GSC’s High Adventure

GSC’s High Adventure Program

            The High Adventure program offered at Glenville State College is designed to allow students at the college to take in the beauty of West Virginia from a mountain top while hiking, from the door of a plane before skydiving, or while plunging down forested slopes riding a zip line.

The mission of the High Adventure program is to “provide GSC students with quality outdoor experiences that ultimately promote personal enrichment and community enhancement.  Through well-organized outdoor experiences, participants will have the opportunity to develop lifelong recreational and leadership skills, enhance their ability to work with others, and gain an appreciation for the natural environments in which we live.”

With no experience required, anyone from the college can participate in these activities.  You may pay one fee for the entire semester, which guarantees a spot on at least eight excursions, or you may pay only for the trips you wish to take.  All equipment is either provided at no cost by High Adventure, or rented on a per trip basis.   All trips include a trip fee which covers appropriate lessons, as well as covering the cost of transportation, park fees, permits, rental fees, and any guiding services required.

During the summer and fall months, students can experience a list of activities including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, white water rafting, and horseback riding.  In the winter and spring months, these adventures have included skiing, snowboarding, winter camping, ice skating and sledding.  These activities provide a challenge for beginners, as well as for the seasoned outdoor enthusiast.    Some upcoming events scheduled include, camping and backpacking at the Otter Creek Wilderness this weekend, October 20-21, a mountain biking and zip lining trip set for the weekend of October 27-28, a horse back trail ride on November 4, and paintball at Scary Creek on November 11.

Other activities sponsored by High Adventure are rock climbing and kayaking clinics held on campus.  The rock climbing clinic is held every Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the mat room located in the Physical Education Building, while the kayaking clinic is held at the pool on Wednesdays between 5-6:30 p.m.

While most of our time as students is spent inside a classroom environment, we should take advantage of this opportunity for some outdoor recreation.  If any of these activities interest you feel free to contact the High Adventure program at or contact David Bernier at (304)462-6441.

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