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.

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

Explore Dates

  • Trip Name
  • Trip Date
  • Partnerships
  • Explore 7A

  • July 9 - July 14

  • ROTC

  • As of 4/15/22 the remainder of spots on this trip are now open enrollment!

  • Explore 11A

  • July 16 - July 21

  • Chambers

  • 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.