OAP Outdoor Rock Climbing 5/4/14

By registering for this trip, you are agreeing to the following policies:

 

Eligibility

Current 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.


Guest Policy

The 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.

 

Trip Cost

Trip 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

Due 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 Meetings

We 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

The 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

It 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

No 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 immediately.

 

Equipment Use

The 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 rachel_iversen@uml.edu

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