Recreation

Anchored by our philosophy of inclusion, the Melwood Recreation Center plays host to year-long activities designed for people of all abilities. Whether it's a summer at Camp Accomplish, therapeutic trail riding, or traveling with Access Adventures, Melwood strives to enrich the lives of children, youth and adults.


Anchored by our philosophy of inclusion, the Melwood Recreation Center plays host to year-long activities designed for people of all abilities. Whether it's a summer at Camp Accomplish, therapeutic trail riding, or traveling with Access Adventures, Melwood strives to enrich the lives of children, youth and adults.

Program Overview

A key component to the fulfillment of our mission 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.

Throughout the course of 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 with 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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    Camp

    Melwood provides inclusive overnight and day camping opportunities for youth of all abilities.

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    Travel

    An assisted travel program for adults looking for a fun vacation experience.

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    Ride

    Melwood offers general and therapeutic lessons to riders of all ages and abilities all year.

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    Retreat

    A great location for events, getaways, weddings, team building activities and more!

Recreation Profiles

The Melwood Recreation Center has made an impression on the lives of hundreds of campers, their families, and program volunteers. Hear first hand their stories about how the Melwood Recreation programs have made a difference in their lives. 


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