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WVU Mountaineer Camps

Hey Mountaineer Nation, it’s been an incredible year so far, including some great alumni gatherings, remarkable success in our athletic programs, and anticipation for amazing spring weather! Now it’s time to join us for a new Mountaineer alumni tradition that will keep the excitement going—WVU Mountaineer Camps!

Need a break from the heat in July and August? Join us at a cool 4848 feet on top of Snowshoe Mountain where the average summer temperature ranges between 55 and 75. We’ve teamed with Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier 4-season destination, to offer Mountaineers the chance to enjoy the beautiful mountains of West Virginia through a range of activities and adventures. WVU Mountaineer Camps will take place in July and August and will offer two unique experiences.

Family Camp: A Getaway for the Whole Family!

Mountaineer families are one of a kind and so is our Family Camp, a week-long program that your whole family will love. While your kids enjoy supervised activities, you choose your own adventures! Horseback riding, standup paddle boarding, RZR off-road tours, sporting clay shooting, golf, downhill mountain biking, relaxing at the lake, and much much more are all part of this all-inclusive opportunity.

Don’t worry, you’ll still get to tell your WVU tales over a lakeside campfire, enjoy chef-prepared meals, evening musical performances and other events centered on the whole family. I can’t wait for our Alumni Mountaineers to share these new experiences with our young and bright future Mountaineers!

There are two sessions for Family Camp: July 2-9 and August 6-13

We’ve Got Adventure Camp!

Adventure Camp is 4 days of pure redline adrenaline! Thrill seekers will enjoy all the adventures from Family Camp—sporting clay shooting, one of the best downhill mountain bike parks in the East, the epic Raven Golf Course, off-road RAZRs, horseback riding, hiking, paddle boarding, and on and on. Of course, all that will be topped off with craft beer, dinner and wine at one of Snowshoe’s unbelievable restaurants. Following dinner, the party goes on with good drinks, good people, and good music from the WVU Bluegrass Band. And that’s just Day 1!

Adventure Camp will take place July 13-16.

Mountaineers that Bikes, Hikes, Swims, Eats and Adventures Together, Selfies Together!

It’s a great day to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be, but it’s even better when you’re in the company of other Mountaineers!

Mountaineer Camp is a great place to meet new Mountaineers friends and reminisce with old ones. At each camp, we’ll also have WVU faculty and staff on site to talk about their latest research, provide interesting educational seminars, and talk to you about life on campus in 2017. Of course, the Mountaineer will be at each camp to lead a few cheers and I hear one of our special guests is planning on picking a camp or two to teach a bow-tying class. Who wears bow-ties these days?!?! J

I’m looking forward to seeing you on the beautiful cobblestone streets of Snowshoe Mountain Resort this summer!


Let’s Go Camping!

-Sean, '89