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More than an introduction to college.

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AT WVU, ADVENTURE IS FOR EVERYONE

Adventure WV First-Year Trips are peer-led, adventure-based experiences that prepare students for life at WVU. Trips offer participants diverse opportunities to meet other first-year students, learn about themselves and connect with WVU.

All trips
$ 95
or less.

Different Options
for Adventure

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Quest

Participants on QUEST trips have the opportunity to sample an exciting array of adventure activities from a central, basecamp location.

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Explore

Participants on EXPLORE trips will enjoy a smaller group experience, more time in the great outdoors, and a sense of challenge and accomplishment, while visiting some of the most popular places in West Virginia.

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Odyssey

Participants on ODYSSEY trips will travel all around the great state of West Virginia, while trying their hand at some of the most outstanding adventure activities the state and surrounding area have to offer.

Summer 2022: Having a Blast!

After a virtual year in 2020 and decreased capacity due to COVID in 2021, Adventure WV returned to close to full capacity for Summer 2022.  

We are looking forward to expanding further for 2023.  

We hope you will join us!

PARTNERSHIPS

Find out if your college or organization partners with
Adventure WV for a customized First-Year Trip.

List of Partners

ARE YOU THE PROUD PARENT OF A FIRST-YEAR STUDENT AT WVU?

Encourage your Mountaineer to participate in a First-Year Trip that will create one of the most memorable experiences of their collegiate career.

Information for Parents

REGISTRATION

Registration for Summer 2023 will open in February 2023.

Registration Information

EARN FALL CREDIT

Students who participate on an in-person First-Year Trip are eligible to earn one-credit during their first fall semester. 

Frequently Asked Questions and Glossary

Get answers to common questions and learn about some of the terms we use on this site.

FAQs

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Review our eligibility criteria to ensure you meet basic trip requirements. Programs are intended for beginners.

Eligibility

Staff

Adventure WV is run by a team of highly qualified professionals and students. Meet our staff and learn about our rigorous training requirements.

Staff