Test your limits and explore new territory
The Adventure Program provides student-powered adventure experiences that promote personal growth, transformative learning, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship to the University of Maryland community.
We offer adventure trips off campus, top rope climbing and bouldering at the Climbing Wall, team building on the Challenge Course, equipment rental for your personal adventures, and bike maintenance and parts to get you back out on the road.
|Facility||MON - THURS||FRIDAY||SATURDAY||SUNDAY|
|Rental Desk & Resource Room (August 30 - October 29)||4pm - 8pm||12pm - 4pm||Closed||Closed|
|Climbing Wall (August 30 - October 29)||4pm - 8pm||4pm - 8pm||Closed||4pm - 8pm|
|Bike Shop (August 30-December 13)||12pm - 6pm||12pm - 6pm||Closed||Closed|
|Facility||MON - FRI||SATURDAY||SUNDAY|
Adventure trips are the perfect way to get out of College Park and take a break from the hustle and bustle of campus. Trips are designed with beginners in mind, and trained trip leaders will teach you the necessary outdoor skills and support you throughout the trip. All trips include cost of transportation, equipment, and any camping or park entrance fees. Try your hand at paddling, climbing, backpacking, biking, or caving - whatever your interest, we’ve got an adventure for you!
The Bike Shop is a student-powered bike shop located in Cole Field House that provides free bike repair and maintenance service to all UMD students, faculty, and staff. The RecWell Bike shop also sells bicycle repair and safety gear, teaches instructional bike maintenance clinics, and rents commuter and mountain bikes by the day, week, or semester. Stop by to see how we can get you riding today!
The challenge course is designed to offer custom team-building programs to University of Maryland and community groups. These programs can vary in length and focus depending on group goals and the amount of time a group has for programming. Activities options include name games and icebreakers, team initiatives, low ropes team challenges, and climbing on our Alpine Tower or High Ropes course.
The climbing wall towers 55 feet and offers climbing on 11 different routes in addition to our bouldering grotto. The wall offers something for everybody with a variety of climbing options from beginner to advanced. Trained staff are available to lend a hand, and harnesses, helmets, and shoes are all available to borrow for free. If you’re looking for a way to work on your physical wellness, give yourself a mental challenge, or change up your workout routine, the wall may be just the place for you!
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.
We can help you plan your own outdoor adventure trip! Our knowledgeable staff can help you plan the logistics of your adventure and can help you get the gear you need for your adventure. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, and much more are available to rent by the day, weekend, or week.
The Adventure Program rental desk and resource center are located in the lower level of the Eppley Recreation Center. The entrance is near lot SS2. If at the main entrance to the ERC, go down the stairs between the ERC and the Outdoor Aquatic Center. The door to the Adventure Program will be on your right.