As coronavirus continues to affect our communities in dynamic and dramatic ways we, at Appalachian Expeditions, are closely monitoring the situation. On March 24th, the West Virginia Governor issued a stay at home order indefinitely. We acknowledge and accept this statewide mandate and are currently cancelling and/or postponing our events through June 15. We will continue to assess the situation and make adjustments as necessary. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our program participants, their families, and our community.
Additionally, we recognize that these uncertain times can cause stress and anxiety. As an outdoor education program, we focus our curriculum on developing tolerance for adversity and uncertainty and we acknowledge that these experiences can help us grow as individuals and as a community. We encourage people to find solace in nature for their own mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. The stay at home order explicitly states that “you can…take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog, and be in nature.” Please be mindful to venture outdoors close to home, maintain at least six feet distance between yourself and others, and wash your hands. We will continue to monitor and amend this policy as necessary. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns. Included here are some links to helpful information regarding recreation during COVID-19.