Day and Weekend Trips - Single-day trips include tours of local outdoor areas. Skills and safety instruction are an integral part of every trip so that participants can reduce the risks of the activity, participate actively in the trip, and go on their own trips in the future.
Timberline Skiing - February 11th, 20th, 27th | 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Timberline Ski Resort is one of West Virginia's best downhill locations. There are long slopes with great views of the surrounding Canaan Valley. The resort is newly reopened with improved lifts and lodge facilities.
There are two registration options, with 14 spots that include bus transportation from WVU and 20 spots that do not include transportation.Cost: $55!
Adventure Spring Retreat
March 21 & April 25 | 11:00 AM- 5:00 PMJoin us for our semi-annual WVU Spring Retreat. At Spring Retreat you’ll have the opportunity to get to know other WVU students, play outdoor games, eat free lunch and enjoy a campfire, explore the local forest using mindfulness practices, do some crafts, and de-stress on the WVU Campus. If you are looking for a way to make deeper friendships at WVU, have some weekend fun, and reduce your stress level, then this event was specifically designed for you! Plus, every participant gets FREE giveaways! Cost - Free!
Evansdale 5k Route Walking Tour
March 24 | 5:00- 8:00 PMFollow @adventure_wv on Instagram for our story on the Evansdale 5k walking/jogging route. Follow along with us and tag #adventurewv on your own walk/jog!
Aerial Adventures: Zip Canopy Tour
April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2
Go zip-lining on WVU's own zip-line canopy tour! Believed to be the only zip-line canopy tour owned by a university, the tour lasts 4 hours and includes transportation to and from the SRC. Bring a friend and experience 7 platforms (as high as 60 ft), 4 zip-lines, a sky bridge, a sky ladder and a 40-foot rappel. Zip speeds reach 30 mph. No prior experience is necessary. Low physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Program does enforce a 250lbs. weight limit.. This program includes transportation! Check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will occur between the Student Rec Center and Evansdale Rec Fields near parking lot #49. Participants under the age of 18 will need a parental signature. Cost - $25
Climbing Day Trip
April 11 & 25
Try out climbing at Cooper’s Rock State Forest! This local destination
provides great climbing on "Grit Stone." You will learn basic skills
and rope climb with our Climbing Site Managers. All gear provided. Notice!
Transportation to the site not provided. You must drive yourself or
take public transportation. Cost: $30
April 12 | 4:00- 6:00 PMLife is all around us, all the time, you just have to look! Join us in the arboretum for an experiment in ecology and biodiversity. Notice! Transportation to the site not provided. You must drive yourself or take public transportation.. Cost - Free!
Arboretum Wildflower Hike
April 21 | 3:00- 5:00 PMWoodland wildflowers in the spring are prolific and spectacular. The WVU Arboretum is the best place to see this special display near Morgantown. We will hike around the trails and learn about the different flowers of the eastern woodlands. Notice! Transportation to the site not provided. You must drive yourself or take public transportation. Cost - Free!
Ski & Snowboard Tuning Workshop
February 22nd | 5:30-7:30 PM
Backpacking/Route Planning Workshop
March 2nd | 5:30-7:30 PM
Do you want to participate in backpacking trips on your own, but need the nitty gritty details for how to plan and create a fun and organized trip? This workshop is for you. We will go over basics, including: gear, risk management, food and route planning.
How to Build a Fire
March 10th | 5:00-7:00 PM
Backcountry Shelters & Tarps
This workshop will focus on basic techniques to set up backcountry shelters. This will include tents, tarps and hybrid shelters. A big focus will be on knots and rigging techniques for backcountry tarps. After participating, you will be comfortable setting up a "bomb proof" shelter the next time you head into the backcountry.
March 18th | 5:00-7:00 PM
Plan your own Adventure
This workshop will include learning about a range of topics including gear, clothing, cooking, and risk management. We will also focus on where to go in West Virginia and what resources are available to help you get the information you need to plan and go on your own adventure trips.
March 26th | 5:00-7:00 PM
Bear Safety Workshop
This workshop will focus on safety from and protection of animals while camping and backpacking. While we will focus on bears because they are amazing and smart, we will also talk about birds, mice, raccoons and other wildlife. We will take a look at gear, techniques and camping practices to keep wildlife from getting into and being impacted by the food we take into the backcountry.
March 29th | 5:00-7:00 PM
Eating Outside! Menus & Cooking Workshop
April 6th | 5:00-7:00 PM
What to make for dinner? This and other important questions are answered in this workshop intended to help you plan for and make good food while on your outdoor trips.
Parking Lot Bike Skills
This workshop is focused on building fundamental skills for new riders.
These skills will translate directly to building technical competencies for
riding all levels of trails. Specifically, participants will learn
how to stay safe while riding with others, how to prepare for a ride,
different aspects of equipment, and how to fit a bike to yourself.
Additionally, participants will get to work through skill drills to
begin the development of skills to take them to the next level.
April 14th | 4:00-6:00 PM
Bike Maintenance Workshop
April 22nd | 5:00-7:00 PM
This workshop will focus on basic knowledge and skills to maintain and fix common bicycle repairs. Topics will include: cleaning and lubing a bike, replacing/patching a tube, fixing a chain, and adjusting brakes and gears. Bring your own bike for practice.
Outdoor Aerial Extravaganza
April 24th | 1:00-5:00 PM
Have you ever had the chance to balance on a slackline? Or maybe fly
through the air on aerial silks? What about having interest in the
basics of outdoor rigging and rappelling? This event is designed to
show you the basics in fun outdoor aerial activities such as slacklining,
aerial silks and the background and introduction into ascending and
rappelling on rope.
Climbing Skills Rodeo!
Welcome to the Climbing Skills Rodeo! This program will introduce participants
to the fundamental aspects of rope systems used in climbing. You can
expect to learn about different kinds of equipment from carabiners
to belay devices and maybe even hauling systems. We will also spend
time working through the basic principals of anchor building and how
to create top rope anchors. This is an opportunity to practice and
learn the technical aspects of climbing that get you to new and fun
April 30th 4:00-6:00 PM
include travel to a local spot and focus on teaching basic skills of a
specific activity. These programs have a fee and are usually one
half day in length. Seminar Titles - Mountain Biking, Canoeing,
Flatwater Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboard.
Mountain Bike Seminars
March 28th | 1:00-4:00 PM (Westover), April 18th | 1:00-4:00 PM (Westover), May 2nd | 1:00-4:00 PM (Coopers Rock)
Basic Skills Seminars are designed to introduce fundamental technical skills. The mountain biking seminar will cover equipment, basic riding techniques and bike control, trail features, risk management and safety. This seminar will utilize beginner trails but allows for fun riding for those who learn quickly. You will need to provide your own transportation to Westover or Coopers Rock.
April 10th | 1:00-4:00 PM
Basic Skill Seminars are designed to introduce fundamental technical skills. The canoe seminar will cover equipment, basic strokes and boat control, basic river features, risk management, safety and self rescue, as well as fundamentals of onwater canoe tripping. Notice! Transportation to the site not provided. You must drive yourself or take public transportation.
SUP SeminarApril 24th | 1:00-3:00 PM
Basic Skill Seminars are designed to introduce fundamental technical skills. The SUP seminar will cover equipment, basic strokes and boat control, basic river features, risk management, safety and self rescue.. Notice! Transportation to the site not provided. You must drive yourself or take public transportation.
Who can Participate?
Current WVU students, faculty and staff as well as immediate family. Any of these can sponsor one person to attend with them. Immediate family who do not have a WVU ID will have to register with a student or employee.
The Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) for ORC Programs are applied to
all participants. A qualified person should meet the general EEC for
AWV as well as the EEC for the specific program activities and program
areas. If an applicant does not meet specific criteria, AWV might be
able to accommodate an applicant, but will not do so if it significantly
alters the fundamental nature of the program activity, jeopardizes the
health and safety of program participants or staff, or places an undue
administrative or financial burden on WVU or Adventure WV. Requests for
accommodations must be submitted in writing to Adventure WV. Please
EEC Specifics prior to registration/participation.
Students may pay through their STAR account (In person registration only). Others may pay with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).
Refunds will only be given to those who give notice more than one week prior to the trip that they cannot attend. Extended trips that require more planning must be canceled 45 days in advance and may include a non-refundable deposit. A refund may be given after this time if a replacement can be found from the trip’s wait list.
Leaders for the ORC trips are students who have gone through an extensive outdoor leadership class and have worked as Adventure West Virginia leaders over the summer. If you are interested in becoming a leader, check out this Adventure West Virginia leader web page.
Overnight trips will include a pre-trip meeting on the Thursday before
the trip is scheduled. This meeting is mandatory for trip participants.
It will include valuable information, such as appropriate clothing, necessary
gear, what food to bring, the trip plan, and any necessary paperwork.
Outdoor trips, by their nature, have risks associated with them. All risks cannot be eliminated without destroying the purpose and character of the trip or seminar.
The trip difficulty scale has been created to help participants choose the correct activity for their interests and needs.