Rooted in Adventure. Rooted in Appalachia.

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 2024 Youth Expeditions

Trips for children/young adults ages 5–17

Cheat River Watershed Expedition

Cheat River Watershed Expedition

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

Nine days of backpacking and canoeing in the Allegheny Mountains (ages 13-15).
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Tucker Community Backpacking Trip

Tucker Community Backpacking Trip

A five day experience for local youth to get outside and explore a backcountry wilderness area in the Monongahela National Forest. (Ages 10-12)
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Mountaineer Backpacking Trip

Mountaineer Backpacking Trip

Join us for a backpacking expedition in wild and wonderful West Virginia! This is an introduction to backpacking for youth ages 10-13.
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APEX Adventure Day Camp

APEX Adventure Day Camp

Four days of big adventures: hiking, biking, canoeing, and caving (ages 9-11).

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APEX Wild Day Camp

APEX Wild Daycamp

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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Wild Water Expedition

Wild Water Expedition

New for 2023! Appalachian Expeditions will collaborate with Friends of the Cheat and Blackwater Outdoor Adventures to put on our first ever Wild Water Expedition. (ages 14-17).
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Adult Expeditions

Women’s Adventure Days

Women’s Adventure Days

Let’s go play! On these full day adventures, try new things and explore with a supportive group of women.
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Women’s Backpacking Trip

Women’s Backpacking Trip

Four days of backpacking, yoga, connection, and fun with women who want to expand their wilderness skills.
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Women’s River Trip

Women’s River Trip

Three days on the Cheat River to relax and learn basic paddling and camping skills with great people!
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All Gender Caving Day

All Gender Caving Day

A fun day of non-technical caving. Bring your friends or meet some new ones!
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