Your TREK fees cover the cost of food, lodging, transportation, group gear usage, watercraft rental, instruction, a t-shirt, and administrative costs necessary to run the program.  Depending on the gear required for your trip, you may need to purchase additional personal equipment to attend your trip (sleeping bag, hiking boots, etc.), which may incur additional expenses for trip attendees.

TREK 2024 Costs

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Financial support can be requested during the lottery process, and participants will be given an individualized price prior to committing to the program. 

Paying for TREK

Payment for your TREK trip is expected at the time of registration. We will not be taking payment during our initial lottery process. Once you recieve word that you were picked through the lottery, you must complete a full registration form, including payment for your trip, to accept your offer. Our system accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.

If you require financial support to participate in TREK, you will be able to indicate this on your lottery form. Should you receive support, we will let you know before registration, so you can make an informed decision about the cost of the program.

Additional Costs

It should be noted that group gear and technical equipment (except bike rentals) are covered in the cost of your TREK program (tents, stoves, canoes, personal floatation devices…etc) - but individual gear is not (sleeping bags, clothing…etc).

Due to the number of TREK participants, TREKkies must provide their own personal equipment.  We encourage you to view the packing list for the trip(s) you are interested in and be aware of the "must have" items you'll need to be safe and comfortable during TREK. 

On a first come first served basis, limited gear is available to borrow from the Department of Student Life at no cost. Priority is given to students receiving financial support to attend TREK. If you are not receiving financial support for TREK, you may still request rental equipment, but know that supplies are limited.

Please Note: Students must have proper equipment when they arrive at TREK check-in. TREK Leaders will review your packs upon arrival and any missing items will have to be purchased from local retailers prior to departure for your trip. Purchasing listed items at home will avoid additional expense and stress of trying to obtain these items in the limited time available before trips depart.

Financial Support

During the lottery process, all students will be given the opportunity to request a reduced program fee. Requesting financial support will have no bearing on your acceptance to TREK. We may reach out via email if we need additional information.

The Department of Student Life partners with the Office of Student Financial Services to offer as much support as possible. We will include information on financial assistance packages when you are informed of your trip placement, so that you can make a well-informed decision about the cost of TREK. Packages may range from 25% to 100% fee reduction.

Cancellation Policy

You can remove yourself from the TREK waitlist here

Cancellations made before June 14, 2024 will be fully refunded.

Cancellations made between June 14 and July 15 will be refunded 50%.

Those made after July 15 are not guaranteed and only granted at the discretion of the TREK staff. At this point, 50% refunds are only granted based on our ability to fill vacated spaces in trips.

*All cancellations of registrations paid by credit card (regardless of when the cancellation is made) will be refunded less a 5% credit card processing fee.

Our cancellation policy reflects the challenge, extra work, and sometimes material costs required to fill trips as the summer progresses. Our lottery system followed by our formal registration will allow you time to think through your summer plans and make an informed decision about the trip you have been selected to go on. As we get closer to TREK, our efforts move from registration to preparation to get trips out the door and leaders trained. The more fluctuation we face in our groups during that time, the more challenging it is for us to prepare. We do understand that things come up that are out of anyone's control, so please do not hesitate to reach out and we will talk through them with you.