You might have questions about the R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition experience and we’re here to help! Bellow are the answers to some of most Frequently Asked Questions.

If the answer to your question is not located below, or you would like further clarification, please feel free to email us at rockcamp@uark.edu or call us at (479) 575-5002.

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How much does R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition cost and what does this cost cover?

The R.O.C.K. Camp Adventure fee is $699.00 and covers all ground transportation from and to Denver International Airport, program meals, program materials, all backpacking and camping equipment, camping fees, a camp t-shirt, and outdoor wilderness guides. Please note that there is a $50.00 processing fee to cancel your registration before the deadline and any cancelation after this date will encure a NON-REFUNDABLE full camp charge, so plan your schedules accordingly before registering!

The fee DOES NOT INCLUDE airfare to and from Denver International Airport, students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements and meeting us at the pick-up location on Day 1 of camp on July 15, 2018.

How do I sign up for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

Registration can be accessed HERE! Please note that the program is limited to only 8 students this year, and registration comes on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open until one week prior to the first day of your session, unless filled before that time.

Where will I stay during R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

Day 1 and Day 4 of camp will take place at a basecamp on the edge of Grand Lake Stater Park, the rest of camp will make camp grounds along the Indian Peaks Wilderness park. Every night of Expedition will be spent in a tent, which is provided by camp.

Do I need to be an experienced camper if I want to attend R.O.C.K. Camp Expedtion?

No, but backpacking involves continuous hiking for most of the day. Preparation will be key! Daily mileages and elevation gains will vary, but expect to be moving for most of the day. Participation in regular cardiovascular exercise is mandatory before this trip. The pace of the trip will be slow and well-suited for beginner backpackers, but a complete lack of cardiovascular fitness will be a barrier to participation. Backpacking at high elevations can be taxing on the legs and lungs. It is important for participants to engage in regular hiking, running, cycling, swimming, or other forms of activity in the weeks and months leading up to the trip.

What do I need to do to prepare for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

Before the trip

  • All waivers and medical/food preference forms returned to UREC/ROCK Camp staff before Friday, July 6th.
  • Break in boots and obtain all personal clothing and gear needs
  • Follow through with physical fitness preparations
  • Attendance at Online Pre-trip meeting (you will be contacted after registration)

Participation in regular cardiovascular exercise is mandatory before this trip. It is important for participants to engage in regular hiking, running, cycling, swimming, or other forms of activity in the weeks and months leading up to the trip.

How do I pay for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

The $699.00 R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition fee will automatically be charged to your university student fee statement either late July or early August. This is the only way to pay for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition, as it is part of the registration process.

Can I cancel my registration for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition and receive a refund?

Yes! The cancellation deadline to receive a refund for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition by Friday, June 13, 2018 by 5:00pm.You will still be charged a $50 processing fee to cancel your registration before the deadline. To cancel your registration please email rockcamp@uark.edu FROM YOUR UARK EMAIL ACCOUNT requesting a cancellation of your registration by the aforementioned deadline. Our staff will make the change and email you to confirm it has been made. Cancellations may be made after the deadline, but you will still be charged the R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition fee to accommodate for expenses already paid and accrued for holding your spot in R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition. You may switch to another camp, Adventure (Session 1 to 2) in June or to our August programs (Session 1 to 2) if it is before that camp’s registration cut off date and if there are still spots remaining. Switching after this cut off date is processed as a cancelation due to the fact that we’ve already accounted for you attending the session which you are trying to switch out from. Should you change sessions before the registration cut off date you will be charged only the fees associated with your new program for which you registered.

Where do I check-in and out for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

Arrival– Students will meet our staff at the Denver International Airport on Day 1 of camp, on July July 15, 2018. Students will need to book their flights to Denver so that they land before 2pm on the 15th. 

  • Students will meet our staff in Denver, CO. Students must arrive at Denver International Airport by 2:00pm on Sunday July 15th
  • Students must schedule return flights after 1:00pm on Friday July 20th
  • Meeting and drop-off location: Caribou Coffee at the West Terminal

Departure  – Students will need to book their departure flight for after 2pm on July 20, 2018.

 

What do I need to pack for R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

A full packing list will be sent to you in your final confirmation letters before camp.

Remember, your feet and your boots are your “wheels”, and without them you won’t go far. Take time before the trip to hike in the footwear that you will use. Breaking in footwear is essential to overall comfort and the avoidance of blisters. We highly recommend full hiking boots, or at minimum sturdy hiking-oriented shoes.

Supplies provided by camp:

  • Backpack (80 liter)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag (15 degree)
  • Backpacking stove/fuel
  • Cook set
  • Headlamp
  • Trowel
  • Sleeping pad
  • Trekking poles

Remember, when packing for this field experience, bring only what is necessary for a week long camping trip. While packing, consider: “Do I really need this or can I go without it for one week?” There is limited space in the packs and vehicles.

I have a conflict and won’t be able to participate until later in the week. Can I come to R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition late?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept students late, as we will be leaving Denver International Airport shortly after check-in and not returning until the last day of camp. For questions or concerns about timing, please contact R.O.C.K. Camp at 479-575-5002.

Consider attending another one of our camps if you have a schedule conflict with Expedition.

I am planning to participate in Sorority Recruitment or Fraternity Rush; can I still attend R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

Yes! Neither R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition, either session of R.O.C.K. Camp Adventure, or session 1 of our August camps have conflicts with sorority recruitment. No camp has any conflicts with fraternity rush.

I might need special accommodations related to my ability or disability at R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition. What do I need to do?

There is a place for you to explain what special needs you may have on the registration website. R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition however is based around backpacking which involves continuous hiking for most of the day. Daily mileages and elevation gains will vary, but expect to be moving for most of the day. Participation in regular cardiovascular exercise is mandatory before this trip. The pace of the trip will be slow and well-suited for beginner backpackers, but a complete lack of cardiovascular fitness will be a barrier to participation. Backpacking at high elevations can be taxing on the legs and lungs. It is important for participants to engage in regular hiking, running, cycling, swimming, or other forms of activity in the weeks and months leading up to the trip. For the Expedition program, there are certain abilities that are required to participate in this program because of the nature of the activities. If you feel that it is necessary to gain further clarification or provide further information, please contact R.O.C.K. Camp at rockcamp@uark.edu or call (479) 575-5002. For additional information about the University of Arkansas campus and receiving special accommodations, please visit the Center for Educational Access at http://cea.uark.edu/.

I have special dietary needs, will I be able to have these needs met at R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

As with all aspects of this expedition, cooking will be a group effort. Everyone will be responsible for washing their own dishes and helping with the group dishes after each meal. All meals while backpacking will be provided by UREC Outdoors. Please see the trip itinerary for specific meals that are not provided by UREC. Please inform the trip leaders of any dietary concerns or needs on your trip paperwork

What should I do with my medication when we are at R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

You will have to store your medication on your person during the trip. There will not be refrigerated storage available during the trip since we will be out in the backcountry for multiple days strait. If you do have medication, we ask that you please be sure and inform us about these needs on the registration website.

In case of emergency, will there be staff present at R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition to assist me?

UREC Outdoors and R.O.C.K. Camp Staff will be available during the entire week for students’ questions, concerns, as well as to facilitate the backpacking trip and various activities involved with the trip. UREC Outdoors leaders are experienced in backcountry travel considerations, risk management, and hold current wilderness medicine certifications in Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid.

Is there cell phone at service R.O.C.K. Camp Expedition?

Do not expect to have cell phone service except for the days we are in Denver (July 15 and 20). It is unlikely that our frontcountry campsites will have service and highly unlikely that our backcountry campsites will have service. Trip leaders will carry a SPOT GPS to summon emergency personal in the event of an emergency.

If parents are concerned about hearing from their kids during the trip, remember no news is good news!