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See the Science Adventure School through the eyes of students and families.

Never been camping before? Never spent three nights without your child at home? Nervous about what the week may hold? You're not alone. See what students and families who have had the opportunity to experience the Science Adventure School had to say!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for my child to participate?

There is currently no fee for in-state, public school students to participate in the program. However, we do request that families please provide as many necessary items as possible on the Student Packing List. 

If my child does not have items on the packing list, can he/she still attend?

Absolutely, your child can certainly attend Science Adventure School! We will do our best to supply any needed items so that your child has an enjoyable and comfortable week. You will need to contact us at to let us know what you’re missing so that we can confirm we have the gear you will need. Please don’t let the packing list get in the way of your child’s participation!

What adventure sports will my child participate in?

Our adventure sport curriculum is what sets SAS apart from other science-related experiences for kids! We safely offer high excitement adventure sports such rock climbing, cycling, zip lining, and archery, courtesy of the WVU Science Behind the Sport program.

What safety precautions will be taken?

Your child will be outfitted with top-rated, high quality safety gear throughout their experiences. In addition, our staff is thoroughly trained, experienced, and tested in order to be permitted to work with your child – we truly believe they are some of the best in the business. Additionally, your child will be encouraged to regularly drink water and reapply sunscreen and insect repellent throughout the day/night.

What are people saying?

  • “[After the school] She was no longer nearly as shy... Now she's willing to try new things.”
    Parent of Student

    2017 Pilot Program

  • “I have a stronger bond with people, I have more friends than ever, and I learned more about my teachers.”
    2017 SAS Pilot Program Participant

    2017 SAS Pilot Program Participant

  • Our kids need this. Our future needs this... This was the best time in my teaching career. I hope other kids in our great state get this opportunity.”
    Angela Houck

    Beckley-Stratton Middle School Teacher

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