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About 50% of parents reported it was their idea for their student to attend a FYT.

Your influence as a parent matters!

Considering whether to encourage your student to attend a First-Year Trip?

Here are what other parents have said:

of parents would recommend the trip to other incoming students

of parents reported the trip met or exceeded their expectations

Over 97%
of parents reported the trip helped their student feel more prepared to begin their WVU career

We understand safety is your number-one concern as a parent.

Here are some ways that Adventure WV is committed to safety and professionalism:

Adventure WV is run by a team of professional staff with advanced degrees and an average of over 10 years of experience managing outdoor programs in higher education.

Adventure WV First-Year Trip leaders must apply for their position and complete a rigorous training process. Only around 1/3 of applicants are accepted. All staff have a minimum of 400 training hours—well over the national average.

Adventure WV meticulously tracks incidents and has extremely low incident rates.

Adventure WV has won multiple national-level awards for program quality and safety.