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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.

Please note that in order to register for an Explore Partnership Trip, registration is typically limited to students directly admitted to the listed College/Program. Trips that are not designated as Partnership Trip are classified as Open Enrollment, which all first year students, regardless of college or program, are eligible for.

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All First-Year Trips are
similar at their core.

No experience required or expected

All technical and camping equipment is provided

Trips are $95 or less

Earn 1 Fall College Credit

Focus on building lasting friendships and community

Engage with our impactful curriculum

Mentoring from upperclassmen peer leaders


Combination of tent camping & backpacking


6 days

  • Trip Name
  • Trip Date
  • Partnerships
  • Trip NameExplore 1A

  • Trip DateJune 17 - June 22

  • Trip Partnershipshonors

  • Trip NameExplore 5A

  • Trip Date July 1 - 6

  • Trip Partnershipsarmy rotc

  • Trip NameExplore 13A

  • Trip Date July 15 - 20

  • Trip Partnershipschambers

  • Free
    Students who register and attend the trip may participate for free. Students who register and cancel or no-show to their trip will still be charged the $95 registration fee.

  • Trip NameExplore 17A

  • Trip Date July 22 - 27

  • Trip Partnershipseberly college

  • Trip NameExplore 21A

  • Trip Date July 29 - Aug 3

  • Trip Partnershipsstatler