie Coliseum Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 8pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 12am
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6am - 12am
Saturday8am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 12am
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Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
For Students/ Faculty/ Staff
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 8pm
Saturday
Sunday
Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 9am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
For Students/ Faculty/ Staff
Mon - Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Faculty/Staff Only
Mon - Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon - Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Fitness Center - SPH 0101
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
For Students/ Faculty/ Staff
Mon-Fri8am - 11:30am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri1pm - 4:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri6:30pm - 10pm
Saturday
Sunday
Faculty/Staff Only
Mon-Fri6am - 8am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon-Fri11:30am - 1pm
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-Fri4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday
Sunday
Weight Room - SPH 0103
Mon-Fri5:30pm - 10pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Reckord Armory Toggle Accordion
Mon-Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon-FriClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday12pm - 3pm
Tuesday12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
MondayNot Available
Tuesday4pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday Not Available
Thursday 4pm - 5:30pm
FridayNot Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday4pm - 5:30pm
TuesdayNot Available
Wednesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Thursday Not Available
Friday3pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Walking
Monday 12pm - 3pm
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
Basketball
Monday Not Available
Tuesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday Not Available
Thursday 4pm - 5:30pm
Friday Not Available
Saturday & SundayClosed
Futsal
Monday 4pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday Not Available
Wednesday 4pm - 5:30pm
Thursday Not Available
Friday 3pm - 9pm
Saturday & SundayClosed
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Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri2pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2pm - 6pm
Mon - Fri
Saturday
Sunday
Mon - Fri12pm - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday2pm - 6pm
Adventure Program Toggle Accordion
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs5pm - 9pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm
Mon - Thurs
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room
Mon - Thurs4pm - 8pm
Friday12pm - 4pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday4pm - 8pm

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.

Pricing Toggle Accordion

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

$12/person

$18/person

Up to 4 hours

$18/person

$26/person

Up to 8 hours

$30/person

$42/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 Assistant Director for Challenge Course Programs 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.

Location & hours Toggle Accordion

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.

Contact Toggle Accordion

Name

Email

Phone

Michael Phaneuf
Assistant Director, Challenge Course Programs

mphaneuf@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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