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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.

2023 trip dates will be updated as soon as they are confirmed - please check back!

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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


Basecamp with Rustic Cabins


6 days

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

  • Trip DateJune 18 - June 23

  • Trip Partnershipshonors

  • Trip NameExplore 5A

  • Trip Date July 2 - July 7

  • Trip Partnershipsstatler

  • Trip NameExplore 7A

  • Trip Date July 9 - July 14

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  • Trip NameExplore 11A

  • Trip Date July 16 - July 21

  • Trip Partnershipschambers

  • Free
    Students who are eligible to attend these trips 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 14A

  • Trip Date July 23 - July 28

  • Trip Partnershipshonors

  • Trip NameExplore 18A

  • Trip Date July 30 - Aug 4

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