COVID-19 Update

The following is an overview of information and new policies we've implemented to observe COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC, State and local authorities:

  • While open enrollment trips to the general public are now available, we limit these trips to 12 participants. You also have the option to book trips on a private basis to limit your interactions with the general public.

  • All participants should observe the CDC, State and local social distancing guidelines, which include but are limited to, travel restrictions to other States.

  • While we encourage the wearing of facial masks at all times during trips, they are required when social distancing of at least 6ft is not possible.

  • While we provide all the required gear for all trips, we encourage you to bring your own. For example, if you have a helmet, harness or climbing shoes, please bring them. If you are interested in purchasing new gear, please call us for advice.

  • Gear sanitation: after each rock climbing trip, all rock climbing gear used during that trip is taken out of rotation for a minimum of three (3) days before it is used again to allow sufficient time for the COVID-19 virus to die before the gear’s next use (assuming a participant had the virus). For kayaking, we use disinfectant spray for the life jackets and disinfectant wipes for the kayaks and paddles. We will otherwise continue our established sanitation protocols.

  • Shuttle Van: facial masks required, windows fully down, no eating or drinking permitted, high touch areas disinfected with wipes

  • The sharing of climbing chalk is prohibited at this current time.

  • We will have hand sanitizer onsite to use throughout your trip. Please also consider bringing your own supply. Frequent application is encouraged and will be mandatory at certain points throughout the trip.

  • Please make an effort to gas-up, to use the restroom and to otherwise have all you need for your trip before you leave your zip code to help lessen the potential spread of COVID-19.

  • We’ll make reasonable efforts to create an environment where social distancing can be observed and maintained in accordance with CDC, State and local guidelines. We’ll discuss these measures onsite, as they are unique to how we would otherwise facilitate an outdoor adventure trip.

  • Please stay home and do not join the trip if you have a COVID-19 symptom, which include, but are not limited to, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

  • We have the contact information of each participant for all trips so we can conduct contract tracing if required.

  • We have an updated waiver and health form for all clients to sign that address COVID-19.

  • All of these measures also apply to Valley to Summit, LLC’s guides.

Cancellation Policy

– Operator Cancellation: If we cancel a trip, you can reschedule, apply your funds to another trip category or request a refund.

– Client Cancellation: Full refunds are available if you cancel at least 14 days before the date of your trip. For all other cancellations except no-shows and day-of cancellations, you may reschedule at no additional cost or apply your payment to any other VTS trip category. No-shows and day-of cancellations can reschedule and will incur a $25 administrative fee per ticket.

– Refund Policy for Groupon Vouchers: Refunds are not available if you booked the trip with a Groupon voucher. For all cancellations except no-shows and day-of cancellations, you may reschedule at no additional cost or apply the cost of the voucher to any other VTS trip category in the future. You can even use the voucher for the 2019 ice hiking season – we will always honor the voucher until you are able to use it. No-shows and day-of cancellations can reschedule and will incur a $25 administrative fee per ticket.

Forms and Info

Participant Agreement for Adults including (digital signature)

  • Assumption of Risk Agreement

  • Agreements of Release, Waiver and Indemnity

  • Photograph and Video Release and Waiver Agreements

  • Medical Agreement and Related Provisions

Participant Agreement for Minors including (digital signature)

  • Assumption of Risk Agreement

  • Agreements of Release, Waiver and Indemnity

  • Photograph and Video Release and Waiver Agreements

  • Medical Agreement and Related Provisions

Participant Health Form (digital signature)

Winter Adventure Gear List

Lodging Options for Ricketts Glen State Park Region

Contact Info

Phone: (215) 543-6171

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