Phew! You made it through the lottery and registration and you've received your confirmation email. Now that that's out of the way - you might be wondering what’s next? There are still a few critical things you need to do to prepare for your trip in the immediate future:


While specific gear related to your trip will be provided (kayaks, canoes, etc.), some of your own gear must be purchased and packed by you. For your comfort and safety (and the comfort and safety of your fellow TREKkies), you will need all of the required items on this list. When you arrive for check-in, TREK Leaders will check your equipment and you will be asked to obtain any missing items prior to leaving for your trip. Please ensure you have reviewed all general items on the packing list, as well as any trip-specific items noted on the list. 

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It is our goal to make equipment available to those who need it. After reviewing the packing list for your trip please submit the gear request form for equipment that you need to borrow. Please note that equipment is limited. Priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and to those receiving financial assistance. You can find the link to this form in your confirmation email.


All future correspondence about TREK will be to your UVM email address only. This includes any requests for supplemental materials, TREK financial support notifications, and move-in logistics. All official UVM communications will be sent to your UVM account - so starting to check it now is a great habit to get into.


In the meantime, if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns pertaining to the TREK program - please feel free to contact us at, or call (802) 656-2060 during general office hours. A majority of answers about our program can also be found on our website in our Frequently Asked Questions section and on our Preparing for TREK page.