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Fitness

Outdoor Equipment Rental

Outdoor equipment can be rented from the Equipment Room, which is located on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center. Items can be rented for camping, hiking, boating, climbing, and other outdoor sports. For a full list of gear available, please view Outdoor Adventure's website.

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Swasey Indoor Pool

The Swasey Indoor Pool is located in the Field House. Membership is free to full time students and benefited faculty/staff. Community members, adjunct employees, part-time students and drop in, daily guests must pay a fee.

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Sport Clubs

29 sport clubs offered. Over 1,000 students participate each year. Offered during the academic calendar.

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Register online for a Sport Club. For specific questions, please call 862-2031.

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Recreation Equipment Rentals

A wide variety of athletic equipment and outdoor gear can be rented, such as: basketballs, yoga balls, towels, kettleballs and more. 

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Equipment can be rented from the equipment room on the lower level of the Hamel Recreation Center with a valid ID.

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Personal Fitness Training

If you need individual attention and a workout program designed for you, sign up for PFT. A certified trainer will provide you with information, feedback, testing, and a workout designed to meet your needs. Check the Campus Recreation website for program details and costs.

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PAWS (Pre-Orientation Adventure for Wildcats

PAWS is a 4-day, 3-night program for new UNH students to explore the outdoors and meet other new students.

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Incoming first year students can register for a PAWs session online. For additional questions, please contact Cary Rhodes at 862-1577 or cary.rhodes@unh.edu

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Outdoor Tennis Courts

There are twelve tennis outdoor courts available. Six of the courts are offered for rental at $55/day non-unh rate. The remaining six are kept open for UNH students free of charge.

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Tennis courts need to be reserved online. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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Outdoor Pool

The outdoor pool is a seasonal facility. Several passes and punch card options are available for purchase. A full list of pool rates can be found on the website.

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Please visit Campus Recreation's website to see the current Outdoor Pool schedule. Various pool passes can be bought at the font desk of the Campus Center or at the gate of the Outdoor Pool during open hours.

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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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