About


Our Program

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 adults. For 28 years, UWSP Adventure Tours has been leading safe and adventurous trips around the world. The trips encourage healthy living activities and prepare each participant for the challenges (large and small) ahead. Whether stateside or abroad, each trip is designed differently and may involve road or mountain biking, hiking, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, canyoneering, skiing, walking, birding, zip-lining, snorkeling, SCUBA, horseback riding, visiting museums, exploring historical sites, and more ... 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

  1. Encourage adults to take the initiative and lead more healthy/active lifestyles through wellness travel
  2. Increase global awareness and cultural sensitivity
  3. Enhance the image of the School of Health Promotion & Human Development 

AmeriCorps

Have you served in AmeriCorps? If so, you can use your AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for trips through UWSP Adventure Tours. Contact us to find out more...

Discounts

Visit the discounts page to find out what discounts are curently avaiable.

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 adventure.tours@uwsp.edu or 715-340-8186 for more details.
 

Eligibility

Past participants have ranged in age from 15-84. 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.

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

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.

Insurance

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 because some insurance providers only guarantee certain benefits within a short time after you make a tour deposit.

Participants may want to consider short-term traveler's insurance that covers baggage, accident/life, trip interruption, trip cancellation, and more...

Visit Travel Insurance Review​ to answer any of your travel insurance questions, get tips & advice, or compare different providers. 

Tour Transfers

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. 

Practicum

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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