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.
All Fall 2020 Trips are included as Fall Adventure Activities and are free for current students.
The Mountains are Calling: Using Nature to Promote Self-Care (partnership with the Carruth Center)
September 15th, September 29th, October 13th, October 27th, November 10th all 5-6pm
As a student at WVU, you have access to some of the country's most beautiful natural resources. Come to this experiential workshop, hosted by the Carruth Center and Adventure WV, where we will learn by doing about how you can use nature to invest in your self-care and promote wellness. You will leave this workshop feeling peaceful, engaged, and excited about the ways you can connect with the natural world to enhance your own personal well-being. *We’ll be outside so dress for the weather!*
Backpacking/Route Planning Workshop
September 1st | 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.
Bike Maintenance Workshop
September 16th & October 7th | 5:30-7:30 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.
Ski & Snowboard Tuning Workshop
November 4th & 18th | 5:30-7:30 PM
This 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:
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.
All Fall 2020 Seminars are included as Fall Adventure Activities and are free for current students.
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.