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Join the FindYourFit Wellness Challenge

November 17 - December 19 The #FindYourFit Wellness Challenge is a fun and motivating journey to promote an active and healthy University of Minnesota campus. This challenge encourages you to take part in getting active, accessing the on-campus health and wellness resources, as well as allowing you to learn more about yourself in the process. This is an individual challenge, although we encourage you to participate with friends! Have fun with it! READ MORE AND GET STARTED TODAY!

Winter Camping – Afton State Park

December 6-7 (Saturday 10am-Sunday 4pm) Mandatory pre-trip meeting, Sunday Nov. 30 (Minneapolis Outdoor Center, 7pm) Do you have what it takes to endure the cold?  Bundle up and learn to enjoy the solitude of winter camping in this early winter outing.  Learn the techniques and strategies for being smart in the cold.  We will backpack a short distance in and then enjoy the quiet that winter camping brings.  Warm up by the fire and enjoy the camaraderie of the giant Outdoor Recreation group tent!   Register Online Today! Limit 10.  Cost $70 students / $100 general

Thanksgiving and Winter Break Trips

Thanksgiving Superior National Forest Cabin Trip November 27-30 (Thursday, 8am - Sunday, 6pm) Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting Sunday, Nov. 23, 7pm Are you thankful for all the beauty Northern Minnesota has to offer? Spend the Thanksgiving holiday enjoying the quiet and solitude of the Superior National Forest. Participants will spend the weekend day hiking the Superior Hiking Trail as well as Eagle Mountain, the highest natural point in Minnesota at 2,301ft. We will spend the evenings around a fire place in rustic cabins outside of Grand Maris. Price includes transportation, 3 nights lodging, group gear, cross country skis, and snowshoes if weather permits.Cost $225 students / $295 general / or $100 deposit. Limit 5 spots Register Online Today!   Winter Break Boundary Waters Cabin Trip January 12-16, 2015 (Monday, 8am-Friday, 6pm) Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting Sunday Dec. 7, 7pm The group will stay at the YMCA Camp Menogyn, off of the Gunflint Trail, where we will enjoy a heated cabin, a HUGE kitchen, and a wood-burning sauna that is right on the lake (there will even be a hole in the ice to jump into for the brave at heart!). We will spend five days exploring the Boundary Waters on dogsled, cross country skis and snowshoes, which ever you prefer. One day will be devoted to dog sledding! After learning how to handle and harness the dogs, go out on a few loops near camp; you will even get to drive your own dogsled team! Price includes transportation, 4 nights lodging, 1-day of dogsledding, cross country skis, snowshoes, and group gear. Limit 5 spots. Cost $395 students / $495 general / or $200 deposit. Register Online Today!

Thanksgiving Reduced Facility Hours and Closures

All Recreation and Wellness facilities will be closed on November 27-28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. See more information below for specific hours during the week of November 24: Thanksgiving Week Hours Monday, November 24: Regular Fall Hours Tuesday, November 25: Regular Fall Hours Wednesday, November 26: Facilities open 5:45am-9:00pm* Thursday, November 27: All RecWell Facilities Closed Friday, November 28: All Recell Facilities Closed Saturday, November 29: Facilities open 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday, November 30: Regular Fall Hours *Note: The Recreational Sports Dome will operate on its own hours during the break. View the Rec Sports Dome page for up-to-date hours. Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!

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