Students will spend their time camping, snorkeling and exploring through Florida’s natural springs, rivers and ocean shores.
“This year’s trip is focused on the natural springs of Florida,” said Brett Hagerty, program coordinator at the Outdoor Rec Center. “We will visit three or four springs where students can swim and snorkel. An overnight canoe trip on the Suwannee River will punctuate the canoeing experience.”
The Outdoor Recreation trips program is focused on allowing students the opportunity to explore new places, gain skills, meet new people and have fun. Skills and safety instruction are an integral part of every trip so that risks can be decreased and participants can participate actively in the trip and can go on their own trips in the future. Trips are offered to give WVU students, faculty, staff and their families a chance to gain experience in a variety of outdoor activities while exploring beautiful environments.
“We hope to host students who want to explore, learn new things and are interested in seeing the real Florida,” Hagerty said.
Participants will be traveling in 12 passenger vans with no more than 10 people per van. Destinations for this year’s trip include the Suwannee River, Manatee Springs State Park and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. No previous experience in an outdoor setting is required, but participants can expect to work on gaining proper skills for the activities.
The cost of the trip is $425 and includes camping fees, park entrance fees, transportation, trip gear, instructional fees and food.
CONTACT: Brett Hagerty, Outdoor Recreation Center
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