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WVU Collegiate Recovery Spring Break Adventure Trip

The Collegiate Recovery Adventure Spring Break program is a partnership between Adventure WV, The Carruth Center, and the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program. The goal of the program is to support and strengthen the commitment to recovery while deepening the recovery community. The program serves as an alternative to the stereotypical college spring break trip in which substance abuse and other poor health decisions are glorified. Additionally the program utilizes the striking landscape and climate of the desert southwest to create a challenging and exciting experience in which participants can expect to grow and be stretched as a person.  Please note that this is NOT a counseling based or clinical program.
The program will focus on a wilderness canoe trip through the Stillwater Canyon of the Green River. Camping, hiking and canoeing are the chief activities of the trip.  The program operates as a learning expedition in which all members are full participants on the team - responsible for paddling, setting up camp, cooking, cleaning etc. No previous outdoor experience or skills are required to participate in this program. Technical skills needed for the trip will be taught by program instructors. All technical equipment is supplied for each activity. Participants will receive a packing list of personal clothing and items which they must supply. Some loaner clothing (such as rain jackets and hiking boots) are available through Adventure WV.  

The program is designed for current WVU students who are in stable recovery (at least 6 months) and wish to further strengthen their commitment, grow their support community and broaden their range of tools and knowledge around recovery. For the purposes of this trip, eligible students could be in recovery from a variety of issues such as substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and mental health disorders.
If you are interested in participating with this program, please fill out the following interest form: 

Exploring Authentic Movement - November 21st 4pm-6pm

Wrap up the day by participating in an Exploring Authentic Movement Dance. Learn about color-eurythmy, discover your core colors, and share and learn about others' core colors. Then end the program with some improvisational dance!

Info Session for Spring Break Trip - December 3rd 5pm

Join us for an information session about the WVU Collegiate Recovery Spring Break Adventure Trip! Learn more about the trip and bring any questions that you may have in regards to cost, travel plans, or anything else pertaining to the trip!

Med Chat - First Thursdays at 1pm

Join us on the first Thursday of the month during the Fall semester for an informal discussion with a psychiatrist regarding mental health-related issues. Students are welcome to ask questions or just chat with the psychiatrist and others. This monthly event is free and open to all WVU students. Contact us for more details!

Graduation - December 20th 11am-1pm

Help us celebrate the December Graduates with a ceremony and celebration to follow!

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