Frequently Asked Questions
Who can go on a Chanticleer Outdoor Adventures (COA) trip?
You must be a CCU student to participate on a COA trip. Staff and Faculty can sign up for a trip in the last 7 days before the trip, assuming there is space left. Non-CCU students or other members of the community are not allowed on trips for the moment. COA hopes to be able to offer trips to everyone within the next year. You must be a CCU student to participate on a COA trip. Staff and Faculty can sign up for a trip in the last 7 days before the trip, assuming there is space left. Non-CCU students or other members of the community are not allowed on trips for the moment. COA hopes to be able to offer trips to everyone within the next year.
Participants with disabilities are welcome to register for trip, and should contact COA so we can make reasonable accommodations. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, however due to the remote and wilderness nature of several trips; we may not be able to accommodate all disabilities.
Do I need to be super fit to go on a COA trip?
The answer to this question varies per trip. Most trips will be for beginner and more advanced trips will be clearly marked. You can always contact COA if you are concerns about your physical conditions. As with any outdoor adventure activities, you may be required to carry a heavy pack, canoe, kayak; hike long distance; climb; sleep on the ground, and more. A generally healthy individual will have no problems participating in any of our trips.
Do I need to own my personal gear?
COA offers a rental service for most common items you may need to participate on a trip. You will need to provide your own clothes and other personal items. Every trip will have a gear list of items you are required to bring on trip. This list will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting.
Every COA overnight trips and trips that may require special preparation will have a MANDATORY pre-trip meeting. At this meeting, you will get a chance to meet members of your group, make food and shelter groups, go over the gear list, get answers to your questions and be ready to safely participate in the trip. We understand that some people may have classes during their scheduled pre-trip meeting, and it is your responsibility to contact us BEFORE the pre-trip meeting to let us know that you will not make it. Students who fail to do so may see their space being sold to another student.