Employees of Bowdoin College are encouraged to stay active and pursue athletic interests. The Athletics Department offers many opportunities for benefits-eligible employees to join intramural teams, take fitness classes, and stay in shape using state of the art gym facilities. The Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center and Bowdoin Outing Club offer opportunities to borrow outdoor equipment in order to explore the great Maine outdoors. Several sports and athletics camps for children are conducted during the summer months, too.