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Adventure Day Camp

Adventure Day Camp

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

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 having fun.

Adventure Day Camps for 9-11 year olds will run concurrent with the Wild Day Camps. We hope this will offer families with children ranging from 5 to 11 years old a week full of fun and adventure. 

*Wild/Adventure Day Camp 2: June 10-13, ages 5-12 years olds. Wild Day Camp in that it will take place in Blackwater Falls State Park from 8:30am-3pm. Adventure in that we open it to ages 5-12 years old. Some activities will be together, some separate, to suit the needs of different ages of campers. Any child attending school in WV gets $50 off this camp only (use code WV50 at check out). 

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 most 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?


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: May 27-30

May camp is full, email us to be added to the waitlist

Wild/Adventure Day Camp 2: 

June 10-13 (ages 5-12)*

Adventure Day Camp 2: June 17-20

June 17-20 camp is full, email us to be added to the waitlist

Adventure Day Camp 3: July 8-11

Adventure Day Camp 4: July 15-18

Adventure Day Camp 5: August 5-8

Ages: 9-11

Activities: hiking, biking, canoeing, caving

Location: Blackwater Falls State Park

Difficulty: 4/10

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