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As of November 17th, 2020, all credit classes are moving back to an all-online academic platform. All intercollegiate athletics activities will also shut down as of that date. Residence halls will remain open as planned through Tuesday, November 24th unless a change in the COVID situation requires a change in the College’s housing strategy.

Garrett College McHenry campus offices will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offices will be closed for service from 12- 1 p.m. for lunch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments (either virtual or in-person). When on campus, all visitors must follow the College’s health-and-safety measures. Please note the outreach centers (NOC, SOC, CTTC) will have variable hours - please call ahead prior to visiting these locations.


The most up-to-date information on Garrett College's response to COVID-19, can be found online at novel coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page.

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David Erbe
Assistant Professor of Adventure Sports


David Erbe

Assistant Professor of Adventure Sports

Academic area: Adventure Sports


David Erbe is a Professor of Adventure Sports at Garrett College in McHenry, MD and an Instructor for the Colorado Outward Bound School in Moab, UT. Professor Erbe spends his time rock climbing, paddling, mountain biking, backpacking and traveling domestically and internationally.

Academic Degrees

  • MA in College Student Development with a concentration in College Outdoor Program Administration
  • BS in Environmental Science and Technology, Minor in Sustainability


  • Erbe, D. & Hill, A. “Student Success through Outdoor Orientation Programs” OutdoorEd.com, December 2016.

Awards & Honors

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor
  • PSIA Telemark Skiing Instructor Awards: Presidential Youth Volunteer Service Award 2006, AORE Bill March Student Achievement Award 2013, AORE Student Scholarship Recipient 2015


  • Backcountry Living
  • Rock Climbing
  • Leave No Trace
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Search & Rescue
  • Intro to Adventuresports
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Program Planning & Management
  • Practicum Preparation & Internship


  • "Building Success through Outdoor Orientation Programs" 2015, "Working with Difficult Participants" 2015, "Furthering Educational Opportunities in Outdoor Programming" 2016


  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, American Mountain Guide Association, American Alpine Club, American Canoe Association, Professional Ski Instructors of America


  • Outdoor Education, Adventure Recreation, Leadership, Photography, Music