How Do I Sign Up for TREK?
- Register Online.
Registration for TREK programs is on a first-come, first-served basis and program spaces fill up quickly! We recommend registering as early as possible to ensure your preferred program. Registration for TREK 2015 will open in Early May.
- Pay Program Fees.
We accept payments by check or credit card; please see the registration site for details. Payments can be made by logging back into your registration, or by contacting conference and events services at (802-656-5665)
- Get Your Packing Lists and Itinerary.
You will recieve a confirmation email with a packing list specific to your program and details about check-in. These lists are also available online.
Cancellations made before the registration deadline (July 2, 2014; 5:00pm EST) will be fully refunded. Cancellations made between July 3, 2014 and July 18, 2014 will be refunded 50%. Cancellations of registrations made by creditcard will be refunded less a 3% credit card processing fee. After July 18th, refunds are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK directors and our ability to fill vacated spaces.
What is the Cost?
The cost of participating in TREK varies according to the type of trip you choose. Additional program costs reflect the demand for specializedgroup 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 (where applicable), instruction, a t-shirt, and administrative costs.
Is Financial Aid Available?
Yes! We have two types of aid available: identity-based scholarships and fee reductions. For more information on financial aid for TREK and costs, please check out our scholarship 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.
Due to the growing number of TREK participants, TREKKIES must provide all personal equipment. Upon confirmation of your registration, you'll receive 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 retailer. Purchasing listed items at home will avoid additional expense and aggravation.
Weather in the Green Mountains and Adirondacks is very unpredictable at this time of year. 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!
For more information about the TREK Programs, Costs, and financial aid options, please contact us:
Wilderness & Transfer E-mail: email@example.com
Service TREK E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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