Program Policies

General Policies

  • Mount St. Helens Institute programs will proceed rain or shine. Appropriate gear, clothing and footwear are very important for ensuring comfort.

  • MSHI may choose to cancel a program for any reason. When a program is cancelled by MSHI, registrants will receive a full refund of all amounts paid.

  • When a registrant need to cancel a program, see the program-specific cancellation and refund policies below.

  • All participants must provide their own accident and health insurance. Each participant will be required to complete a copy of our liability waiver and medical history form before participating in any program.  All participants must complete and return a liability waiver before the beginning of the program.

  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program site, unless otherwise determined by MSHI.

  • Majority of our programs operate with a No Drone Zone. Please see this map for more details.


  • Registrants will receive a full refund minus registration processing fees when MSHI is notified of cancellation 30 or more days prior to the start of the program.  Should you prefer, registrants may receive a program credit for the full tuition plus registration processing fees.  Please contact us at or call (360) 449-7883.
  • Refunds are not issued for cancellations received fewer than 30 days prior to the start of the program.