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Florida Keys

Florida Break Trip

Spring Break 2022: March 11-19

*As of 1/20/22 this trip is full. There is a waitlist that you can join for this trip via WVUGo. No payment is due unless you are shifted from the waitlist to the trip.

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Join Adventure WV over spring break for a sun filled, fun filled time in Florida! Get your podcasts and playlists ready for a road trip south. This epic adventure includes kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and camping at Florida’s beautiful beaches, island keys and freshwater springs. Destinations include the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades National Park, the lower Florida Keys (with an evening spent in Key West!), Bahia Honda State Park and Alexander Springs in the Ocala National Forest.

There will be 2-3 mandatory pre-trip meetings where we will discuss relevant details for the trip to ensure that all participants are well prepared. Dates are TBD but will take place in February 2022.  

Total Cost of Trip: $525

The cost includes: camping, park entrance fees, transportation, group equipment, some loaner equipment and food while camping and doing activities. Food on the road and for the dinner in Key West is the responsibility of the individual and NOT included in the trip cost. Participants often enjoy having extra money for snacks, souvenirs, etc. Participants are encouraged to review  https://adventurerecreation.wvu.edu/guided-trips for refund policies.

Requirements: All participants must meet Adventure WV's Essential Eligibility Criteria . Participants are required to complete a participant information form, waiver, and media release.  Participants are encouraged to read all paperwork and understand the inherent risks involved in Adventure WV programming. 

No previous experience in camping nor the adventure activities is expected nor required. The trip is designed for beginners, although participants should expect to be challenged and work at gaining skills during the program. 

Participants are required to follow all WVU and Adventure WV policies as outlined by AWV staff members and other WVU and AWV resources. The program is free from alcohol, tobacco, drugs and weapons. Specific policies related to COVID-19 mitigation may be in place as well.  Students who do not follow policies may be subject to removal from the trip without a refund and/or student conduct.

Adventure WV extended trips are focused on getting students outside to explore new places, gain skills, meet new people, and have fun. Adventure WV is not a guide service; participants are “crew not passengers;” expected to practice good self-care, contribute to group tasks (cooking, campsite management, etc.), and engage in group meetings and discussions. 

Feel free to check out the following websites, related to our trip. 

Anhinga Trail Bahia Honda State Park Key West Alexander Springs

Questions? Want to learn more? Not sure if this trip is right for you?

Contact Marcedes Minana at mminana@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7117 for more information.

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