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.
Workshops are two hour sessions intended to teach basic skills for people who want to do outdoor adventure trips on their own. These will be focused and "hands on". The workshops are free, but registration is required. Workshop titles - Ski Tuning, Bike Maintenance, Stove Use and Repair, Menus and Cooking, Bikepacking, Backpacking/Route Planning.
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.
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.
Monongahela National Forest Affiliation
West Virginia University is a partner with the Monongahela National Forest. WVU is an equal opportunity employer.