Clinics & Classes
Learn skills to adventure on your own
The Adventure Program hosts a number of clinics and classes each semester to help Terps learn technical skills and build confidence for adventuring in the outdoors.
Learn how to cook over a campfire, belay at the climbing wall, take care of your bike, roll a kayak, and more. Expand your opportunities for being active in the outdoors and enhance your intellectual wellness by taking the initiative to learn new skills.
Clinics are open to all UMD students, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration with UID is required. Classes for academic credit are open to current UMD undergraduate students.
Summer 2019 Clinics & Classes
We offer a limited selection of clinics and classes during the summer. Our full clinic schedule, including Intro to Backpacking, Backcountry Cooking, Campfire Building, and Kayak Rolling, will resume in the fall. To schedule a custom clinic during the summer, contact Amanda Preperato at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301-226-3078.
Interested in learning how to belay at the Climbing Wall? This 2-hour program teaches the knots, equipment, and belay technique necessary to pass a belay test with the program. After completing the clinic, come to the wall during open hours to demonstrate the skills required for belay certification in order to receive certification. Once certified, you’ll be able to belay participants at the Climbing Wall.
Dates & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Climbing Wall
Max class size: 3
Wilderness First ResponderDates: May 26-June 1
Location: Eppley Recreation Center
Cost: $640 (Meals and lodging are not provided; parking on campus is an additional $40 fee)
The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.
Contact Meghan Loughry at email@example.com or at 301-226-4456 if you have any questions about this course.