2018 AEE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
March 23-25, 2018
Adventure WV Outdoor Education Center
Bruceton Mills, WV 

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Proposal deadline: March 16, 2018

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Registration Rates
Registration with on-site lodging is limited to 25, which will be available based on first come first served. 
Member - 2 nights, 5 meals $185
Student Member - 2 nights, 5 meals  $170
Presenter Member - 2 nights, 5 meals $170
Non-Member - 2 nights, 5 meals $230
Student Non-Member - 2 nights, 5 meals $200
Presenter Non-Member - 2 nights, 5 meals $210
One Day (Saturday, 3 meals) $155
Meal Package Only/Registration Fee (5 meals, no lodging) $85
Conference T-Shirt (optional) $20


Thursday Pre-Conference Information

Appalachian Aerial Symposium

  • https://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/symposium
  • Rate $70 Special rate for AEE Members (AAS2018!) –Enter before check out 
  • If you are staying Wednesday night the same code listed above will reduce the rate to $90 which includes lodging and the conference fee.
  • The Appalachian Aerial Symposium is a conference event specifically for current and aspiring professionals in the aerial adventure field (challenge course and zip-line canopy tour management). It was created to bring local vendors, operators, educators and regulators together to discuss the industry and its direction going forward. West Virginia University and Adventure WV are excited to be hosting this event. Located at the WVU Outdoor Education Center, the Symposium is the first of its kind held for our region. Sessions pertaining to management, operations, training, industry trends and experiential education will be held. Opportunities to connect and network will also exist.
  • Food is also included
    • A welcome dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided Thursday, March 22nd. 

Friday Pre-Conference Information

The Science Behind the Sport – Teaching STEM Based Curriculum Related to Adventure Activities
3 hour workshop presented by: Andrew Hoover
Cost $15 
Space is limited to 20 participants - Sign up now!

The significance of science and engineering careers in an ever-growing technological world is irrefutable; yet encouraging today’s youth to pursue STEM education is a challenge. On a related note, health and wellness is of increasing concern as childhood obesity rates continue to have an upward trend. WVU has created the Science Behind the Sport initiative to address these contemporary issues. Using the excitement of outdoor adventure sports like cycling, zip-lining and rock climbing, this workshop will explore practical applications of STEM and how these concepts apply to each respective adventure activity. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in learning experiences that will help translate these activities into real, relevant and hands-on experiential activities for students. In this workshop, you will learn how to make fundamental principles of math and science fun!

Lodging information:

Onsite Lodging: This option is for when you book 2 nights and 5 meals (only 25 available).
Located in the center of campus, the Adventure Basecamp Overnight Facility includes 3 overnight yurt structures. Arranged to accommodate up to 12 people per unit, each yurt is equipped with bunk-beds, electricity and heat. Multiple outlets are available along the outside interior wall. Guests will also find that each yurt is equipped with a center communal area that consists of multiple Adirondack chairs and tables. Dimmable lights and outside seating are also available. Each yurt is located within a very short walk of all conference program areas. Bathrooms, showers, picnic areas and fire rings are also located within within feet of these yurt facilities.https://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/our-facilities/adventure-basecamp-overnight 

For those who choose to sleep off-site here are two options: 

Lakeview Resort – located 9 miles away from our facility.
When booking informed that you are with the AEE Mid-Atlantic Conference


Chestnut Ridge Camping
OPTIONS: The single pad sites will hold one tent (max 4 people)
The double pad sites will hold two tents (max 8 people)
Book by Monday, March 19th for this deal
Contact Info: (304) 594-1773, toll free (888) 594-3111, www.ChestnutRidgePark.com


Tentative Schedule

Thursday, March 22nd
Appalachian Aerial Symposium

Friday, March 23rd
Pre-conference event 9am-12pm
Check-In opens 1:30pm-8:pm
Social 6:30pm

Saturday, March 24th
Breakfast 8am
Opening/Playnote (WVU) 9am-10:30am
#1 Workshop Session 10:45am-12:15pm
Lunch/Keynote 12:30pm-1:45pm
#2 Workshop Session 2:00pm-3:15pm
#3 Workshop Session 3:30pm-4:45pm
Dinner 5:30pm
Social 6:30pm

Sunday, March 25th
Breakfast 8am
#4 Workshop Session 9am-10:15am
#5 Workshop Session 10:30am-11:45am
Auction Closes 12:00pm
Lunch / Closing 12:30pm-1:30pm
Departure 1:30pm


The Mid-Atlantic Region encompasses the following U.S. States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. Our region unifies individuals from a variety of fields; school and colleges, museums, therapeutic recreation centers, camps and conference centers, outdoor recreation venues, etc.

We, as the Mid-Atlantic Region, strive to promote and support the vision of AEE. This vision connects a global community of educators and practitioners, and it expands their capacity to enrich lives through Experiential Education. AEE is currently leading the way in Experiential Education nationwide and they will need our continuous support and efforts in making a difference in the lives of many.

We hope that you will join our AEE family in attending conferences, webinars, local events, and more. This is the valuable opportunity to create a wider network, grow as a professional, and to spread the word about AEE.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Colleen Williams, M.Ed.

Memories from Mid-Atlantic Regional Conferences!


2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference information coming soon!

Colleen Williams, M.Ed.

Past Chair
Fred Pierson, MS

Lorilei Dreibelbis

News Letter Editor
Peter Aron

Membership / Schools & Colleges
David Heath

Conference Brochure
Hsin Cheu

Member at Large
Al Rock

Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group