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.
January 15 – February 28th – WISP & Seven Springs
Weekday Ski Shuttle
Tuesday & Wednesday (one day every other week) at 3:30pm we will take a van to WISP. Thur. every other week we will take a van to Seven Springs. There will be 8 spots available. Dates: Jan. 15, 21, 23, 29. Feb. 4, 6, 12, 18, 20 & 26th. Sign up early to reserve your spot. $35 pays for the shuttle and lift ticket to Wisp. $40 pays for the shuttle and lift ticket to Seven Springs (ski or snowboard rental extra).
We will provide a lift ticket and transportation to Canaan Valley Ski Resort. Add ski or snowboard rental for $10. Medium physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $50 or $60 with gearOnline Registration More Information
February 16th - Wheel Mill Bike Trip
The Wheel Mill is an 80,000 square-foot indoor cycling park full of ramps and trails of all kind, with 8 different rooms offering terrain from beginner to expert riders. This trip will include travel to and from the Wheel Mill and we'll all go out for food in the Strip District afterwards (not included in the cost). WVU bikes are available, or you can bring your own. Medium physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $65 (includes bike), $55 (w/out bike)Online Registration February 21-23 Winter Camping Trip
Want to take your camping experience to the next level? Test yourself and learn skills to keep yourself happy and warm. Solitude and quiet are the norm for winter trips. We will camp and do day hikes in the Mon. National Forest for our winter experience. If there is snow, we will cross country ski or snowshoe. Medium physical difficulty; Intermediate skill level. Cost: $70
Spring Break: March 13-21, Florida Trip
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, Ichetucknee Springs State Park and the Santa Fe River. We will travel in 12 passenger vans with a maximum of 10 people in each van. The trip will depart on Friday, March 8th between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. We will camp in South Carolina on Friday and arrive at the first destination in Florida around dinner on Saturday. The trip will return to WVU late on Saturday, March 16th. Cost $500
Spring is the season for whitewater in WV. Learn the basics of inflatable kayaking or rafting and experience one of these great local rivers. You will boat on the Cheat Narrows or the Dry Fork. These Class III rivers are appropriate for beginners, are beautiful and thrilling. Medium physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $65
April 5 & 26 – Aerial Adventure: Zip Line
April 18/19 – Backpack Dolly Sods
This is a trip exclusively for the ladies and is meant to gather women from all walks of life to enjoy the woods. We encourage all outdoor newcomers to come try backpacking! Medium physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $60
May 2 – Climbing Day Trip
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 and transportation provided. Medium physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $30
January 28, 5-7 pm - Ski/ Snowboard Tuning WorkshopThis workshop will focus on how downhill skis and snowboards are tuned and how to maintain your own gear. Focus will be on fixing damage to the base, sharpening and waxing. Bring your own gear for practice. Cost: Free!
February 10th, 5-7pm - Bike Maintenance Workshop
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 breaks and gears. Bring your own bike for practice. Cost: Free!
February 25th, 5-7pm - Stove Use and Repair Workshop
March 3rd, 5-7pm - Menus and Cooking Workshop
Backpacking/Route Planning Workshop
5-7pm - Bike Touring
Seminars 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.
April 18 & 26, 1-5pm – Mountain Bike Seminar
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. Medium physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $40
April 18, 1-5pm - Canoeing Seminar
Basic skills 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 on-water canoe tripping.
physical difficulty; beginner
skill level. Cost: $30
April 19, 1-5pm - Kayak Seminar
Basic skills seminars are designed to introduce fundamental technical skills. The kayak seminar will cover equipment, basic strokes and boat control, basic river features, risk management, safety and self rescue, as well as fundamentals of on-water kayak touring.Low physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $30
April 25, 1-5pm - SUP Seminar
Basic skills seminars are designed to introduce fundamental technical skills. The SUP seminar will cover equipment, basic strokes and boat control, risk management, safety and self rescue. Low physical difficulty; beginner skill level. Cost: $30
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.
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.