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Adventure SOAR

Join the Adventure WV Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Reorientation in Utah!

SOAR | Utah, Desert Southwest

Adventure SOAR

Applications for SOAR Utah are Closed for 2024.

  • SOAR 2024 Details:
  • Length: 13 Days
  • Cost: $879.00 - scholarships available by application (flights not included)
  • Credits: 3 credits, including three Fall evening follow-up classes

The SOAR program is available to rising sophomores (students who have just finished their first year of college). This program allows students to de-stress and reflect on their first year while participating in exciting adventure activities in a new place! 

Students will work toward forming lasting friendships and a positive community among their group. Course activities and discussions will help students learn about themselves (including personal strengths and values), increase optimism, and develop leadership and healthy living skills. Students will also learn how to anticipate and prepare for challenges specific to the sophomore year. The trip and its aspects are detailed below.

This 13-day spring adventure involves canoeing a beautiful portion of the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon, hiking the canyons in Goblin Valley State Park, exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, visiting downtown Moab, Utah and soaking in Glenwood hot springs in Colorado!

Students will reunite in the fall semester for classroom meetings, focusing on trip reflections, strategies for making a successful adjustment to the sophomore year, exploring careers of interest and making connections with WVU faculty and staff that will aid students throughout their remaining college years.

Please Note: This trip is for any outdoor experience level and all Adventure WV trips require that students meet the  Essential Eligibility Criteria.


Day      Day of  Week Date     What's Happening?
1 Monday 5/6 Students arrive at Denver International Airport (DIA) by 3pm. Group camps at Cherry Creek State Park
2 Tuesday  5/7 Drive to Goblin Valley State Park, explore the landscape and spend the night here
3 Wednesday 5/8 Explore Little Wild Horse Canyon before driving to Moab, UT for camp
4 Thursday 5/9 Hike and explore Arches National Park. Camp in Moab
5 Friday 5/10 Hike and explore Canyonlands National Park. Camp in Moab
6 Saturday 5/11 Green River prep day. Explore downtown Moab. Camp in Moab
7 Sunday 5/12 Drive to Tex's Riverways and put in at Crystal Geyser, begin canoeing Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River. Camp on the river
8 Monday 5/13 Canoe and explore Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River. Camp on the river
9n Tuesday 5/14 Canoe and explore Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River. Camp on the river
10 Wednesday 5/15 Canoe and explore Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River. Camp on the river
11 Thursday 5/16 Canoe to Mineral Bottom take out for shuttle. Clean and deissue gear. See the sunset at Delicate Arch and camp in Moab
12 Friday 5/17 Drive to Glenwood Springs, CO and soak in the hot springs. Camp at Cherry Creek State Park
13 Saturday 5/18 Drop students off at DIA by 8 am

Trip Cost

The cost for SOAR Utah is $879.00. This fee includes all gear, entrance fees, most food, transportation during the trip, river shuttle and instruction. Scholarships are available for this trip by application.

Students will additionally be required to purchase their own flights to and from Denver International Airport.


Students seeking to apply for any SOAR experience are encouraged to apply for our various scholarship opportunities. These scholarships will be applied toward the registration fees associated with the selected trip. To learn more about these opportunities, visit our Scholarships Page. 

Adventure WV Scholarships


Have questions or would like to talk through program details? Either send us an email, or schedule a time to meet with one of our Program Coordinators. Selecting the virtual meeting option will provide time and space to ask questions and learn more about our programs and the student selection process. Just select your preferred time and date, and our calendar tool will automatically create an event and share our meeting link in advance.