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West Virginia’s mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for recreational camps. There’s nothing more exciting than taking a hike in the woods, boating on a river or lake, sleeping under a starry night or simply enjoying the splendor of the scenery that surrounds you. While spending time outdoors in West Virginia, remember to be safe. This website is filled with information to help you make informed decisions regarding safety while camping.

Issues such as disease prevention, food and water safety, insect and wildlife safety, and personal safety are important to have a great time exploring West Virginia. This website serves as a resource for parents of youth campers, youth campers and recreational camp leaders to help ensure a memorable and fun camping experience in West Virginia.
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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol Street - Room 125 - Charleston, WV 25301 - (304) 558-5358 - Fax: (304) 558-6335