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Mountaineer Quest



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
  • 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.

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

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