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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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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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Indoor Volleyball Courts

Students and members who wish to play volleyball may come and use volleyball equipment. Patrons will put up and take down volleyball nets with help upon request. 

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Three sets of volleyball nets and posts are located on the third floor of the building and are available for use any time that the building is open, unless the courts are occupied. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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Indoor Track

The three lane suspended indoor track is located on the first floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.  It is approximately 12 laps to the mile. Along the track there are also exercise bikes for more cardio of a cardio workout without going downstairs to the fitness center.

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No registration required, the track is open and during Hamel Recreation facility hours to students and Rec members. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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Indoor Squash/Racquetball Courts

There is one international squash court and four racquetball courts located on the bottom floor of the Hamel Recreation Center.   Racquets are available to be rented from the equipment room, but balls are not provided; patrons may bring their own or purchase some at the Front Desk of the Hamel Recreation Center.

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These courts are first come, first serve, but are also available for patrons to reserve as early as 5pm for the next day. To reserve a court, call 862-2031.

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Indoor Basketball Courts

There are five basketball courts are located at Campus Recreation, two on the lower level and three on the upper level of the Hamel Recreation Center. These courts are reserved on a first come first serve basis unless they are being used for a university scheduled activity. Patrons may bring their own basketballs or rent them from the equipment room.

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All courts are open for play unless an activity is scheduled. For questions, please call 862-2031.

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Group Fitness Classes

Campus Recreation offers 45+ group classes per semester, including step, hi/lo, cycling, cardio boxing, Zumba (TM), strength training, interval training, Water fitness, and others. Most classes taught in Hamel Recreation Center's Studio 1. Classes are open to students and members of Hamel Recreation Center. Guests must pay a fee of $10 facility guest fee and sign a waiver.

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