Calling all first years! Each year ITW offers Adventure Trips to beautiful destinations across California before the school year starts and we want YOU to join us! This year we will have six trips to choose from and they will run from September 12th through the 14th with a kick-off dinner and pre-trip information session with your trips leaders on the night of the 11th. Participating students will be able to move into their permanent residence hall during the morning of the 11th. ITW will take care of the food, group gear, permits, and transportation. Backpacks, headlamps, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are available to rent through the club. If you have your own gear, feel free to bring it! ITW leaders have great advice on how to store personal camping gear in the residence hall rooms during the school year. Skill levels of the trips will range from beginning car camping (no prior experience necessary) to intermediate backpacking (prior backpacking experience highly recommended). For more information, please see each trip’s skill level description below. If you have concerns about the finances of this trip and are a Pell Grant recipient, please reach out to us for more information about a fee waiver.
In previous years once online sign-ups go live, spots go fast within a few minutes. To make it more fair for students who can't sign-up immediately, we are doing a 50/50 split meaning that: (1) half of the spots on each trip will be "first come, first serve" by automatically going to the students who sign up first, and (2) the other half of the spots on each trip will be via "lottery" where sign-ups will be open for a full week so as many students as possible have a chance to sign-up. Then once sign-ups close, we will randomly select from this pool of students to fill the other half of spots.
First come first serve tickets go on sale August 6th at 6pm PDT. If you are unable to get a first come first serve ticket, please enter your name in the lottery system HERE by selecting your top three trip choices. The ability to enter the lottery will end August 15th at 10pm PDT. At this time, we will randomly select from the lottery pool to fill the remaining spots on each trip.
For any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are stoked to meet you and introduce you to some of the best outdoor locations in Northern California. Come with us to get up, get out, and get wild!
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