Summer ’24 Alumni Event
Summer ’24 Star Guides Alumni Event FAQ
When is the event?
Saturday, June 1st to Tuesday, June 4th, 2024. Arrival time will be 12 o’clock noon and the day’s departure should be no later than 1pm.
Are there requirements for attending?
Yes. Each Alumni must have graduated at least one year prior to the event. An application will be needed to ensure everyone attending is in a sound place therapeutically and that individuals will not be a disruptive presence in the group. Disruptive individuals will be asked to leave early if necessary.
Is there a fee to attend?
Yes. An attendance fee of $500 will be charged to cover the costs of the event. Click here to make a payment.
Do I need to bring my own gear?
You are more than welcome to bring your own gear if you would like. However, non-clothing items will be available to borrow or to purchase. A gear checklist is provided at the end of this document.
Will mentoring opportunities be a part of the experience?
Absolutely! Please come prepared to share your post-treatment experiences with our current students in the program. We will be spending the better part of a day visiting groups for you to impart your wisdom as well as to potentially assist them with wilderness living skills. So be sure to brush up on those skills!
Will there be Covid-19 protocols?
Yes. All attendees will have their temperatures taken and recorded each day. We will be practicing social distancing when possible. Anyone experiencing symptoms leading up to the event will be asked to not attend and will have their attendance fee refunded to them. These protocols can and will be adjusted to match our state licensing guidelines at the time. We will keep you posted of any changes.
Do I have to be 18 to attend?
No. The only requirements are those listed above. Accommodations will be made for attendees of all ages as well as the appropriate supervision provided.
Will I be with a treatment group the entire time?
No. You will spend the majority of your time in an Alumni/Staff only group. There will be a day dedicated for mentoring where you will spend time in a treatment group.
Will there be future Alumni Events?
That is our goal, yes.
What Attendees Have Said About The Event
What did you enjoy most about the event?
“I enjoyed being back out in the Wilde and going back to my roots. Getting a chance to go back and help the current students in the field to give them that hope.”
What did you personally gain by attending?
“I gained more knowledge and closure for myself. Giving back was a big thing for me and saying thank you to those who had such a big impact in my life.”