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Wild Water Expedition

Wild Water Expedition

Trip Overview

Looking for something awesome to do this spring?! Appalachian Expeditions will collaborate with Friends of the Cheat and Blackwater Outdoor Adventures to put on the Wild Water Expedition. We will canoe the scenic Upper Cheat River Water Trail and raft through challenging whitewater further downstream, spending two nights camping under the stars.

Friday, April 26- Meet as at Black Water Outdoor Adventures in St. George, WV at 4pm

Sunday, April 28- Pick up at Black Water Outdoor Adventures in St. George, WV at 4pm

Intended Outcomes

  • Learn some technical paddling and camping skills
  • Explore some of the environmental issues and challenges present in the Cheat River
  • Introduce participants to the world of paddling and whitewater
  • Have fun on the river!

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 meals, travel, and accommodations. Participants will be responsible for warm layers for camping, personal items, and transportation to and from Blackwater Outdoor Adventures (in St. George, WV). APEX will provide group gear (e.g. tents, stoves, water systems, etc.) and has some personal equipment for rental (e.g. sleeping bags, and sleeping pads). Blackwater Outdoor Adventures will provide boats, paddles, lifejackets, wet suits, and splashtops. Expect the weather to be cold and water to be high– all the best parts of Spring whitewater in West Virginia!

Trip Details


April 26-28

(was April 19-21)

Application Deadline:
April  14, 2024

Ages: 14-17

Activities: Canoeing and Rafting

Location: Cheat River Water Trail, Cheat Narrows, Cheat Canyon

Difficulty: 7/10

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