The Sanborn Gap Semester, as well as all COEC programs, continue to develop, implement, and refine our approach to health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our approach is to act in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines, as well as follow best practices laid out by the American Camp Association and outdoor education community. As a result this approach will evolve.
This list is intended to help applicants identify any activities or program elements that may pose a challenge due to physical ability or personal wellbeing. We are committed to making reasonable accommodations for participants. A note: participants are not required to possess all outdoor skills mentioned below prior to the program, but are rather encouraged to assess their desire to dedicate multiple days to learning and practicing these skills.
English will be the spoken and written language used in the program
Well-being of participants throughout the program relies on:
Active Participation in a Group Environment
For the safety of individuals and the group, it is imperative that participants:
In order to maintain a healthy and safe community that supports a challenging outdoor education experience, we ask that our participants commit to the following for the duration of the Sanborn Gap Semester:
Registration Deposit: $2,000, non-refundable deposit is due upon application approval by the directors of the Sanborn Gap Semester. This can be paid by check or credit card.
Program Tuition: For the Winter 2020 session, full tuition of $13,500 (minus the $2,000 registration deposit) is due by December 1st, 2020. If registration is completed after December 1st, 2020, tuition is due upon approval by the directors of the Sanborn Gap Semester.
Participant Cancellation Before Program: Partial refunds will be issued according to the following schedule in the event of a participant cancelling their registration in the Sanborn Gap Semester for any reason:
Program Cancellation: If the program is cancelled by the Sanborn Gap Semester for any reason, refunds will be issued according to the following circumstances:
Participant Leave from Program: If a participant leaves the program in progress for any reason, the participant is responsible for any costs related to program departure. No refunds will be issued.
Tuition includes: Board and lodging, laundry, instruction, guidance, training, provided program equipment and complete program. The tuition fee includes all expenses except personal expenses, required personal equipment, and participant transportation at program start and completion.
Sanborn Gap Semester and the Colorado Outdoor Education Center admit participants of any race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to participants. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or any other status protected by applicable law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship program and other administered programs.