First-Year Trip Staff applications are currently closed.

Adventure WV First-Year Trips works with over 2,000 incoming first-year students in a typical summer- that’s a lot! Aside from the well-known 5-6 day adventure-based trips that run all throughout the summer, there are several other ways student staff can train and work to support the FYT programs and mission. We are constantly growing and expanding to work with more students every year!

Each year we invite 20-40 new staff to join our Leadership Training Program and Summer Leadership Team- we are proud of our small, dedicated, and outstanding community of student staff members. Working for Adventure WV is an exciting and rewarding summer experience! Think you’d like to be a part of this community?

Our staff go through an extensive training during the Spring semester. Accordingly, we recruit and select leader trainees in the Fall.

All of the info you need to know, including ways to connect with us to ask any questions you may have or to fill out your application, can be found by clicking the " Apply to be a leader" link on the right side of this page.

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