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Aquatics

Aquatics provides opportunities for the University and surrounding community in water-based physical activity and leisure and education on water safety practices. Goals include safety in/around water, improved fitness and leisure, motor skill development and competition.

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Climbing

Climbing provides opportunities for students and community members to participate in rock and ice based adventure pursuits.  Goals include skill development, social interaction and team building, environmental awareness and increased self-confidence!

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Fitness & Wellness

Fitness and Wellness provides opportunities for the University Community to be physically active through informal participation structured programming. Goals include improved overall health and fitness, stress management, weight control, concentration and feeling of wellbeing.

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Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports provides opportunities for every UMD student and staff to participate in some type of competitive sports activity regardless of ability. Goals include relaxation and fun, sportsmanship, social interaction and cooperation.

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Outdoor Activities & Trips

Outdoor Activities and Trips provides opportunities for students and community members to participate in nature based workshops and excursions.  Goals include skill development, social interaction, environmental awareness and relaxation.

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Paddle Surf Kite

Paddle, Surf & Kite provides opportunities for students and community members to participate in water and snow based adventure sports.  Goals include skill development, social interaction, environmental awareness and a feeling of stoke!

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Rental Center

The Rental Center provides everyone access to outdoor gear and expert advice. Our goal is to offer you the best gear at the lowest price with the most helpful service!

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Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs provides opportunities for students to further a common interest in a sport or activity through competition, instruction, participation, or performance.  Goals include competition, skill development, leadership development and organizational skills.

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Youth & Community

Youth and Community provides opportunities for members of the northeastern Minnesota community to participate in recreational and outdoor offerings.  Goals include supporting the University mission of outreach, encouraging healthy lifestyles and connections to the outdoors for youth and families.