University of Vermont


TREK: Cost

Financial Support applications are due by June 30, 2016.

How much does it cost to participate in TREK?

The cost of participating in TREK varies according to the type of trip you choose. Additional program costs reflect the demand for specialized group equipment. More expensive options are in no way proportional to the amount of fun and experiential value that all TREK programs offer!

Fees include all food, lodging, transportation, group gear usage, watercraft rental, instruction, a t-shirt, and administrative costs.

2016 Trip Fees
Service TREK (all trips) $675.00
Wilderness Transfer TREK $700.00
Wilderness TREK
Canoeing $750.00
Rock Climbing $800.00
Sea Kayaking $900.00
White Water Kayaking $900.00
Biking $995.00

Please Note: Spaces in TREK are limited and tend to fill quickly. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you register as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Due to the growing number of TREK participants, TREKKIES must provide all personal equipment. Upon conformation of your registration, you'll recieve a detailed supply list for your trip, which will include the "must have" items you'll need to be safe and comfortable during TREK. Please be aware that in some cases, students need to purchase additional equipment after receiving this list, incurring unanticipated expenses.

Students must have proper equipment when they arrive at TREK check-in. Missing items will have to be purchased from local retailers. Purchasing listed items at home will avoid additional expense and aggravation.

Weather in the Green Mountains and Adirondacks is very unpredictable at the time of year TREK occurs. Wet snow, hail, and rain are not uncommon in higher altitude wilderness environments. Remember! There is no such thing as bad weather, only unprepared travelers. Weather simply happens!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made before the registration deadline (June 30, 2016 5:00pm EST) will be fully refunded. Cancellations made between July 1, 2016 - July 15, 2016 will be refunded 50%.  After July 15th, refunds are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK Directors and our ability to fill vacated spaces.

Cancellations of registrations made by credit card will be refunded less a 3% credit card processing fee.

Is Financial Support Available?

StudentsYes! We offer a limited number of financial support fee reductions for the TREK experience. For more information on financial support for TREK, please check out our Financial Support Page.

Our ultimate goal is to work with ALL interested first-year and transfer students to make participation in TREK a reality!

TREKKIES who are awarded fee reductions or scholarships may request to borrow UVM Outing Club equipment, which includes backpacks, sleeping bags, and rain gear.

Last modified February 09 2016 11:01 AM