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Adventure Program

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 Sunday Monday through Thursday Friday
Rental Desk & Resource Room 3pm to 6pm 4 to 8pm 12pm to 4pm
Climbing Wall Closed 5pm to 9pm Closed
Bike Shop Closed 2pm to 6pm 2pm to 6pm
Facility MON - FRI Saturday Sunday
Rental Desk & Resource Room Closed Closed Closed
Climbing Wall Closed Closed Closed
Bike Shop Closed Closed Closed
Facility MONDAY to THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Rental Desk & Resource Room 4pm to 7pm 12pm to 4pm Closed Closed
Climbing Wall
(August 30 to October 29)
(November 7 - November 20)
4pm to 8pm 4pm to 8pm Closed 4pm to 8pm
Bike Shop (August 30 to December 13) 12pm to 6pm 12pm to 6pm Closed Closed

Spring Final Exam & Interim hours are located on the RecWell Alerts page

Facility
Rental Desk & Resource Room MON through THURS
4pm to 7pm
Friday
12pm to 4pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Climbing Wall
Season Opening March 14
MON through THURS
4pm to 8pm
Friday
2pm to 6 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
4pm to 8pm
Bike Shop MON through THURS
12pm to 6pm
Friday
12pm to 6pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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!

Adventure Trips

The Bike Shop is a student-powered bike shop located in the Jones-Hill 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!

Bike Shop

The challenge course offers custom team-building programs to University of Maryland and community groups. These programs vary in length and focus depending on the group's 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.

Challenge 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!

Climbing Wall

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.

Clinics & Classes

 

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.

Outdoor Gear Rental

Trip Planning Assistance

 


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The Adventure Program is committed to creating an inclusive environment and making programs and facilities accessible to as many individuals as possible. We have adaptive climbing, kayaking, and biking equipment available for use and host affinity spaces at the climbing wall.
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No previous experience is necessary to engage with Adventure Program services and programs. Trained staff will teach you all that you need to know, and equipment is provided.
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Location

The Adventure Program is 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.


Contact Us

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Amanda Preperato

Assistant Director, Student Development & Adventure Program
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Alex Gebhart

Coordinator, Bike Shop, Climbing Wall, & Rental Desk
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Meghan Loughry

Coordinator, Adventure Trips & Challenge Course

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