Carnifex Ferry Patterson Trail

Carnifex Ferry Patterson Trail -2 mi – easy to moderate

Join Community Captain Crytsy Linkenhoker for a gentle hike around WV State Park Carnifex Ferry Battle Field at 1pm on Tuesday June 18th.

The trail goes around the park so there are break-offs if anyone prefers a shorter hike. We’ll meet at the main parking lot beyond the ball field near the restrooms, then head counter-clockwise around the park so we get the great Gauley River sites in ...

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The 5 A’s To Improving Access to Physical Activity

Active SWV Works to Remove Barriers to Living an Active Lifestyle

What’s standing in your way?

You can improve your path to a successful active lifestyle by assessing the barriers you face on a daily level. This assessment can also be applied to family and friends whom you ...

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Tips for Walking in the Rain

Active Southern West Virginia provides free physical activity opportunities and often these activities take place outdoors and year round. West Virginia is known for it’s rain forest like weather patterns and quickly changing conditions. Often times this can become a barrier to staying active on a regular schedule. Active SWV Community Captain Levi Moore has provided some tips for sticking with your activity plans rain or shine.

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Measuring Success – we need your help!

Camp Brookside groupActive Southern West Virginia is working hard to improve and expand our Community Captains program – we need your help! Active SWV would like for Community Captains to administer a survey at the start of their activity program followed by a Post Survey six weeks later. Christaan Abildso, of the WVU School of Public Health, created the survey ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon

Active Southern West Virginia is proud to present the first ever family friendly beginner triathlon at Battle Run beach Summersville Lake, West Virginia. The Active SWV Family Triathlon, benefiting Active SWV Community Captains, will take place on August 20, 2016.

Register Here!  $20 per adult, $10 per youth, plus registration fees. 

Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. All members of the team need to complete each leg. Racers will have a 1.2 ...

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available with Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA position to facilitate the recruiting, programming, mentoring, training, and tracking of our Community Captain program in addition to supporting regional special events. 

Apply Here

The Active Southern WV Development and Outreach VISTA member will build the capacity of Active Southern WV by developing and implementing the plan for physical activities and organized exercise for underserved communities in Southern ...

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New Year’s Eve Summit: Active SWV Community Captains

New Year’s eve day marks the end and the beginning. It feels like the summit of a great hike where you stop to appreciate the view. You glance back at the steps taken, boulders avoided, and distance accomplished through smooth and rough terrain. There is a great sense of pride from the view at the top, but as you look ahead at the next peak, and the peak after that, confidence is gained from this first journey.

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