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Adventure Programs for Veterans

Get Outside with Fellow Veterans

Take a break from academics and paddle, bike, climb, or ski while building social connections with fellow veterans. These collaborative programs between the RecWell Adventure Program, UMD Veteran Student Life, and Team River Runner can introduce you to a new outdoor activity, provide you with a physical challenge, or help you and your family get outside and enjoy the outdoors.


Fall Programs

Location: Potomac, MD
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, September 9 from 8:00-9:30 PM
Cost: Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs  (transportation, lunch, and equipment rental included)

Spend the day getting to know other Veterans on the water. This is an introductory trip so no previous whitewater experience is necessary. You’ll start off learning the basics in the pool at the pre-trip meeting, and trained trip leaders will have you running some class II rapids on the Potomac by the end of the trip. Expect to get your adrenaline pumping, learn paddling skills, and meet some new people! 

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities with running water at Old Angler’s Inn
Drive Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way

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Location: Potomac, MD
Cost: Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs  (transportation, lunch, and equipment rental included)

Bring your family for an exciting day of whitewater rafting! You'll get to experience some introductory class II rapids on the Potomac while getting to know other Veterans and their families. Transportation, equipment, and lunch provided.

Amenities: Indoor restroom facilities with running water at Old Angler’s Inn
Drive Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way

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Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 21 from 8-9:30 PM
Trip Location: Youghiogheny River, PA
Cost: Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs  (transportation, meals, lodging, and equipment rental included)

This trip is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of whitewater kayaking and rafting. Learn the basics of paddling and kayak rolling in the pool before heading out to the Youghiogheny River, affectionately known as the Yough, for a weekend full of adventure and relaxation. You'll spend the first day whitewater kayaking on the class II Middle Yough and spend the second day whitewater rafting on the class III Lower Yough. No previous paddling experience is necessary but you must attend the pre-trip meeting and pool session on Thursday, September 21 in order to participate on the trip. 

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Portrait of Meghan Loughry

Meghan Loughry

Coordinator, Adventure Trips & Challenge Course
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