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Wilderness WV

WILDERNESS
WV

This is our backpacking-based program and a popular choice for those looking to spend the most time enjoying the great outdoors!  Groups will spend 5 days and 4 nights backpacking through the beautiful Dolly Sods Wilderness Area!

This trip is $95 or less

Wilderness WV Details

  • Cost $95. The university is subsidizing all trips
  • Student who are Pell Grant eligible will pay $0
  • 3 academic credits
  • Fall academic requirements: 2 classroom meetings, 3 short papers, reunion event, fall adventure activity and a 3-5 hour service project
  • Trip size - 8 students and 2 leaders
  • All trips are 6 days long
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Visit our FAQ page for more info

2017 Program Dates & Capacity

Program
Date
Capacity 
Notes
Wilderness 45
Monday, June 5 - Saturday, June 10 
8

Wilderness 46 
Monday, June 12 - Saturday, June 17 8

Wilderness 47
Monday, June 19 - Saturday, June 24
8

Wilderness 48
Monday, June 26 - Saturday, July 1
8

Wilderness 49
Monday, July 3 - Saturday, July 8
8

Wilderness 50
Monday, July 10 - Saturday, July 15
8

Wilderness 51
Monday, July 17 - Saturday, July 22 8

Wilderness 52
Monday, July 24 - Saturday, July 29
8

Wilderness 53
 Monday, July 31 - Saturday, August 5
8

Wilderness 54
Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12
8
Early Move-In Trip


2017 Program Itinerary

Date Activity
Accommodations
Day 1 - Monday 9 a.m. check in, travel to Nelson Rocks for backcountry gear prep 
NRocks Cabins 
Day 2 - Tuesday
Embark into backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping
Day 3 - Wednesday
Day two in backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping
Day 4 - Thursday Day three in backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping
Day 5 - Friday Day four in backcountry, backpacking 
Backcountry Camping 
Day 6 - Saturday Exit backcountry, Return to WVU, De-issue equipment

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