Confirmed SCHEDULE

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018: Travel day / Depart Park City, UT / Arrive Salt Lake City, UT / Arrive at University of Utah campus
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018: Group orientation / Gear outfitting / WFA course
  • Monday, April 9, 2018: Block 1 session
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Block 1 session
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Block 2 session
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018: Block 2 session
  • Friday, April 13, 2018: Block 3 session
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018: Block 3 session / Evening session - Final dinner celebration
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018 Program conclusion / Travel day / Depart Salt Lake City, UT / Arrive Park City, UT


Transportation to Park City High School on Saturday, April 7th will be the responsibility of the student/guardian. Once students have arrived at Park City High School, 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 be driven back to Park City High School. Travel from Park City High School will be the responsibility of the student/guardian.

Students will not be allowed to utilize their own vehicles throughout the duration of this program.



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 $2,550.00 and includes the following associated expenses:

  • All transportation during the program
  • 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. 

****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. For Intro to Backcountry Skiing or Snowboarding, the per-activity cost also includes the cost of one lift ticket at Snowbird Ski Resort. Both the Intro to Backcountry Skiing or Snowboarding and Moab Hiking and Camping options are 2 blocks (4 days) in length. 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
  • Intro to Backcountry Skiing or Snowboarding: $365.00*
  • 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 February 7, 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 February 7, 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 31, 2018. Once confirmation of this replacement student has taken place, a refund of the total program amount, minus the $50.00 application fee, 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.