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Outdoor Adventure Trips

Outdoor Adventure Trips include kayaking, backpacking, and others throughout New Hampshire and New England on most weekends throughout the academic year. Prices vary. Trips are available to faculty, staff, adjunct employees, students, and community members.

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Mendums Pond

The Outdoor Recreation Area is a beautiful 200-acre site just nine miles from Durham. The pond is located on the Little River, a tributary of the Lamprey River and part of the larger Piscataqua River watershed. The Area is perfect for boating and picnicking. Two picnic pavilions are provided and canoes and paddle boats are available for rent. Swimming is permitted, however, there are no lifeguards on duty. 

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Masters Swim Team

Masters Swim Team is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. The team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 6-7am. Drop in practices are $7 each or academic memberships are available from $50-150.

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Passes may be purchased at the Hamel Recreation front desk. For additional questions, please call 862-2031.

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Kool 2B Fit Kids Camps

Kool 2B Fit Kids Camps are held during February and April school vacations for kids ages 6-12. These camps offers youth the chance to engage in a diverse selection of fitness activities, from group games, swimming, and ice skating to snowshoeing, aerobics classes, and indoor rock climbing.

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Register for camp online. For additional information, please call 862-2031.

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Kayak Clinics

Kayak clinics are available every Wednesday night from 9-11pm at the Field House Indoor Pool. Learn to enter, exit, roll and other kayak skills. $5 per class, or $20 or 5 classes.

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Register in person at Swasey Indoor Pool. Space is limited, so it is best to show up early. For more questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu.

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Intramural Sports

Campus Recreation offers 24 + intramural sports to roughly 4,000 students. Competition ranges from competitive to recreational, and most major sports offer men's, women's, and co-rec leagues to 140 to 220 teams including Broomball, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Ice Hockey, Innertube Water Polo, Softball, and more.

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Community Sailing

The Community Sailing Program offered at Mendums Pond teaches people of all skills and age levels how to sail. It is offered in the spring, summer and fall and is open to the public. Prices vary per course and participation and UNH Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount. 

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College Woods

Recreational activities within College Woods include hiking, walking, skiing, jogging, and bike trails.

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No registration required. Download a map, and stroll through the woods!

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Athletic Training Department

Campus Recreation offers certified athletic trainers to help with your injury prevention and care needs. The certified athletic trainer is available for evaluation of injuries, rehabilitation for injuries, and consultations on how to manage injuries. Trainers provide coverage for high risk sports teams and provide clinical training for education program on campus. They work with Health Service Referrals, Intramural participants, open recreational patrons, and sports club athletes.

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American Red Cross Swim Classes

Swimming lessons are available throughout the year for a fee, for both children and adults.

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To registration is online for group and private swim lessons. For additional questions please contact Erika Cooper at 862-0845 or erika.cooper@unh.edu.

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