Health & Dietary Accommodations

Before you depart for your Buckwild adventure, you will receive forms that require a medical history and dietary restrictions so our program leaders can provide the best practices for your health and safety. Your medical disclosure information is confidential and only shared with the Director and your specific trip leaders. 

At a minimum, our student leaders are trained in Wilderness First Aid, most have Wilderness First Responder Certifications and a few are Wilderness EMT's. They are trained to manage many health-related issues in the backcountry.

Dietary Accommodations

The waiver and medical disclosure form will contain questions about your food restrictions. All food is provided starting the afternoon of the first day of the experience. That day we will provide snacks and dinner. The remaining days we will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. On the final day before new student orientation begins, we will be providing breakfast. The first university meal is lunch on the first day of new student orientation.

Food Allergies

If you have allergies please indicate the seriousness of your allergy on our forms and send your request by August 1, 2019. This helps us accommodate your need while preparing food for the entire team. If you failed to indicate this information on the medical form or if something changes before BuckWild begins, please contact the Director of the Outdoor Education & Leadership so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Medical Accommodations

If for some reason you have a health-related concern that requires you to be placed on a specific trip or if you need special accommodations, please reach out to the Director. Again, on the medical disclosure form please indicate the seriousness of your health issue so we can accommodate to the best of our ability. We can discuss options and decide what would be the best fit for you.

Communication on and During the Experience

It is the participant's responsibility to let family and friends know that they will be out of communication during the experience. If there are family emergencies, your family member(s) must call the Campus Switchboard at 570-577-2000. The Campus Switchboard will then notify the Director of Outdoor Education & Leadership who can contact each team in the field. Each situation will be resolved as quickly as possible.

Transportation During the Experience

Participants are not allowed to drive themselves to and from the trailhead, in part because the University is liable if participants drive themselves. This is a complete group experience — from the ride out to the ride back. If you have further questions about your expedition, please feel free to contact the Director of Outdoor Education & Leadership. We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

Outdoor Education & Leadership


Elaine Langone Center, Ground Floor