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Mountaineer Quest

MOUNTAINEER
QUEST

SAMPLE TRIP MODELS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Mountaineer Quest is a camp-based, peer-led, 5-day program that prepare incoming students for life at WVU and in WV. Students will engage in day trips around the area, participating in activities such as hiking, rock climbing, service work, whitewater inflatable kayaking, and sightseeing. 


All trips $95 or less

Program Details

  • All trips are $95. The university is subsidizing all trips.
  • Student who are Pell Grant eligible will pay $0
  • Open to ALL incoming WVU first-year students
  • Groups of up to 30  students
  • 1 additional First Year Seminar credit
  • Fall academic components: 2 reflection papers and 1 adventure activity
  • Students will stay in rustic cabins with a dining hall for meals
  • All Quest trips are 5 days
  • Trips are led by upperclassman student leaders
  • Visit our FAQ page for more info

Academic Partnerships

Many of our partnerships with colleges and departments at WVU happen through Mountaineer Quest. To see which partnerships are offered through Mountaineer Quest, see below for our 2018 Program Dates list. 

To see more information about our partnerships and a complete list of partnership and trip options, visit our First-Year Trips Partnerships page.

2018 Program Dates & Capacity

Program
Dates Capacity
Notes
Quest 1A Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29          
30  College of Business and Economics (Free for B&E Students)
Quest 1B Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29 
30  College of Business and Economics (Free for B&E Students)
Quest 1C Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29 
30  College of Creative Arts (CCA)
Quest 1D Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29  
30 College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (CPASS)
Program
Dates Capacity
Notes
Quest 2A Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6 
30 College of Media
Quest 2B Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
30 First-Year Pathway
Quest 2C Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
30  First-Year Pathway
Quest 2D Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
30 Open Enrollment
Program
Dates Capacity
Notes
Quest 3A Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3          
30 Honors College
Quest 3B Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3   
30 Statler College 
Quest 3C Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3        
30  College of Business and Economics (Free for B&E Students)
Quest 3D Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3    
30 Open Enrollment
Program
Dates Capacity
Notes
Quest 4A Tuesday, August 7 - Saturday, August 11           
30 Davis College
Quest 4B Tuesday, August 7 - Saturday, August 11  
30 Department of English
Quest 4C Tuesday, August 7 - Saturday, August 11     
30
First-Year Pathway
Quest 4D Tuesday, August 7 - Saturday, August 11  
30 Open Enrollment

Sample Program Itinerary

Day Activity Accommodations
Day 1 11a.m. Check-in (for A + B trips) @ Camp Muffly.
11:30a.m. Check-in (for C + D trips)
@ Camp Muffly
Early Move-In trips have altered check-in times later in the day.
Lunch and day hike in the afternoon
Camp Muffly cabins and dining hall
Day 2 A full day at the WVU Outdoor Education Center, on both high and low challenge course elements Camp Muffly cabins, dining hall meals and a bagged lunch
Day 3 A half day of service with a local organization, and a half day of rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest Camp Muffly cabins, dining hall meals and bagged lunch
Day 4 Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River out of Ohiopyle State Park, PA, with options for a day hiking and exploring the town Camp Muffly cabins, dining hall meals and lunch on the river. 
Statler College trips will raft the New River Gorge and participate in a Bridge Walk on this day instead. 
Day 5 Last-day activities at camp and the end of the program
11a.m. end time (for A + B trips) @ Camp Muffly
11:30a.m. end time (for A + B trips)
@ Camp Muffly
Early Move-In trips have altered end times
Camp Muffly cabins, dining hall breakfast

The above itinerary is as follows for Quest A trip models. Quest B, C, D trips will have slightly different arrangement of activity days/times for days two and three.

REGISTRATION

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