Outdoor Program Philosophy
The Outdoor Program exists to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor recreational experience that emphasizes skill acquisition, safety, positive group dynamics, environmental awareness, and fun. Along with these personal trips we offer gear rental and informative clinics, which teach students specific recreational skills. We strive to offer programs comparable to our competitors while giving students a affordable choices and amazing possibilities.
Before you register please read the Refunds for Outdoor Program Offerings section below. Also clarify any questions you have regarding your ability to participate in the activity. Registration begins the first day of the semester and continues to the end of the semester. You must be a Student Recreation Center member to participate in the Outdoor Program trips and clinics. You can register for trips and clinics at the Front Desk cashiers or at the Outdoor Program Office.
The Outdoor Program reserves the right to cancel trips due to minimal sign-up, inclement weather, or scheduling conflicts. The program is conducted on a non-profit basis and can only ensure minimum registration fees with proper student/instructor ratios. A refund will be issued if the Outdoor Program cancels the trip. Please update your information upon registering for a course so that we may contact you with any course or clinic updates or cancellations.
Certain activities require attendance of a pre-trip meeting, which will provide you with information related to your enjoyment and safety in the activity. Pre-trip meetings are held in Outdoor Program Office classroom or gear room. Failure to attend this meeting may result in loss of trip fees and inability to participate in the course.
Contact the Outdoor Program regarding questions on participation prior to registering. Refunds are not given following registration in an activity if a participant discovers they cannot complete the course. Clarify your ability to participate prior to registration. The refund deadlines are 7 days prior to any pre-trip meeting, scuba class or rock wall class, unless otherwise noted. If you cancel prior to the stated refund deadline, you are entitled to a partial refund (minus a 20% processing fee).
Inclement Weather Rescheduling Procedure
In the event that an activity is rescheduled due to inclement weather you may receive a full refund by contacting the Outdoor Program office (303-492-6080) by noon on the Wednesday following the original scheduled trip date. If you do not contact the Outdoor Program office by noon on Wednesday we assume that you are committed to participate in the rescheduled event and therefore forfeit your right to a refund.
Transfers are only possible in certain circumstances and before the refund deadline. For all transfers, come to the Outdoor Program office located in the Recreation Center.
Equipment for Activities
The Outdoor Program supplies most of the equipment required at no additional cost on the majority of outings and clinics. If you provide your own equipment, there is no discount off of the stated fee. Outdoor Program equipment is entry-level gear. If you are dissatisfied with what we provide you may always rent gear of your choice at a local outdoor shop at your own expense.
You are expected to provide your own food for all activities unless the course description states that food is provided. On multi-day trips, food is usually purchased by the group and the cost is divided equally. Menu planning takes place at the pre-trip meeting.
Trip departure locations may vary. Participants will receive an email from the Trip Leader as to the location of their departure prior to the trip date or at the pre-trip meeting.