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Outdoor Adventures


Anyone visiting the Mount is struck by the stunning natural beauty of our 1400 acre campus at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains. Right in our backyard we have magnificent Appalachian forests, meandering trails, rugged cliffs, gorgeous rivers and sparkling caves - and these wild and wonderful places serve as the playground (and classroom) for our top-notch Outdoor Adventures program!

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Outdoor Adventures strives to provide the Mount community with fun, safe adventure experiences that teach life skills, strengthen the Mount community, encourage personal growth and promote environmental awareness while utilizing the Mount's unique setting.

Our Activites and Services

Trips and Expeditions
Ranging from 1-day to 2-weeks in length (designed with the beginner in mind)

Leadership and Development Programs
Training Mount students to be outdoor instructors of the highest caliber and empowering them with real opportunities for personal growth

Challenge Course Team Building Programs
Providing team building experiences for various organizations through our on-campus challenge course.

Summer Adventure Camp
An exciting adventure camp for a weeklong sampler of the best outdoor sports the area has to offer: Rock climbing, caving, canoeing, hiking, and more activities

Special Events
Hosting annual favorites on campus and in the community


Many people simply refer to us by our nickname: CRUX
(Challenging Recreation, Unleashing Experience)
So explore our site, stop by our office, and get to know how CRUX can change your world!

crux@msmary.eduThe Underground 9 a.m to 5 p.m. • 301-447-7437

 
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