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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 prepares 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
  • Students will earn a one-credit complement to their First-Year Experience during the Fall semester
  • Open to ALL incoming WVU first-year students
  • Groups of up to 30 students
  • 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

Information regarding 2019 partnerships is forthcoming.

2019 Trips List - Mountaineer Quest

Trip Name and Number Trip Dates Trip Capacity Notes
Quest 1A Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th 19 College of Creative Arts
Quest 1B Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th 19 Business and Economics
Quest 1C Monday, June 24th - Friday, June 28th 19 Honors College
Quest 2A Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 19 Honors College
Quest 2B Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 19 Business and Economics
Quest 2C Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 19 First-Year Pathways
Quest 3A Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th 22 Reed College of Media
Quest 3B Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th 22 Business and Economics
Quest 3C Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th 22 Statler College of Engineering
Quest 4A Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th 22 Open Enrollment
Quest 4B Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th 22 Open Enrollment
Quest 4C Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th 22 Open Enrollment
Quest 5A Tuesday, August 13th - Saturday, August 17th 22 Davis College - Early Move In
Quest 5B Tuesday, August 13th - Saturday, August 17th 22 First-Year Pathways - Early Move In
Quest 5C Tuesday, August 13th - Saturday, August 17th 22 CPASS - Early Move In
Quest 5D Tuesday, August 13th - Saturday, August 17th 22 Open Enrollment

Sample Program Itinerary

Day Activity Accommodations
Day 1 11a.m. Check-in @ Camp Muffly, hike at Coopers Rock State Forest Camp Muffly cabins and dining hall
Day 2 A half day of service with a local organization, and a half day of rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

Camp Muffly cabins and dining hall
Day 3 A full day at the WVU Outdoor Education Center, on both high and low challenge course elements
Camp Muffly cabins and dining hall
Day 4 Whitewater Rafting on the Lower Yough River out of Ohiopyle State Park, PA Camp Muffly cabins and dining hall, meals and lunch on the river. 
Day 5 Last-day activities at camp and the end of the program,11a.m. end time  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

Registration is currently closed and will open for Summer 2019 in February of 2019

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