Trips Frequently Asked Questions
A more specific packing list for overnight trips will be provided at the pre-trip meeting, and a specific packing list for day trips will be provided by email the week of your trip. Generally, water, a day pack, sunscreen, good hiking/walking shoes, and lots of layers are always recommended. Keep in mind, our trips are all-inclusive, meaning all group gear (tents, sleeping bags, etc) transportation, food, and instruction is included.
All trip logistics will be sent out via email the week of the trip to everyone registered. This will include information on the pre-trip meeting (if relevant) packing list, meet and return times. You will also receive the direct contact information for your trip guides so that you may ask them about trip specifics. You can also get general information about the trip from the website, keeping in mind this might be subject to change with weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
You can get on the waitlist for a trip the same way you would register for a trip, by clicking the "register" button and signing up using your NetID or guest account. If you receive an error message when trying to get on the waitlist, this may mean the waitlist for this trip is already full, or that this trip is not eligible for a waitlist.
If someone drops from a full trip, we will contact the first person on the waitlist via phone and email and give them 48 hours to register and pay the associated fee. If they no longer want to go on the trip, we will defer to the next person on the waitlist, and so on.
Up until two weeks prior to the start of trip/class, enrolled participants may withdraw and receive a full refund minus an administrative fee. For day trips, this administrative fee is $15. For overnight trips this administrative fee is $35. For leadership courses this administrative fee is $50.
Two weeks or less before a trip or class, no refunds or transfers will be given. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are no longer able to attend a trip and are within the eligible time period for a refund.
All overnight trips or technical trips require that you attend a pre-trip meeting to talk about logistics of the trip, and to teach you an introduction to any technical skills (climbing, paddling, etc) that you may need. This trip will also contain information about campsites, food, gear, and paperwork.
If you can't attend the pre-trip meeting, we deal with these on a case-by-case basis. When you receive the trip logistics email, please email your guides directly and they will come up with a makeup plan so that you can receive any information/skills you may have missed.
Meals are provided on all trips, lunch is provided on day trips. At the pre-trip meeting or via email, your guides will gather any information about dietary restrictions you may have (vegetarian, gluten free, etc) and will build the menu to accommodate your needs.
Outdoor Recreation has a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs on trips. No exceptions.
We are located at the 7th street entrance of SouthRec- 1400 E 6th Street. Our normal operating hours are Monday-Friday 2:30-8:30pm. Keep in mind we are only available to answer the phone during those hours.
Outdoor Recreation staff will use weather service reports, radar, and other means to make the best predictions possible regarding the weather. We will always put the safety of participants first, but we're not afraid of a little rain! If the weather becomes an undue risk, trip guides will notify participants of cancellation and the trip will either be rescheduled or refunded. The itinerary of your trip is also subject to change due to bad weather that poses undue risk. There is also the chance that portions of the trip will be moved to different locations, trails, or elevations due to weather. Your trip guides will be sure to notify you of any changes to the proposed itinerary well in advance.
There's no way to tell online how many people are signed up for a trip, but you can call Outdoor Rec 520-621-8233 Monday-Friday 2:30-8:30pm and we would be happy to check the enrollment numbers for you.