By registering for this trip, you
are agreeing to the following policies:
students, faculty, and staff members of UMass Lowell are eligible to
participate in OAP trips and events. Students who are under 18 years of age
must have forms signed by their parent/legal guardian before being eligible to
participate in a trip.
OAP program follows the same guest policy as the Campus Recreation Center: each
Student/Faculty/Staff member is allowed 1 non-university guest per trip. All
guests must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent. You can
contact the Outdoor Program Coordinator with questions.
costs generally cover the following expenses: transportation, meals (depending
on the trip), camping or other lodging fees, entrance fees, instruction, and
most equipment. Any costs not covered will be explained at registration or at
the pre-trip meeting. Cash, check, and all credit cards except AMEX are all
acceptable methods of payment. Full payment is required at the time of
registration unless otherwise noted.
Cancellations and Refunds
to needs of trip planning and reservations, cancellations must be made 14 DAYS
PRIOR TO TRIP DEPARTURE to receive a full refund. Cancellations that occur
within 14 days of trip departure will receive no refund, unless another
participant on the waiting list can be found to take the open spot. 100% of
your payment will be refunded if a trip is cancelled by OAP staff (sometimes due
to weather). Some longer and specialty trips/events may have separate
cancellation and refund policies, which will be outlined at the time of
registration. Participants are expected to be responsible for arriving on time
and prepared for trips. Those who register for a trip but do not show up on
time for a trip cannot receive a refund.
Prerequisites and Pre-Trip
aim to provide trips for participants of all skill levels. Participants are
required to meet all trip prerequisites and minimum experience requirements to
participate as listed on the trip handout. In addition, each participant must
attend all mandatory pre-trip meetings for each trip registered. If these
requirements are not met by the time of trip departure, participation and funds
paid will be forfeited. If you are unsure of your eligibility or unable to
attend a meeting you should inform the Outdoor Program Coordinator immediately
to discuss other options.
Management of the Trip
Outdoor Adventure Program reserves the right to cancel any trip before
departure or shorten any trip after departure due to safety consideration or
other factors. In addition, the Outdoor Adventure Program reserves the right to
change the itinerary of the trip for reasons that include, but are not limited
to: weather, group experience, emergencies, safety considerations, etc. The
Outdoor Adventure Program reserves the right to send home early any participant
who cannot withstand the rigors of the trip, who violates any program policy or
law, who is deemed to be a danger to him/herself or others, or who requires
medical attention during the trip and is deemed ineligible to continue participation.
NO REFUND will be provided for early departures. Accommodations and
transportation back to campus will be at the expense of the participant.
Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco
is our mission to provide healthy and safe outdoor recreation experiences.
Alcohol and illegal drugs are PROHIBITED on OAP trips. We represent UMass
Lowell on our trips and we need to follow the university's zero tolerance
policy even while away from campus. Consumption and/or possession of alcohol or
drugs while attending an Outdoor Adventure trip or event will be handled
through the appropriate UMass Lowell authorities. If you carry personal
medications you must indicate this on your Health Statement and keep it in your
possession while on the trip. We encourage participants to refrain from use of
tobacco products during the trip. If you do use tobacco products all related
trash must be properly disposed of to protect the sensitive areas we travel.
Harassment & Discrimination
harassment of any kind will be tolerated by participants or staff during any
Outdoor Adventure trip or event. The Outdoor Adventure Program strives to be
sensitive and supportive of cultural and individual differences—specifically
those differences due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin,
religion, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status. We
encourage respect and appreciation for the diversity of all participants and
staff and we hope you will do the same. It is your responsibility to report any
misconduct to Outdoor Adventure Program staff or the Program Coordinator
Outdoor Adventure Program seeks to provide what trip equipment we can to
participants in order to provide a safe and fun trip experience. Participants
are responsible for equipment rented to them by the Outdoor Adventure Program.
Participants will be responsible for paying for any damaged or lost equipment
as assessed by the Outdoor Program Coordinator.
If you have any questions about this policy you may contact:
Rachel Iversen 978-934-1932 firstname.lastname@example.org