SUMMER/FALL EVENTS

2006

CRAFTSBURY OUTDOR CENTER

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT – August 25-28th

Trip includes three nights lodging double occupancy with shared baths and all meals from Friday evening through Monday lunchtime as well as all equipment use.  There will be opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and if you have a tandem bike, feel free to bring it along.  It will be an excellent chance to experience our well-loved Craftsbury Outdoor Center at a different time of year relaxing with great company.  Cost is $230.

BRADLEY PALMER STATE PARK, Topsfield, MA - October 7th

Join us at 10:00 a.m. for a day of walking and moderate hiking in this large and beautiful state park.  The park consists of dirt roads through the pines and along the river, rolling meadows and some hills.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the fall foliage and crisp air.  Cost is $10.

Payments and Refund Policy

Please make payments by check made out to New England Regional Ski for Light and mail to :

NERSFL
P.O. Box 861
Georgetown, MA 01833.

Full payment and application for the August weekend trip must be received no later than July 15th.    Space is limited for this trip.  If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation  $25 of the trip cost is nonrefundable.  The balance is also nonrefundable after July 15th unless your space can be filled.  We will do our best to assist you to find someone to take your place, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a replacement.  Payment for the October hike is due by September 15th.  For all events early application returns will assist in planning for adequate guide and transportation matching.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to participants and guides who cannot afford to pay the full cost of a trip.  To be considered, one must submit a letter with the event application.  The letter should contain total monthly or yearly income with expenses and other related information to demonstrate need.  Decisions will be made no later than five weeks before the event is to take place.  Requests for financial assistance are due by July 1st.

Forms

Clicking here will bring you to a application for you to complete and return with your payment.  Health and Liability forms will be sent to you after we receive your completed application and payment.  All forms must be filled out, signed, and returned before you can participate in an event.

Physical Condition

Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these activities.  If there is any questions about your ability to participate, we will be happy to discuss it with you.  In questionable cases, the decision to participate will lie with the participant and his or her physician.  Participants must take responsibility for their own health-related issues at events.  If you are interested in attending an event as a guide, please be assured that training in guiding a visually impaired person is available at events.  However, it is expected that you have some familiarity and skill with the planned activities.  Everyone’s enjoyment will be enhanced by any measures taken to improve  physical fitness and stamina before the event.  All guides and participants must be at least eighteen years of age.

Transportation

We will make every effort to have transportation available by carpooling.  You will be contacted about a week before an event to make travel arrangements.  Guides are encouraged to let us know if you are willing to drive and how many passengers  you can take.  All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline.  If you are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans back home on public

transportation prior to 7:00 pm on the final day of an event.  It is very difficult to guarantee a return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other participants' plans.

Guide Dogs

Although guide dogs are welcome on most trips, there are restrictions that may impact your participation in some activities.  For safety reasons guide dogs are not allowed in canoes or on some hiking trails.  On the last day of an event, after checkout time you will be responsible for attending to your dog.  Please consider this when deciding whether or not to bring your dog.

E-mail Addresses

Please send us your email address if it has changed since September of 2005 or if you think we don’t have it. 

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