Expeditions

Our Appalachian Expeditions are rooted in adventure. We create a safe and fun learning environment whether exploring by foot, boat, or bike. All of our expeditions take place in the rugged wildlands of West Virginia where we learn about the landscape, our expedition community, and ourselves.

Our open-enrollment trips are available to anyone who meets the program’s qualifications. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact us for more information.

Our co-created expeditions are developed through discussions with teachers, group leaders, and organizations. Working as partners, we co-create programs featuring unique curriculums, activities, and timeframes. We collaborate with group leaders to design a trip that meets their group’s needs and goals.

Summer 2020 Youth Expeditions

Trips for children/young adults ages 5–17

Cheat River Watershed Expedition

Cheat River Watershed Expedition

Saturday, July 18–Saturday, August 1, 2020
Two full weeks of boating and backpacking adventure while exploring the majestic Cheat River watershed (ages 15-17).
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WV Highlands Adventure

WV Highlands Adventure

Friday, July 3–Saturday, July 11, 2020
Nine days of backpacking and canoeing in the Allegheny Mountains (ages 13-14).
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Tucker Community Backpacking Trip

Tucker Community Backpacking Trip

June 22–June 26, 2020
A five-day experience for local youth to get out and explore the Otter Creek Wilderness Area of the Monongahela National Forest (ages 11-13).
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APEX Adventure Day Camp

APEX Adventure Day Camp

August 3–August 6, 2020
Four days of big adventures: hiking, biking, canoeing, and caving (ages 9-13).
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APEX Wild Day Camp

APEX Wild Daycamp

1. July 27–July 30, 2020
2. August 10–August 13, 2020
Four days of fun and adventure where we’ll explore nature through a new and unique lens each day (ages 5-8).
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Adult Expeditions

Environmental Activists Retreat

Environmental Activists Retreat

Friday, August 21–Sunday, August 23, 2020
A four-day retreat for people who are working to protect the environment on a daily basis.
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Women Wandering: Backpacking in WV

Women Wandering: Backpacking in WV

Thursday, September 10–Sunday, September 13, 2020
Four days of backpacking, yoga, connection, and fun with women who want to expand their wilderness skills.
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Mountain Bikepacking

Mountain Bikepacking

October 9-12, 2020
Three days on two wheels equals one awesome weekend. This self-supported bikepacking trip will explore Davis, Thomas, the Canaan Mountain Backcountry, and the Blackwater Canyon by bike.
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