Contact Info

Campus Recreation
5797 New Balance Student Recreation Center
22 Hilltop Road
Orono, ME 04469-5797
(207) 581-1082

Maine Bound Adventure Center
5795 Maine Bound Adventure Center
46 Sebago Road
Orono, ME 04469-5795
(207) 581-1794

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Mission Statement: “We make the University stronger.”

Statement for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We celebrate human differences and are dedicated to providing inclusive spaces and programs that are accessible to all. Any expression of bigotry, hatred, prejudice, or disrespect is inconsistent with the ideals of preserving equity, diversity, and inclusion, and contradicts the values promoted by the University of Maine and our staff. Click here for more details.

Our Vision
Our vision is a UMaine community that is healthy, engaged and physically active.  We nurture this vision by offering fun and challenging recreational programs supported by world-class customer service, a universally welcoming environment, and exceptional facilities.

Our Values

DiversityWe believe in achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.  We support this endeavor by creating a welcoming environment in our facilities, and offering a variety of programs and services to appeal to all members of our community.

Personal Development – We consider ourselves educators and provide opportunities for our participants to learn, grow and develop new skills through participation.  We commit to the development of our staff by offering challenging employment, meaningful leadership experiences and purposeful on-going training.

Sustainability – We are excellent stewards of our resources.  We work hard to responsibly manage our environmental, human and fiscal resources to support continuous, high level programming.

Wellness – We are committed to helping people make positive, lasting changes in their lives.  We provide excellent programs, services and facilities that support the health and well being of our campus and community.

Customer Service – We care about our participants and work hard to offer world class, welcoming service. We strive to be the place people think about when they think of excellent customer service at the University of Maine.

Safety – Safety is our top priority.  We offer high quality programs, services and facilities that take care of the physical and emotional safety of our participants.

Fun – We make it fun to play, participate, learn, and grow through experiences with Campus Recreation.

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Administrative Staff

  • Jeff Hunt (He/Him)

    Director of Campus Recreation

    207.581.3054

  • Kristie Deschesne (She/Her)

    Associate Director for Programming

    (207) 581-3479

  • Thad Dwyer

    Assistant Director for Intramural Sports

    (207) 581-1234

  • Dale Russell (He/Him)

    Assistant Director for Sport Clubs & Youth Programs

    (207) 581-1095

  • Joshua Bridges (He/Him)

    Assistant Director for Fitness

    207-581-3482

  • Beth Jackson (She/Her)

    Maine Bound Coordinator

    207-581-1710

  • Eric Swett

    Operations Coordinator

    (207) 581-3485

  • Gwendolyn Reed (She/Her)

    Administrative and Business Coordinator (Also Responsible for Member Services)

    (207) 581-4882

  • Colleen French

    Maine Bound Coordinator

    207.581.1707

  • Vacant Position

    Assistant Director for Marketing and Information System Support

    (207) 581-1081

  • Vacant Position

    Assistant Director for Maine Bound

    (207) 581-1752

  • Vacant Position

    Coordinator for Aquatics, Safety, and Instructional Programming

    (207) 581-3464