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Hey all,

Our summer hiatus has officially come to a sweet end and we are now live and thriving! We hope all of our followers and tumblr window-shoppers had a summer full of ventures, sun burns, and skinned knees.  Photographs, videos, quotes, and RSOP insight will continue to build every week, so keep on scollin’ in. 

Sasha Miller

Take a gander at The Maple Sugar Bush Program, which is run by our very own UMD students here at the RSOP.

UMD Students Reach Out to Community Schools: The Maple Sugar Bush Program

Written by Brilynn Janckila, March 2014.

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, students of all ages flock to Bagley. Although some of the kids are barely bigger than the snow piles, they look up into the tall trees, hoping to be the first to find a maple tree. Climbing over, and falling into, snow piles while learning something valuable, is an adventure most kids don’t get to have in school.

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// Concrete Smorgasbord Climbing Competition // 

The North Shore Climbers want you to join us for a exciting day of radical door prices, competition, and of course, climbing.  It’s the 23rd Annual Concrete Smorgasbord Climbing Competition, so come on belay at all new bouldering and roped routes as well as compete against climbers of all ability levels.

April 12th, 9:30am-4pm
Registration: Day of, or any day before the event in order to get a T-shirt!
Meet: @ the Ice Rink overlook and then to the Inland Wall
Cost: $15, which includes T-shirt for the pre-registered

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// Spring Into Shape 5k Trail Run //

Run one, run all, to the annual Spring Into Shape 5k Trail Run!  All ages are welcome to run or walk through our Bagley Nature Area and the UMD Campus. 

Saturday, April 26th, 10am
Cost: $12 UMD Students/$15 Others
Register By: Monday, April 21st, 3pm for a guaranteed T-Shirt
Race day registration is welcome at the Bagley Classroom in Bagley Nature Area


Youth Camp Counselors
// $8.50 an hour //

A radical eight weeks of full time teaching, programming, and leading youth groups in and out of wild adventures!  This is your opportunity to diversify yourself by having the chance to write age-appropriate lesson plans, deliver dynamic programming, interact, and hang loose with a diverse group of kiddos.

In SpHC 153 or at
Applications will be accepted until April 11th
Need more information?
Contact: Joel Sanderson at

Water Safety Instructors
(With Lifeguard Certification)
// $8.25 an hour //

We’re in need of your water safety skills!

Go to
Click on “Employment,” scroll to “Water Safety Instructor,” and click on “Application”

For more information
Contact the UMD RSOP Aquatic Supervisor
Gregg Batinich (218) 726-6295 and/or

Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply, move harmoniously.

Jean-Pierre Barral

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// NETA Collegiate Fit Fest //

Interested in starting a career in the fitness industry or just looking to continue education?  Then this Fit Fest weekend is designed for you!  NETA will have expert trainers at UMD that will deliver group fitness, personal training, and yoga certification workshops with exams included.  If you are already certified, HITT and Group Strength Training workshops will be offered as well. 
All registration is completed through NETA and you can find more specific dates, times, and pricing at  This event is open to all UMD students as well as the public!  UMD students will receive a $50 discount by registering over the phone.

Saturday, April 5th - Sunday, April 6th

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// Weekly Make n’ Takes: Make Your Own Rope Cozy //

Climbing rope has seen many adventures on the wall indoor and out, and now it’s time for you to recycle that rope into a can cozy for your favorite beverage so you can have your own adventures without spilling your drink. 

Wednesday, April 6th
Meet: Sports and Health Center Room 191 
Cost: $5 for UMD Students/$8 Others

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// Cosmic Bouldering //

Join us every other Wednesday for a relaxing night bouldering, watching climbing videos, and hanging out on the wall.  All are welcome, just swing by and stop in!

Every other Wednesday February 5th - April 30th
Meet: The Inland Wall

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// Baking On Trail //

Prepackaged, ultra-processed food can really put a damper on your camping trip.  Here’s your chance to learn how to cook trail meals that are lively, fun to create, and far from the usual mediocre store-bought grub.  We’ll be cooking some delicious meals using various methods, including the dutch oven, camp stove, and the classic tin foil cookin’ technique. 

Tuesday, April 8th, 5-7pm
Register by: Noon, April 7th
Meet: Bagley Nature Area, Rock Pond Kiosk
We Provide: Stoves, food, cooking utensils, & instruction
You Provide: Personal eating utensils
Cost: $4 UMD Students/$8 Others

On March 1st, a handful of UMD students, staff, and community members, attended the Xth Annual Lake Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.  Adam Burggraff, a student of UMD, took first place in the snowboard division.

Catch a photo of him and other photos from the event at this link: