Our mission is to educate and inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Central Appalachian region through adventure, community, and sustainable living skills.
APEX began taking shape at Prescott College in 2014, where Alex met co-founder and wife, Libbey Holewski. Together, they developed a program that emphasizes the resilient strengths and spectacular beauty of the Central Appalachian region.
In 2017, APEX incorporated as a non-profit educational program. The following year, they led their first program, a canoe trip on the Cheat River. In 2019, APEX offered four unique experiences in the wild corners of West Virginia. These programs featured boating, biking, and backpacking adventures for participants ranging from five to 65 years old. During these adventures, participants learned essential camping skills, ecological concepts, and Leave No Trace (LNT) principles.
With new adventures in store for the summer, APEX will continue to expand and adapt its role in Central Appalchia’s outdoor education community.