2019/20 Break Trips

Our extended trips during Winter and Spring Break provide an experience that is unforgettable. A week of getting to know a new group of people, while exploring and learning skills, allows participants to forget about their school work or job and focus on the beautiful outdoor areas and exciting activities offered.

These trips are camping based. You will stay in tents every night and cook your food on camp stoves. Showers may be available at a few sites along the way.

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Winter Break Texas/New Mexico 2020

Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Caving and Fun!
Backpackers make their way down the Marufa Vega Trail

This winter break trip is a great way to get away and explore some amazing areas of the desert southwest. The trip runs for 13 days, and includes visits to four different State Parks, National Parks and Monuments:  Big Bend NP, Guadalupe NP and Carlsbad Caverns NP. This is a multidimensional trip that includes several different recreation activities. Some of these activities include: backcountry camping, backpacking, caving, and day hikes. Although this trip takes place in desert environments, it will be the middle of winter so there is still the possibility of snow and below freezing temperatures. 

Dates: Dec. 30 - Jan. 11

Cost: $625

Registration:  Register in person at the WVU Outdoor Recreation Center if you want to put the trip fee on your STAR account (Located in the free zone of the WVU Student Recreation Center).  Registration is open on Aug 1.

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New England Winter Break Trip 2020

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Climbing, and Winter Fun!

cross country 

Travel with us to the New England states and enjoy an action packed week of downhill skiing/snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice climbing, and exploring several iconic eastern mountain towns along the way. We will stay in several comfortable mountain homes outside of Stowe, Vermont and North Conway, New Hampshire that will include a full kitchen, spacious amenities, as well as a hot tub!  This trip will showcase the many cultural highlights of what a winter in New England is all about, with a guided tour of the Burton Snowboard Factory to boot! Medium physical difficulty, beginner skill level.  

Dates: Jan. 4 - Jan. 11

Cost: $799*/$899**

  *$799 includes one day of Downhill Skiing at Wildcat Mountain, one day of Ice Climbing, and two days of Cross Country Skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort. 
  **$899 includes two days of Downhill Skiing (Stowe Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain), one day of Ice Climbing, and one day of Cross Country Skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort. 

Registration:  Register in person at the WVU Outdoor Recreation Center if you want to put the trip fee on your STAR account (Located in the free zone of the WVU Student Recreation Center).  Registration is open on Aug 9.

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Spring Break 2020

A kayak in a Florida spring

Florida Rivers and Springs:  

Get ready to canoe, snorkel, swim, and camp among northern Florida’s natural springs, unique rivers and white sand beaches. Participants will visit the Suwannee River, Manatee Springs State Park, Cedar Key, Ichtucknee Springs State Park and the Santa Fe River.   Medium physical difficulty, beginner skill level. 

Dates: March 13 - 21

Cost: $500

Registration:  Register in person at the WVU Outdoor Recreation Center if you want to put the trip fee on your STAR account (Located in the free zone of the WVU Student Recreation Center).  Registration is open on Nov 15.  

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Whitewater Tour of the Southeast


whitewater


Learn and develop whitewater kayaking skills on this exciting trip through some of the best rapids in the Southeast. Take advantage of this unique opportunity, immerse yourself in an exciting and challenging adventure, and develop comfort with the skills!

Cost: TBD

Cost includes instruction, transportation, all gear, food (except road food), camping fees, and trip activities.

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