Melwood Recreation Center

A key component to our mission’s fulfillment is the support we provide to children, youth, and adults of all abilities through enriching recreational activities.

The Melwood Recreation Center is a beautiful 108-acre facility located on the Nanjemoy Peninsula in rural Charles County, Maryland. With a diverse offering of lodge-style cabins, challenge courses, almost 10 miles of hiking trails, aquatic and equestrian facilities, and a variety of meeting spaces all set in a serene natural environment. It is a versatile location that can accommodate a wide range of events. The Melwood Recreation Center is located approximately one hour south of Washington, DC, and is a short, 12-mile drive west of La Plata, Maryland.

Core Programs

Throughout the year, the Melwood Recreation Center operates four core programs:

Camp Accomplish, an inclusive camp for kids of all abilities; Access Adventures, an assisted travel program for adults of differing abilities; the Equestrian Program, offering therapeutic and general horsemanship lessons and trail riding activities to riders of all ages and abilities; and the Retreat Center, customizable rentals and retreats to make any special event memorable.

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Ride

Equestrian Program: A program designed for riders of all ages and ability levels, including riders with special needs.

Retreat

The Melwood Retreat Center is open from late August until early June for private event rentals, to include family reunions, corporate trainings, team building retreats, weddings, church retreats, school groups, and more.

Camp

Campers enjoy a variety of different activities including swimming, wall climbing, ropes course, archery, creative arts, canoeing, horseback riding, campfires, talent shows and much more.

Access Adventures

Access Adventures is Melwood’s Travel Program designed for people of differing abilities who are at least 18 years old.

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