Some programs are free while others have a cost affiliated with them. There are programs for children and adults. Some last an hour and others all day.
Partners involved in Experience West Virginia include Bluefield State College, Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia State University.
Meanwhile, Clark notes that a new publication may be of interest to travelers.
In anticipation of the national Boy Scout Jamboree, officials with West Virginia Living Magazine are releasing a new publication called "Explore." The new magazine is geared to help travelers by providing a guide on where to stay, eat, shop and play. It highlights hidden gems and attractions, according to the website for West Virginia Living Magazine. Go to www.wvliving.com for more information.
Nikki Bowman, editor and publisher, said the one-time publication includes 180 pages and pull out poster filled with information. About 50,000 copies are being printed for distribution at West Virginia visitors centers. Also, the Division of Tourism will have a tent set up at the Scout Jamboree where the magazine can be picked up. While the publication will be free at these sites, some copies will be sold on the website. Information will soon be posted on obtaining electronic copies.
Bowman believes the magazine will attract repeat visitors to the Mountain State.
"After the jamboree, we will see the benefit on return visitors," Bowman said. "It's an educational tool that says 'look at what we have to offer.' This ties into "Experience West Virginia" because this is how you experience West Virginia. Our mission aligned well."
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.