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High Adventure Takes GSC Students Across Mountain State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2014

Public Relations & Marketing
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6390

GSC students during a rock climb outing in the NRG with the High Adventure Program

GSC students during a rock climb outing in the NRG with the High Adventure Program

GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College students are continuing to explore the great outdoors by participating in the GSC High Adventure Program. Through excursions that take place throughout the academic year, the High Adventure Program allows students to take part in fun and exciting recreational outings.

“The GSC High Adventure program makes outdoor activities much more accessible for students here at GSC.
Not only do they offer a significantly lower fee than if students were to go on their own, but they also organize the trip so that students do not need to spend precious time trying to find venues on their own. The program allows students to get out and experience things that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience. This adds some excitement and recess from typically stressful schedules and introduces a new world of entertainment that is often neglected in today’s society,” said GSC senior business major Cory Ash of Spencer (Roane County), West Virginia.

The trips and activities currently scheduled for the fall 2014 semester are: whitewater rafting down the New River on August 31st, whitewater rafting on the Gauley River on September 14th, rock climbing in the New River Gorge (NRG) on September 28th, a backpacking trip on October 5th, horseback riding on October 12th, a leaf peeper hike through the NRG on October 19th, mountain biking trip on October 26th, NRG bridge walk on November 9th, paintball at Scary Creek on November 16th, and a ski trip to Snowshoe Resort on December 7th.

“I always promote our High Adventure Program when I’m on the road talking with prospective students, and they love hearing about some of our unique opportunities. Since our campus is located in central West Virginia, we have easy access to a large number of great outdoor activities. The program has had a positive effect on enrollment here at our college,” said GSC Admissions Counselor Adrian Duelley.

High Adventure outings are open to all GSC students, faculty, and staff. The activities are geared toward beginners so no experience is necessary.  The trips include fees which cover lessons, transportation, permits, rentals, and guide services when required. GSC High Adventure Program staff provide the equipment needed for the activities or rent necessary gear for the trip.

“We have a bunch of great activities all over this amazing state of ours this semester. Students will have opportunities to enjoy some world class recreation and learn more about West Virginia,” said GSC Director of High Adventure Dave Bernier.

For more information or to suggest a trip in your area, contact Bernier at David.Bernier@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6440.

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