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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.


VSL Women's Multi-Sport Day Trip: Climb & Hike | March 5

Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023

Meetup Location: Adventure Program, Eppley Recreation Center, University of Maryland Campus
Required Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 28 from 8 PM - 9 PM
Location: Eppley Recreation Center & Potomac, MD

This adventure experience is designed exclusively for female-identifying, veteran, UMD students.

The University of Maryland’s Veteran Student Life is hosting a Women Veteran Multi-Sport Trip on Sunday, March 5 2023.This trip is designed to connect the female veteran community while participants strengthen their adventure and leadership skills.

Activities include rock climbing and hiking - no previous experience necessary. Accommodations, transportation, equipment and meals provided.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns you can send them to VetStudentLife@umd.edu.

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VSL Family Paddle the DC Monuments | April 1

Date: Saturday, April 1 2023

Meetup Location: Adventure Program, Eppley Recreation Center, University of Maryland Campus
Required Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 28 from 8 PM - 9 PM
Location: Eppley Recreation Center & Potomac, MD
 

The University of Maryland’s Veteran Student Life is hosting a Family Paddle the DC Monuments Adventure Trip!.This trip is designed to connect the UMD veteran student community also providing a family fun day to paddle the Potomac River and see the DC monuments. Leaving from Columbia Island Marina, we will canoe down the Potomac River around Teddy Roosevelt Island and see the pentagon and other sites from a new perspective! We will be enjoying the weather and water on this exciting and relaxing trip.

 No previous experience necessary. Accommodations, transportation, equipment and meals provided.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns you can send them to VetStudentLife@umd.edu.

Register Here

 

Spring 2023 Paddle in the Pool

Location: Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742
Date: February 28, March 7, March 14, April 4 All Tuesdays
Time: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Our Spring 2023 Paddle in the Pool sessions are open to all veterans. We will be going over kayaking basics and safety for those who have never been kayaking before. We will also be working on more advanced skills like rescues and rolls - we may even get in a few games of kayak football.


The Adventure Program is located on the north side of the Eppley Recreation Center with parking nearby at lot YC or the Terrapin Trail Garage (Lot 6).


Contact: VetStudentLife@umd.edu
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Portrait of Kathleen Walsh

Kathleen Walsh

Coordinator, Adventure Trips & Camps
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