Adventure Day Camp

Adventure Day Camp

Four or five days of big adventures: hiking, biking, canoeing, and caving (ages 9-13).

Trip Overview

The APEX Adventure Day Camp engages participants with a new outdoor adventure each day–hiking a trail to a sweet spot, biking through challenging Tucker County terrain, paddling the scenic flatwaters of the Cheat River, and exploring a wild cave. Through these adventures, participants build confidence and develop their technical skills with the support of their peers and experienced instructors. This trip is for the kid who wants to spend a week outside while having fun.

In 2023, we will offer four Adventure Day Camps:

The Adventure Day Camps (5/29-6/1 and 6/19-22) for 9-11 year olds will run concurrent with the Wild Day Camps. We hope that this will offer families with children ranging from 5 to 11 years old a week full of fun and adventure. 

The Adventure Day Camp Multi-age July (on 7/13-17) is a unique opportunity for 8-17 year olds. With a wide range of ages the adventures will be skill-level appropriate for everyone. Activities include hiking, caving, canoeing/kayaking, river exploration, and a day of rafting on the Cheat River Narrows with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures.

The Adventure Day Camp Multi-age August (on 8/21-25), for 9-13 year olds, will be a full 5 days of adventure, capping off the week with a day of rafting on the Cheat River Narrows with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures. Check out the Expedition Gallery from 2022! This camp will run concurrent with the Wild Day Camp for 5-8 year olds.

Hours: Drop off between 8:30am-9am; Pick up at 5pm

Location: Pendelton Point Picnic Shelter at Blackwater Falls State Park. This is where we will meet for drop off and pick up. Click here for a map.

*FYI- Check out our Women’s Adventure Days that fall on the Friday after each Day Camp Session!

Intended Outcomes

  • Have fun!
  • Learn technical skills: navigation and route finding on foot and bike, paddling technique, caving safety and ethics
  • Develop self-awareness through daily challenges and activities
  • Enjoy wild and wonderful West Virginia

What is the total cost of the trip?

$405 (4 day) / $525 (5 day)

Why do we Charge This?

Safety, fun and learning are our main priorities. Tuition from these programs goes towards our highly developed risk management systems and top of the line gear that will keep participants warm, dry, and safe. Our instructors are the face of our programs, we seek to employ and retain highly qualified instructors and pay them a livable wage so that we can create the best possible experiences for our students. Lastly, as an education program, we are committed to teaching our intentional curriculum to create better leaders and more engaged citizens of this planet. Education is an investment in ourselves and our communities. If you are excited about our programs, but unable to afford the full tuition, consider applying for a scholarship or contacting us directly.

Tuition covers all trip costs including snacks, educational services, activities, gear for the group, and any rentals participants may need. Participants will be responsible for proper footwear and personal clothes, and transportation to and from Davis, WV. Financial assistance is available for this camp, please contact us for more information.

Trip Details

Adventure Day Camp 1 (ages 9-11):
May 29-June 1 

Adventure Day Camp 2 (ages 9-11):
June 19-22

*The June 19-22 camp is full. Contact us to be put on the wait list. 

Adventure Day Camp Multi-Age July

(ages 8-17): July 13-17

*The July 13-17 camp is full. Contact us to be put on the wait list. 

Adventure Day Camp Multi-Age August
(ages 9-13)
: August 21-25

Activities: hiking, biking, canoeing, caving

Location: Blackwater Falls State Park

Difficulty: 4/10

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