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Outdoor Skills/Backpacking

A group on top of Lions Head Rock in Dolly Sods Wilderness

Trip Dates: June 8-14

This trip is a great way to get away, explore some amazing areas of West Virginia and focus on learning outdoor skills.   The trip runs for 7 days, and includes visits to two different wilderness areas and some of the most scenic spots in WV.  This is primarily a backpacking trip that includes some frontcountry camping, hiking and sightseeing.  The skills acquisition will be experiential with participants taking over more of the leadership and responsibilities as the trip progresses.  

Trip Cost/Cancellation:

The cost is $400. This includes instruction, camping fees, backcountry fees, transportation, trip gear and food.  $95 of this fee is a non-refundable commitment fee.  Cancellations made sooner than April 19 will receive a $305 refund. Cancellations after April 19 will not receive a refund.

Registration- Register Online

Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday, January 14. You can register online or in-person at the Outdoor Recreation Center to claim a spot on this trip. The trip cost may be paid for via credit card or STAR charge to your student account (STAR charges may only be completed in-person at the ORC).  

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

Contact Brett Hagerty at for more information.  

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