Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a member to go on a trip?
No! Being a part of Into the Wild doesn't require a membership. All you have to do is sign up for a trip! Overnight signups are online through Vendini, and the links can be found through our weekly emails as well as in the "trips" section of our website. Overnight trips (and some day trips such as rafting and skiing) go on sale Tuesday evenings at 10pm. Day hike spots can be secured with a cash payment at our Into the Wild table in Benson Tuesdays-Thursdays, from 10am-2pm. First come, first serve!
Help! I don't have any gear!
Not a problem! Into the Wild has gear rentals for backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners, sleeping pads, headlamps, sporks, cups, and bowls. We provide group gear such as tents, food, lanterns, first aid kits, etc. Gear rentals can be secured with a cash payment at the time of your pre-trip meeting in the Into the Wild office. Your pre-trip meeting time and date will be communicated to you via email after you sign-up for a trip!
We do rent gear for personal use. Check the 'trips' section of our website for more information. Please stop by the Into the Wild office to enquire further.
Due to club and university policy, we cannot offer trip refunds. If you wish to receive your money back for a trip if you can no longer go, your best option is to contact an Into the Wild leader. Together you can search for someone on the trip waiting list, or another student, who wishes to go on the trip. This student can take your spot on the trip and can pay you for your ticket.