• Captain operating a boat

Get your Captain’s license or have fun in the water

Imagine the wind blowing through your hair as you captain your own boat. Or maybe you've always wanted to learn to swing a golf club or a racquet. We offer a wide range of outdoor activity options. With classes around the beltway, there is one located conveniently near you.

Enjoy the outdoors with classes in biking, boating, golf, hiking, tennis and racquetball. Earn certifications in basic boating or U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s Licensing course (Master 100 Tons).

Boating & water activities course offerings

Basic boating certification

Meet the certification requirements of the MD Department of Natural Resources Police with classroom instruction in basic boating. 

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Maryland Basic Boating Certification 
Learn about different types of vessels, navigational aids, marine weather, regulations, emergency situations, personal watercraft, and maneuvering. Maryland requires that all motorboat operators born after July 1, 1972 pass a certified boating course. Meet these certification requirements through our classroom instruction in basic boating.

Outdoor activities

Find the best ways to enjoy the beautiful nature of our area. Get fit while enjoying it with courses that show you the best way to hike or bike our many Maryland trails. If you are more of a sports enthusiast, you can get the most out of your love for golf, tennis, basketball, and bird watching

SCUBA diving

This certification prep course teaches the physics, physiology and procedures associated with modern-day diving using classroom lecture and pool exercises.

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S.C.U.B.A. Diving Course