In coordination with the School of Health Promotion & Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UWSP Adventure Tours develops wellness vacations focused on group adventures for active adults. For 29 years, UWSP Adventure Tours has been leading safe and adventurous tours around the world. The tours encourage fun and healthy living activities along each journey and prepare each participant for the challenges (large and small) ahead. Each group tour focuses on the 7 dimensions of wellness; everything from local foods to the intensity of an alpine hike and the amount of relaxation are considered for every tour. Whether stateside or abroad, each tour is designed differently, includes educational experiences and may involve hiking, biking, rafting, birding, canoeing, walking, kayaking, canyoneering, exploring historical sites, zip-lining, snorkeling, SCUBA, horseback riding, zip-lining, snorkeling, SCUBA, horseback riding, zip-lining, snorkeling, SCUBA, horseback riding, visiting museums, relaxing on the beach, and more... Led by current or retired UWSP faculty and staff, our tours have a unique niche in providing a UWSP perspective and leadership experience that stems from tour leaders' travel experiences and research. Yet, no matter where the tour leads, participants' wellness is at the forefront of each tour! Whether you're a community member, family, student, or alumni, our tours are open to anyone who is in good health and has a sense of adventure.
Goals of the Program
- Encourage adults to take the initiative and lead more healthy/active lifestyles through wellness travel
- Increase global awareness and cultural sensitivity
- Enhance the image of the School of Health Promotion & Human Development
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Corporate Wellness Incentives
UWSP Adventure Tours partners with businesses to provide a "top" wellness incentive prize in the form of a FREE trip to one "wellness winner". This winner can choose the trip of their choice as long as the trip hasn't filled already. In order to make the prize trip cost effective for businesses UWSP Adventure Tours subsidizes 1/2
of the cost of one trip so that the trip can be awarded to one employee of the partnered business. These partnerships are only for those businesses who coordinate worksite wellness programs. Please contact Program Manager Trevor Roark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-340-8186 for more details.
Past participants have ranged in ages from 15-84. However, the minimum age to participate is 8. Participants 8-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants must be in good health, have a spirit of flexibility, and have a sense of adventure. Each tour has different levels of ability and physical fitness requirements. It's best to contact the tour leader(s) if you have concern over your ability to travel on any specific tour.
Deposits & Payments
A deposit is required to confirm registration and will be applied towards the cost of the trip. Simple and secure online registration is available through UWSP's online payment system. Upon receipt of deposit, participants wil receive a confirmation letter and payment schedule.
Cancellations of trips must be made in writing up to 16 weeks prior to departure and will be refunded in full less your nonrefundable deposit. Requests made within 16 weeks of and prior to 45 days before departure will be refunded 50% of the tour price. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure will not be refunded.
Refunds for Missed Days
We are unable to grant refunds for any missed portions of a tour because of missed or delayed flights. Additionally, no refund is guaranteed for any feature of the tour not used as a result of weather, personal health, or social disturbance.
UWSP Adventure Tours does not provide travel insurance, medical, or emergency evacuation and thus you are 100% responsible for these expenses. We strongly advise you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after registering for a tour because some insurance providers only guarantee certain benefits within a short time after you make a tour deposit. We also advise carryng health insurance while on any tour as well.
Participants may want to consider short-term traveler's insurance that covers baggage, accident/life, trip interruption, trip cancellation, and more...
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Participants may transfer a registration from one tour to another within the same calendar year, provided that space is available. Notification for transfer must be received within 120 days before departure of earlier tour.
Qualified UWSP students can take a semester-long practicum course through UWSP Adventure Tours. Student(s) will focus on marketing, brand development, and local outreach for wellness/adventure travel. Please contact UWSP Adventure Tours program manager for more information.
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