New River CTC to host GEAR UP SWV Adventure Camp in June 2023

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New River Community and Technical College is holding a free Adventure Camp, June 12-16, 2023, for students from Raleigh, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, and Wyoming Counties who are completing sixth or seventh grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

“Attending Adventure Camp will be a great way for students to kick-off the summer break,” said GEAR UP SWV Coordinator Tammy Mills. “We have amazing activities planned, and I’m looking forward to exploring southern West Virginia with the students.”

Each day students will meet at New River CTC’s Raleigh County Campus in Beaver from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with two extended days, and lunch is provided.

Adventure Camp activities include mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing/repelling, playing laser tag, visiting ACE Waterpark, completing a Timber Trek course, going on a Wild Cave tour, team building, participating in STEM activities and learning about college opportunities.

For more information, contact Mills at 304-929-5471 or To register, visit