Written by: Dominic Ayers | WVUGo Sports and Active Lifestyles Writer
Soar for a faraway adventure.
Are you a returning sophomore or maybe a transfer sophomore and want a reorientation?
Maybe you just want a nice adventure and just so happen to be a sophomore. The
Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Reorientation (SOAR) is a program with two different
trips and two different adventures. The first trip takes you to Utah the desert
southwest. This trip is a 14-day long adventure that will take you hiking, camping,
and canoeing in Utah’s great canyon landscapes. One such destination is the Green
River located in the Stillwater canyon. This trip cost totals in at $775.00 with
students having to pay for their own tickets to and from the Denver International
This next trip to choose from is a 6-day long trip to our very own New River Gorge here in West Virginia. This adventure includes overnight rafting on the New River, rock climbing, as well as scenic hikes and camping. If you’re looking to get away for a little while but not be too far from home, this trip will suit your needs for a very cozy adventure, while you get to learn new faces and see old friends. The cost of this trip is currently to be determined however, it is expected to be around the same price as last year at a total of $195.00 covering all gear, entrance fees, most food, transportation during the trip, river shuttle, and instruction
The SOAR Program is for rising sophomores, these programs help students to de-stress and relax while having fun. This is also meant to help students to reflect on their previous years of schooling. This program helps students build lasting friendships and a positive community among their groups. Course activities and discussions will help students learn about themselves, increase optimism, and develop leadership and healthy living skills.
To learn more and register for either of these exciting, once-in-a-lifetime trips, visit
About the Author
Dominic Ayers is a freshman at WVU who hopes to fuel his passion for the outdoors by majoring in Sports and adventure media. On his free time he enjoys soccer, running and hiking.
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