Program policies are subject to change without notice.
A. Programs proceed in rain and unpleasant weather unless it compromises the safety of the group. Appropriate gear, clothing and footwear are very important for ensuring comfort.
B. All program participants are responsible for their own accident and health insurance.
C. All participants must complete and return a Participant Agreement & Assumption of Risk and Participant Information form before the beginning of the program.
D. Participants must abide by the rules and instructions given either verbally or in writing by the Mount St. Helens Institute or its designated instructor(s). Violation of any participation policies are grounds for dismissal.
E. Pets are prohibited on Mount St. Helens Institute programs. Service animals are permitted, in designated areas and/or as otherwise permitted by controlling law.
F. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program site, unless otherwise determined by MSHI.
G. The Mount St. Helens Institute is not liable for any expenses the participant may incur in the preparation and execution of the program including, but not limited to transportation costs and lodging.
H. The Mount St. Helens Institute or U.S. Forest Service and their staff and volunteers are not responsible for the storage, care, custody, or control of equipment, materials or furnishings owned by participants.
CANCELLATION & SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICIES
A. Program activities and schedules are subject to cancellation or change at the discretion of Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI).
B. Due to changing weather and terrain conditions and the pace/skill of a group’s program participants, MSHI cannot and does not guarantee programs will be completed as advertised.
C. In the event that the Mount St. Helens Institute must cancel a scheduled program, registrants will receive a full refund.
D. In the event that the registrant cancels their registration, the registrant will be held to MSHI's program specific cancellation policy below:
E. Refunds are not issued to participants dismissed from an MSHI program. MSHI will not assume responsibility, logistically or financially, for evacuating dismissed participants.
H. None of the following will result in a refund of any participation fees: homesickness, illness, change of family/school plans, dismissal from the program and/or personal schedule conflicts/changes.