Informational meeting - TBD

Join us the evening of TBD in Chagrin Falls, OH for an informational meeting. We're coming to you! A members of our instructor team will share a brief presentation about this upcoming program and be available for questions. 

Time & Location

Coming Soon....

Confirmed SCHEDULE

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018: Travel day / Depart Cleveland, OH / Arrive Salt Lake City, UT / Arrive at University of Utah campus
  • Sunday, March 25, 2018: Group orientation / Gear outfitting / WFA course
  • Monday, March 26, 2018: Block 1 session
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018: Block 1 session
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: Block 2 session
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018: Block 2 session
  • Friday, March 30, 2018: Block 3 session
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018: Block 3 session / Evening session - Final dinner celebration
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018 Program conclusion / Travel day / Depart Salt Lake City, UT / Arrive Cleveland, OH


Transportation to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) on Saturday, March 24th will be the responsibility of the student/guardian. Plane tickets will be booked by MED directly in group blocks equivalent to an economy fair ticket, and be included in the base cost of the program. Each student will also have their first checked bag covered by MED. Additional bags will be the responsibility of the student. Specific flight information will be provided to the student and designated guardian closer to the program start date, but estimated flight departure will occur between 8:00am and 12:00pm on March 24th. Students will be required to arrive at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure, and will be met at CLE by a designated Mountain Education & Development LLC (MED) adult chaperone. This chaperone will be responsible for accompanying all students to and from Salt Lake City, UT.

Once students have arrived at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), they will be met by designated MED staff and driven to their accommodations on the University of Utah campus. All necessary transportation during the program will be provided by MED.

At the program conclusion, students will fly back to CLE from SLC with their MED chaperone. Upon arrival in CLE, the MED chaperone will stay with the students until they have all been picked up by their pre-designated ride. Travel from CLE will be the responsibility of the student/guardian.



The Adventure Outdoors High School Spring Break program has a base cost and per-activity cost associated with it. The base cost for this program is $2,950.00 and includes the following associated expenses:

  • Roundtrip airfare with 1 checked bag
  • Ground transportation in Utah
  • All meals*
  • Accommodations**
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course and associated college credit***
  • Student comprehensive travel insurance policy****
  • Student gift bag
  • Qualified and experienced instructor staff
  • Ongoing administrative support throughout the application, confirmation and program dates

*Students will be provided 3 main meals and snacks throughout each day. Additional food and beverage purchases beyond what is provided will be the financial responsibility of the student.

**Students will be lodged in the University Guest House in rooms with up to 4 students per room. For camping options, each student will stay in 3-person tents with one other student. All sleeping accommodations will be same-gender.

***All students will participate in a WFA course, which will include an online portion that must be completed prior to the program start date, and in-person lessons during the first portion of the program. Students will receive 1.0 credit hour from the University of Utah upon completion. This credit hour is 1000 level, transferable and does yield a letter grade. If a student has completed a MED WFA course in the past two years from the start date of this program (since March 24, 2016), they will not be required to complete the 8 hour online component. 

****Travel insurance policies are purchased per student through Travel Guard. This policy is comprehensive and includes cancellation reimbursement due to unforeseen circumstances, primary medical insurance coverage, and medical evacuation to a hospital of choice. Coverage is also included for travel related delays. A policy overview including more detailed information is available upon request and will be provided to the student and their guardian once a student's registration has been confirmed. 


The per-activity costs vary by activity and include all associated safety and adventure equipment, transportation, and instruction for a single block activity (2 days). For Resort Skiing or Snowboarding, the per-activity cost also includes the cost of two lift tickets at Snowbird Ski Resort. Per-activity costs are listed below:

  • Intro to Rock Climbing: $50.00
  • Rock Climbing Learn to Lead: $50.00
  • Rock Climbing Self Rescue: $50.00
  • Resort Skiing or Snowboarding: $325.00
  • Backcountry Skiing or Snowboarding: $135.00*
  • Moab Hiking and Camping: $95.00

*Subject to weather and snow conditions. 

Inclusion Guidelines

Program participants must meet the following inclusion guidelines in order to participate in this program:

  • Be currently registered in grades 9-12 at the high school or equivalent level. 
  • Have the support for participation from a parent or legal guardian, or be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in the program and eagerness to work with their peers. 


Pre-requisites are not required for students to participate in this program, and students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. For the resort and backcountry skiing or snowboarding options, an additional screening process is associated to ensure that students are selecting the appropriate activity based on their skiing/snowboarding ability.

Once a student has applied, they will be contacted directly by a member of MED’s administration within 2 business days. Depending on the block courses selected by the student, an additional screening process may take place at this stage. The MED administrator will also review rules and expectations at this time and receive affirmation from the student and legal guardian.

Once communication has been made between the student and MED’s administration, the student may be accepted into the program. MED holds the right to deny a student if a minimum enrollment is not met, spaces have already been filled by prior registrations, a student does not meet the inclusion guidelines, or other administrative considerations.

PAYMENT Process & policies


During the final stage of the online registration process, a Total Program Cost will be calculated and displayed. This calculation will include the Base Cost and the Per-Activity Cost of each selected block activity.


Once accepted into the program, a student and/or their legal guardian will be required to make a 10% Confirmation Payment in order to secure and confirm the student's placement. This 10% Confirmation Payment is calculated as 10% of the Total Program Cost. This Confirmation Payment is non-refundable.


A 45% Deposit Payment is due November 15, 2017. This payment is refundable until the Final Payment due date. A refund of the Deposit Payment will not be permitted after the Final Payment due date.


The non-refundable 45% Final Payment will become due 60 days prior to the program start date. This due date is January 22, 2018. 


  • CONFIRMATION PAYMENT - 10% of Total Program Cost - Due at time of enrollment confirmation
  • DEPOSIT PAYMENT - 45% of Total Program Cost - Due November 15, 2017
  • FINAL PAYMENT - 45% of Total Program Cost - Due January 22, 2018


If a student must cancel last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, they may become eligible for assistance from the travel insurance purchased for this program, and will be directed to an insurance representative.

If a student must cancel last minute due to circumstances not covered by the comprehensive insurance policy provided, they may find a different student to take their place. This must occur no later than 7 days prior to the program start date. This date is March 17, 2018. Once confirmation of this replacement student has taken place, a refund of the total program amount will be processed.

If a student must cancel within 60 days of the program start date for circumstances not covered by the comprehensive insurance policy provided and they cannot find a replacement student to take their place, no refund will be provided.