The Methodist University Campus Recreational & Intramural Programs (CRIMP) provide structured and unstructured leisure time for students. These activities provide students with opportunities to learn skills that will contribute to their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development. CRIMP also is responsible for maintaining various athletic and recreation facilities.
Methodist University’s Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs (CRIMP) department aspires to enhance the university experience through leisure activities and alternative educational programs. CRIMP is committed to cultivating a healthy social environment through student-driven programs of fitness, sports, wellness, and outdoor adventure. CRIMP strives to increase programming in cultural enrichment, leadership, and community involvement to encourage and help build a progressive learning society and to reflect on the diversity at Methodist University.
Outdoor Adventures Program: Trips and Activities
The CRIMP Outdoor Adventures program is committed to providing students with extracurricular activities both on and off campus. Our club offers a variety of activities and trips throughout the year. Some of our most popular trips & activities are listed below:
- white water rafting
- horseback riding
- mountain/rock climbing (indoor/outdoor)
- four wheeling
- fishing (fly, deep sea, coastal)
- urban travel
- ice skating
- roller skating
- amusement parks
- state parks/wilderness reserves
Additionally, trips often give students the chance to mingle with others and have amazing adventures. CRIMP sometimes offers certification courses (such as swimming, sailing, SCUBA, lifeguarding, etc.) for students. Each student should strive to be a part of this incredible program.
Nimocks Fitness Center
The Nimocks Fitness Center contains a full line of cardio equipment, such as treadmills, striders, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, and spinning bikes, along with weight machines and an indoor track. This facility has a multi-purpose gym available for basketball and volleyball. Access inside the Nimocks Fitness Center requires a current MU ID. Members are allowed one (1) guest. Policies and practices are to ensure safety and decrease liability.
Coach Sink Field
CRIMP manages a recreational area “Coach Sink Field” located on Robert Johnson Drive (right across the street from the William F. Bethune Visual Arts Center). The multi-purpose recreational sports field is used for intramural activities and club sports. Coach Sink Field is available during the summer to other groups and agencies under certain conditions. Any reservations to use a field must be scheduled through the Campus Recreation office.
The Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs department offers a number of group exercise opportunities, such as Zumba, Insanity, Salsa, and yoga.
- Hatha Yoga – The yoga that we learn in this class is Hatha yoga. This yoga class is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of Hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in fitness format. Hatha yoga reduces the risk of injury and augments recovery for alignments including stress, lower back pain, and any injury you can name of. So come try it out and enjoy different poses!
- Insanity – Insanity is a revolutionary cardio-based total-body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training. Max Interval Training allows a person to beat the “stress adaptation response” which normally happens when your body gets used to exercising at one level of exertion. The result of this is halting your progress of your fitness improvement journey. By using MAX Interval Training, INSANITY pushes you to NEW training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism. Insanity’s interval training is the pinnacle of cardio training.
- Salsa – You will learn Salsa Merengue & Bachata in addition to learning turns. Come with a partner or come alone to learn the basic techniques of these dances. All skill levels are welcome!
- Zumba – Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.
Intramurals and Rec Games
Intramural sports include flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, and ultimate frisbee. Rec Games currently include badminton, beach volleyball, kickball, Spike Ball, and 9 Square in the Air. Activities are generally open to most students, faculty and staff.
How to Sign-up for Intramural Sports
Follow this link: Intramural Sign-Ups
Community Involvement & Leadership
Giving back to the community is very much a part of CRIMP and its employees. If you have strong interests in sustainability, community service, and/or volunteering then you may find opportunities to make a difference through CRIMP.
Campus Recreation & Intramural Program Full-Time Staff
B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Wilmington Dr. Bobbitt received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCW, his master’s in Mental Health Counseling from NCCU, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNCW. He started working at Methodist in 2003 as a Residential Coordinator in Sanford Hall. Since then, he has held the following positions at Methodist: Cape Fear Commons Residential Coordinator, Greek Life Coordinator, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Director of Residence Life, and currently Director of Campus Recreation.
Cliff Bobbitt, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Students; Director, Campus Recreation
B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Dr. Bobbitt received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCW, his master’s in Mental Health Counseling from NCCU, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNCW. He started working at Methodist in 2003 as a Residential Coordinator in Sanford Hall. Since then, he has held the following positions at Methodist: Cape Fear Commons Residential Coordinator, Greek Life Coordinator, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Director of Residence Life, and currently Director of Campus Recreation.